Apple announces iPad 4 with Lightning and enhanced LTE

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?