But wait a minute, what is the difference between iPad 2 and iPad3?
- The new ipad has an A5X chip while the iPad 2 has an A5 chip. The A5X chip with quad-core graphics drives four times the pixels of iPad 2 yet it delivers the same smoothness and fluidity iPad is known for. Hmm.... Some say it is like A5 on steroids. Will I notice the difference? I doubt.
- The new ipad is packing a Retina display which according to Engadget, potentially makes this the most pixel-packed slate on the market (264 pixels per inch) compared to the ipad 2's 132 pixels per inch. Apple claims the new iPad’s Retina display delivers four times the number of pixels of iPad 2, so dense that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels when held at a distance, making web pages, text, images and video look incredibly sharp and realistic. Well?
- There's also a new iSight camera on board of the new ipad that's quite similar to the version inside the iPhone 4S. It's only five-megapixels, but it does have a backside illuminated sensor with a five element lens.
- The new iPad supports fast cellular networks the world over — up to 4G LTE. But 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas and varies by carrier
- The new ipad will be available on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model while the ipad 2 will now be offered at a more affordable price of $399 for the same model.
I really would not be in a hurry to buy an ipad 3. I know i will stick to the ipad 2 for now since it is still functional. What do you think?