iPad (fall 2012) review: The best 10-inch tablet gets a little better
22 October 2013
Summary: The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.
Pros: The newest iPad's faster A6X processor adds extra system speed and graphics power. Improved worldwide cellular compatibility makes the LTE model a more appealing proposition. And the iOS App Store remains best in class, with the widest selection.
Cons: The fourth-gen iPad is otherwise identical to its recent predecessor -- same size, weight, and Retina screen. It's heavy to hold in one hand, and most older accessories won't work without investing in a pricey Lightning adapter.
Excerpt: The Apple iPad was the highest scoring tablet overall in our test and the best for all-around use
Pros: Very large screen for its size, Very high resolution, Excellent screen and sound quality, Excellent camera/video, Very fast system speed, Consumer testers loved the design and feel, Consumer testers loved the camera functionality
Cons: Slightly heavy for its size, Few connectivity options
Excerpt: The forth generation iPad has a 9.7-inch 2048x1536 pixels Retina display, 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back, front-facing camera for video calls, A6X chip coupled with quad-core graphics, and 16, 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage. Additionally, you will be able to choose between Wi-Fi only model, 3G (CDMA or GSM-based) and 4G (LTE) one.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Apple’s 4th iPad vs Google’s Nexus 10 – looks like Apple is really on a downslope – DETAILED COMPARISON REVIEW
24 March 2013
Conclusion: The iPad 4 has been out for a while, of course, and you can buy it online on Apple’s website or in stores around the world. The pricing is very similar to the iPad 3 when it was launched – you can get the most affordable model for $499, with the most expensive 4G+Wifi 64GB model running you a whole $829 – that’s the price you pay for the perceived king of tablets.
Apple iPad 4 – disappointing, but an upgrade nonetheless
13 January 2013
Conclusion: The pricing of the iPad 4 is the same as the iPad 3 when it came out, which is good news – if you want to get an iPad 3 , that is. Yes, the previous model is now cheaper, and it’s a better purchase in my opinion. The iPad 4’s only improvements are a new port that is incompatible with any accessories you might already have and a marginally better front facing camera – it’s technically an upgrade, but I’d say you should save the money and go with the iPad 3 or the iPad...
Excerpt: Apple's new seventh generation iPod nano changes the model's direction from being a square, wearable, audio-only faux-iOS device to being a sort of mini iPod touch, but lacking any cameras, mic, WiFi or apps beyond the typical iPod features bundled with it.
Pros: Thin, compact, sturdy construction, Larger 2.5 inch multitouch widescreen display, Very easy to setup and use, Simple step counter in addition to Nike+; FM radio features
Cons: Doesn't include iPhone-style headphones with integrated mic, Missing video output, camera, mic and speaker of previous generations, No clip for attaching the workout-oriented device, Will not work with 720p HD iTunes or iPhone-captured videos, No apps nor any built-in games or iTunes visuals
Conclusion: The fourth generation iPad feels more of a refinement. If you invested in the third-generation tablet don’t feel too hard done by. 4G is still at early adopter level in the UK and will be until there are more compatible phones and greater network choice. The processor boost will appeal to 3D gamers and although the iPad 4 is faster, in day to day use for email, apps and browsing, it’s not dramatically different and the new connector and front-facing camera boost aren’t...
Excerpt: During the event where the iPad Mini was announced, Apple also introduced a new normal-sized iPad. We compared this new iPad 'Retina' with the last iPad. Then referred to as the 'new' iPad, we will now call it iPad 3, and the Retina will be called the iPad 4. This article will discuss the differences between the two.
Excerpt: Engadget - Tim Stevens : "Twice as fast, better battery life, same cost. What more do we need to say? The new iPad is a hit on all fronts -- but it of course won't be received that way by all. Those who just made the investment in an old, new iPad are likely going to feel a bit burned, and we feel for you.