New iPad Vs. iPad 2 Vs. iPad 1: Network Speed Test [Video]

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Apple’s new iPad, which went on sale yesterday comes with a number of new features and improvements such as the stunning Retina Display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, vastly improved 5 megapixel iSight camera, and 1GB RAM (double the RAM of iPad 2).

But  most notably support for 4G LTE networks. Early iPad reviews had indicated that it’s fast. Really fast. Faster-than-my-WiFi fast.

Folks at iClarified have just published a comparison video of the new iPad (3rd generation iPad) with iPad 2 and the original iPad (iPad 1).

The original iPad featured EDGE + Triband HSPA connectivity. The second generation iPad was then released with Edge + Quadband HSPA. Now the new iPad 3 features 4G LTE; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA; GSM/EDGE.

That is indeed very fast, but the only downside, it’s now going to take us a lot less time to burn through the data limits, which are the same as the data limits available with the 3G plans.

And unfortunately, not all new iPad customers will be able to enjoy 4G LTE speeds as the new iPad is not compatible with 4G LTE networks outside U.S. and Canada.

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  • Paradox


    Better & more stable speeds than my ISP @ $30 a month. More expensive and limited .. but still nice… Damn Cable monopolies….

  • Tom

    the sad realisation that lte speeds in america are slightly higher than my isp
    and… so basically the ipad 2 sucks? hehe

  • Ichigo

    Wow. But on wifi and the first 2 iPads had issues to break 1mbps? Something was wrong. Anyways the retina display on the iPad is so good, it’s really incredible. I’ve owned the first 2 iPad and I usually visit the same web pages ( Engadget, CNN ect..) but it looks amazing wow!

  • fas

    This was no surprise.

  • Love the retina display on the new iPad.