Just how fast is the iPad? FAST

Sat, Apr 3, 2010


The vote are in and it’s unanimous. The iPad is a mothertruckin’ speed demon. But just how fast is the iPad relative to other Apple products like the original iPhone and the iPhone 3GS?

Well, Craig Hockenberry of the Iconfactory put the iPad through some benchmark testing and the results were astounding. Here’s how the iPad preformed measured against the original iPhone.

Hockenberry writes of the results:

The most remarkable change is when you compare the original iPhone to the iPad. Using the numbers from my original tests and the results above reveals an improvement of several orders of magnitude in just over 2½ years. I believe the technical term for this is “Holy crap!”

‘Holy crap!’ indeed. You can check out all of Hockenberry’s tests over here. Needless to say, Apple pulled off some engineering magic with the iPad.


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