Apple iPad 4 (iPad with Retina Display)

Apple iPad 4 (iPad with Retina Display)iPad 4 with Retina Display: Just as Stunning, Twice as Fast, Breakthrough Technology for a Breakthrough Display

 

The Retina display on iPad 4; 3.1 million pixels — a million more pixels than an HDTV, makes everything look crisp and lifelike. Text is razor sharp. Colors are vibrant. The new A6X chip inside iPad 4 is up to twice as fast as the previous-generation A5X chip, and it delivers up to twice the graphics performance, without sacrificing battery life. 

 

Or see new Apple iPad Air with Retina Display 

 

 

  

iPad (4th generation) Models

The model number on the back cover is:

  • A1458 on the iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi
  • A1459 on the iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • A1460 on the iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)*

* MM refers to Millennial Media, a mobile advertising and data platform. 

GenerationModelBootromCellular RadioColorStorage

Model
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iPad 4

A1458

Bootrom

1145.3.3

N/Ablack

 16 GB

MD510

 32 GB

MD511

 64 GB

MD512

white

 16 GB

MD513

 32 GB

MD514

 64 GB

MD515

A1459GSMblack

 16 GB

MD516

 32 GB

MD517

 64 GB

MD518

white

 16 GB

MD519

 32 GB

MD520

 64 GB

MD521

A1460GSM+CDMAblack

 16 GB

MD522, ME195

 32 GB

MD523, ME196

 64 GB

MD524, ME197

white

 16 GB

MD525, ME198

 32 GB

MD526, ME199

 64 GB

MD527, ME200

Accessories for iPad:

More accessories, please see below posts:

 

 

 

 

Short Specifications:

NETWORK

  • 2G                  
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1459/ A1460
 CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1460
  • 3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – A1459/ A1460
 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1460
  • 4G
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 – A1459
 LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1460

DISPLAY

  • Type
LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch        
Yes
  • Protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

CPU

  • Chipset           
Apple Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics
  • CPU
Dual-core 1.4 GHz
  • GPU
PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)

OS

  • iOS 6

SIZE

  • 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)

WEIGHT

  • 662 g (1.46 lb)

BATTERY

  • Li-Po 11,560 mAh (42.5 Wh)

 

Full Technical Specifications:

Color

Black, White

Size and Weight

Height:

9.50 inches (241.2 mm)

Width:

7.31 inches (185.7 mm)

Depth:

0.37 inch (9.4 mm)

Weight:

1.44 pounds (652 g) for Wi-Fi

1.46 pounds (662 g) for Wi-Fi + Cellular

Storage

16GB, 32GB, 64GB

16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Wireless and Celluar

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

 

  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Model A1459
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • Model A1460Data only
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) 
    • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25) 
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Display

  • Retina display
  • 9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging

iSight Camera

  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Video stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Backside illumination

Battery

  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input/Output

  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Micro-SIM card tray

Sensors

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Location

  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Cellular

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

  • AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages

  • Language support for English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French 
     Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect) for English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Siri language support for English (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colors
  • Left/right volume adjustment

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
    • Download iTunes at www.itunes.com/download

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Customer Reviews:

  • By stu (USA): “As good as advertised, Grandma bought this for our Daughter on her Birthday. The iPad 4 is all we were told it was and more. The display is incredible and our daughter is using the education apps to help in school. She loves to read now more than ever. The books and apps we download have increased her love for reading and learning. I think that is the major gift that you really get from Apple. A learning platform for kids as well as a device for adults. If you are an adult and want a device that will increase your child’s love for learning, you can’t go wrong with this product. Thanks Steve, we miss you.”

 

  • By Mr. P. C. W. Leung “Pcwleung” (London, UK): “The Best 10 inch Tablet on the market, The screen resolution is amazing and so is the battery life. I watch youtube, films, BBC iPlayer, web browse BBC and newspaper website and I get between 10 to 13 hours of battery life. The only downsides are it is a little on the heavy side because of the battery; which needs to power the screen, and it takes 6 hours to recharge the battery from 0% to 100%; so charge it overnight. This tablet is perfect for sitting on the sofa and browsing, whilst watching TV.

    For a 7 inch tablet I’d personally go for the Google Nexus 7 over the iPad Mini. It’s more portable for when you’re on the move.”

 

  • By Student (USA): “Great Multipurpose Tablet, This product is amazing. It’s not perfect, but considering that I’ll have it for at least 2 years and I’ve used it every day so far, I certainly get my $.40 worth each day! It’s very sturdy and I know it will hold up well, as my other Apple products have. I have friends who still use their original iPads (they work just fine, but many applications don’t run on the operating system). I have a Kindle (an old version), and still love my Kindle as a reader. It’s the only way I can read in the sunlight and it’s SO lightweight. Eventually, I’ll upgrade to a new Kindle reader, but I see them as having different purposes. The iPad is a mini computer, and the non-Fire Kindle is the equivalent of carrying around a book (or a thousand).

    iPad 3 vs. iPad 4:

    I purchased the version right before this one–the iPad 3–several weeks before the announcement of this version. I called Apple a few days after the announcement, and they immediately set me up with a way to return the iPad 3 to repurchase the newest version. I realize that some people were angry about the announcement, but there has to be a cut off date for new technology at some point, and I thought that Apple treated me as well or better than I’ve seen from any other technology company.

