Apple iPad (4th generation, Wi-Fi)

Adding some minor updates to the tablet that started it all, the 4th generation iPad drops the classic 30-pin dock connector for a Lightning port and upgrades to an A6X processor that offers double the graphics performance of the A5X. The tablet remains the same beyond that, with the same form factor and display as the 3rd generation model.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.00

Verge Review

Last week at an event in San Jose, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced two new iPads. One, the iPad mini, is a legitimately new product. The other was a small upgrade to the 9.7-inch iPad, bringing a new processor and new Lightning port to the device. But Tim Cook didn't just call the latest iPad a minor, iterative upgrade, or a poorly-disguised excuse to get a Lightning port on the tablet. He called it the "fourth generation" of iPad. Cook touted faster performance thanks to a new A6X processor,...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 1.44 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple
RAM size 1 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 9.5 inches
Width 7.31 inches
Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 1.44 pounds
Color Silver / Black, Silver / White
Speakers Mono
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 2048 px
Resolution (Y) 1536 px
PPI 264
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6
Media streaming AirPlay
Processor
CPU brand Apple
CPU model A6X
Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Cores 2
Memory
RAM size 1 GB
Storage
Internal size 64 GB, 128 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
Connectivity
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
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Lightning
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 42.5 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 10 hr
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