Apple Announces Fourth-Generation iPad with Lightning Connector, New A6X Chip

Apple today announced an update to its full-size iPad, upgrading its processor with a faster A6X chip and implementing the new Lightning connector that debuted with the iPhone 5. The new processor delivers up to two times the CPU and graphics performance of the prior chip, while maintaining 10 hours of battery life and the same design as the prior iPad.

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The new iPad now supports many new international LTE carriers, as well.

The fourth-generation iPad comes in black and white with the same pricing and storage configurations as the third-generation iPad models, starting at $499 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi models and $629 for the 16 GB cellular models.

Pre-orders for the new iPad begin on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The Wi-Fi configurations will begin shipping November 2, with the LTE configurations following two weeks later in the US, and then following in other countries.

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Top Rated Comments

Diode Avatar
150 months ago
This quick update cycle is going make the ipads depreciate much faster now.
I leave you with this comic from The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com/)....






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WeegieMac Avatar
150 months ago
Very angry, sorry.

I know my iPad does all the same it did, but I waited until the third gen, shelled out £649 for THE top end model, and it got 7 months on the market.

I play a lot of games, and my iPad is left behind before it even got a killer app.

Real Racing 3 ... *sigh*

Can't help but feel scunnered.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bathplug Avatar
150 months ago
iPad 3 already outdated.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobobenobi Avatar
150 months ago
HOW DARE APPLE RELEASE NEW PRODUCTS! MY IPAD 3 HAS INSTANTLY TURNED TO RUST. :mad:
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
milo Avatar
150 months ago
iPad 3 already outdated.

And with competition starting to ramp up, that's exactly what they need to do.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobright Avatar
150 months ago
How big of difference is the A5 chip to 6?

I feel like it was punched in the mouth with this update just got new iPad
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