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

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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iPad 4
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6X, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB

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95 Comments

1. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Big deal...

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

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.

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.

38. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I told you! it is same craps

41. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Funny, though, how the old "New iPad" is now iSlow and iObsolete!! They've got a great scAm going!! Kudos Apple!!!

94. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 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

61. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 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 :(

79. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

83. Nocturne

Posts: 24; Member since: May 21, 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"

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

HAHAHAHAHAH XD

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

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.

7. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Really? /s

12. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

17. 90ninjas unregistered

I see what you did there...

84. No_Nonsense unregistered

I pressed the comment button a bit early.

42. DeVianTiCoN

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Because thumbs down on the internet really matter..

45. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

87. No_Nonsense unregistered

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.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

11. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

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?

15. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Surface anytime =)

16. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

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

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