iPad 2 Wi-Fi vs iPod Touch
iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPod Touch (4G) have many similar functions and thus make people confused on which one to buy. Ever since Steve Jobs unveiled iPad 2 Wi-Fi, people are busy comparing it with iPod Touch which is only natural for those who are interested in buying one of the two devices that have their own set of features with pros and cons. This article intends to find the difference between iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPod Touch so as to enable readers to make a better and informed choice.
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
Of the many versions of iPad 2 that are available, this one is the cheapest. It weighs the least also (601g). Despite having a processor that is twice as fast as its processor, and also a GPU that is 10X faster, this tablet uses the same power as iPad which means the battery life is same at 10 hours no matter if you watch videos or listen to music. It is also lighter and thinner (only 8.8 mm) than iPad, but retains the same display at 9.7” which is quite amazing. The user feels the difference in contouring as iPad 2 is rounder on edges. The screen has a resolution of 1024X768 pixels and uses the now legendary IPS LCD technology that makes the display quite bright and reading e-books very pleasing indeed.
iPad 2 Wi-Fi has a 1Ghz A5 dual core processor that is twice as faster than iPad. It does graphics processing nearly ten times faster than iPad. It allows the user to open and use apps quickly. iPad 2 boasts of three sensors such as a new gyroscope that makes playing games very smooth whether you rotate the screen in any direction. iPad 2 Wi-Fi runs on iOS 4.3 which gives a very smooth performance, especially when browsing the net. The new Nitro Java script engine for Safari means web pages load very fast. The device is dual camera with the rear one capable of recoding videos in HD at 720p, while the front one is VGA fro video calls and chatting.
Apple has developed thousands of apps for iPad 2 users such as notes, maps, YouTube, iTunes, Games center, Safari, Mail, iBooks and many more. Surfing on iPad 2 is very user friendly and faster than iPad.
If you think that iPod was the ultimate media player, think again. iPod Touch is here with much more features and capabilities that bring this amazing device even closer to an iPhone. So much so, that it would be better to call it an iPhone without phone. It has got a super slim design with a bright retina display on a screen of 3.5 inches at a resolution of 960X640 pixels (326ppi). It is a dual camera device with a front VGA camera for video chats while the rear one is capable of recording high definition videos.
iPod Touch has a fast 1 GHz dual core A 4 processor that makes gaming a pleasing experience and makes iPod much more powerful than ever before. It is available in several models with capacities of 8 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB internal storage. iPod is a very compact media player having dimensions of 4.4X2.3X0.28 inches and it weighs only 101 gm. If iPod was 8.8 mm thick, this one is just 7.2 mm in size. For connectivity, it is 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi having Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR.
The only drawback is volume control keys on the side which are difficult to use. They are also hard to press making them a pain to use.
Thus it is clear from comparison that the two devices are very similar to each other in capabilities. If reading e-books is what you intend to do, iPad 2 with a screen size of 9.7” is obviously a better option, but if music is what you are buying the device for, iPod Touch is the way to go. iPad 2 is more expensive of the two, and you can make do with an ipod Touch easily at a several hundred dollars less.