The Apple iPad 4th Generation is the latest release by the company which has a number of adjustments from its previous design. Primarily, the recent Apple gadgets are letting go of the traditional 30-pin dock connector in exchange for the Lightning connector. The iPad 4 is also boasting of a more powerful processor and graphics display. Here are some of the basic features and details about the product.
The Apple iPad (4th Generation) measures 9.5 inches (H) x 7.3 inches (W) x 0.37 inch (D) and weighs 1.44 pounds. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and 802.n 2.4GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. The product also features a retina display measuring 9.7 inches diagonally with LED backlights and multi-touch with IPS technology. The display has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 264 pixels for every inch. The screen is also protected from scratches by the fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The processor is the dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics.
The iPad4 also has a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera with 720 HD video. You can do FaceTime video calling through cellular or Wi-Fi. There is backside illumination, face detection, photo and video geotagging and tap to control exposure for video or still images.
The iSight camera can take 5MP photos, has autofocus and face detection, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, 5-element lens, tap to focus video or still pictures and tap to manage exposure for still pictures and video, f/2.4 aperture and photo and video geotagging. As for video recording, it has 1080p HD video recording, face detection, video stabilization, backside illumination and tap to focus while recording.
More Features to Expect
The Apple iPad (4th Generation) is powered by a built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. You can get up to 10 hours when using Wi-Fi- listening to music or watching videos. Charging can be done through the USB or power adapter. The lightning connector is a new upgrade from the older version. There is a built-in speaker, 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack and microphone. There is also an accelerometer, three-axis gyro, digital compass and ambient light sensor.
The device has a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz and supports different audio formats like AAC, Protected AAC, MP3 VBR, MP3, HE-AAC, Audible, WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless. The maximum volume limit can also be controlled by the user. There is video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p via lighting to VGA adapter or lightning digital AV adapter.
AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV is also available. There are different video formats supported like H.264 video up to 1080p at 30 fps, MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps, High Profile level 4.1, PCM stereo audio in .avi format, M-JPEG, Simple Profile and stereo audio in .m4v, .mov and .mp4 formats.
The Apple iPad (4th Generation) is a relatively good upgrade if you currently have an iPad 1 or 2. However, there are not a lot of changes from the iPad 3rd Generation except for the more powerful processor and graphics. Those who are looking for a tablet will find that the iPad is still number one because of its ease-of-use and versatility. It is available at $499 and comes in either black or white.
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