iPod vs. iPad vs. iPhone Features Comparison

Apple’s announcement of the new iPad gives the consumer a new challenge to decide which device to purchase. TechExposures set out to make the decision process a bit easier. Here’s a side by side comparison of the features and specs of the three Apple popular devices.

Side By Side Comparison

Side by Side Comparison

Ipad

Ipod Touch

Iphone 3Gs

Features Video 8 Minute Video
Dimensions Height:

9.56 inches (242.8 mm)

Width:

7.47 inches (189.7 mm)

Depth:

0.5 inch (13.4 mm)

Weight:

1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;

1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Height:
4.3 inches (110 mm)
Width:
2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
Depth:
0.33 inch (8.5 mm)
Weight:
4.05 ounces (115 grams)
Height:
4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
Width:
2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
Depth:
0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
Weight:
4.8 ounces (135 grams)
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive 32GB or 64GB flash drive
Holds up to 7,000 or 14,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 40,000 or 90,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 40 hours or 80 hours of video
16GB or 32GB flash drive
Display 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen
Multi-Touch display

480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Wireless Wireless and cellular Wi-Fi model

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Nike + iPod support built in

Maps location-based service

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)


GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Location Wi-Fi

Digital compass

Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Assisted GPS
Digital compass2
Wi-Fi
Cellular
In the Box iPad

Dock Connector to USB Cable

10W USB Power Adapter

Documentation

iPod touch
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Dock Connector to USB Cable
Quick Start guid
iPhone 3GS
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Dock Connector to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation
SIM eject tool
Camera & Photos N/A N/A 3 megapixels
Autofocus
Tap to focus
Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps with audio
Photo and video geotagging
iPhone and third-party application integration
Green Technology Arsenic-free display glass

BFR-free

Mercury-free LCD display

PVC-free

Recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

Arsenic-free display glass
BFR-free
Mercury-free LED-backlit display
PVC-free
Highly recyclable stainless steel enclosure
PVC-free handset
PVC-free headphones
PVC-free USB cable
Bromine-free printed circuit boards
Mercury-free LCD display
Majority of packaging made from post-consumer recycled fiberboard and biobased materials
Power adapter outperforms strictest global energy efficiency standards
Processor 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
Sensors Accelerometer

Ambient light sensor

VAccelerometer Accelerometer

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

Audio Playback Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

User-configurable maximum volume limit

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Volume control
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

User-configurable max volume limit

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

Volume control
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms

TV& Video Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite Cable

H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Support for 480p and 576p component TV out
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Email Support Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel) VApple iPod Mail App Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Languages Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian

Keyboard support for English (U.S.) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

Dictionary support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

Language support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian

Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (QWERTY), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian, and Serbian

Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect) for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (QWERTY), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian

Same as iPod Touch
Accessibility Support for playback of closed-captioned content

VoiceOver screen reader

Full-screen zoom magnification

White on black display

Mono audio

Battery Life & Power Built-in 25 Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Playback time
Music playback time: Up to 30 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged

Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)

Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 4 hours

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Talk time:
Up to 12 hours on 2G
Up to 5 hours on 3G

Standby time: Up to 300 hours

Internet use:
Up to 5 hours on 3G
Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 30 hours

Input and Output Dock connector

3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Built-in speakers

Microphone

SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
External Buttons & Controls On/Off, Sleep/wake

Mute

Volume up/down

Home

Mac System Requirements Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later

iTunes 9.0 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

iTunes Store account

Internet access

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 9 or later

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 8.2 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
iTunes Store account
Internet access
Windows System Requirements PC with USB 2.0 port

Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

iTunes 9.0 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

iTunes Store account

Internet access

PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 9 or later
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
iTunes 8.2 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
iTunes Store account
Internet access
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
(0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
(-20° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
(3000 m)
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
(0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
(-20° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Pricing Pricing (USA Only, Without 3G data plan)

16GB 32GB 64GB

Wi-Fi $499 $599 $699

Wi-Fi + 3G $629 $729 $829

Pricing (USA Only)

8GB $199

32GB $299

64GB $399

Starting at $199 with data plan & committment
Accessories iPad Keyboard Dock

The Keyboard Dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard. The dock has a rear 30-pin connector, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.

iPad Case

The iPad Case not only protects the iPad, it can be used in various positions. So it’s easy to type, look at photos and slideshows, or watch movies.

iPad Dock

The iPad Dock lets you dock and charge iPad. The rear 30-pin connector lets you connect the iPad Dock to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.

iPad Camera Connection Kit

The Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera. The Camera Connector lets you import your photos and videos to iPad using the camera’s USB cable. Or you can use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from the camera’s SD card.

iPad USB Power Adapter

The 10W USB Power Adapter lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet. And the 6-foot-long power cable allows you to charge it from an even greater distance.

Quotes “The best way to browse the internet”

“To hold the internet in your hands”

Apple iPad

Note & Disclaimer: The information contained herein was taken from Apple’s official website http://www.apple.com on January 28, 2010. Techexposures.com is not related to Apple Inc.

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