iPad 3 Vs. iPad 2 Vs. iPad 1: Boot up Time Compared [Video]

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Apple’s new iPad comes with dual-core A5X chip with quad-core graphics.

So does the new A5X chip boost performance of the new iPad? Benchmark results have shown that it is as fast as iPad 2, which is powered by the A5 chip.

What about boot up time?

Folks at iClarified who had brought us the video comparing the network speed of iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 have just published the video comparing the boot times of the iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 on iOS 5.1.

While boot up time doesn’t matter when it comes to daily usage, it is always nice to know that your shiny new iPad is slightly faster than the older one. But check out the comparison video embedded below and you’re in for a surprise.

Please note the video is synced on the down click of the power button. The logos are supposed to appear at different times.

Surprisingly, in iClarified’s test, the iPad 1 takes the least time to boot up, followed by iPad 2 and iPad 3. iClarified says that this could be due to the new hardware features added by Apple with each model.

However, we and other blogs have observed that the new iPad actually boots 2-3 seconds faster than iPad 2, so we feel it probably depends to some extent on the iOS features that have been enabled/disabled and not just hardware. So it is a little difficult to conclude if the boot up time has increased or reduced due to the conflicting results.

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  • Alex

    What is the name of the song?:D

  • Austin

    I live how in the video the start the clocks at the same time but they don’t turn all the iPads on at the same time, usually you start the clock when the apple symbol appears on the screen. What a terrible video.

    • Rami

      It’s from the first press on the on button
      But what they tried to tell us in this video ????
      To buy the iPad 1 ?
      Someone can tell me what is the eta for the ipad2 jailbreak ??? Please

  • Austin

    When that logo appears that means the iPad has started to boot up so this video is very incorrect

  • Actually I think that the one and two Just about tied because the “Swipe to unlock” message is frozen on the one for a bit and that makes it not usable…unless we are SOLELY talking about until it GETS to this screen and not when we can actually use it. Also… Why wouldn’t they do a factory reset of the iPads to get a more accurate of out of box boot up since things enabled might provide different results. Yalls words not mine

    • 1nn3rC1tyk1tty

      iclarifed should iclarify better…. but you have to love that song

  • fas

    Who cares, how many times does one boot up?

    • Tej

      Exactly, I dont even remember the last time I booted a tablet.