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iPad Air

iPad Air
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The iPad Air (the fifth generation iPad) was announced at Apple’s October 22 Event.  In addition to a brand new design for the full-sized iPad (mostly taken from the iPad mini), Apple updated its internal components.  This iPad will be available for purchase starting November 1.  Here’s a breakdown of the new iPad Air with features, tech specs and what’s included along with rumors for future iPads.

iPad Air weighing in at only 1 pound

iPad Air weighing in at only 1 pound

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iPad 2 vs. iPad 3rd gen vs. iPad with Retina

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Walmart.com has a section on its website for Today Only, free shipping. It lists the iPad 2 starting at only $399. A bunch of people have been asking me about iPads recently about which one to get and here’s a quick 10 minute guide to each one.

iPad 2 (Feb 2011) starts at $399

  • does not have a retina screen (has a similar quality display like the iPhone 3GS and iPad mini)
  • features two low quality cameras
  • comes in both the WiFi only models and 3G models
  • does not feature Siri
  • can upgrade to iOS 6, but limited because the lack of Siri
  • does not have the lighting port (but that is not really a problem)
  • where to buy: Walmart.com, Apple.com, Amazon.com, etc.

iPad 3rd generation (Feb 2012) *hard to find* starts at $350, $379 refurbished

  • retina screen (like the iPhone 4 and iPad with Retina Display)
  • two cameras, one being a 5MP (like the iPhone 4)
  • comes in both the WiFi only models and 4G LTE models
  • features Siri
  • can upgrade to iOS 6 and not limited because it has Siri
  • does not have lightning port (but, again, that is not really a problem)
  • where to buy: Apple.com

iPad with Retina Display, 4th gen. (October 2012) starts at $499

  • retina screen (like iPhone 4 and iPad 3rd generation)
  • two cameras, one being a 5MP (like iPhone 4)
  • comes in both WiFi only models and 4G LTE models
  • features Siri
  • can upgrade to iOS 6 and not limited because it has Siri
  • has lightning port
  • where to buy: Apple.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com

NOTE: The iPad 2 on Walmart.com for only $399 with free shipping is a bad deal. You can get a newer refurbished iPad 3 on the Apple website for $379 and shipping is always free!!! 😀

Also I am super biased towards the iPad 3rd generation (it’s the one I have). I absolutely love mine, but with a low budget, the iPad 2 is a good alternative because at least it’s an iPad 🙂