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iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3: Network Speed Test [Video]

iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3: Network Speed Test [Video]

Posted March 17, 2012 at 7:12am by iClarified
Check out this video showing a network speed test of the iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3.

The original iPad featured EDGE + Triband HSPA connectivity. The second generation iPad was then released with Edge + Quadband HSPA. Now the new iPad 3 features 4G LTE; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA; GSM/EDGE.

Take a look at the video below to see their network speeds compared.

For those wondering in the comments, these tests were performed one by one (no interference) in the exact same spot, with the exact same SIM, against the exact same server. The carrier was Bell in Canada.

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Buzz - March 22, 2012 at 4:54pm
This must be a slow provider. I tested mine at my home. I'm on ATT in San Diego. LTE 30 down, 20 up 4G 7.7 down and 1.5 up
PReaper - March 18, 2012 at 10:53pm
Seriously! That's all you get on the new iPad over US carriers? Apple should be ashamed of being proud of their accomplishment there.. Creating an iPad that can get 73 Mbps with "4G" on signals that pretty much only work in the US which have carriers delivering about 15 Mbps and not working on European signals that delivers about 50-60 Mbps.. I get 15 Mbps on my 3G network.. (I know it seems like it but I'm not trash talking you guys in America but the ironic fact that Apple is proud of a feature the new iPad can't take advantage of, it only consumes battery..) :/
PReaper - March 18, 2012 at 10:57pm
Might be a good thing to ad that I'm not an Apple hater, I'll die with my iPhone in my hand and I'm Definetily buying the new iPad!
MacUser - March 18, 2012 at 2:35pm
iPad 2 is the best
Ammon - March 18, 2012 at 4:08am
Ipad 2 is in the middle of both the devices giving it the most interference. Do the test again with the iPad 3 in the middle!!
koko - March 18, 2012 at 8:19am
no position it between the Mars and the Moon no interference there :)
mavrik101 - March 17, 2012 at 11:01pm
All are running on the BELL network in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; as stated by Frank. iPad1 on G3, iPad2 on G3, iPad3 on LTE.
mavrik101 - March 17, 2012 at 10:53pm
Why is the iPad1 so much FASTER than the iPad2?
GM7 - March 17, 2012 at 9:40pm
FAKE!!, if you notice next to the carrieron the ipad 3, it shows LTE instead AT&T 4G...
Johndoe - March 19, 2012 at 4:03pm
Errm essentially the same things.... "4G" is a very loose term..
Bill - March 17, 2012 at 6:30pm
This test is WORTHLESS without further info carrier area etc etc. worthless
Frank - March 17, 2012 at 8:51pm
Why don't you WATCH the video. The carrier is clearly Bell and the server is clearly located in Kitchener, ON.
MrYogi - March 17, 2012 at 1:07pm
iPad 3 what network?
Ganj78 - March 17, 2012 at 10:21am
Hmmm nevermind, this is through 4g
Ganj78 - March 17, 2012 at 10:20am
That's funny, I ran a speed test on my ipad2 on my home network and I get a steady 20 down and steady 5 up.
Mrteamriab - March 17, 2012 at 8:09am
What network was the iPad 3 using/where?
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