iPad 3 vs iPad 2
iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – screen
The iPad 3's resolution is a massive four times that of the iPad 2's – wow, we know - and it shows. Not just on app icons and text in Safari, both sharp with eggshell-smooth edges, but also when viewing images and now working with them in the iPhoto for iPad app. When you go back to the iPad 2 from the new iPad, you can't avoid noticing those unsightly pixels.
Colours are more accurate and punchier on the iPad 3's Retina Display, when compared to the iPad 2. it sounds crazy considering the praise we heaped on the iPad 2's screen but the new display makes the old colour palette look muted now. The iPad 3 is still a 4:3 screen, which will annoy film buffs looking for a 16:9 widescreen ratio – but for reading and browsing, it's perfect.