32 nm iPad 2 or 45 nm iPad 3

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  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Seems the 32 nm iPad 2 is getting pretty good battery life, it's much better to the "old" 45 nm iPad 2. ( up to 29% longer battery life )

    So now it's basically a choice between an iPad with a lot more battery life or an iPad with a higher resolution screen. Is the retina display worth the worse battery life?

    ( if I would buy an iPad 2, I would exchange it back until I get a unit with the 32 nm CPU obviously )
     
  2. intofx macrumors regular

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    The display is everything and the retina is amazing. Once you use it and then look at a iPad 2 it's night and day difference. It's worth the battery consumption and extra charge time imo.
     
  3. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    so the new ipad 2 last more than 10 hours? anybody can confirm this?:D
     
  4. jimHdk macrumors regular

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    The improvement is 16% according to the reports I've seen.
     
  5. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    How do you determine if the iPad 2 is with the new chip / battery ?
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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  8. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    there's going to be a lot of box opening involved as apple does not indicate on the box if it's a 2,4 ipad. Buy one and if it's not use your return period to take it back, then buy another later. ;)
     
  9. plucky duck macrumors 6502a

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    If its easy for you to have access to a wall plug then I'd go with the iPad 3. If you are on the road a lot and use it extensively then the revised ipad 2 may be a better buy, if resolution is not at th top of your list. For me knowing what I know now I would still be willing to give up 1/3 of battery life to gain better resolution.
     
  10. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    I am in market to buy the iPad 2 and this news has grabbed my attention. I want to buy the iPad 2 from amazon. Any way to ensure beforehand that it is with the upgraded processor ? Or may be i should take a chance and wait for a month or so and then buy so the probability that the iPad 2 i buy then will have the newer processor ? :confused:
     
  11. dr34mc4st3r macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted

    For me there's no question. iPad 3 ftw. Battery life so far is still pretty damn good.
     
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  13. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    The display on the iPad 3 is quite impressive, but it's ultimately up to you whether that improvement is worth it or not.
     
  14. dekoder macrumors newbie

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    After using iPad 3 for a month, one day I went to Apple store, and took a look at the iPad 2, I can't stand the display of the screen already.
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    I think what they need to do is fix iOS.

    Since I downgraded to iOS 5.1, my iPad 1 lasts for about 1 or 2 days on a charge instead of about a week.
     
  16. Batavian macrumors 6502

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  17. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    15 hours on the ipad 2? damm thats a battery life. i think that the next iphone and ipad will be using this new chip. hope to.
     
  18. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Here's my quandary. The iPad 2.4 has an 11hr battery (want) but does not playback 1080p the iPad 3 does.
     

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