iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | February 13, 2014 4:00 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the iPad 2 or the iPad 3, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The iPad 2 comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 768 x 1024 pixels resolution. The iPad 3 comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.

The iPad 2 comes with 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm dimensions and weighs 607 grams. The iPad 3 comes with 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm dimensions and weighs 652 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The iPad 2 is equipped with a 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The iPad 3 is also equipped with a 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor, but with an Apple A5X chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The iPad 2 runs on the iOS 4 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 6 and iOS 7. The device has 512 MB of RAM. The iPad 3 runs on the iOS 5 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 6 and iOS 7. The device has 1 GB of RAM.

Camera

The iPad 2 sports a 0.7 MP primary camera and the secondary camera on the device is a VGA camera. The iPad 3 sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is a VGA camera.

Battery

The iPad 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 6930 mAh battery whereas the iPad 3 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 11,560 mAh battery.

Price in Australia

The iPad 2 16 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $399.95 and the 3G 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $559.95. The iPad 3 3G 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $839.95 in Australia.

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