What are the big differences between the new iPad and iPad 2?

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asked Apr 25, 2012 by fanto (16 points)
What are the big differences between the new iPad and iPad 2? I don't really get it.

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answered Apr 26, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
The new iPad had upgrades to the following: CPU (A5X Processor) Screen (Retina Display) Camera (Rear camera now shoots 5mp shots and has similar optics to that of the iPhone 4s and also shoots 1080p video) and thats all I can remember for "major" upgrades.
commented Apr 26, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
You also get better graphics performance... or at least, that's what they said.
commented Apr 26, 2012 by nitrocrime (3,741 points)
That's inside the CPU. And it is noticeable.
commented Jul 23, 2012 by fanto (16 points)
basically they have put the iphone 4s in the ipad, but with a better cpu.
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answered Apr 26, 2012 by bayareacat (641 points)
The only worthwhile difference for most people is the screen. It's pixel density is much much higher and text is sharp. The marketing term they use is "Retina" display.
commented May 8, 2012 by fanto (16 points)
but would you buy the ipad 3 if you had an ipad 2?
commented Jul 23, 2012 by bharatkumargupta (646 points)
if u have ipad 2, i think ipad 2 is no slouch, keep it, chris has also kept his old one, and if u like upgrades and want better screen def go for new one, even the ipad 1 today has more value than all the other crap in the market, so yeah these devices really work!
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answered Apr 26, 2012 by markis (16 points)
Yeah really its only visuals and camera features that can read faces and tag people in your photos.
The cpu is still a duel core but a quad core for graphics. So in laments terms it has 1080p instead of 720p(meaning more details in photos,videos, visuals) its a bit thicker. Does the same thing as the old one. If you don't use cameras...don't care for visuals do your self a favor and just buy an ipad 2. it's at 399.99. (100 dollars lower the 3rd gen) And yes I work at a technology retailer and sell 100's of Ipads....
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answered Apr 26, 2012 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
In going from the ipad 1 to the ipad 2, you get a dual core CPU instead of a slower single core, as well as a much faster videocard

the screen for the most part remains the same

You also get 512MB RAM instead of 256MB from the ipad 1.

With ipad 3 the memory is doubled again to 1024MB
the CPU remains the same, but the GPU is twice as fast to handle the higher res display

it also has a better camera.

PS the ipad 1 is not worth it (not enough RAM which does not make it very good for modern apps and multitasking)
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