Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi


Now in its fourth iteration in two years, the Apple iPad continues its reign as the slate king. The best large tablet you can buy today, the fourth Apple iPad has it all: Top performance, a stellar screen, an improved and surprisingly good camera, speedy Wi-Fi, and a breath-taking library of apps. It really is the full package. The fourth-generation iPad looks almost exactly like the previous model, and it's priced the same, too. The Wi-Fi model we reviewed comes with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB worth of storage. If you want to be able to keep apps, movies, and music on your tablet, I advise getting at least 32GB. There are also cellular versions of the new Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi, (and yes, EE’s new 4G LTE service is supported by the iPad 4). Just like the second and third-generation iPads, this tablet has a 9.7in screen surrounded by a black (or white) bezel, with a curved metal back, and a single Home button. Apple's magnetic Smart Cover, which was released with the iPad 2, clips on just fine. The tablet still has a sealed-in battery, and no ports other than a standard headphone jack. There's a 1.2-megapixel camera right above the display in the middle of the top bezel, and a 5-megapixel camera in its traditional location on the back upper left corner. On the bottom is Apple's new and compact Lightning connector, which isn't compatible with earlier accessories but Lightning accessories are starting to appear, and I'm confident the ecosystem will develop quickly given how many new iPhones, iPods and iPads Apple is selling. Measuring 185 x 9.4 x 241mm (WxDxH), and weighing 652 grams, the new iPad is the same size and weight as the third-generation model. It's about 50 grams heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google Nexus 10, but I didn't really notice that during testing. The 2,048 x 1,536 Retina resolution display is sharp, clear, and bright. At 263 pixels per inch, it beats every other tablet on the market right now except Google's Nexus 10, which offers a 300ppi, 2,560 x 1,600 10in screen. But both web browsing and gaming look better on the iPad's screen because of superior software choices. In the browser, Apple picked better-looking, better-kerned fonts, and cross-platform games showed generally superior graphics and coding on the iPad. The Retina display takes its toll on battery life just as it did with the third-gen iPad. I got 5 hours and 36 minutes of video playback at full brightness, almost the same figure as the previous model. That's still longer than the Nexus 10, which clocked in at just over 5 hours on the same test. The big battery still takes a long time to charge: Six hours on our first try, even with the new, more powerful 12 Watt charger. The new iPad, like the old iPad, runs Apple's iOS 6. See our full review of iOS 6 for a look at the ins and outs of the iPad's operating system. In the eight months since the fourth-generation iPad was released, most of the apps I have been using for testing have been upgraded to Retina versions. The OS smooths and improves standard elements within many non-Retina-enhanced apps, too, including text and embedded maps. Speaking of those maps, Apple's troubles with mapping don't affect this iPad as much as other iOS devices because the Wi-Fi-only model lacks GPS. Still, if it can find Wi-Fi the tablet can determine its location, and you can of course download a third-party mapping app if you like. The latest iPad packs an Apple A6X processor which Geekbench reports to be running at 1.4GHz (Apple won't confirm or deny this). The custom-designed A6, was already one of the fastest CPUs available; the A6X enhances the A6 with even better graphics. The results are stunning. The fourth-gen iPad outmatched all other Apple products on the Geekbench and GLBenchmark benchmarks, scoring 1,768 on Geekbench compared to the iPad 3's 749. Similarly, the heavy-duty game Need for Speed: Most Wanted launched in 18 seconds on the new iPad compared to 37 seconds on the iPad 3. Yes, it's more than twice as fast. With the iPad 3, I found apps that stressed the older A5 processor. That just isn't the case with the new iPad. Apple's efficient software comes into play when comparing the iPad 4 against Google’s Nexus 10 too. While the Nexus 10 notched a faster Geekbench score at 2,480, the iPad creamed it on all of our actual web-browsing tests – Sunspider, Browsermark, and GUIMark, as well as when it came to timing the speed pages loaded at. I saw delays and stutters in the Nexus 10's interface that I never saw on the iPad. Updating a large number of apps went more slowly on the Nexus than on the iPad. And under heavy strain, the iPad got a bit warm, but the Nexus 10 became even hotter. When it comes to downloading, the iPad's excellent Wi-Fi performance certainly helps. Using our office's 5GHz 802.11n network, I got 37Mbps down on the iPad and 23Mbps down on the Nexus 10. Both speeds are fast, but it's the iPad's processor and software that seem to be making the difference here. Gaming performance is significantly better on the new iPad, too. Intense games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Asphalt 7 run at a smooth 60 frames per second on the new iPad, and render landscapes in advance of viewing. Which was distracting. Scores on the GLBenchmark graphics benchmark spell things out. On GLBenchmark's Egypt HD On-Screen, which renders a complex game-like scene, the iPad 3 scored 22 frames per second, the Nexus 10 hit 27, and the iPad 4 reached 42. That's a noticeable difference. The new iPad upgrades both cameras. The 1.2-megapixel front camera records 720p video; the rear camera takes 5-megapixel stills and 1080p video.  The front camera takes sharp 1.2-megapixel shots, even in low light. In very low light, images get quite noisy, but that's preferable to blurry. Its 720p HD videos record at a noisy 24 frames per second in very low light, and 30 frames per second outdoors. The main camera captures sharp, clear, and well-balanced 5-megapixel images and 1080p video at 30 frames per second indoors and out. I think people look ridiculous taking photos with the main camera of a 10in tablet, but many people do so. The single speaker on the bottom of the iPad is tinny and of medium volume like most tablet speakers, but the headphone amp is impressive; I got rich, powerful sound through a pair of Monster earphones. The iPad also works just fine with Bluetooth headphones and speakers. The iPad has always been an excellent media player, and there's no change here. The high resolution screen lets you watch 1080p HD videos without downscaling, and they look spectacular. You can also output HD video to a TV either through Apple's HDMI adapter, or via Wi-Fi using Apple TV's AirPlay feature. The combination of the new processor and faster Wi-Fi fix the AirPlay problems I saw on the previous iPad, too. Using a 5GHz network, I streamed a 1080p version of The Hunger Games purchased from iTunes on an Apple TV, and watched a high quality stream of Arrested Development on Netflix with no skipping. High quality racing games ran with good frame rates over AirPlay, but there was a bit of lag in the controls because of Wi-Fi latency. Apple’s new iPad is quite simply the best 10in tablet out there. The iPad’s performance is head and shoulders above the competition, and it provides a premium screen and processor to match its premium price. The iPad's expansive library of tablet-focused apps is also a big tick for the Apple tablet. The Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi adds raw speed to this equation, allowing apps more power to pump out graphics on par with that beautiful display. This emphasis on speed is carried over to Wi-Fi, where Apple has added the ability for channel bonding, which can take advantage of features found in dual-band routers to establish two connections in order to provide more bandwidth. The The Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi also improves the front-facing "FaceTime" camera, moving away from the VGA-quality camera into 720p territory. And good news for international customers: the iPad 4 has increased support for 4G LTE networks around the world.



Price in USA $588

Price in UK £359

Price in EURO €380

Price in PAK Rs.57,000

Price in INDIA Rs.28,710