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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 4, 2012
Guess What? Not All iPads Are The Same, Even Ones From The Same Generation
Just as the iPad 2 was an improvement over the original, the third generation iPad is better than its predecessor. Sometimes, however, iPads from the same generation are superior to those made earlier in the product life cycle, according to AnandTech. In March, Apple debuted the third generation iPad. At the same time, the company announced the iPad 2 16GB would remain, but at a lower price, $399. Surprisingly, these newer second generation tablets are better than the originals. The fourth and latest product model of the iPad 2 (known as iPad 2,4) includes not only a lower price tag but also a new 32nm processor, which is “significantly smaller and more efficient” than those on previous iPad 2s. The iPad 2,4 replaced the iPad 2,1, which was Wi-Fi only. Other iPad 2s models include the 2,2 (GSM) and 2,3 (CDMA). [caption id="attachment_297784" align="aligncenter" width="579" caption="Revised iPad 2 Lineup"][/caption] The new processor “results in an overall 16 percent increase in battery life during Web browsing and as much as a 30 percent boost when playing games.”