1. missblue24's Avatar
    Anyone ipad user ... Which is better ipad 2 or ipad 3??
    05-17-12 05:09 AM
  2. kbz1960's Avatar
    Depends on what you consider better. Of course the 3 is newer, better display and minor upgrades from the 2.
    05-17-12 06:20 AM
  3. cjb111's Avatar
    Just bought an iPad2 after comparing the two. My reasons were the iPad3 is thicker, heavier, and hotter. I am satisfied with the iPad 2's display and camera as they are. I also saved a $150 with the 32GB version.
    05-17-12 06:24 AM
  4. Chop's Avatar
    If a 2 fits what you need, go for it. You can definitely get good deals on them. All of the increases in app/file sizes are universal though, regardless if you get a 2 or 3. If you're going to be giving up the space for the larger files anyway, you might as well reap the benefits. (i.e. better screen and camera)

    The change in weight/thickness is marginal. It gets warm, but nothing at an alarming rate that I've noticed.

    To me, going from a 2 to a 3 is unnecessary... although that's exactly what I did. If I'm getting my first one, though, I'd go for the 3.
    05-17-12 07:06 AM
  5. pilsbury's Avatar
    I went from an iPad 1 to the 3. Never used a 2, but this thing blows my old iPad 1 out of the water.
    05-17-12 09:56 AM
  6. xandermac's Avatar
    I bought an iPad2 immediately after the 3 was announced. I got it for $200 off retail price on sale from Apple. I'd save the cash and get a refurb iPad2.
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    05-17-12 11:14 AM
  7. Frosty_Power's Avatar
    If money is no object, the 3 is a no brainer. If it's your first ipad, and you want to save a few bucks and have not seen the 3, you will be happy with the 2.
    05-17-12 11:28 AM
  8. david9962000's Avatar
    I use my iPad everyday. I went to buy the new one, put the 2 next to the new ipad and I couldn't justify the expense. Yes the new one is better but not that much. Also weight & size are important to me, I carry mine everyday.
    05-17-12 11:46 AM
  9. byul's Avatar
    The new ipad ofcourse.
    05-17-12 11:46 AM
  10. superD9900's Avatar
    i have both and tbh,, there aint much in it...
    05-18-12 06:13 AM
  11. i7guy's Avatar
    iPad 2 is a better value. iPad 3 is more expensive, heavier hotter and newer. The display when the two are side by side is noticeably better on the 3. If heavier, hotter and more expensive is a nonissue then the 3 is the way to go.
    05-18-12 10:15 AM
  12. apengue1's Avatar
    Do you mean the new ipad?

    Its a tough choice. I would just say how much money are you willing to spend? The ipad 2 is just as good and cheaper. Ipad 3 has a better screen and better camera. Thats about it.
    05-18-12 01:25 PM
  13. brucep1's Avatar
    The new iPad 2's have a better battery than the 2 refurbs, so keep that in mind. After the 3 was announced, Apple went back and improved the 2's battery. No announcement or anything, just taking care of loyal customers.
    05-18-12 02:27 PM
  14. iBlack11's Avatar
    I have the iPad 2, and its very stable and does what I need it to do. Obviously the retina display is plus but not highly needed
    05-21-12 10:23 AM
  15. Mr. Marco's Avatar
    Depends on what you want to do. If you need more horsepower and want a high res display than go iPad 3. if you are browsing the web, sending email, and occasionally watching a movie, then iPad 2 will probably be fine for you.

    O yeah, if you want 4G LTE then you need iPad 3.
    i7guy likes this.
    05-30-12 07:01 PM
  16. G550Pilot's Avatar
    the 3 or "new" iPad no doubt....the display/speed is worth the extra few $$.
    05-30-12 07:13 PM
  17. tech_head's Avatar
    For $319 for a 16GB refurb, the iPad2 offers the best value for the money.
    06-01-12 08:57 PM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Is this one of those "trick" questions......I'm gonna go out on a limb and say ipad 3 is better
    06-01-12 09:17 PM
  19. sallenthornton's Avatar
    For $319 for a 16GB refurb, the iPad2 offers the best value for the money.
    I agree completely. The iPad 2 is a steal at that price. I absolutely love mine.
    06-01-12 09:22 PM