Apple has released a new iPad which is just being called as the Apple ‘iPad’ The masterpiece which was earlier thought to be more like an upgrade to iPad Air 2of 2014, ultimately released as more like a successor to Apple iPad Air 1. What is more exciting about Apple’s new iPad is that the company has taken care about the public demand of revealing an affordable stunner power packed with spectacular specs and features.
While there are certain compromises in primary features to achieve their price target, there’s an equally competing product from their primary rivals, Samsung electronics. Samsung also came out with their ‘Galaxy Tab S3’ tablet.
Comparing both the products side by side, the iPad 2017 is offered at a starting price of $329 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only variant. It’s price peaks at $559 that comes with both Wi-Fi and cellular connection with a maximum storage capacity of 128GB. A plus point for customers opting for Apple is the fact that while there are certainly some features missing, it might make a great high-end product to test things with. A complete spec list from Apple’s website reveals an older A9 chip with a smaller 8MP camera on the back.
Almost everything about the Air 2 seems to carry over to the new iPad that comes with 9.7-inch 2,048×1,536-pixel resolution display, f2.4 8-megapixel camera, 1080p HD video capture with 720p/120fps slo-mo video, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, two-speaker audio, Touch ID Home button, Siri and Apple Pay support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, and Lightning Connector up to 10 hours battery life.
The new iPad’s display isn’t fully laminated and doesn’t have an antireflective coating — two things found on all other the other current models as well as the old Air 2. This makes the iPad a little thicker than the Air 2 — 7.5 mm to 6.1 mm, respectively — and you’ll struggle a bit more to see past reflections, particularly outdoors. Apple did increase screen brightness and says the color accuracy is comparable to its Pro models.
Connectivity options for the new iPad do not include the smart connector and also, the Apple pencil that will be limited to the current generation iPad “Pro” variants only. The screen does not include a true-tone display, nor a wide color gamut. Another key feature missing in the new iPad is the retina flash.
Meanwhile, taking a look at Samsung’s new Tab S3 tablet, Samsung has come out with an all-glass design for their new tablet to achieve that premium looks. The Galaxy Tab S3 also comes at the same size of 9.7-inches to indirectly hint that the Tab S3 will directly compete with the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. Taking a look at its specifications on Samsung’s website, HDR video playback is restricted to only videos and other content streamed through the Amazon app.
A Snapdragon 820 processor combined with 4GB of RAM is equipped with a gigantic 6000mAh battery that runs on the latest Nougat OS from Android. Samsung has also introduced an S-Pen that pretty much performs similarly to the Apple pencil. Audio needs on the Galaxy Tab S3 are taken care by AKG audio.
So if you are looking to have an iPad then obviously Apple is always the best. Ultimately your choice!