Summary: - Apple's recent revision of their flagship iPad device retains its best overall features including the retina display and improves the performance, battery life and FaceTime camera. These updates certainly aren't worth upgrading for those that have the third generation model but it helps Apple retain its lead in the tablet marketplace.
Summary: While the likes of Google, Asus and Samsung have been giving it a good crack lately, the Apple iPad remains the very best tablet you can buy today - and now that Apple’s got global 4G and its new Lightning port on board, don’t worry about an immediate follow up. Of course, there are now several different iPads to choose from.
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.
Summary: The fourth-generation iPad with retina display introduces a faster A6X processor, 4G in the UK and the Lightning connector dock. These are minor tweaks, but secure the iPad's spot at the top of the tablet heap, even if there are now much cheaper alternatives out there.
Pros: A6X chip delivers even more speed; 4G-compatible in the UK; Best-in-class app selection.
Cons: Still feels heavy to hold in one hand; Lightning port means older chargers and accessories won't work.
Summary: Apple is offering some interesting upgrades in its iPad 4 and it is definitely one of the best choices if you are considering buying a tablet. However, iPad4 didn’t offer the kind of upgrade that will get you to give up your nice iPad 3 and get the new version for a higher price tag.
Pros: Fast performance, clear camera and screen.
Cons: Outdated UI, the upgrade from the third generation is not that great, can’t customize the homepage.
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