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Apple iPad 2 vs Apple iPad 3

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Display

Size:

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

768 x 1024 pixels, 132 PPI
1536 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

65.03 %
65.03 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating
Ambient light sensor, Oleophobic coating

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A5
Apple A5X

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP2
PowerVR SGX543MP4

RAM:

0.5GB DDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1)

Battery

Capacity:

6944 mAh
11560 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

0.7 MP
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA

Video capture:

640x480 (VGA)
640x480 (VGA)

Design

Dimensions:

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm)
9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)

Weight:

21.62 oz (613.0 g)
23.00 oz (652.0 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

Proprietary
Proprietary

Features:

Charging
Charging

HDMI:

Yes
Yes

Location:

A-GPS
GPS, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 02, 2011

FCC ID value:

BCGA1396 link

Measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Buyers information

In The Box:

Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter
Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 02, 2011
Mar 07, 2012
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