Apple announces iPad 4 with Lightning and enhanced LTE

Summary:At a special event Apple today announced a slightly updated full-size iPad with a Lightning connector and enhanced LTE connectivity (and four other new pieces of hardware.)

Apple announces iPad 4 with Lightning and enhanced LTE - Jason O'Grady

Apple held a  "little" media event  today at the California theatre in San Jose that turned out to be anything but "little" -- at least as far as hardware is concerned. Apple announced five (count 'em!) new hardware devices, including:

In this post I want to discuss the new iPad 4 which, like the new Mac mini, didn't even garner a press release. 

Easily the most surprising announcement of the day, the iPad 4 comes a short seven months after the iPad 3 which was announced on March 7, 2012

  • Same 9.7" inch Retina display
  • A6X processor - doubles the performance and graphics
  • Next generation ISP (image stabilization processor)
  • 10hour battery life
  • FaceTime HD camera - 720p
  • LTE expanded coverage - Sprint in the U.S., more international carriers
  • WiFi 802.11n - 2x faster
  • Lightning connector
  • Lighting to SD/USB/HDMI/VGA adapters available
  • Same prices $499, $599, $699 for Wi-Fi ($130 premium for LTE)

So, are you buying?

Topics: Apple, iPad


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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