Along with the new iPad mini, Apple also updates the 4th generation iPad with a new chip, dual-band WiFi, lightning connector and better LTE support. Like the iPad 3rd generation, the new iPad 4 has a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 Retina multitouch display with LED-backlit and IPS technology. It is powered by the new Apple-designed A6X dual-core chip that, according to Apple, delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of iPad 3‘s A5X chip.
The 4th gen iPad sports the same 5 Megapixel iSight camera with Full HD 1080p video recording, auto focus, face detection, BSI sensor and f/2.4 sensor, and replace the VGA front-facing camera with a new FaceTime HD 1.2 Megapixel camera with 720p video shooting. It uses the new Lightning connector.
While the old iPad 3 supports only LTE 700/1900MHz, the new iPad 4 has better support for LTE. The model A1459 supports LTE AWS/700c MHz, and the model A1460 works on LTE 2100, 1800, 850, 700c, 1900Mhz networks. Both cellular models support GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), and the A1460 adds CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) support. All iPad models include Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n with twice WiFi performance.
Apple will ship the new iPad 4th gen on 2 November in white and silver. The WiFi-only model is priced at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. WiFi+Cellular model will be available from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon at $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.