So it’s the time you have decided that you need an iPad, you just need an iPad and you are wondering should you go with the iPad 1 what you can get at a pretty cheap price or should you go with iPad 2 which is twice as fast as the iPad 1 or should you go with the iPad 3 which though as similar CPU performance but has a double HD retina display and Quad Core Graphics that makes everthing on the Screen just Quad times more Awesomer. But first we should look at the specifications.
||242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm
|241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm
|241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
||768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches
||768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches
||1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches
||0.7 MP, 720P @30FPS + Front VGA
||5MP, 1080P @30FPS + Front VGA 480P
||1 GHz Apple A4
||Dual-core 1 GHz Apple A5
||Dual-core 1 GHz Apple A5X
||PowerVR SGX543MP4 Quad Core
If you talk about ther best specs Among the Three ipad 3 does take the lead with best graphics in the market (6 times faster than Nvidia Tegra 3) and the retina display that makes iPad 3 the highest Resolution and highest ppi ratio Tablet display (double HD) in the world. 1080P resolution in TV looks great and that the usual maximum you get on a television if you liked that imagine double the resolution of a TV on just a 9.7inch screen, yup pretty amazing.
After the Launch the iPad 3 all developers started upgrading their apps to match the Retina Display resolution, so these app is effecting the performance of the previous two iPad. Not much on the iPad 2 but more visible on the iPad 1 and I don’t think Apple will ask developers to provide two versions fo each of their apps to suit the older hardware (For obvious reasons).
Should I buy the iPad 1 skip the ipad 2 & 3 and get iPad 4/5 later?
People ask if they should go with the if they should iPad 1 as it can run all the latest apps has the latest iOS 5 running smoothly so should they go with the first iPad? First you won’t get a brand iPad 1 in the market easily because Apple stopped making them but you can always go on ebay get a imported one or a second hand one as Apple devices don’t die that easy. But the real question isn’t that what it can do right now but can it do it 6 months from now.Apple has declared that they plan to take on the console level gaming on their iOS devices and hence when developer develop games they are surely going to make a full use of the latest hardware and as time goes on less Apps you will have to run and play on your iPad and evetually it will just but a tablet that you use to watch videos(not HD) and browse the Internet. Same reason Apple stopped making it.
Verdict :No, Until you getting a new iPad 1 really cheap Like between 10 to 15K
Should Buy the iPad 2 Right Now as It’s Cheaper and will it last me a couple of years?
Every time you invest in a gadget the big question is how long will it last before it gets outdated, and a thing about Apple is their products last at least three generations usually till the time the hardware allows it and like I said above iPad 1 is can still do 90% of the tasks Lag free but it’s hardware limit does draw the line when HD comes into the Picture. Same goes for the iPad 2 even though the both have Dual Core processors but the Quad Core Graphics and the 5MP camera with 1080P video recording does make the iPad 3 kind of the future proof device right now and though next iPad is gonna be Quad Core CPU iPad 3s graphics are going to last it at least 2 more years.
One of the crucial deciding factors in the purchase of Any device is the Price so how can we give the verdict with out a price comparison.
iPad 2 VS iPad 3 Price India
|32 GB WIFI
|16GB WIFI + 3G
|32GB WIFI + 3G
|64GB WIFI + 3G
All the models of both iPad 2 and iPad 3 have a at least a Rs. 6000 difference in price.
Verdict : No one can deny it’s always preferable to get the latest and greatest model but then you have to see your budget and both is here to stay at least till the launch of next iPad and Apple will probably stop selling the iPad 2 but I am sure it will continue to provide updates for it till the hardware allows it.
Also read: Apple iPad 3 Worldwide Price comparison