Saturday, October 26, 2013

What is the difference between the iPad Air, iPad 4 and iPad 2? - Tablets Magazine

Apple last week the new iPad Air presented and although the name change is obvious we put also the other important differences with the iPad 4 and iPad 2 yet agreed among themselves. The fourth generation will slowly disappear from the shops, while the iPad 2 will still be for sale. For this reason we compare the three tablets in the following table.


iPad vs. iPad 2: what is the difference


The main comparison is that between the iPad 2 and the iPad Air. The second generation iPad will remain on sale next year and the iPad Air is expected in stores on November 1. Both models run on the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, and feature a 9.7-inch display. But those are the main similarities because the rest are the big differences.

ipad2 bigger What is the difference between the iPad Air, iPad 4 and iPad 2?

So the iPad 2 already two years old and therefore has some older hardware in the form of an Apple A5 processor, 512MB of RAM, a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, up to 64GB of storage memory and Bluetooth 2.1. The iPad Air has a higher resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, runs on Apple’s new A7 processor, offers up to 128GB of storage memory and is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0. In addition, the cameras of the new model significantly improved.

iPad Air 6 What is the difference between the iPad Air, iPad 4 and iPad 2?

The difference in design is also important. Apple has the iPad Air namely with an appearance that many similarities to the look of the iPad mini. The tablet is a lot slimmer and become lighter, and the bezel around the display is thinner. This makes the iPad 2 the less mobile version of the two. The price we must not forget, the iPad Air is from November 1 for sale for a price starting at 479 euros, while the iPad 2 is on sale for a suggested retail price of 379 euros. It should be said that the second generation is still only in a 16GB wifi-only and a 16GB wifi plus 3G version for sale.

Air vs. iPad iPad 4: the differences

Although iPad 4 slowly from the stores will appear, it is still interesting to put the differences. apart The main difference is in the appearance, as the name suggests. The iPad Air is a lot slimmer, lighter and smaller than its predecessor. In addition, under the hood replaced the Apple A6 processor for the A7 variant what better (graphics) to ensure performance. The price of the new iPad Air is equal to the price of the iPad 4.

All specifications and differences

iPad 2 iPad 4 iPad Air
Display 9.7 inch 9.7 inch 9.7 inch
Technology ips lcd ips lcd ips lcd
resolution 1024 x 768 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
Processor Apple A5 Apple A6X Apple A7
Memory 512MB 1GB 1GB
Storage Memory 16GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
Webcam FaceTime HD (0.3MP) FaceTime HD (1.2MP) FaceTime HD (1.2MP)
Camera 0.7 megapixel 5 megapixel 5 megapixel
Wifi Dual Band 802.11 a / b / g / n Dual Band 802.11 a / b / g / n Dual Band 802.11 a / b / g / n MIMO +
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 4.0 4.0
Dimensions 241 x 186 x 8.8 mm 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight (FI) 601 grams 652 grams 469 grams
Weight (3G/4G) 613 grams 662 grams 478 grams
3G/4G Yes / No Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
GPS Yes (3G/4G-versie only) Yes (3G/4G-versie only) Yes (3G/4G-versie only)
Battery 10 hours (25W) 10 hours (42.5W) 10 hours (32.4W)
Connections 30-pin, 3.5mm jack Lightning port, 3.5mm jack Lightning port, 3.5mm jack
SIM Micro SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
Color White or black White or black White / Silver or Grey / Black
OS iOS7 iOS7 iOS7
Siri No Yes Yes
Price From 379 euro From 479 euro From 479 euro
Product page Product page Product page

More information

More information and all specifications can be found on the product page of the Apple iPad 2 , Apple iPad 4 and Apple iPad Air . In our database tablet you can compare the tablets with each other or with other brands of tablets.


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