You already know tht the new Apple’s iPad 3 has a design which looks very similar to iPad 2. A common user which sees both devices for the first time could not make any difference between these two tablets.
Therefore, today we will try to see toghether which are the main differences between iPad 3 and iPad 2, in terms of design and weight.
The new Apple tablet is 0.6 mm thicker and weighs 50 more grams when compared to iPad 2. In which regards the design, the differences are very small. And that applies for the case architecture and for the frontal side, too.
The above mentioned image shows the design change which can be easily spotted and it is related to the camera module which is being fitted in each product. iPad 3 has a larger camera sensor and therefore its lens are larger, too. Besides Retina display, this is the main factor that you should be checking when buying the tablet from different persons. The larger camera device will ensure you that you are paying for the new iPad 3 and, if you are capable of recognizing the Retina Display, then you cannot be tricked.
However, the camera and the new display technology are not the only things that look different on the new iPad. The edges of the new tablet are less bent than the ones on iPad 2. For example, in the above mentioned picture, iPad 3 is placed under the previous model. The modification which has been applied on the new tablet case is so subtle that you won’t be able to spot it without a careful check. I know that this sounds awkward, especially when Apple has placed inside iPad 3 some hardware components which are different and more powerful, when compared to the ‘old’ iPad 2.
That’s about all in which regards these two tablets design. You won’t be able to find a significant difference between them and, from the distance, nobody could observe that you are using the old iPad 2 or the new iPad 3. However, when it comes to thickness I guess the below mentioned image shows very well the difference between these two tablets.
Moving forward with the differences between the two Apple tablets, you need to know that, even if iPad 3 is 50 grams heavier and some users are complaining about this weight increase, in the real life this cannot be an issue, even if you’re using the tablet for several hours, continuously. 50 grams represents about 10% from the total weight of this tablet but if you are used with iPad 2 and I am quite confident that you will be able to upgrade to the new iPad 3 at a glance. This weight increasing could be due to the higher capacity battery and I must say that, even if it would be felt in a much more comprehensive way, I would still upgrade to the new device.
To conclude, iPad 3 has a design which is pretty similar to iPad 2. However, there are some small differences: the new one is 0.6 mm thicker, 50 grams heavier and with a larger camera device.