iPads – From 2 to 4 by Zach Glowik

Just a while ago the iPad 4 was released. This came a few months after the release of the iPad 3, which is just about the same as the iPad 4. The iPad 3 was an improvement over the iPad 2, but not by a ton.

The iPad 2 did not have Siri, had only a 800mhz processor, and 512mb of RAM. Whereas the iPad 3 had Siri, a 1ghz processor, and 1gb or RAM. This is all a slight improvement, however the iPad 3 does have a better display, having 264 pixels per inch, as opposed to the iPad 2’s 132. This is all well and good, however when it comes to the iPad 3 and the iPad 4, there are very little changes.

The iPad 4 has a 1.4ghz processor, meaning it is ever so slightly faster than the iPad 3. Other than this, the iPad 4 is almost exactly identical to the iPad 3. They both have the same amount of RAM, come in 4g models, have the same cameras, etc. This makes the iPad 4 basically a pointless buy. It would be more worth it to simply wait until the next iPad comes out, because it will most likely have more upgrades compared to the iPad 4.

If one was to buy an iPad now, it would make sense to get the iPad 3. The iPad 2 is only slightly outdated at this point, and the iPad 4 is barely more than an iPad 3 with a better processor.