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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by maisie2, May 13, 2012.

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    I am looking to get an ipad but not sure which one to get and would like to get some help .
    I wondered what people thought was the differance between the ipad2 and 3 p would be appriciated
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    The biggest difference between the 2 and 3 is the retina display and 4g capabilities, with a minor bump in processing power. Depends on what your looking to do really, the 2 can handle everything the 3 does just doesn't look as good. I would say if your not all too serious about the retina display and can live w/o 4g as the 2 has 3G then I would go with the cheaper 2 to get into the iPad experience, the 1 I would avoid all together. Jmo, hope it helps you out.
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    Here in the UK there's no 4G (to speak of) so we can take that out of the equation unless you intend to travel to the US frequently. I think that a lot of the extra horsepower in the new iPad is there to drive the screen - which is fabulous, but then the screen on the iPad 2 is still excellent; I'd urge you to visit a local Apple store to see them side by side.

    The other consideration is capacity - iPad 2s are only available (new) in 16Gb, whereas the new iPad is available up to 64Gb. And finally there's the cameras; the iPad 2 basically had a webcam and a video camera whereas the new iPad has the camera module from the iPhone 4 - very good for stills and video.

    So, if you don't expect to take many photos, and you think you can live with 16Gb, then iPad 2 is a pretty good deal. If you need to take a lot of pictures, or carry around a lot of movies or photos or music, or just if you all in love with the retina display, then the iPad 3 is your best bet.

    HTH Peter
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    thankyou both for youe replys we do live in the uk but visit the us several times a year so not even sure where to get one from if I buy in the US I would save around £60 but not sure about warrenty.
    Has anyone bought in the US to use in the Uk ? any problems,
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    The warranty is worldwide so you have no worries if you choose to buy from another country. You will, of course, need either an adaptor plug or a charger purchased from the UK.

    The Archangel
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    If it were me, I could never be happy buying the older model of a device, knowing that the newest one had been released and was available to purchase.

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