The new iPad vs The iPad 2, Which Should You Get


Author: Apple

This week is the week of Apple. An all new iPad, Apple TV and a whole of hype, what else could the company asked for? Anyway. For those who are on the fence about whether or not they should invest in the new iPad or stick it out with an iPad 2, we are going to help you out because we are awesome like that in every way.

Apple’s  new iPad is no doubt the most technological advanced tablet known to man, and that probably won’t change until Samsung steps up with the newest version of it Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet expected to be announced in a few short months. Until then, you might be thinking to yourself, is the new iPad worth the upgrade over the iPad 2? Maybe, maybe not, we can’t make that decision for you, so we’ll give you a choice.

We’re going to start things off with the new iPad, so here we go:

Apple’s new iPad, that’s what the company calls it for some strange reason, is the king of the hill when it comes to tablets. This sexy little vixen sports a splendid Retina Display which is able to deliver HD visuals at 2048×1536 resolution. There is nothing else out there like it, and with its A5X Dual Core processor and Quad Core GPU, the new iPad is aiming to slaughter everything else on the market, and everything else to come. The device Quad Core GPU should allow developers to create some jaw dropping visuals in games never before seen on a tablet, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

At the back of the device, there lies a 5 megapixel camera, furthermore, there is no flash, which is the biggest downfall. The biggest shocker of all though, is the fact that Siri is only partially supported on the new iPad. From what we understand, the device only provides voice dictation, which pales in comparison with the things Siri is capable of.

The new iPad is also a bit heavier than the iPad 2, this is mainly because of the bigger battery. Why a bigger battery is needed, you ask? The new iPad is strutting around with 4G LTE support, plus that higher resolution display which doubles that of the iPad 2 that requires more power to keep looking hot.

Now to the iPad 2

What can we say, the iPad 2 is similar to the new iPad in design, pales in comparison everywhere else. That said, the iPad 2 should not be considered as old, it is still the best selling tablet device despite not being as powerful as some of its competitors. The displays screen here is not of the Retina kind, instead, the iPad 2 rocks a 9.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch display running at 1024×768 resolution. This kind of screen spec is more than enough for those who just want to read an eBook or check their emails.

On the inside, the iPad 2 kicks things off with an A5 Dual Core processor, and 512MB RAM. Some complain about the RAM size, but they seem to have forgotten that iOS is not resource hungry, so 512MB RAM alone is enough. We are not sure how it stacks up to the new iPad RAM size, Apple haven’t announced the size, but rumors suggest users should expect 1GB max

Want a camera? Don’t get too excited. The camera on the iPad 2 is VGA, you won’t be taking any good shots with it in this lifetime or the next. The iPad 2 right now is shaping up to be the low end iPad for mothers and first time iPad users who only want to do simple things. And if they should desire more, the App Store is overflowing with quality applications, perfect to enhance and give the iPad 2 new capabilities.

Author: Vamien