iPad Mini debut, which took place yesterday at the stage of “California” in San Jose, means that now Apple offers just three iPad models on the market. If you missed the iPad mini event you can always download it. Now the user can choose from a wide range of Apple tablets. So, let’s compare iPad Mini with iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2.
iPad 2 is on the market for about 20 months and still be a great choice for any user. Equipped with a dual-core A5, the device has great performance and can run demanding games and applications from the App Store. The tablet has a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels and a density of 132 pixels per inch. In this case, the iPad 2 does not support wireless network LTE.
Announced yesterday iPad 4 or 4th generation iPad had a Retina display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and a density of 264 ppi. This model is based on a powerful processor with four graphics cores A6X. Performance of the graphics system has doubled, while the new iPad looks just like its predecessor.
Cell module is used in iPad 4 which features compatibility with a broader range of LTE 4G network. In addition it has a connector Lightning connector, which is used in the iPad mini and iPhone 5. Another feature of the device is a faster Wi-Fi and an improved FaceTime-camera.
iPad mini is based on 32-nanometer version of the 2-core processor A5. They are also equipped with iPad 2. The newest and most powerful A6 chip novelty has not received. Given that the screen resolution of mini-tablet is 1024 x 768 pixels, the device offers the same computing and graphics performance as the iPad 2. Unlike the last novelty features Lightning connector.
iPad mini cost starts at $ 329 for the version with 16 GB of memory. This is the most affordable Apple tablet. 10-inch iPad 2 16 GB costs only $ 70 more. If you want the device for basic tasks, surfing the net and mail scanning and mobility iPad mini takes a back seat. It is better to choose iPad 2. But if you want it for more powerful use you better choose the 4th generation iPad. The device is the leader in all aspects, from the display and processing power, and the last image quality photos / video, and provides the best performance in games and applications. The minimum cost of this model is $ 499.
You can also compare iPad Mini with iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad 2 looking at the picture below:
This March the World saw new tablet from Apple but many users encountered with iPad 3 overheating issues. This was the main cause of complains from people on new tablet.
There is no iPad 3 overheating fix. But there is news that Apple is planning to launch revised version of new iPad these holidays that will fix that problem.
It is also said that updated tablet will feature one LED structure as in iPad 2. Current iPad 3 features two LED which is the main problem of iPad 3 overheating consumers reports. LED backlight module uses more power which causes this problem. So Apple designers decided to launch new version with one LED to fix overheating issues.
Bur don’t worry if you think that new iPad will lose its main functions as luminosity and clarity of Retina display. You will enjoy it as usual. This decision will not affect the functionality of updated tablet too.
Also sources pointed that new tablet will have improved battery that fix iPad 3 overheating problem. It makes the tablet to be thinner and lighter in weight. And I thing that is one of the most desired feature that people are waiting for.
But don’t think that is the last feature. New iPad tablet will also use IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) panel technology. This means that updated iTablet will have thinner design and enhanced battery life.
The release of new iPad 3 will happen in this summer but exactly when nobody knows (except Apple company, of course).
It is very good decision from Apple developers because overheating problem is the main problem in new iPad that makes this tablet to be less desirable.
It is true because when I took iPad 2 and iPad 3 in my hands I felt that new tablet was more hotter than second generation tablet. I thought to myself that it was real issues that made it to be less desirable on the market.
However it is good that we will see iPad 3 overheating Apple response this summer and we will enjoy brand new model with thinner design, lighter in weight and with improved battery life in new tablet.
It’s been a month already since iPhone Dev Team, i0n1c and Chpwn announced that they performed iPad 3 iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. That was good news because it happened so fast and the used three different jailbreak exploits to do that. Stefan Esser aka i0n1c even posted a video showing jailbroken iPad 2 on iOS 5.1 (see it below). He also tweeted that he plans to buy third-gen iPad to be able to find any userland exploits in the device’s kernel. May me remind you, it was on March, 16.
At the same time, iPhone Dev Team is not falling far behind and developed their own version of the jailbreak. Dev Team’s core member, MuscleNerd posted some screenshots showing beta-version of iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on iPad 3. He also mentioned that it will take some time to get to the final version.
