Any early impressions on performance vs iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kadin, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's only been today since most have had the new one but anyone noticing any difference in snappiness with it compared to the 2? I don't have the new one yet and can't believe it could be faster but I imagine I'm probably wrong...

    And I'm referring to just the general UI and such, not games. I know those will be better.
     
  2. maclook macrumors 65816

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    There are moments when everything just seems super smooth compared to the 2, especially because of the retina display and the way everything pops on the screen. In general though, I think it's about the same experience as far as snappiness goes.

    Note: I'm comparing after 2 weeks of not having an iPad after selling my iPad 2.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Seems about the same to me, which is saying its smooth because my iPad 2 was very smooth.
     
  4. polbit macrumors 6502

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  5. Macclone macrumors 6502

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    Seems about the same, but the screen is amazing.
     
  6. Kadin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks guys. I figured it would be but just wanted to check. Now to find the money and time to go get my grubby hands on one...
     
  7. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    There shouldn't be much difference in speed. The iPad 2 even got a high benchmark score than the new iPad did, so don't expect a huge difference in speed.
     
  8. dread macrumors 6502a

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    About the same. Wish there was a little more speed, but the iPad 2 never felt slow to me. The extra ram does make a difference for multitasking. More apps stay open in the bar.
     
  9. lc8 macrumors newbie

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    I still have both and at first I didn't see or feel a huge difference but after handling and setting up my new iPad a few hours, and then switching back to the iPad 2, the difference was really remarkable. The retina display though largely contributed to a better iPad experience. I watched the same movie side by side and most definitely it looked better on the new iPad. Pictures are sharper too.
     

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