The new iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Seadog, May 4, 2012.

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    If you are wondering about purchasing a new iPad, and cannot decide whether to save money with the iPad 2 and the new iPad, here is something more to consider. The new version of the iPad 2 uses the same A5 processor, but it uses 32nm construction. Using the smaller die size offers very minor speed improvements, but what could be important to many, it makes the battery last significantly longer compared to the old iPad 2.
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    Interesting. I wonder how much better the battery life actually is. It seems crazy since the iPad 2s battery is already great.
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    You might also want to mention that the new iPad2 is still a rare item and there's currently plenty of old iPad2s still around being sold, plus there's no way to know if you're buying an old one or a new one just by looking at the box, you have to turn it on and run something like Geekbench to make sure.

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