Along with the new iPad Mini and redesigned iMacs, Apple made an unexpected announcement of the iPad 4 at their October 23rd event. Yes, you read it right, Apple announced the 4th generation of iPad, just 7 months after the iPad 3 was released. Find out more about the iPad 4 after the break.
Design & Features
The design and size of iPad 4 is the same as that of iPad 3 however the new version ships with some hardware improvements. The new 4th generation iPad ships with the same 9.7-inch stunning Retina display with 2048-by-1536 resolution (four times the number of pixels on iPad 2), rich color saturation and astounding 3.1 million pixel count.
iPad 4 is packed with a new A6X processor (same as the one found in iPhone 5) which Apple claims that it delivers up to twice the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X chip. iPad 4 has the same 5-Megapixel iSight rear camera found in iPad 3 however the new iPad ships with an updated 720p FaceTime camera.
Just like iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, iPad 4 features the new lightning connector. The latest iPad is packed with Bluetooth 4.0 and advanced WiFi which is up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad. The battery life is still 10 hours despite the new processor and Retina Display. Just like any other iPad, iPad 4 is available in two colors: black and white.
Price & Availability
iPad 4 comes with 3 configurations according to storage capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB and two connectivity options: WiFi only or WiFi with LTE. Pricing for different iPad 4 models are:
- 16 GB iPad 4 (WiFi Only) $499
- 16 GB iPad 4 (WiFi + LTE) $629
- 32 GB iPad 4 (Wifi Only) $599
- 32 GB iPad 4 (Wifi + LTE) $729
- 64 GB iPad 4 (WiFi Only) $699
- 64 GB iPad 4 (WiFi + LTE) $829
4th Generation iPad is available for pre-order at Apple Store.