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Apple iPad vs Apple iPod touch 3rd generation

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Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (5.1, 5, 4.x)iOS (3.x) 
Dimensions9.56 x 7.47 x 0.50 inches (243 x 190 x 13 mm)4.30 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (109 x 61 x 8 mm) 
Weight25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
4.05 oz (115 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size9.7 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels320 x 480 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

132 ppi165 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

 LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A4  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1000 MHz  
Graphics processorYes  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM256 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB 
Battery
Capacity 789 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Preset equalizer, Background playback 
YouTube playerYes  
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Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE  
Micro SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, a802.11 b, g 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
Features USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSpeakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
Availability
Officially announced27 Jan 201009 Sep 2009 

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