iPad Ipad 4 Improvements Tested ...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OSMac, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    I quickly ran a few tests, compared the 3 to the 4 and found this.

    1) Wifi Connection rate
    iPad 3 = 65mbs
    iPad 4 = 150mbs

    2) Wifi File Copy from Server on LAN
    iPad 3 = 82 sec
    iPad 4 = 51 sec

    3) iMovie Render 1080P 30 seconds of pan and zoom photos with music and fades
    iPad 3 = 31sec
    iPad 4 = 28 sec

    4) Web Page loading
    The iPad 4 is faster every time loading pages.

    5) Screen Quality
    Both look very similar, slight different color temp with the 4 being warmer than the 3.

    Was just quick test of my existing iPad 3 as is,
    vs the out of box 4 so keep that in mind.

    Hope it helps you decide.
    I like seeing the faster Wifi speeds.
    You'll need a dual stream router to gain from it.

    Disappointed the iMovie render did not change much.

    Is it worth upgrading ...
    For most probably best keeping the 3 for now
    and upgrading a down the road to the 5 or 6.
    Especially true, if you have spent on accessories for the old connector.

    The retina 3 is pretty nice and is under valued in the resale market right now.

    If your buying new, lucky you, I'd go for the 4. :)
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    That's probably more down to it being new and they yellowing tint on the screen that usually fades / disappears after a couple of weeks.
  3. Fabricman112 macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2010
    sweet :D cant wait for mine... mostly wifi-transfer speed does it for me
  4. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    I agree the wifi love the faster wifi transfers and browsing speed.

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