How is the ipad 3 better than ipad 2?

My parents say I can get either one but, I want to find out which one is better or better for the price , I guess. I will be taking a lot of pictures, though.

6 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    If you'll be taking a lot if pictures I totally recommend you the iPad 3!!! It's a 5MP Camera, with autofocus and the videocamera takes video in 1080p and has video stabiliaztion. I've taken pictures with it and they look amazing!

    • Answered by Ricardo G from San Luis Potosi
    • 15/10/2012
  • If both are on offer -- i.e. price is not an issue for you -- there's no contest. Get the iPad 3.

    Its camera is better.
    It offers 4G, while the iPad 2 has only 3G.
    And the 3's display is *ridiculously* better than the 2's.

    The only non-cost reason to not get the 3 is that the display is *so* astounding you'll find it annoying if you ever have to go back and look at older displays!

    • Answered by Thomas K from Austin
    • 28/09/2012
  • The retina display on the screen on the new iPad has smaller pixels so the screen is sharper. If you were to buy an iPad 3 with cellular data, iPad 3 has 4G LTE while iPad 2 has 3G service. Comparing iPad cameras, iPad 3 has a 5 megapixel camera while iPad 2 only has 0.7 megapixels. iPad 2 is lighter and thinner, but iPad 3 is heavier and a milimeter thicker, so be careful what case you buy. iPad 3 has the A5X chip with better graphic performence, but iPad 2 has the A5 chip, still great graphics, but iPad 3 has a faster processor. Wifi between iPad 3 and iPad 2, I gotta give it to the iPad 3.

    Go for the iPad 2 if you want something affordable, but I would get the iPad 3 for the nice 5 megapixel iSight camera, 4G(if you want an iPad with cellular data), better display, and faster wifi and processor.

    • Answered by Patrick L from Falls Church
    • 16/10/2012
  • If you don't have a really tight budget, I would definitely opt for the new iPad (iPad 3). The higher resolution Retina Display is really stunning, and the extra processing and graphics power from the A5X chip will make everything faster. Also, to be honest the iPad 2 is quite old now in technological terms as well, so in the long run the new iPad will be much better value. If you plan on taking a lot of pictures as well, you should consider buying a larger capacity iPad (32GB at least), especially if you plan on recording a lot of video too (1080p HD video takes up a lot of memory). The camera on the new iPad is a lot better too - a 5 megapixel sensor with improved optics, compared to a 1.2MP camera on the iPad 2.

    • Answered by Tom M
    • 17/10/2012
  • ipad3 is better for photos

    • Answered by A S
    • 18/10/2012
  • ipad 3 you will have more memory to take photos, with awesome new apps, ask anyone! They might have it, I do! New downloads that other ipads can't even do! They even have the best ever siri answer person! Now you can just ask the siri! Plus they're made the best company in the United States, Apple! Great new backgrounds for the ipad! Taking pictures? Wanting to try some new ways to take them? They also have different kinds of styles too. X-ray, colidiscope, reflection, it's great! Though the ipad 2 is nearly the same, needing more downloads for you newstands and other things. But most of the ipads are all the same, but better and better every time there is a new one! But all great ideas from my favorite company, Apple! I love it! What better job can they do? Mac, is also another successful company, too. They might have what you're looking for you,if don't believe my opinion. Seriously, though, ipad 3 might be a good choice to get, if you consider, my opinion? You should think about what I've said...
    Good Luck choosing!

    • Answered by Victoria V
    • 16/10/2012