The Upgraded iPad 2 Has Significantly Longer Battery Life Than The Latest iPad

The new iPad might have a gorgeous retina display, but a test from AnandTech shows that its predecessor gets better battery life.

Recently the iPad 2 got an upgraded processor and that improved tablet lasts a couple hours longer than both the original iPad 2 and the iPad 3. So for $US100 less, you get more power. AnandTech tested the tablets performance in gaming, web browsing and video playback and found that this model was the last man standing each time. Ironically enough, that beautiful, super sharp screen on Apple's new slate is partially to blame for its power performance, as is its stronger processor. So the addition of those nice new features — touted as reasons to buy the new iPad — are not without sacrifice.

Though it goes against that idea that newer is better, you might consider going with the upgraded second iPad if you want a tablet. As tested in the Gawker offices, a lot of people can't even tell the difference between the new iPad and its younger brother. [AndandTech]



    When did the iPad 2 get upgraded?!


        This is a snip from h**p://
        "The iPad 2′s new processor, which is the same as the processor found in the third-generation Apple TV, is effectively the same as the A5 chip that was originally in the iPad 2 (and iPhone 4S). The difference is that it has been “ported” to Samsung’s new 32nm HMKG manufacturing process."

    The new ipad! Do you mean the upgrade ipad 2 or the ipad 3?

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now