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Apple iPad 4 shockingly official: double the performance with A6X chip

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Apple iPad 4 shockingly official: double the performance with A6X chip
We came to see the iPad mini, but Apple has shockingly stunned us with a new 4th generation 9.7-inch iPad.

The fourth-generation iPad keeps the amazing screen resolution and general look and feel, but bumps up the specs with double the processing power and double the graphics power. The camera is also improved.

The new tablet also adds a Lightning connector instead of the (not so) good old 30-pin connector. It also has faster Wi-Fi connectivity and expanded LTE. Otherwise, the device is pretty much identical to the iPad third generation.

Prices and configurations are the same as they were in the iPad third-gen - prices start at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version and $629 for the 16GB one with cellular radio. The tablet comes in black and white as well, of course.

The big news for carriers is that Sprint in the United States is finally getting it. The Now Network was sorely missing Apple’s tablet from its lineup and now it’s got it. What do you think, how do you like it?

source: Apple

Images courtesy of TheVerge.

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:59 17

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Big deal...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:08 4

13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I was half-expecting "the new new ipad" and "the old ipad mini" but ipad gen4 puts them back into the ipod category, which is what these silly things actually are

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 15:31 2

67. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


so how would people know that I have bought The New New iPad ? lol
and also would it be called The New New iPad or The New iPad Fourth Genration ?
Oh man.. apple is playing catch up and with each new product they are actually falling behind the competition... yeah i know its gonna sell well but i can already feel that Its the begining of The End.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:30 26

32. Savage (unregistered)


I'm truly shocked. Okay, so basically Apple just released an iPad 3 with newer cores and the new lightning adapter. THAT'S IT? Nothing else? No new features? I'm thinking Apple will stop bringing out something new in the market and keep continuing refreshing their older products. Comparing to this, iPhone 5 was a huge announcement.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:34 14

38. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I told you! it is same craps

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:36 2

41. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Funny, though, how the old "New iPad" is now iSlow and iObsolete!!

They've got a great scAm going!! Kudos Apple!!!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 01:40

94. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


at least they made it the same price.... if they made it more expensive id just get even more mad about apple's continuing money whoring

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:26 3

61. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Well I am f**ked up now from Apple's same crap again and again. Sorry but this is true.

And today Phonearena would be turning into iPhonearena :(

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 20:10 4

79. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


what do u mean by today phonearena is gonna turn to be iPhonearena ??? man it always was, is and will be forever.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 02:16

83. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Agreed!

Victors excitement is going waaaaaay overboard.

We all saw this coming because.....
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Refreshed-third-gen-Apple-iPad-with-lightning-adapter-part-of-next-weeks-event_id35736

Totally "shockingly stunning"

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:00 3

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


HAHAHAHAHAH XD

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:01 11

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


This has to be the surprise of today's event. I may buy this. Can't believe I'm saying I'll buy an Apple product.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:04 11

7. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Just before a barrage of thumbs down starts, the second and third sentences are intended as sarcasm.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:06 1

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Really? /s

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:08 9

12. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Do you think I'll buy any Apple product until they stop overpricing them?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:10 4

14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I couldn't say. I wouldn't buy anything apple not just on price, but on principle and performance as well.

the "/s" would have been a useful addition to your post (#3) if you're serious about being sarcastic

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:11 2

17. 90ninjas (unregistered)


I see what you did there...

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 05:14

84. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I pressed the comment button a bit early.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:36 3

42. DeVianTiCoN (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Because thumbs down on the internet really matter..

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:42

45. structureman116 (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


I can't say I will not buy an Apple product. I just bought a Macbook Pro about 2 months ago. I love their computers, but their tablets, phones and iOS are such crap compared to Android that I will never consider buying one.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:32

87. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Well, I'm considering buying the iMac, should be a good companion to the Windows PC and Nexus 7 (which I'll buy if its launched in India) and NL920.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:02 2

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow, i was actually surprised. this hardly happens at these kinds of announcements anymore...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:02 12

5. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


*yaaaawwwwnnn*

ipod touch XXL.

Unimpressive.

Still overpriced.

Still a handicapped media player masquerading as something with capabilites like a computer, but in reality no where close.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:07 10

11. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


$500 for a 16 GB handheld gaming .. thing? Talk about overpriced.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:02 6

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Now let's get ready for iPhonearena's barrage of Aplle "articles" to the exclusion of everything else...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:04 3

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, this means a really beastly gaming potential.. significant more power than in current consoles I dare to say..looking forward seeing how good can games look on this.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:13 3

20. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Power is pointless without storage and expandability. Why spend $500+ on something that can be done better on a PS Vita and PS3 instead if you want gaming? Or, if portable gaming is what you want, a Windows 8 tab would be a much better choice, as it can run legacy games and future ones as well, with much more going for them than anything for a glorified ipod

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:06 4

10. 90ninjas (unregistered)


So less than a year later they already release a successor to their 3rd generation iPad which people flocked to... Good job, Apple. Tiny incremental upgrades are the way to go as long as you get your money huh?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:10 4

15. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Surface anytime =)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:10 5

16. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


So they want us to buy their tablet every 8 month?

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