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Apple iPad 4

Apple iPad 4
9.7"
2048 x 1536 pixels
5 MP
1.2 MP front
Apple A6X
Dual-core, 1400 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 128 GB
Announced: Oct 23, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 2, 2012
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector

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Description

The fourth-generation iPad keeps the amazing screen resolution and general look and feel of its predecessor, but bumps up the specs with double the processing power and double the graphics power. The camera is also improved. The new tablet adds a Lightning connector instead of the (not so) good old 30-pin connector. It also has faster Wi-Fi connectivity and expanded LTE.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupiOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 23.35 oz (662 g)
      the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Other
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 264 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 65.03 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.2 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Apple A6X
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX 554
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 128 GB

Battery

  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • TV-out
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Safari
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 4, 17
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, Other, .jpg, .tiff, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .txt, .vcf), Calculator
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • USB Host
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Oct 2012

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 799

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Body:
      • 1.19 W/kg
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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad 4 32GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 729

Apple iPad 4 64GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 829

Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi 16GB

(Wi-Fi only version)

differences:

  • Weight:
    • 23.00 oz (652 g)
      the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Sensors:
      • Compass
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Wi-Fi positioning
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • (Official)
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 499

Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi 32GB

(Wi-Fi only version)

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Sensors:
      • Compass
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Wi-Fi positioning
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 599

Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi 64GB

(Wi-Fi only version)

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Sensors:
      • Compass
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Wi-Fi positioning
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 699

Apple iPad 4 A1460

(Verizon / Sprint version)

differences:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 13, 5, 3, 2, 1
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Body:
      • 1.19 W/kg

Apple iPad 4 16GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 629

Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi 128GB

(Wi-Fi only version)

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 128 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 799

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