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Specs showdown: Apple iPad (3rd-gen) vs. Apple iPad 2

A worthy successor?
by Neps Firmalan | Mar 8, 2012
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In case you didn't know, Apple has just made official the newest iPad and we'd like to know (and we're sure that you do, too), how it compares, specs-wise, to its popular predecessor, the iPad 2. So, we decided to come up with a hardware comparison of each to help us see clearly what's new with Tim Cook's new baby. Take a peek below.

 

 new_apple_ipad_small.jpgApple iPad 3rd-gen

  • Display: 9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display (2048 × 1536 pixels @ 264ppi)
  • CPU: Apple A5X chip dual-core
  • Graphics: Quad-core graphics (TBA on exact type)
  • RAM: TBA
  • Platform: iOS 5.1
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB
  • Imaging: 5MP rear iSight camera with 1080p HD recording, VGA front camera
  • LTE: Yes, up to 73Mbps
  • 3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps, DC-HSDPA 42Mbps
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0
  • GPS: Yes
  • Ports: 30-pin dock, 3.5mm headphone
  • Battery: 42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer (rated 10 hours/9 on 4G)
  • Thickness: 9.4mm
  • Weight: 652g

 

new_apple_ipad_2_1.jpg

Apple iPad 2

  • Display: 9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display (1024 x 768 pixels @ 132ppi)
  • CPU: Apple A5 dual-core
  • Graphics: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Platform: iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5.0.1
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB
  • Imaging: 0.7MP rear camera with 720p HD recording, VGA front camera
  • LTE: No
  • 3G: HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1+EDR
  • GPS: Yes
  • Ports: 30-pin dock, 3.5mm headphone
  • Battery: 25-watt-hour lithium polymer (rated 10 Hours)
  • Thickness: 8.8mm
  • Weight: 601g

Now, for the current iPad 2 owners, given the specs, will you upgrade to the new iPad? Let us know in the poll and/or comments section below

Check out the gallery below for a few photos of the new iPad

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