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iPad Comparison Chart

A simple guide to comparing all the iPad models


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Updated May 26, 2014

This chart compares the features, benefits, and specifications of each iPad model in an easy to read and compare chart. It will help you both make the right purchase and see how iPads have evolved over time.

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iPad Comparison Chart

3rd gen. iPad iPad 2 1st Gen. iPad
Processor 1Ghz Apple A5X 1Ghz Apple A5 1Ghz Apple A4
Capacity 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB
Screen Size** 9.7 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2048x1536 1024x768 1024x768
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE,
Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Wi-Fi, HSPA 3G, Bluetooth
3G/4G Carrier AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon
Required Contract? No No No
Monthly 3G Cost $15-$50 $15-$50 $15-$50
Assisted GPS? 4G/3G model only 3G model only 3G model only
Camera 2; back: 1080p HD video, 5 megapixel still;
front: VGA video and stills
2; back: 720p HD video;
front: VGA video and stills
Records Video? Yes, 1080p HD Yes, 720p HD No
HDMI Out? Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter No
Weight (in ounces) 1.44-1.46 1.3-1.35 1.5
Size** 7.31 x 9.5 x 0.37 7.31 x 9.5 x 0.34 7.47 x 9.56 x 0.5
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
Price US$499-$829 US$399 Discontinued

** in inches

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