    Yes, both the iPad 3 and 4 have very crisp, clear screens (which are stunning for video quality compared to my Macbook from 2010). However, the increased speed of the iPad 4 makes the video quality seem clearer. It’s difficult to explain, but movies definitely got a bit crisper. Also, the increased speed really is incredible when opening apps and running a lot at once. I’d say the time it takes to open large applications is cut in half. But, I was so impressed with the iPad 3 when it came, and if I hadn’t been able to exchange it, I would still give it a 5-star review–it’s definitely not “obsolete.”

    Finally, what makes the iPad special? First, no one *needs* one. But now that I have one, it’s sure useful and I wouldn’t want to go back to life before I got one. Here’s why:

    * I sit at school or at work in front of a computer all day. I am always typing or reading on the screen. Coming come to something different is nice–it’s refreshing. I’d rather watch a tv show on a 10″ iPad than any other non-TV device (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.). The picture quality is great for movies and browsing, and the 10″ screen is big enough to share if a friend and I want to watch something together. A 7″ isn’t enough for that or big enough to basically serve as a TV replacement.

    * It is functional enough to REPLACE a computer. Don’t get me wrong, I still need my computer for editing files, serious typing, spreadsheets, etc. But right after I got the ipad, I went on a 10-day trip. No computer, no problem. I could take care of all of my emails from work and school, keep in touch, keep up with my finances, etc. It was anything I’d need for a non-work trip. Web browsing works just as well as a laptop for 95% of sites, and there’s an app for many that even improves the browsing experience.

    * Given the first two points, I think owning an iPad will greatly extend the life of my laptop. I probably use my laptop 50% less now that I have an iPad, so I’ll probably get an extra year of life out of my laptop as a result. That, in itself, makes the purchase of an iPad worth it in my eyes.

    * Integration with other Mac devices. This doesn’t apply to everyone, but if you’re a Mac user for a laptop or an iPhone, I’d highly recommend the iPad over alternatives, even if it’s more expensive. If you’re hooked on Windows products or Google products, I’d consider those devices.

    * The number of apps. I know that apps are everywhere these days, but, it seems at least, that there are still the most applications for Apple devices. The difference is especially noticeable in non-retail applications. For example, I’ve tried dozens of “to do” and organizer apps, and my favorite, Errands, is only available on iOS. Another of my favorites, Fotopedia Heritage (a gorgeous display of UNESCO World Heritage photography), is only on iPad. So far (and this may change), a lot of companies also choose to release new iOS versions of applications first. This edge will decrease with time, but for now it is still a significant “plus” for an iPad over other tablets for those who are into applications. Also, I can run most iPhone apps on the iPad, and there’s an easy way to tell the difference (e.g. you can search just for iPad apps or for iPhone/iPad/iPod apps). Not sure if you can do this on other tablets, but I’ve found it useful (e.g. my bank only has an iphone app, but I can still run it on my iPad). Finally, though, just to be clear, this is NOT just a device for running applications. I could do almost everything I choose to do through applications just by using a web browser.

    * The number of accessories. Many won’t care about this, but some will. If you like to have cases to protect your electronics, the sheer number for iPad is a draw (not a huge one, but the sprinkles on the cake). Everything’s out there, from cheap plastic covers to the smart cover (the one that folds as a stand) to professional-looking leather folios to designer soft zip cases. It can be a fashion statement, but it’s more likely just a way to make sure to keep your device safe.

    * Finally, and this may be petty, but it’s the most professional device. In the field I know (law), partners at law firms and federal judges use iPads, not other devices to read briefs, send emails, etc. I’ve never seen anyone doing work on a Kindle device and I’ve never even seen another tablet in a professional setting. Part of this may be that it’s a well-established product, and part may be that the 10-inch screen is nice for reading, even if it’s bulkier. Being able to feel comfortable that you can carry your device in a professional environment may matter for some, and the iPad definitely delivers above other devices there.”

 

  • By Jana rain (Germany): “Apple iPad 4, After a long back and forth, I’m landed now at the Apple iPad 4 and had to admit that high expectations for the product. Now it’s with me in constant use as Navi in the car, video player, for surfing, etc… and I’m very excited. The display is really at its best and the speed when opening apps breathtaking. Forget other tablets buying. With the tests fit keyboard from Logitech, it’s ready to be a stylish little notebook…”
Remark: All reviews are from distributors of Amazon websites.