New iPad compared against iPad 2

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Today we’ve seen the new iPad unveiled by Apple but, how does it compare to the iPad 2? If you haven’t got an iPad 2 already is it worth the extra $100/£70 or will you be getting an iPad 2 now the price has dropped? Or are the changes enough to make you iPad 2 owners upgrade? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Display

  • High-resolution Retina display
  • 2048×1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • 1024×768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera

  • iSight camera: 5-megapixel with autofocus; tap to focus; face detection in still images; video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; video stabilisation
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • Back camera: 0.7 megapixel, Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
  • Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
  • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
  • Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi

Weight and Dimensions

  • Height: 241.2 mm (9.50 inches)
  • Width: 185.7 mm (7.31 inches)
  • Depth: 9.4 mm (0.37 inches)
  • Weight: 652 g (1.44 pounds)
  • 4G model weight: Weight: 662g (1.46 pounds)
  • Height: 241.2 mm (9.50 inches)
  • Width: 185.7 mm (7.31 inches)
  • Depth: 8.8 mm (0.34 inches)
  • Weight: 601 g (1.33 pounds)
  • 3G model weight: Weight: 613g (1.35 pounds)

Colour

Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only
Wi-Fi

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

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only

Battery Life

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using mobile data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using mobile data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

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