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Apple iPad 4 Review

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2012, 06:25 posted on

Just a little over six months ago, the third-generation iPad became the Cupertino-based company’s flagship tablet, as it moved the industry along its normal course by introducing us to a Retina Display ready iPad. Now in the present, it has seemingly given up its seat on the throne to the latest entrant to the market – the aptly named Apple iPad 4, which isn’t necessarily a true successor...

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posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:27

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


which is fine. The only thing I wanna say is that this review is not fair and unbiased. it wouldn`t get this score if it wasn`t an apple product.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:38 1

44. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You mean "not fair and BIASED" right???
Cause what you wrote just killed what it meant!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:14

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


lol yeah you are right. was typing too fast. +1

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:51 3

8. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


ooops my bad. its ipad 4 i tought its an ipad mini.

ipad4?you mean the new ipad (3)?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:36 6

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


PhoneArena: would you kindly wait for the final version of Nexus 10 before reviewing, full SW features, updated drivers, new Chrome.

iPad4: great machine.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:47 2

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


No badmouthing about this. Even though I don't like apple, iPad 4 is a nice device for entertainment purpose.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:47 3

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


No doubt about ipad being a great device for entertainment but its basically the same as the new ipad (3). For Android phones PA can list 1 GB of RAM as a con but apple can keep on producing the same stuff and its fine. So much for a fair & unbiased review. and now I know why Michael never review products. its because he is not biased.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:52 9

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


All 4 of the iPad look the same!
These users will be buying the same thing over and over again, how so weird, must i feel sorry for them. How you meant to diffrenciate them, they all look the same? But i really love the powe of the CPU and GPU!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:39 4

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


My head almost exploded looking at the comparison pics' above, I can't tell which is which; I think Apple should sue itself for badly iCopied products.

This review is a scam: "9"?????? My upcoming Galaxy Note II on Verizon has far better specs', including display, and, it too, received a "9".

One wonders if PhoneArena "Copies & Pastes" the same review every time Apple releases their 'Next Big Thing' and just changes the main title??

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:55 1

10. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the newer iPad gets 9.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:08 11

12. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


The surface got an 8.5 and this little piece of sh*t got 9 ???????? So much for just a retina display gimmick ??

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:09 4

13. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


well, we don't need to see the upgrade it has from previous-gen iPad. This upgrade is intended for super intense gaming

however, iPad is hands down still the best tablet in the market, its ecosystem is still second to none. IMO, iPad 4 is the real upgrade over iPad 2 in terms of processing power. third gen iPad A5X was made to COMPROMISE the retina display.

also i want to ask all fanboys who just want to mock this product to shut up. i was an android fanboy once, but even android wasn't perfect. there are options in everything, pros and cons but please appreciate it even though you don't like it.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:11 3

14. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Dude an unbiased review can never get acceptance or appreciation !

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:18 5

16. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


well, i must admit that PA's rating is a bit biased towards apple. but iPad still is a great device by any means

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:41 2

22. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


You admit right? Thats what my point is ... I get it thats its realy a grt device , but still its not the best of all. so why (I)PA being biased on apple related products?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:52 1

25. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


yeah i'm rather curious about this one thing too. probably the reviewer is biased ? or the PA itself is biased. i saw optimus L9 review, almost all sites say it is a great mid-range device but the rating on PA is only 7.5 . WTH ?

IMO, pocketnow's rating is still the most un-biased & the reviewers are all great

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:05 1

26. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


You to got a point here. Basically you are also stating a right fact. PA should stop being biased towards apple or else give other company the similar rating

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:09 2

28. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Hate Apple. But it is a solid reliable product and accurate as a stand alone review. When you review it, you can't base it on previous versions of the product (no matter how identicle) or other ones. I'll save my bashing for the comparison tests :).

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:24

30. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


bash on iPad mini ?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:37

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


if this ipad is for "SUPER INTENSE GAMING" then what are Gaming Laptops for ?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:27 9

19. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Heres my view.

The ipad is a great device, its well built and well powered with a great display and we all know it has the best selection of tablet optimised apps.

But IOS hasn't changed, its core function has nothing innovative, especially after how many years its been running.

Can you have multiple users - no.
Can you watch a movie whilst sending a tweet, whilst looking at facebook no.
Can you customise its so it better fits you needs? - No
Can you use it on the train and pull up at a station and it automatically gives you train times with out any input - No

That fact that this stale bit of software achieved a 9 reflects how poor phones arena reviews are when comparing against competition.

Its only ahead of the competition in build quality and apps. If you consider 10 perfection and this is a 9...what planet are you on ?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:21 1

29. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Great idea: you people whining and complaining phone arena is biased towards apple---- just go away and find somewhere else to play. Problem solved.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:30 3

33. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Wow so you liked the new sooo innovative ipad4 right? So go and buy.. BYEEE...!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:28 4

31. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


For me, iPad 4 is what iPhone 5 was to iPhone 4 (S)...nothing much.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:14 1

48. juwansome (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


not even as much of an upgrade because the screen ratio is still 4:3 and not 16:9 like the iphone 5

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:34 5

43. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


What a review, I am at a loss for words. The amount of gushing over "retina" display was nauseating, I was half expecting the reviewer to show a photo of him about to get it on with the device. It gets a 9, whilst the mini gets an 8.5 so you expect someone to think that the mini is half a point as good as the iPad 4. So aside from processor improvement to which no one will notice since the app launcher doesn't need any extra grunt because it barely does anything to begin with. This device still gets a 9, same OS as the previous iPhone 5, no changes to speak of anywhere in that review. So same sh@t different day and iPad 4 just waltzes through with a 9.
I noticed that there was absolutely no mention of upcoming competitors, including the retina busting Nexus 10, but yea Ipad 4 Retina screen is great for movies it's warmer colors are just perfect...you guys make me sick. Warmer colors are good for watching movies? No you actually want colors more neutral for movies to be represented as true to format for the best experience. I can guarantee that the Nexus 10 will have a list of cons and not get higher than 8.5.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:32 2

49. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If I could give u 5 likes for the comment I would. :)

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:43

50. CreeDiddy (Posts: 849; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Between the iPad 4 and Nexus 10 you won't notice a difference in screen quality. The apps are optimized to look good on the iPad 4's retina display. A difference of 40ppi won't be noticeable like people say.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:45 2

53. robocopvn (Posts: 436; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


above average battery is really in a pros list ??

ha ha ha !!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 13:44 2

55. maestro1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Missing cons from the review:

-1 point for outdated and static OS
-1 point for no multi-user support

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