Apple iPad vs. Apple iPad 2 : Technical Specifications Fight!

If you're planning to make an upgrade from the first iPad to the iPad 2 and you want to know exactly what improvements you can expect on the follow-up (at least, in terms of technical specs), here's a table you might want to check out --

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Apple iPad First Generation (WiFi-only version)

ipad vs. ipad 2
Apple iPad 2 (WiFi-only version)


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Detail/Feature

Apple iPad

Apple iPad 2

Dimensions

242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm

241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm

Weight

1.5 lbs

1.3 lbs

Screen Type

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Capacitive - Supports Multi-touch gestures

Screen Features

LED backlit
Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface

LED backlit
Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface

Screen Size

9.7-inch, 768 x 1024 pixels

9.7-inch, 768 x 1024 pixels

Video Call

No

Yes

Camera

No

Yes, Two
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

Operating System Upon Release

iPhone OS 3.2

iOS 4.3

CPU

1Ghz Apple A4

1Ghz Apple A5

Internal storage

16, 32, 64 GB options

16, 32, 64 GB options

Expandable storage
Built-in

No

No

USB port
Built-in

No

No

microUSB port
Built-in

No

No

Wifi

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

3G Connectivity Support

optional

optional

GSM Voice Communication

No

No

Internet Browser

Mobile Safari, Various

Mobile Safari, Various

Adobe Flash Support

No

No

Apps

Yes, iPad apps via App Store

Yes, iPad apps via App Store

Multi-tasking

Yes, via iOS update

Yes

Battery Type

Built-in
lithium-ion polymer

Built-in
lithium-ion polymer

Battery life

10 hours
1 month of standby

10 hours
1 month of standby

3-axis Gyroscope

No

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

Yes

Ambient Light Sensor

Yes

Yes

Magnetometer

Yes

Yes

30-pin connector

Yes

Yes

HDMI out
dongle support

Yes

Yes

Smart Cover

No

Yes

Price upon release

$499, $599 and $699 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB the Wifi-only version, respectively. And $629, $729 and $829 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB the Wifi-3G version, respectively.

$499, $599 and $699 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB the Wifi-only version, respectively. And $629, $729 and $829 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB the Wifi-3G version, respectively.

Release date/Availability

April 2010 for Wifi-only version,
May 2010 for 3G version

March 11, 2011 - US
March 25, 2011 - 25 other countries
TBA - Philippines


8 Main Differences Between iPad vs. iPad 2:

1. iPad 2 is 4.4 millimeters thinner and 10 grams lighter than the first iPad. The new iPad's design identity is similar to that of iPod Touch 4G with tapered edges and flat rear.

2. The first generation iPad doesn't have any camera. In stark contrast, the new one has two cameras, one in front and another at the back.

3. iPad 2's bezel comes in two colors; White and Black. On the other hand, the first iPad's bezel only comes in Black.

4. iPad 2 sports a loud speaker at the lower portion of the back case. The first iPad doesn't.

5. The first generation iPad runs on Apple A4 chip. The second gen comes with an Apple A5 processor, which is at least twice as fast as A4 with nine times the graphics processing power.

6. You can get a Smart Cover made specifically for iPad 2. Apple made no such case for the first iPad.

7. iPad 2 runs iOS 4.3 operating system out of the box. When it was launched, the first iPad ran iPhone OS 3.2.

8. iPad 2 sports a 3-axis gyroscope for better game play on top of other sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor and magnetometer, which are also present on the first iPad.

There you go.

1 comment:

  1. Whew, akala ko big diff! I just got my 32gb ipad 3g last december. Im good with it, i got it upgraded to 4.2 and it works just fine.

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