iPad 2 vs iPad 3rd Generation?

I was just wondering if there are any crucial differences between the iPad2 and iPad 3rd generation..? I know the newest one has a better quality of video and stuff.. But all I really want the iPad for is for video chat, gaming, wi-fi, and picture taking… So I was wondering if it would really been that important to spend the extra money for the 3rd generation… PLEASE HELP.


  1. The camera is now 5mp so yeah their is a big difference in picture quality but you could probaly but a 5mp+ camera for much much less.
    For everthing else that you want the ipad for their both the same so it isn’t realy worth upgrading but if you dont currently have a ipad you should spend a little more and get the new one.

  2. These are some of the specs of the 3rd Gen iPad:

    9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
    Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
    5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
    Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes: 1 x Headphones – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator – 30-pin dock connector
    Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs

    The main thing for me is the resolution is much higher than the iPad 2.

    I got mine from Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B00746MXF8/?tag=axolotl-20

  3. Donnie Porko says:

    if you don’t have the ipad 2, then go ahead and spend that extra 100 dollars to get the new ipad.

    if you have the ipad 2, then it’s really not worth it to buy the new ipad. the upgrade difference isn’t as huge as it was between the original and the ipad 2.

    is the retina display that big of a deal? personally, i don’t think it is. it’s not like going from sd to hd.

    new iPad uses a quad graphic processor so it’s supposed to let you play graphic intense games without slowing down. it might be a big deal if you play a lot of games on the ipad. me, not that big of a deal. games i play aren’t graphic intense (trade nations, angry birds, dragonvale).

    if you’re going to use it to record events, then the new ipad might be very important to you. you can record in full hd, something you couldn’t do with the previous ipads.

    the 5 mp camera just means you can print out bigger pictures and still have the picture look sharp.

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