When Apple releases a new product you assume that it’s going to be faster than the previous generations, especially when they take the existing A5 processor and add and X to the end. CNET decided to run some tests to see just how much improvement the newhas over the . They checked out a 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and put it up against the new iPad with 4G and a 32 GB of storage capacity.
They ran the two tablets through a series of tests including boot time, iMovie export from the 720p front and rear cams, iMovie export from the rear cam in 1080p, Game load time on Puzzlejuice, Real Racing 2 HD, Flip Ship, and App download time for Cut the Rope HD Lite. The new iPad did in fact come out ahead in terms of speed over the iPad 2, however, I wouldn’t say that it blew the iPad 2 out of the water since the differences weren’t actually substantial. In fact for some tasks, it took the same amount of time or longer.
If you’re seriously considering getting the new iPad I’d be sure to check out CNETs full performance review before you do.