What Would You Purchase : the New iPad or iPad 2

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    New iPad or iPad 2 – Which Would You Purchase?

    So, in case you live under a rock with no connection to the world – chances are you’ve heard about the new iPad 3. It razzles and dazzles right? So says the commercial:

    Yes, nice screen. Yes, faster. Yes, new camera. But is the new iPad worth it?

    I had an iPad 1. You know, the original. Then a few months – as life has it, the iPad 2 came out. Since I had just gotten the iPad original – I was an iPad 3 hold out.

    Last week,  I sold my original and did I pre-order the new iPad?

    NOPE! 

    I’m just not sold on it. I know it’s pretty, but seriously when I look at the nuts and bolts of it – it just doesn’t equate $100 to me. So I bought an iPad 2. The excitement I had with the original is back and I can’t stop downloading apps. PS playing Draw Something on the iPad is SOO much better than the iPhone!

    This release didn’t impress. Is this NEW iPad something Steve Jobs would of released?

    Comparing Apple to Apple – new iPad to iPad 2

    From Apple’s website – a side-by-side comparison of the Apple iPads:

    new iPad

    iPad 2

    Chip

    A5X
    A5

    Display

    High-resolution Retina display
    • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
    • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
    • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
    • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

    Camera

    • iSight camera: 5-megapixel with autofocus; tap to focus; face detection in still images; video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; video stabilization
    • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
    • Photo and video geotagging
    • Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
    • Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
    • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
    • Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
    Weight and Dimensions1
    Wi-Fi
    • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
    • Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)
    Wi-Fi + 4G
    • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
    • Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
    Wi-Fi
    • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
    • Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
    Wi-Fi + 3G for AT&T
    • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
    • Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
    Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon
    • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
    • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
    • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
    • Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g)

    Color

    Black
    White
    Black
    White

    Wireless and Cellular

    Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
    Carriers
    Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T
    • 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)2; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Data only3
    Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon
    • 4G LTE (700 MHz)2; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Data only3
    Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
    Carriers
    Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T
    • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Data only4
    Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
    • Data only4

    Battery Life5

    • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
    • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
    • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
    • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
    • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
    • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

    Price

    Wi-Fi
    • $499 16GB
    • $599 32GB
    • $699 64GB
    Wi-Fi + 3G
    • $629 16GB
    • $729 32GB
    • $829 64GB
    Wi-Fi
    • $399 16GB
    Wi-Fi + 3G
    • $529 16GB

    So to New iPad or iPad 2 – What are your thoughts?

     

    • Molly Thornberg is a creator. She made 4 awesome kids, too-many-to-count blogs and disasters anytime she tries to DIY. She is an introverted extrovert, believer in grace, all-around geek and total type-B parent. Molly and her family circus reside in Dallas, TX

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