Difference Between iPad 1 and iPad 2

grey Difference Between iPad 1 and iPad 2

UpdateiPad 3 has been launched and it’s called ‘The New iPad’ Here is the Difference Between iPad 2 and the New iPad

Update: While you are still searching for the iPad 1 and iPad2, Apple is going to launch iPad 3 in Feb, 2012.

So the iPad 2 is been launched now and will be available for sale soon. You can watch the Promo of this new iPad 2 and you will not be able to wait to get your hands on this new device. But the question is, do you really want an iPad 2?

I mean the original iPad was launched just last year and what good is going to be added to the newer version.

 

Here is the different between iPad and iPad 2

Specifications

IPad

iPad 2

Size and weight

Height: 242.8 mm (9.56 inches)Width: 189.7 mm (7.47 inches)Depth: 13.4 mm (0.5 inch)

Weight

0.68 kg (1.5 pounds) Wi-Fi model;

0.73 kg (1.6 pounds) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)

Weight

1.33 pounds (601 g)

1.35 pounds (613 g) (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

1.34 pounds (607 g) (Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model)

Storage

16GB, 32GB or 64GB 16GB, 32GB or 64GB

Wireless and Cellular

Wi-Fi modelWi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Data only

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-FiWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model

Wi-Fi + 3G model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900,2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Display

9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Power and Battery

Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer batteryUp to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to musicUp to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network

Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer batteryUp to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to musicUp to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network

Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Chip

1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Input/Output

Dock connector port3.5-mm stereo headphone jackBuilt-in speaker

Microphone

Micro SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

30-pin dock connector port3.5-mm stereo headphone minijackBuilt-in speaker

Micro-SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Microphone

Operating system

iOS 4.2.1 iOS 4.3

 

After reading the above table you can easily figure out that no much improvement has been done to the iPad 2, just 2 Cameras (rear and front) and a 1GHz dual core with A5 can be counted as the different between the version 2 and the original. But how many of us are going to use the iPad camera for taking pictures and recording videos.

RAM performance in Mobile Safari

 

Anyways I am going to wait for iPad 3 or iPad 4, maybe Apple will put some extra things in it which can convince me to buy it.

What about you?

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  • http://twitter.com/figurethingsout Brian Sousa

    well i wrote an article about it http://figurethingsout.com/blog/2011/03/… But that main things are its speed and camera system that allows for video conferencing. Everything else is aimed at people who dont know any better and just want the latest cool toy which is the iPad2. if your more into specs look at the xoom or playbook.

  • theLane

    Going to pick the new one up ASAP!

    • Asif Ahmed

      I’ll wait for iPad 3 instead.

      • Histrionicbum

        then what? when Ipad 3 arrives, wait for Ipad 4??? nuts

        • Asif Ahmed

          Relax, I just cracked a Joke :-)

  • Jul

    Um your guessing it has 512MB of ram? For someone comparing both against eachother its important to know, I know the i pad 2 uses a slightly newer CPU which brings me to question if the performance increase on ipad 2 could be due to just CPU? How do you review something and not know how much RAM it has? 

    Worry.

  • http://dwpgaming.blogspot.com/ Distilled

    Why would you have the specs one way round on one side of the table, then switch them on the other? Makes comparing the two a little bit more difficult. Just a little aesthetic problem, good article though.

  • christain

    i just got a i pad 2 and wanted to kow which one i dofferent then the other cause we were suppose to get one in collage but yo had to pay 500.00 dollars s o i went on amazon and bought same one the difference is that the one i was getiing from collage was that it was an i pad 2 lke mine but they are bolcking camrea and you cant haveapsa except for the ones that are already on there so i dont know what tr he difference between the three if there is justt email me or ocmment on my thing thanks christain