Pod2g also works on iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad 1 and 2. On march 30 he sent some updates about jailbreaking process via Twitter saying:
“About 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices : it’s not out and I have no clue when it’ll happen. I’m working some hours per week on finding vulns.”
“But right now we (cdev) have some pieces of a userland jailbreak, but we miss some, and even if we had them all, there’s weeks of work…” and his third tweet said “… to put them all together in a public ready tool.”
But what’s disturbing about iOS 5.1 jailbreaking process is that thing that it’s suspiciously quiet for two weeks already. The hacker’s Twitters are silent on the update. GeoHot has left the jailbreaking communtity so jailbreaks began to appear very slow. As you can remember it took 4 months to get iPad 2 jailbreak. The iPad 3 has been jailbroken, that’s really good news but frankly speaking it takes much more time to develop working jailbreak without problems for devices, equipped with A5 chips.
It’s too early to give up hope and wait for jailbreak to appear. ih8sn0w claims that he found a solution for passing APTicket which signs issues on A5 and A5X devices. That should allow devices with saved SHSH blobs to downgrade firmwares. That’s really good news as you will always have the possibility for jailbreak even if you do something wrong while upgrading software.
Have you bought the new iPad? Or at least tried? Even if you haven’t, you may have heard, that the new superb gadget has got a bunch of different issues. Firstly, people all over the world addressed to the Apple Support Communities, that their gadget has problems with Wi-Fi, then with charging, and even with performance capability. And now we have learned, that a lot of people, from abroad, who were trying to connect to 3G networks, though they could connect to 4G LTE speeds available in the United States.
There is a say, that the issue was also provoked by iOS 5.1 or the Qualcomm chipset, utilized in the iPad of the third generation. Those, who tried to solve the issue, say that nothing could be done to get rid of the problem, except for cycling the power on the new iPad between 3 and 5 times each day. They tried a number of remedies before…but nothing helped. Such kind of a problem was also found in some devices of the previous-generation 3G models.
As we know, people who are reporting about this problem are from different countries. For example, there are from Austria, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, the U.K., Singapore, Spain and Italy. That’s pretty much!
Well, the last launch of the new gadget appeared to be not as successful, as we all expected. Still, Apple is not standing on one place, and is trying to solve all the problems, which can damage the reputation. So it is a good sign, for us! All the issues we face on the new iPad are the result of such thing, that the developers were just trying to make all best for us. But, still, it is good experience, either for Apple, or for us.
As it turned out, Apple is now investigating a series of Wi-Fi-related issues on the iPad of the third generation. It was stated in an internal AppleCare document. I think, there is no need to remind you, that since Apple’s iPad 3 launch, a lot of people were dissatisfied with the condition of the new model.
For instance, one man was comparing the work of his laptop’s Wi-Fi to the third iPad’s one, which also belonged to him. He stated, that the Wi-Fi signals were much too different. He couldn’t search internet with such a weak signal on his new iPad.
Here is another complaint. The man gave his wife the first-generation iPad and step away from her on 3 meters with the new iPad version. What is really interested, the 1-st iPad worked perfectly and the new one showed only 1 or maybe two bars. He also said:
near the router I get over 10 mb downloads; 20 feet away I get .2 mb downloads.
Well, and there were just amounts of such complaints on different forums. Well, but that’s not the reason to make negative conclusions about all the Apple products. Third-gen iPads, are the only gadgets, from this series, which have some issues either with Wi-Fi, or charging etc. If you take, for example, iPad 4G LTE, you won’t find any kind of these problems there. The device has extra network power allowed by the black rubber.
And to end it up this story in a positive manner, I’d like to say, that Apple promised to replace affected units in the new iPad. Apple uses such word as “Captured”, which means, that these affected devices will be packed up and shipped to the Apple’s services. There the specialists will examine and investigate the trouble devices and include some accessories (charging adapter and USB cord).
iPad 3 found greater than 3 million lovers in the first week of its introduction on March 16. Know-how giant new iPad perhaps is the hottest selling product of the moment, and a lot as a result of iPad 3 Retina display.
