The latest version of the iPad, the 4th generation, came out only 6 months after the previous model, which was unusual if it wasn’t for the fact that Apple was moving towards the Lightning connector and happened to release the iPad Mini at the same time.
iPad 4 overview
So what is different with the new iPad 4 compared to the iPad 3? The major changes can be found in the addition of the Lightning Connector to replace the 30-pin connector and the front camera becoming a Facetime HD camera. On the inside Apple has upgraded the unit to the new A6X chip, which is said to boost performance significantly, with twice the CPU and graphics performance compared to the previous A5X chip found in the iPad 3. This should help driving the high retina display resolution. It is also reported to boost battery operating time to 10 hours.
Other changes include faster Wi-Fi speed through support for 802.11n, as well as the addition of wider 4G LTE support, including the UK.
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About a month after Apple announced their iPad trade-in program for retail stores in the US and Canada it looks like the program has found its way across the pond to Europe, including us here in the UK. According to the information you should now be able to trade in your iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini at Apple stores in exchange for a newer model iOS device.
While I’m yet to test some of the biggest rivals for the Belkin QODE Ultimate, I’m very happy with this one. As someone that does a lot of typing, having a physical keyboard with the iPad Air just allows me to travel a lot lighter, not having to bring both a macbook and the iPad when out and about. Good functionality, splim profile, responsive keyboard, and great battery life (used for a month and yet to charge) makes the Belkin QODE Ultimate for iPad Air a winner in my book.
Somehow it does not come as a surprise that Apple might be working on a Pro version of the iPad, just like they have done with the MacBook range. The latest rumours are that Apple is testing different screen technologies to go with the IPad Pro, including so a called 4k screens with a resolution around 3840×2160.
The fireworks might have been left for later, but this morning Apple started selling the new iPad Mini Retina through their stores and online here in the UK. It is expected that the iPad Mini Retina will be a big seller this Christmas, so it could be a good idea to get your orders in early.
Apple has concluded quite the busy keynote tonight, an event that included plenty of information about the latest Maverick OS update, new iLife and iWork apps, new Macbook Pros, and the impressive Mac Pro. But stealing the show was the new iPad Air (5th generation iPad), followed by the new Retina iPad Mini.