iPad vs iPhone vs MacBook
iPad and iPhone and Macbook are all products of Apple which are extremely popular electronic devices selling millions of units around the world. People are often confused concerning the difference between an iPad and iPhone and MacBook as they are not aware of their features and the facilities which they get with each of them. This article intends to highlight the features as well as pros and cons of all three so that consumers can buy a gadget depending upon his requirements and usage.
This is the latest offering from Apple and is actually a tablet PC that has many features of a laptop in a smaller and thinner gadget while at the same time offering some of the multimedia experience which users get through their smartphones. iPad has a slate like form as it does not have a physical keyboard like a MacBook and the users have to make do with the virtual full QWERTY keyboard which is quite sensitive to touch. It makes use of the same super fast processor as the one in iPhone and has the same operating system that is used in iPhone, which is iOS.
iPad was launched in April 2010 and sold millions of units. Its popularity prompted Apple to come up with iPad 2 in March 2011 which has a faster processor and processes graphics 9+ times faster than iPad. It is basically a platform for audio visual experience such as reading e-books, watching videos and listening to music. It also allows web browsing, and when one looks at its size, it falls between an iPhone and MacBook. It even allows users to play games. iPad uses an LCD display of 9.7 inches at a resolution of 1024X768 pixels and the screen is fingerprint and scratch resistant. ipad comes in different versions with internal storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and even 64 GB with prices varying from $499 to $829. While iPad had 1GHz A4 processor, iPad 2 has a faster 1Ghz Dual core A5 processor. For connectivity, iPad is Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth, and some models provide for 3G connectivity as well.
iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple that has captured the imagination of smartphone users like no other phone. Since its launch, millions of units have been sold and the latest version is the fourth generation iPhone known as iPhone 4. It is an internet and multimedia enabled smartphone that has become a statues symbol for the upwardly mobile people in all parts of the world.
iPhone can work as a camera phone along with allowing the user to capture videos in HD. It allows for texting as well as voice mailing. It has a portable media player and allows web browsing also. The biggest advantage that iPhone users have is the ability to download thousands of apps from Apple’s app store and iTunes.
For display, iPhone makes use of a 3.5” LCD which is scratch resistant. The touch screen is highly capacitive. The latest iPhone 4 provides a screen resolution of 640X960 pixels. Unlike iPad, iPhone does not rotate the screen when the user turns it upside down as it makes use of an accelerometer allowing the user to switch between portrait and landscape modes of display.
iPhone 4 has a dual camera with the rear one being 5MP with LED flash and allowing the user to capture HD videos at 720p. The front camera is a VGA one mainly used for video calling and chatting. The phone is available in models with 16 GB and 32 Gb internal storage on a flash drive, and there is no provi9sion to increase the internal storage capacity through external micro SD cards.
MacBook is a laptop produced by Apple and is the best selling laptop of any brand in the country. MacBook was launched in 2006 in Black and White cases with Intel Core Duo processors but the latest MacBooks are loaded with Core 2 Duo processors. Though initially MacBook had smaller hard drive with 60 GB, today it has 120 GB of hard drive. MacBook uses Mac OS X as its operating system and has a super fast 2.4 GB Intel Core 2 Duo as its processor. MacBook can perform all the functions that are possible through a PC plus it is portable and can be carried along. MacBook is Wi-Fi enabled but it is not 3G enabled like iPad. This has made many users switch to iPad as they demand 3G connectivity in handheld devices. The OS of MacBook is complex and more advanced than that of iPhone and iPad and this enables the user to carry on with complex tasks just like his PC.