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Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7712 reviews of Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2020 user reviews of Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: APPLE iPad with Retina display - 4th generation - WiFi - 16 GB - black - NEWAPPLE iPad with Retina display - 4th generation - WiFi - 16 GB - black - NEW

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3719 user reviews of Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

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 MD510LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 4th GenerationApple iPad with Retina Display MD510LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 4th Generation

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple iPad 4 (4th gen Late 2012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) - 12.9" DisplayApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) - 12.9" Display

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

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.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPad (fall 2012) review

 

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.

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad (4th Generation, Wi-Fi)

 

Now in its fourth iteration in two years, the Apple iPad continues its reign as king. The best large tablet you can buy today, the Apple iPad (4th Generation) has it all: top performance, a stellar screen, a surprisingly good camera, speedy Wi-Fi, and...

Incredibly fast. Gorgeous screen. Unbeatable app selection

New Lightning connector means some old accessories won't work here

Apple's latest iPad is the best large tablet you can buy, period.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

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. The other was a small upgrade to the 9.7-inch iPad, bringing a...

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

A definite upgrade, but if you bought the last one you'll be just fine

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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, The good performance and the front camera, which now...

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, A slimmer and lighter case. In addition, the screen should be brighter

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Apple iPad 4 vs Microsoft Surface RT

 

Now that the fourth-generation iPad is making the rounds, it's going to be one very interesting showdown between it and the Microsoft Surface RT. Sporting the same starting price points, these are arguably the most highly prized premier tablets at the...

There’s good reason why these two are regarded by many as the two most outstanding tablets on the market right now. Every way we dissect it, there’s no arguing that they exhibit all the qualities we look forward to seeing on premier tablets.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPad 4 Review

 

Just a little over six months ago, the third-generation iPad became the Cupertino-based company's flagship tablet, as it moved the industry along its normal course by introducing us to a Retina Display ready iPad. Now in the present, it has seemingly...

Premium construction ; Impressively detailed and accurate Retina Display ; High caliber performance ; Above average battery life

Not much of a serious upgrade to the iPad 3

subtle hardware improvements. Sure, there are going to be some “new” iPad owners steaming with the realization that their model is outdated after 6 months, but regardless of that, it made sense for Apple to announce it now so that its product lineup is...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : intomobile.com (intomobile.com)

Apple iPad 4

 

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...

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Apple iPad 4

 

In announcing the fourth-generation iPad and breaking a three-year tradition of selling only one new tablet a year, Apple has caused some outrage among iPad 3 owners. But Apple needed to shorten the product cycle to add tweaks and improvements to the...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:42.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42.5
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:11560
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous video playback time:2.38

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.2
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:9.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200 / 2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AIFF,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,HTML,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression formats:AVI,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4

Memory

Internal memory:1
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA,EVDO,HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / CDMA,HSPA+ / HSDPA,HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G LTE: No
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G, 4G / 4G / No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-787.4 - 1771.7
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 3000
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 3000
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.5.8+\nWindows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional SP3+ / OS X v10.6.8 +, Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home / Professional, SP 2 + / OS X v10.6.8 +\nWindows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home / Professional, SP 2 +
Docking connector:No / Yes
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: No
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 32
Video playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC / Lightning / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:No / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / HTM, DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF, JPS, TIF / GIF, TIF / JPG, TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / m4v, mov, mp4
Video compression formats:AMV, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, M-JPEG, MOV / AVI, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / M4V, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Phone Features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Processor:A5X / A6X
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4
Processor model:A5X / A6X

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Security

Fingerprint reader:N

Software

Bundled software:Safari\nApp Store\nPhoto Booth\nFaceTime\niTunes\nGame Center / Safari\nApp Store\nPhoto Booth\niTunes / Safari\nMail\niBooks\nPhotos\nMaps\nFaceTime\nNewsstand\nMessages\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nCalendar\nMusic\nVideos\nSiri\nReminders\nContacts\nCamera\nNotes\nPhoto Booth\nClock\nGame Center / Safari\nPhoto Booth
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:5 / 6 / 7
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37
Height:7.32 / 9.49 / 9.5
Weight:23 / 23.4
Width:7.28 / 7.31 / 7.32 / 9.49