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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVING THE NEW IPAD 4!! HERE'S A BREAK DOWN, December 2, 2012
The 8in Apple iPad Mini was eagerly anticipated, but the new 10in iPad 4 (or iPad with Retina Display as Apple insists on calling it) is a surprise as it arrives only nine months after its predecessor the iPad 3.

Externally, the iPad 4 looks and feels identical to its predecessor. Although it is sturdy and slim, it's still the same weight at around 650g. I had hoped for a reduction in weight since the iPad 3 was around 50g heavier than the iPad 2. The battery lasted 12 hours when I was playing videos matching the time achieved by the smaller iPad Mini.

The 10in screen still has the same 2,048x1,536 pixel resolution. It's very sharp and bright with exceptional image quality, especially when compared to lower resolution tablets like the iPad Mini. Only the upcoming Samsung Nexus 10 Android tablet will have a display potentially capable of matching it.

All the changes are on the inside rather than the outside. The A6X dual-core processor is twice as fast as the iPad 3's A5X chip, but this will make little real difference until apps are designed to take advantage of it. Apple will doubtless release features in future versions of iOS that will only run on the A6X, but that has yet to happen.The iPad 4 is thankfully compatible with the recently launched EE LTE network.

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I was pleased with Video chatting and that the front-facing camera now records in 720p resolution which gave better, more accurate-looking video although the speed of my broadband connection did also affect image quality.

The iPad 4 may be a modest upgrade over its predecessor but it's still the best 10in tablet so far, which says just as much about the competition as it does about Apple's tablet. It's still relatively heavy though, so lighter tablets such as the iPad Mini will be a better buy for some.

Here are the Tech Specs for those who don't know----

Height 9.5 inches
Width 7.31 inches
Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 1.44 pounds
Color Silver / Black, Silver / White
Speakers Mono

Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 2048 px
Resolution (Y) 1536 px
PPI 264
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6
Media streaming AirPlay

CPU brand Apple
CPU model A6X
Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Cores 2

RAM size 1 GB

Internal size 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0

Front Camera:
Effective pixels 1.2 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera:
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Lightning

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Capacity 42.5 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 10 hr

This is the best tablet out there so far!! The screen is amazing and apple once again did an excellent job!
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 2:15:35 PM PST
angel43057 says:
Thanks for writing down all that information ! I am buying one this week. I am so excited!
Apple is the best! :-)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 8:13:47 AM PST
J. Mudd says:
Does the iPad come with Siri?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 5:19:59 PM PST
Bigz says:
Yes it does long as the ipad has ios 6 you would have siri!! If you have the 3rd one or the mini you can still upgrade it to ios 6 and get siri.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 5:21:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 10, 2012 5:22:25 PM PST
Bigz says:
I hope you got the Ipad 4 and enjoying it as well as I am!

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 10:52:02 AM PDT
Nancy J. says:
What is Siri & why do I want it?

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 8:31:51 AM PDT
Thank You for this FULL REVIEW. I was looking around for this item and even went to APPLE but thank's for to you I saved $50 per month + they are going for $200 more. So I saved $600 for 1 year plan + another $200.So once I seen I can use my wifi I bought it for my mother since she just came out of the hospital & I returned from Afghanistan a few months ago. I'm sure she will be happy & the touch screen will make the Web life a bit more fun for her.

Thank You


Posted on Mar 5, 2014 11:33:27 AM PST
Why is this product a 128gb, but it has different gbs less than 128gb? This is confusing since I want 128 gb.

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 1:52:09 PM PDT
Mitchell Han says:
Love that you wrote down all of this information! I will be buying mine very soon. Do you have a great way of keeping yours clean? I just came across this product and I was wondering what you thought? I think I would like to get one but I just wanted to know if you have tried these microfiber cleaning cloths already.
Here is the link:(6-Pack) The Most Amazing Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - Perfect As Cell Phone, Tablet, Camera Lens, Eyeglasses, Computer, Monitor, Laptop Screens, Video, Projector, Binocular, Telescope, Headphone, CLEANERS - A Must Have As a Digital Cleaning Accessory F...

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 4:53:14 AM PDT
Tom Murr says:
You gave me a lot of great facts that I could check further. Thanks.
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