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iPad comparison chart

Post by martygras » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:13 pm

The Mac Observer has posted a comparison chart of iPads to help you decide if you need to upgrade or not. :)

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ ... comparison
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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by Jus » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:23 pm

Cheers for that Marty
Looks like its only really worth upgrading if you own an ipad 2 or own a 16gb capacity ipad 8)

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Post by Zippydog » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:52 pm

Nice. Thanks for that - really helpful perspective!

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by Shay » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:09 pm

Great article.
Thank you very much for referencing.

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by Syltaldo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:36 am

64bit A7 can probably process twice the amount of plug-ins and handle audio a lot better, so I thunk anyone upgrading will notice improvement:)

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by louparte » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:47 pm

This says the iPad 2 has 1 gig RAM.

Is that correct? I've read on several other sites, including this one, that it only has 512 meg.

It's important question to me. I thinking of upgrading to an iPad 3 for the RAM only.
If the iPad2 already has the same RAM, I won’t.

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by ChrisG » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:11 am

iPad 2 has 512mb RAM (it's a misprint in that chart). But, the iPad 3 seems to be the device that gives audio app developers, and devs in general, the most headache. And users for that matter. It is underpowered (it has the same CPU as the iPad 2, and an underpowered GPU for its retina display) it'll cause random issues, which in turn leads to needing more support from the devs. So I'd consider looking at iPad 4 for more ram.

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by louparte » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:15 am

ChrisG wrote:iPad 2 has 512mb RAM (it's a misprint in that chart). But, the iPad 3 seems to be the device that gives audio app developers, and devs in general, the most headache. And users for that matter. It is underpowered (it has the same CPU as the iPad 2, and an underpowered GPU for its retina display) it'll cause random issues, which in turn leads to needing more support from the devs. So I'd consider looking at iPad 4 for more ram.
Thanks. iPad 3 has the 30 pin connector though. And I'm using an Alesis ioDock. That's why I'm looking at iPad3.

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by martygras » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:22 am

Has anyone tried hooking up a 30 pin to lightning cable to their Alesis IO Dock? I would assume it would work but want to hear if it's possible first.
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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by Morgan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:14 pm

For anyone thinking of upgrading from IPad 2 to IPAD 3 be warned as the IPad 3 has significant stability problems in certain situations. I spent several months trying to find the cause of this instability and was advised by RIM that the iPAD 3 had core audio issues. I recently upgraded to the IPAD 4 and all of the instability problems disappeared. Trevor

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by DavePDX » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:11 pm

One of the things I'm glad to see on the Air is the drop to 32.4Wh on the battery. My belief is that this should restore a more reasonable charging time. The long battery life is great in all models, but when I upgraded from an iPad 2, I noticed a very dramatic increase in how long it took to get the battery fully charged. At times, it's downright painful.

Anyone have a real world comparison yet?

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Re: iPad comparison chart

Post by louparte » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:51 pm

martygras wrote:Has anyone tried hooking up a 30 pin to lightning cable to their Alesis IO Dock? I would assume it would work but want to hear if it's possible first.
I'm curious about that too. I like & use the ioDock.

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