Hey guys, today we’re comparing the iPad air to the iPad Air and the iPad three. Now, we’re gonna do some physical comparisons first, and then we’ll do some software comparisons, and few benchmarks towards the end. So let’s go ahead and get started here with the hardware comparisons and what’s different with the new iPad Air two compared to the last model and then the model before that, which is kind of the same the iPad four. So yeah, so first off, if we take a closer look here, you can see that the actual speakers here are now a lot like that of the iPhone six, which are just circular and a lot more simple.
we get rid of that, you know, very kind of messy speaker grille. These are supposed to be a lot better than those on the iPad Air. on here, on the right side of the device, we have the volume rocker, which we take a closer look right there around there. You can see that we no longer have the volume rocker, I mean, we don’t have the mute switch. Then the volume marker is the same that on the iPhone six, which has that kind of gap in the middle. And we don’t have the gap here, which I prefer kind of like this last generation one. But you know, they changed it up, but it’s fine. On the top, we of course still have the lock button. And let’s see, we can see that the lock buttons in the headphone jack.
And on the left side, we don’t have anything, or it’s not taking a closer look at the backs here, we do have a ring around the old generation, we don’t have one anymore. Here, it’s a little bit simpler on the back there. This still says iPad. Aside from that there’s not you know notable difference except for of course, the thinness, which is about a millimeter thinner than the last generation iPad Air, which I don’t know if you can really tell on camera, you kind of have to really hold it and compare them side by side to really see how much thinner and lighter it is then the regular iPad Air. But yeah, I mean, you can palm it. Of course, just like you can palm this one, and then you can find this one is slightly even easier to Palm you can see here.
Certainly not comfortable unless you have big hands, but it’s doable. And you of course have the difference of the screen, which gets rid of three layers and turns that into one layer, which kind of is what helps the iPad Air to be a lot thinner than the iPad Air. But now let’s compare it here to the iPad three, which is a whole different story. Because this is a lot bigger, a lot thicker, a lot heavier, in every single way. Here’s how much the bezels change. And that’s not just in the iPad Air two. This is of course on the iPad Air, the differences between the three and the air. But we’re using the iPad Air two right here, you can kind of see how different that is. Now of course, in slimness, it’s, you know, this one’s very hard to hold with one hand. And it is very heavy. Compared to this, this is just not portable, not nearly portable this one up here. And you of course have better specs in every single way.
On the top one, the camera has improved. And pretty much everything else has improved. So heavy users go with editing tools, photos, videos, and all that good stuff, this iPads probably going to be the way to go. Especially if you’re upgrading from the iPad three, this is gonna be this is gonna be a completely different experience. Never upgrading from the iPad Air, it’s going to be a very kind of, you know, the same experience, he just spent another $500 to upgrade. But if you can sell the old iPad Air for a good price, then it’s definitely something I recommend. No, you’re not going to lose too much money on it. And you’ll pretty much be good for many years. Now of course Apple is going to release another one next year. And probably with a little bit more, you know design changes, maybe even bigger.
So if you can hold out, I recommend waiting for next year or the next iPad is or tablet computer that Apple releases. But yeah, that’s kind of like a quick comparison here on the hardware. Now let’s go ahead and go into the software and see the speed differences between the three. Alright, so here we have Geekbench open we have the iPad air to the iPad Air and the iPad three. So here we’re gonna run the process or benchmark you can see here that this has 1.94 gigabytes of RAM this has 975 and now it has no 68. So you’ve course our 988. Sorry. Now, you of course, do you have, you know, twice much on this, so it should run a whole lot faster. And this is going to be true for pretty much on whichever app year and RAM always pretty much increases the amount that increases the speed that your device can run at. So yeah, let’s wait for this to end here and see the score.
Now I’m not a big believer of scores you, you really shouldn’t judge it by this, there’s of course tablets with much more score than this, but don’t perform. And less score than this. And will perform. Now, of course, there’s others that will perform better, depending on what you like. So we still got this one going here, we got 4528 over there, 2655 here. And that’s so going over there. And that’s pretty much the number that you can run up on your tablet and see if you do rely on Geekbench. But yeah, the glare goes, it’s kind of amazing how little glare This has never had our two has compared to the iPad Air.
And of course, that one over there, the whites on these two, especially this one, or they be a little bit like on here. But on this one, they don’t look anything like these to this. And this white just looks washed, washed out. And it just looks very weird. If you have an iPad three, I don’t recommend upgrading it to iOS eight, because I don’t know why. But it really did get much lower. And the glare goes on this, which I wanted to Point out, it looks way better on here. I mean, way better the glare is from this angle that I’m standing up behind the camera, I see zero glare over here.
And I definitely see a lot of glare on these two. And then the white on this looks horrible compared to the whites on these two over here. So there’s definitely improvements in terms of the glare category. If you get annoyed by glare, this is definitely going to be the one to pick up. But yeah, there we go, we got three ad on that one. So you can get an idea there. It’s not very good. That’s a multi-core score. And you can maybe see the other scores there. But uh, yeah, that’s that. So let’s go ahead and try some Safari searches. So we can see how much faster that is. And we’ll pretty much conclude our tests there, just do some regular surfing. Alright, so for the first browser, we’re going to go ahead and go to Google on the iPad Air two and the iPad Air at the same time. When you can see this one loaded up quicker.
Now let me go back and back again, when we load Google on this one, too. And I’ll go back again. So it’s even here. Alright, now we’re going to test out Google over there in Google on the air. So there we go. And you can see how much the difference there is. Now let’s try it out on the three and on the air too. So let’s try Yahoo. And this one ended a long time ago. Did I not click correctly over there? I probably did not.
Let me go back. Let’s do that again. And that’s very different. I mean, you can see how quickly loaded the whole page. And, you know, everything’s gonna look a whole lot better over here. And I can zoom in right there. But yeah, I mean, you can see how clear you can kind of see that, because there’s very little glare. But let’s try one more website. Let’s try my website. Alright, so here we go. We got them ready. And we’re gonna try to hit go on all of them at the same time. So here, let me move real quick, and kind of get in a weird position here. Let me see if I can do this. Um, it’s probably not gonna work, but Oh, yes, it worked. Here we go. And it looks like Wow, it looks like that one made it first.
So that website, and then this one, but this one’s this one scrolled first. So, this one probably loaded the whole website first. Let’s see what kind of scrolls that Yep. So this one’s first. These two are kind of even on the scrolling thing. So they probably got there around the same time. But uh, yeah, let’s see the scrolling here. how smooth it is. I mean, you know, there’s not much of a difference. This one feels maybe a little bit snappier. Honestly, there’s not much of a difference here with this squirrel. Like, I mean, it’s just the difference is really the how it looks how, how perfect. This looks right here. And in terms of the colors, and it just be that the brightness is maybe a little bit off.
So they’re pretty much both the same, but compared to the iPad three, you’re getting a whole different thing here. I mean, over here, this white almost looks a little bit yellowish. And we’re basically at the same brightness if I turn it up. I mean, it doesn’t really change. And yeah, I mean, the glare is amazing on this one and you have to kind of see it to believe it. Mommy, see if I could show it to you real quick. And let me grab this and right there. Let’s see if I can show you both of them moving at the same time.
I don’t know maybe right there. You can see the computer on this one, but not on this one. There you go. I think that’s a fair comparison. You can kind of see it but not really. On the other one you can so there you go. You kind of get an idea of how the glare is and that but uh yeah guys, that’s honestly it for this article. There wasn’t much to it. And yeah, I will catch you guys in the next one for sure.