Invest in an iPad 3 or Stick with Your iPad 2?
In keeping with iPad tradition, Apple didn't leave too much time between the release of the iPad 2 and the iPad 3. It was long enough to get people excited, but is it really worth spending the extra cash for the slightly newer iPad 3? Interestingly, the future upgrade to iOS6 will be able to run on both the iPad 2 and iPad 3. So should you buy the iPad 3, or save money on an older iPad 2? To answer this question, you need to look at what both devices have to offer. iPad 2 After the release of the iPad 3, Apple reduced the price of its iPad 2 by $200. The lowest end model with 16 GB and only Wi-Fi capabilities is now available for $299. This is a very reasonable price for a great product that will also be able to run the iOS6 upgrade. The device runs on a 3G network, which is the most commonly found network in many areas. It has the same capacity as the iPad 3, allowing you to do the same type of work that you can do on the iPad 3, and both the iPad 2 and iPad 3 are able to run the same applications available through iTunes. The display on the iPad 2 is more basic, and of course canâ€™t compare to the upgrade display of the iPad 3. In addition, the iPad 2 is difficult to use outdoors as its screen has a sharp glare in sunlight. The iPad 3 has an antiglare screen, which makes reading and taking pictures or videos outdoors much easier. iPad 3 The cost of the iPad 3 starts at $499 for 16 GB and just basic Wi-Fi services and up to $829 for 64 GB and Wi-Fi services. Adding network capabilities brings the price up higher, which doesnâ€™t include the data plans that need to be purchased from service providers. The two main service providers are AT&T and Verizon. The benefits, however, is that downloads are far quicker on 4G. If you're into video production and high-end picture taking, the iPad 3 is definitely for you. The iPad 3 has a higher resolution and more pixels than the iPad 2, producing a far more clear and realistic image on the screen, whether you are reading an eBook or answering email. The retina display is crystal clear and the iPad 3 is a great multimedia device. It also works well with the Apple TV box, so if this is something that you'll be using often, the iPad 3 is perfect for you. The biggest decision among consumers looking at the Apple iPad 2 and iPad 3 is the enticing display of the iPad 3. In addition to reviewing the features, you also need to consider what you will use the device for. If you'll be reading a lot, processing a lot of emails, gaming, or taking videos and pictures that need to be high quality, than you would be better off investing in the iPad 3. If you'll only be using the device to check emails and for web surfing, than investing in the iPad 2 would be much better value for money. Again, itâ€™s all about how you will use the device.