For a non tech savvy guy like me. Can any of you tell me the main differences between the 3 and 4 and if its worth spending a little less on the 3 or just getting the 4? It's for my girl friend.
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Honestly, in day to day use, you will be hard pressed to see any difference in speeds between the iPad 3 and the 4. Check out speed test videos on youtube. You can't tell which is which.
Having said that, consider these things before making your decision:
1. Money: the iPad 3 refurbished is $379 (if you can find it in stock) and the iPad 4 is $499. You know how much you can spend.
2. The iPad 4 will definitely be supported longer than the iPad 3 in terms of future iOS support.
3. The iPad 4 may run certain games and videos a little more smoothly than the 3. Also the iPad 4 will probably have slightly better battery life. This is because the 4 uses a more powerful and more efficient newer generation processor compared to the 3 (32 nm vs 45 nm - basically it is smaller, faster and sips less power).
This post was edited on 11/13 at 9:27 am