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Apple iPad 4 (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11613 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The touch screen and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the features and value for money.

usability, screen, touch screen, portability, battery

price, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad 4 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad 4 (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 846 user reviews of Apple iPad 4 (2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, screen, responsiveness, portability

features

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad 4 with Retina Display - Black (16GB, WiFi)APPLE iPad with Retina display - 4th generation - WiFi - 16 GB - white - NEW iOS 6, 9.7" high resolution Retina display, 5-megapixel iSight cameraApple iPad 4 WiFi 32GB with Retina display (White)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad 4 (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2526 user reviews of Apple iPad 4 (2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, responsiveness, design, portability

features

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad with Retina Display ME392LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 4th GenerationApple iPad with Retina Display ME400LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T, Black) NEWEST VERSIONApple iPad with Retina Display MD519LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T, White) 4th Generation

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Review Apple iPad 4 Tablet

 

Apple's new iPad: 3+1 = Retina. Apple presents two new iPads. The Mini is small and the 4th version of the iPad is named "iPad with Retina display". Got it? The question is: do the A6X chip, a better front camera and Lightning interface justify a new...

Exemplary workmanship and choice of material ; Fast WLAN module ; High CPU and GPU performance ; Good display with stable viewing angles ; Very long battery life ; Extensive list of optional accessories

Not very slim and light for a high-end tablet ; Buyer will need to pay extra for LTE and 3G modules ; Meager connectivity ; Increasing the storage space is not possible

Apple has once again left the competition behind in the dust; this time, it is all thanks to the A6X chip. But, have no doubt, the competition will catch up

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Apple iPad ( 4th generation)

 

Editors' note (March 18, 2014): Having previously taken it off sale, Apple has brought back the fourth-gen iPad as its lower-cost full-size tablet , starting at $399. Its premium tablet is the $499 iPad Air .

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.

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.

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.

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Apple iOS 6.1

 

iOS 6, the last major upgrade to Apple's mobile operating system, added Passbook, the much-maligned Maps, new accessibility options, and other improvements and fixes. iOS 6.1 builds its predecessor by adding new features that enhance LTE compatibility,...

No Mac or PC required for setup. iCloud backup and recovery. Facebook and Twitter integration. Broader LTE support

Using Mail and Notes with iCloud requires creating an @me.com account. Only a few cities are given the Flyover treatment in updated Maps app. Not all compatible hardware can access all iOS 6.1 features

Apple iOS 6, Cupertino's latest mobile operating system, offers slick new maps, Passbook, and numerous tweaks and additions. If you own a compatible iOS device, there's simply no questioning whether to upgrade.

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iPad 4 (Late 2012) Review

 

For years, almost a decade in fact, we've been asking for higher quality displays in notebooks. With most of our pleas left ignored for the value notebook segment, smartphone and eventually tablet makers capitalized on the opportunity. These days the...

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Apple iPad 4 review: Marching on

 

Three Apple tablets in a single year. This is more than anyone asked for and yet, by some weird logic - or lack thereof, not too many for Apple to successfully sell. All fine and dandy, unless you got the iPad 3 - better luck next time if you were...

9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support ; Optional LTE connectivity (data only) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support...

iTunes still required for uploading most of the content ; Reflective screen struggles outdoors ; No standard USB port ; No stereo speakers ; No GPS receiver in the Wi-Fi version ; No memory card slot ; Lack of basic iOS apps - stocks, clock,...

The iPad was not the first tablet but it can claim sole responsibility for the explosive growth of the tablet market. Then the iPad 2 came to drastically cut the weight and double the processing power, and the iPad 3 crowned the collection with the...

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Apple iPad (4th Generation)

 

The new iPad crams double the performance into the same beautiful package, bringing with it improved Wi-Fi speeds, a better camera and an unbeatable selection of apps.

Beautiful Retina display; Best tablet app ecosystem; Powerful processing and graphics performacne; Blazing fast dual-band Wi-Fi

Sluggish Siri performance

Click to EnlargeThe look and feel of Apple's iPad hasn't changed, but it's what's inside that really counts. The fourth-generation iPad blows away previous models in terms of performance benchmarks, doubling the computing and graphics processing of the...

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iPad review (4th generation, late 2012)

 

Last week at an event in San Jose, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced two new iPads. One, the iPad mini, is a legitimately new product.

Display is still best-in-class ; Apps launch faster and smoother than ever ; App ecosystem is unrivaled

iOS is lacking some features ; Lightning ecosystem is relatively small ; Still pricey with LTE

Can a new processor make the gold-standard tablet even better?

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Apple iPad (4th generation)

 

Editors' note (March 18, 2014): Having previously taken it off sale, Apple has brought back the fourth-gen iPad as its lower-cost full-size tablet, starting at $399. Its premium tablet is the $499 iPad Air .

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.

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.

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.

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iPad review (late 2012)

 

Welcome to the new new iPad, same as the old new iPad. Well, mostly, anyway. It was less than eight months ago that Apple grafted a Retina display onto its world-conquering tablet, giving every other slate on the market resolution envy, while...

Same great design ; Amazing display ; Lightning-fast performance ; Stellar battery life

Lightning connector may mean buying new adapters

Apple's latest iPad is blisteringly quick and offers even better battery life than before. With a beautiful display and a massive app selection, it's the one to get.

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iPad Review (4th Gen): Big tablet, Bigger speed

 

Apple's new iPad with Retina display played a bit-role at the iPad mini launch, presenting a familiar face to the crowd and packing a potent new chipset inside. The 9.7-inch tablet has already cornered much of the market, with the late-2012 polish...

On the other hand, it widens the distance between the iPad 2 – which remains on sale as the “budget” full-sized iPad – and the iPad with Retina display. Tomorrow’s battle is the decision between the speed and glorious graphics of the iPad with Retina...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display Technology:Retina / TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / Multi-touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Apple / iPad OS
Operating System Version:iOS 6.1

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:A6X APPLE
Processor Brand:Apple
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