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Apple iPad vs iPad2 upcoming version (speculations)


Update: This was a speculation comparison we added the actual iPad2 version to see which rumors were wrong

NOTE: The rear camera resolution is still unknown

iPad next generation is highly expected

Here are some speculations of the upcoming iPad version presented as a comparison matrix.

Hardware features

  • Front camera probability: 100%
    There is no way it does not include it. First version should already have it. For the resolution, some rumors talked about a poor resolution 0.7MP (1024x768).

  • Rear camera probability: 100%
    As for the front camera, it's very unlikely that the upcoming iPad version does not have a rear camera. The uncertainty remains for the resolution.

  • RAM probability: 100%
    256MB was barely enough so there is no doubt the iPad 2nd generation will have at least 512MB.

  • Dual core processor probability: 50%
    The first iPad generation is running flawlessly with one core, adding some RAM should be enough to make it comfortable. So this will probably be for a later generation.

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) probability: 50%
    iPhone next generation will most likely have NFC, but it might not be as useful on the iPad, so it's not sure Apple will include it.

  • Retina screen resolution probability: 30%
    The iPhone 4 have a beautiful screen, some expects the same pixel density for the new iPad screen. That would mean 2048x1536 pixels; I don't think there will be enough power to support this resolution while keeping the UI fluid as Apple do it.

  • USB Port, SD Card slot probability: 30%
    It's unlikely that Apple start to include this standard port, since that would cut 64GB sales, in case of several capacity versions.

  • Bluetooth 3.0 probability: 30%
    The latest Bluetooth version is not yet popular, there is very few chances Apple will include this technology in it's upcoming iPad

Apple iPadProbable iPad2Dream iPad2Apple iPad 2
Wi-FiYes 802.11b/gYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth®Yes 2.1 EDRYes 2.1 EDRYes 3.0Yes 2.1 EDR
HDMI portNoNoYes- $39
USB HostNoNoYesNo
3GYesYesYesYes Cellular model
Front cameraNoYes 0.7MPYes 2MPYes 0.3 MP
Rear cameraNoYes 5MPYes 8MPYes 0.9 MP
Video recordingNoYes 720pYes 1080pYes 720p
Technical features
RAM256 MB512 MB1,024 MB512 MB
ProcessorApple A4 1GhzA4 1.5GhzDual-core ARM Cortex-A9Apple A5
External memoryNoNoYes SDNo
Built-in memory16 GB - 64 GB16 GB - 64 GB32 GB - 128 GB16 GB - 64 GB
Screen resolution1024x7681280x9602048x15361024x768
Screen size9.7 in9.7 in10.1 in9.7 in
Height242.8 mm242.8 mm242.8 mm241.2 mm
Width189.7 mm189.7 mm189.7 mm185.7 mm
Depth13.4 mm12 mm9 mm8.8 mm
Weight680 g500 g400 g601 g
Battery life10 h12 h16 h10 h
Replaceable batteryNoNoYesNo
Operating SystemiOS 3.2iOSiOSiOS 4.3, updated to iOS 9.3.5
SIM card formatmicro-SIMmicro-SIMSIMmicro-SIM
Release dateApr. 3rd 2010 Apr. 15th 2011 Mar. 2nd 2011 Mar. 11th 2011
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