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The 4th generation iPad sports a beefier A6X processor for double the CPU and graphics performance (versus iPad 3), an improved FaceTime camera that supports 720p resolution, the new Lightning connector, 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi and the same image signal processor found in the iPhone 5.
Impressively detailed and accurate Retina Display.
Faster A6X processor.
Improved worldwide cellular compatibility.
The iOS App Store remains best in class.
App ecosystem is unrivaled.
Above average battery life.
Not much of a serious upgrade to the iPad 3.
Still slightly weighty.
Same size, weight, and Retina screen.
Heavy to hold in one hand.
Most older accessories won't work without investing in a pricey Lightning adapter.
Lightning ecosystem is relatively small.
By Phone Arena on February 15, 2013
Now this is a tough pickle on our hands, seeing that there’s an obvious gap in terms of pricing with the two tablets. At the very least, the iPad 4 can be bought for $500, which is significantly easier on the pockets over the $900 cost of the...
By Reseller News on February 11, 2013
The main change for the new iPad with Retina display (4th generation) is a shift from the previous Apple dock connector to the new reversible and easy-to-use Lightning connector. Lightning is also used on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Additionally, the...
By Computer Shopper on December 11, 2012
It’s not a huge upgrade versus Apple’s early-2012 iPad, but the fourth-gen model delivers noticeable advances in performance and features. We coronate it—once again—the king of full-size tablets....
By V3.co.uk on December 04, 2012
This has been a big year for tablets, with both Google and Microsoft looking to take a slice of Apple's pie releasing their first ever own-brand devices. However, not resting on its laurels, Apple's come out swinging, releasing what we think is...
By 3G UK on December 03, 2012
This fourth-generation model is only a step up from the third-gen iPad, so for owners of that, this upgrade is of no interest. If you have an older iPad or are considering your first tablet purchase, there’s plenty to enjoy, from the 4G support to...
By ComputerActive on November 29, 2012
The new iPad is a top quality tablet, but there's little to make iPad 3 owners jealous. Instead it's aimed at owners of older iPads and rival tablets as well as first time tablet buyers.
By DigitalVersus on November 29, 2012
The iPad 4 is an update that definitively confirms Apple's tablet range as one of the very best there are. It has set things straight after an iPad 3 that was very good but wasn't quite a home run in terms of processing power and longevity. The...
By PCPro on November 23, 2012
Incredibly quick in all departments, but battery life suffers considerably.
By What Hi Fi on November 23, 2012
With this kind of processing power and all-round performance it’s easy to see why the iPad is so popular.
By Whathifi.com on November 23, 2012
Eight months. That’s how long the lasted before Apple decided to refresh the range. The all-new iPad (with retina display) features a new A6X processor, a 720p FaceTime camera (for video calls) and dual-band wi-fi for improved wireless...
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