What is the difference from the 2nd generation to the 3rd generation iPads?

I would like to know what is the difference from the 2nd generation iPad to the 3rd generation iPad.

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    The main differences are:

    iPad 2 has:
    1. Screen resoultion of 1024x768
    2. A5 processor
    3. Camera resolution of 960x720
    4. Bluetooth 2.1
    5. 3G Data only on Cellular models
    6. No Siri

    New iPad (3rd gen) has:
    1. Retina Display with resolution of 2048x1536 (4x the pixels)
    2. A5X processer with quad-core graphics (the X)
    3. Much improved iSight camera with 5 megapixels, tap to focus, face detection, 1080p video recording, etc.
    4. Bluetooth 4.0
    5. 3g & 4G LTE Data on Cellular models
    6. Siri & voice dictation
    7. AirPlay mirroring of video (to Apple TV)

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  • The main difference besides processor speed is the iPad 3 has the retina display which gives a better image on the screen. It's actually 4 times higher, (1024x768 vs 2048x1536).

    The other major difference is that the iPad 2 is only available as 16GB, whereas you can go to 64GB with the iPad 3.

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