At the iPad mini event held recently, Apple also announced the 4th generation iPad which is really just a hardware refresh of the 3rd generation version which was launched just a few months ago. If you purchased the 3rd generation, you’ll surely be saddened by this development.
So what has changed from the 3rd generation to the 4th? The new iPad now packs an A6X chip with quad-core graphics. According to Apple, the new chip provides double the performance of the older model. This alone should make 3rd generation owners mad at Apple. Apart from the faster processor, the new iPad also now has dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, expanded worldwide LTE compatibility, a 720p FaceTime camera and an improved camera processor. The new camera on the 4th gen iPad has the same processor as the iPhone 5.
The other major update is the Lightning port. This is obviously the new standard for Apple so future devices should sport a Lighting port which was first introduced in the iPhone 5. Color options remain the same, i.e., black and white, and so does pricing. The 16GB WiFi version goes for $499, the 32GB model for $599 and the 64GB model for $699. The 16GB variant with LTE goes for $629.
This should be available in the Philippines around November.