The iPad 4 was released a mere 7 months after its predecessor, the iPad 3, which begs the question, has Apple developed a tab that is the pinnacle of innovation, or is it a power-play move to test Android? Well, let’s take another bite out of this apple.
Quite surprisingly, the iPad 4 doesn’t have significant upgrades compared to the iPad 3; the display, design and the primary camera are identical.
However, it does boast a new, more powerful A6X chipset (2x faster than the iPad 3’s chipset) and a Lightning port, which if you have an iPhone 5, makes this tab the perfect partner, allowing for seamless compatibility.
The screen and resolution (1536 x 2048 pixels) and video capabilities are fantastic, although the same as the iPad 3.
It’s also important to mention that the tab supports 4G/LTE network speed, which is a big plus. So, the question is, is it better than the iPad 3? In the end, even though there aren’t significant upgrades, the iPad 4 does – slightly – edge out its predecessor.
- 9.7” LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
- Resolution:1536 x 2048 pixels
- Cellular network speed: 4G (Max)
- Primary camera: 5 MP, autofocus
- 2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
- OS: iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2
- Apple A6X chipset
- CPU: Dual-core 1.4 GHz
- Video: 1080p (Full HD)
- Memory card slot: N/A
- 2 GB RAM
- Storage capacity: 64 GB
- Bluetooth: 0, A2DP
- 0, reversible connector
- Non-removable Li-Po 11560 mAh battery
- Up to 9 h talk time
Pros: HD front-facing FaceTime camera
Cons: Expensive; iTunes needed to upload majority of content; no stereo speakers; no memory card slot; a lack of basic iOS apps; reflective screen