So we researched a few Apple’s forums and collect all the user’s positive impressions about iPad 3 Retina display.
One of the most noticeable distinction between iPad 2 and iPad 3 is the excellent quality of display. As iPad 3 utilizes a retina display with a large numbers of pixels, and this boosts the quality of the display significantly. Many buyers were viewing some videos and TV shows on the device, and they declared that it much better than Tv set!
iPad 3 Retina display may inspire a lot of users to find some games and set them up on their iDevice to test on new display.
Infinity Blade II looks excellent on the iPad 3 Retina display, however some of the structure appear stretched in comparison to the iPhone 4S edition, there’s no doubt that it’s a highly-polished experience. iPad 3 Retina display may make the next product the best e-reader ever made. Below some live thoughts about Retina display:
“iPad 3 for me will be the first iPad worth owning if it has a massive retina display. Go play with your windows and let us Apple people enjoy our first class products without jealous agitators”
“I use the new iPad and it is looks awesome! Retina display is really worth trying!”
“I enjoy playing games with new Retina display…”
What makes the iPad 3 Retina Display flexible? That’s easy: pixels. Each pixel in a display consist of a red, blue and green sub-pixel, which are responsible for making the images you see on your iPad’s display illuminating in string to create colour.
There are a number of the new iPad problems especially iPad 3 charging problem wrecking the modern iDevice since its release. These complaints are ‘heatgate‘and issues to do with the current iPad’s life of the battery; each of which were blown out of proportion.
About 25 different countries recently have joined the list of the places where the event of iPad 3 international launch finally came. Millions of people are making long queues and waiting to become the owners of the best gadget in the world. Everything is happening pretty fast, as Apple continues its fastest international rollout.
We also have learned, that Apple is planning to make the second wave of iPad 3 international launch. Moreover, it took place this Friday.
The iPad 3 international launch will occur in such countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The new iPad is available for the residents of those countries at 8 a.m. local time.
Approximately one week ago, the iPad 3 international launch happened in 10 other countries. Customers began lining up outside retail outlets. There is even an information, that several people in Mexico reported long lines outside of stores in the area.
Federico Viticci of MacStories twitted about all the events, which where happening near the App Store. He reported, that about 60 people had already lined up outside of a store in Italy, starting from the 5.40 a.m. local time.
It’s interesting, that the first week of iPad 3 sales, became the record for the device. You might have heard, that more than 3 million units were sold during the launch. People were just kind of crazy about the new iPad. And, actually, I can understand them. The gadget is practically perfect with its Retina display, A5X processor, camera etc.
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You were the first in the queue to buy the second iPad? But now, when you saw the release of the superb third generation gadget you are in doubt which is the best for you? Well, let us resolve this problem for you. We are going to compare those two tablets, and help you to decide whether you should change iPad 2 into the third version.
Apple iPad 2 vs. iPad 3. Let’s start.
The third iPad is widely known for its high resolution display. To be more specific, the new iPad 3 is equipped with the Retina display, its resolution is a massive four times that of the iPad 2’s. The new display makes the old palette look muted now. It is perfect for gaming, reading and browsing for sure.
Still not sure which is better? Well, how about the iPad’s 3 dual-core A5X processor. You would be impressed by that you can now play, for instance, such graphically intensive apps like Galaxy on Fire 2 HD. This game will load more quickly and run more smoothly. So, Apple iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 struggle has already chosen the winner. But this is not the end.
The new iPad 3 got the new 5MP camera. This camera gives the similar results to the iPhone 4 in daylight and is a big improvement. This is another reason for changing your iPad 2 into iPad 3.
To tell the truth, the new iPad is considered to be the best on our planet. It deserves respect for its Retina display, enviable App Store selection, impressive performance and battery life. So, there is no chances, as to us, that Apple iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 fight will be won by the first competitor. But, if you are completely satisfied with the iPad 2 it is your own decision.
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