What's the difference between the new iPad and an iPad2

What’s the difference between the new iPad and an iPad2

There isn’t many cosmetic differences you will notice with the new iPad (2012) and an iPad 2, the new iPad does utilise newer technologies including a full high definition screen and a 5 mega-pixel camera. The new iPad also uses a verison of Siri for dictation. See below for direct comparisons pulled from the Apple Australia site. Please note that 4G is not available in Australia due to wrong chipset in the new iPad.

The new iPad

iPad 2

Chip

Apple A5X
Apple 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 Dimensions

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

  • 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)

Color

Black

White

Black

White

Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Battery Life

  • 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

  • A$ 539.00 16GB
  • A$ 649.00 32GB
  • A$ 759.00 64GB

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • A$ 679.00 16GB
  • A$ 789.00 32GB
  • A$ 899.00 64GB

Wi-Fi

  • A$ 429.00 16GB

Wi-Fi + 3G

  • A$ 569.00 16GB

Source: Apple Australia website