Apple Announces 4th Generation iPad, Available for Pre-Oder

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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 are 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.

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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.

performance

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. 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 models are:

  • 16 GB (WiFi Only) $499
  • 16 GB (WiFi + LTE) $629
  • 32 GB (Wifi Only)  $599
  • 32 GB (Wifi + LTE) $729
  • 64 GB (WiFi Only) $699
  • 64 GB (WiFi + LTE) $829

You can place your pre-order at Apple Store.