Comparing Features: iPad vs. iPhone 3GS vs. iPod touch
At first glance, the iPad, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch may look very similar to each other. After all, they use the same operating system, run the same apps, and look like larger and smaller versions of each other. But are they really the same?
A close look at the hardware and software features of each device reveals them to be very different indeed. One has a camera, the others don’t. One is a phone, the others aren’t. One offers a big screen, the others are palm-sized.
The chart below shows how these three devices stack up against each other in terms of hardware and software features.
Comparing Features: iPad, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch
|iPad||iPhone 3GS||iPod touch|
|capacity||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB||8GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|9.7 inches/ 1024 x 768||3.5 inches/ 480 x 320||3.5 inches/ 480 x 320|
|GPS||Yes (limited GPS on WiFi-only models)||Yes (Assisted GPS)||No|
|battery life (in hours)||10||up to 12 talk/ 9 Wifi/ 10 video/ 30 audio||up to 6 video/ 30 audio|
|networking||WiFi, 3G on some models||WiFi/3G/EDGE||WiFi|
|camera||No||3 megapixel, still and video||No|
|video editing app||No||Yes||No|
|video out to TV||No||No||Yes|
|size (in inches)||9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5||4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48||4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33|
|weight (in pounds)||1.5 (1.6 on 3G models)||0.3||0.25|
|app store support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|price||$499 – $829||$199 – $299||$199 – $399|