There's not an awful lot to distinguish the iPad 4 from the iPad 3, except for the upgraded Lightning port, and an A6X processor that promises to be twice as fast as the A5X found in the iPad 3.
on 11/02/2012 – Made popular on 11/02/2012
With the new iPad Air, the question isn't whether or not the new tablet will fly or die. The question, rather, is whether or not you should upgrade from an older-gen iPad to the iPad air or to the iPad mini?
In truth, it all comes down to use cases.
There's no doubt that the new iPad air is the most powerful, speedy, and beautiful iPad to date.
Today at Apple’s press event, the company announced that the iPad would receive an update. In order to harmonize the product line, the iPad will now come with a Lightning port. A6X and expanded LTE will be added to the iPad as well.
The Lightning port is a good addition for iPhone 5 customers who are going to buy an iPad before the holidays.
So I just got an iPad case in the mail. It’s for the iPad 5. That model is not out yet. But you can have this case anyway.
Of course I have no way of knowing if this will, for an absolute fact, fit the next iPad, but the chances are good. At best, you’ll win a case for the next iPad.
iPad Air 2
- Same Retina resolution, but possibly with anti-glare coating
- Faster SoC - A8, with improved CPU and GPU components, but still dual-core
- Updated motion co-processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Touch ID
- Improved front and rear cameras
- Possibly 32 GB base
iPad mini Retina 2
- Same as above, but 16 GB base
- Slightly lower clocked SoC
The new iPad isn’t even available to the general public yet, but that won’t stop us from thinking about its successor. The new new iPad, or iPad 4, should arrive sometime in 2013 and based on what Apple has — or hasn’t — done already, we can start making predictions on a fourth iteration of the iconic device.