iPad Air vs iPad 4 vs iPad 2: specs comparison
0. phoneArena 22 Oct 2013, 14:16 posted on
Well, even though we weren't exactly caught by surprise by the offerings of the fifth-generation iPad, Apple has at least surprised us with the name of its new full-sized tablet...
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1. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
iPad 'Air' = Thinner/lighter/New SoC, yet still runs the same apps and has the same functionality/features.
iPad 2 = Same device many have owned and liked for some 3 years now, though this time it won't likely see another major OS update due to its limited SoC/RAM.
iPad Mini 2 = Better display, updated SoC, same design, functionality and features with a serious price hike.
iPad Mini = Same device with (perplexingly) a mere US 30.00 price drop.
... and There You Have It!
2. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm more concerned as to why the iPad 2 hasn't dropped in price. Who in their right mind will buy it for $399.99?
6. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Like they could tell the difference, its all the SAME
4. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
ipad 2 is just a rip off, its that simple, everything else is fine but the ipad 2 at 399 which is nearly 3 year old hardware with no future proofing spec is just ridiculous
5. Arsen (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
I still got my iPad 2 which i bought in 2011 and still using it. No problems atm because i didnt update it to iOS 7. IOS7 is lagging like hell. Btw im no fanboy my phone is htc one
7. papss (unregistered)
I feel you there.. i updated my iPad 4 and regret it.. it's for sure less smooth.
9. greyhulk (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
Same story on my iPad 3, which is inferior to your iPad 4 hardware-wise. Yet the iPhone 5s runs iOS7 like butter which makes me think that the OS is optimized for the new 64 bit A7.
I have noticed that with the latest software update (7.0.3) it is a LITTLE smoother, though.