iPad 2 vs New iPad: Specs Shootout

01 January 2012

We've put together a specs comparison shootout between the iPad 2 and the New iPad. There are definitely some telling differences in there, as well as a few similarities.

Particularly notable features of the New iPad include a 2048 x 1536 retina display, a powerful quad-core graphics processing unit and 4G LTE support. The 4G battery life is also impressive, considering that most LTE devices suffer greatly from power loss.

Apple iPad Apple iPad 2
iPad 2 New iPad
Resolution 1024 x 768 (132ppi) 2048 x 1536 (264ppi)
Display 9.7 inch LED backlit 9.7 inch LED backlit
CPU Dual-core Apple A5 Dual-core Apple A5X
Graphics PowerCR SGX 543MP2 Specifics TBA: Quad-core,
possibly PowerVR SGXMP4+
Internal Storage 16/32/64GB 16/32/64GB
Rear Camera 0.7MP 5MP
Front Camera VGA – 640 x 480 VGA – 640 x 480
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 4.0
Best Data Networks 3G HSDPA 4G LTE (US Only), 3G HSDPA
Profile 8.8mm 9.4mm
Weight: 3G/LTE Models 613g 662g
Weight: WiFi-only Models 601g 652g
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Battery Life 10 hours on 3G 10 hours on 3G,
9 hours on 4G LTE



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