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iDevice comparison spreadsheet... (Proof read pls)

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by XDRoX, Nov 20, 2012.

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    I wanted to make a comparison spreadsheet because I'm always wondering about the differences in all the devices. You can easily find it all online but not in one easy to read location. So I just spent the last 15 minutes making this spreadsheet.

    Would you guys be so kind as to proof read it and check it for errors?
    Or if there is another column of specs you'd like added just ask and I'll be happy to add it. I simply picked some of the specs that I think are important.

    Thanks

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    Looks good. I think your weights are for the 3G/4G/LTE versions.

    Also, what does back light mean?
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    Yes, I wanted to keep it simple as possible so I used the heaviest weights I could find.

    By back light I mean the camera flash. Should I change the name?
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    I would, but its your sheet. :)

    I don't think the mini has a flash...and I'm sure the iPad 3 doesn't, and I thought the iPad 4 didn't, too.
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    I think so. All iOS device screens are backlit, which can cause confusion.
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    I don't see any flash on my iPad 4 camera app.
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    I agree, perhaps change "back light" to "camera flash".
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    Apple site lists a spec under camera called "Backside illumination."
    I took this to mean camera flash, but yes you're right, the mini doesn't have a flash. Probably the iPad4 doesn't either.
    I'll fix that or delete that column.
    What do they mean by Backside illumination? They also say that the iPad2 doesn't have it...
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    That's right, there is no flash on the iPad 4 or any other iPad.
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    I found the explanation of backside illumination.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-illuminated_sensor
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    Don't delete the column, just use no or leave it blank for those devices which don't have a flash.
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    Sadly, if you just say "flash" some people might think you mean the ability use use flash on the web, which no device will do.

    I have heard some refer to it as "Flash light" or "Flash LED".

    I think it is an important feature to know.
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    Thanks guys. I fixed it. Now just need to find out if the 5th gen touch has a flash???
    I assume no, but don't know for sure.
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    The iPod touch, 5th generation, does have an LED flash for its camera.
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    Cool. Thanks. I'll add it in.
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    What about listing the iPad mini after the iPad 3? It is an iPad...Just thinking out loud here, though.
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    I was considering moving everything around. Not sure what would be best???
    By category, release date, or something else???

    The mini does seem to be out of place.
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    You might consider adding a column that shows the highest supported version of iOS for that device. Sadly however that is a column that will need updating over time.
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    I'm not sure really. Sometimes you just have to see it to get a feeling...I kinda think sorted by category, ipod, iphone, ipad, then by generation. I would be nice to know which version of iOS is support on a given device.

    Also, some notion of cellular coverage might be useful too...right now, all the differences between the iPad 4 and 3 aren't shown (wider LTE coverage). Not sure how to do that.

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