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Apple Says Fourth-Generation iPad Released in 2012 is Now Obsolete

by Joe Rossignol

Apple classified the fourth-generation iPad as an obsolete product as of November 1, meaning the device is no longer eligible for hardware service worldwide, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. The fourth-generation iPad has yet to be added to Apple’s public-facing vintage and obsolete products list, but it should be soon.

Released in November 2012 alongside the original iPad mini, the fourth-generation iPad did away with Apple’s classic 30-pin connector and adopted the Lightning connector that had debuted in the iPhone 5 just weeks earlier. The fourth-generation iPad also gained Apple’s A6X chip for up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip in the third-generation iPad that had launched in March 2012.

Apple also classified the Late 2012 model Mac mini as an obsolete product as of November 1, according to the memo.

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Tuesday July 25, 2023 5:23 am PDT by Tim Hardwick

Apple last month announced that its “My Photo Stream” service is set to shut down on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, which means customers who are still using that feature need to transition to using iCloud Photos before that date. Keep reading to learn what it means for you and whether you need to take action. What is My Photo Stream? Originally launched in 2011, My Photo Stream is a free…

Everything New in iOS 17 Beta 4

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Apple has released the fourth beta of the upcoming iOS 17 software release to developers for testing purposes, and like almost all new betas, the operating system brings a number of small tweaks and changes as Apple refines the software ahead of launch. Here’s everything new that we’ve found so far in the fourth beta of iOS 17. NameDrop Toggle In the AirDrop menu in Settings, Apple has…

iPhone 15 Pro Max Likely to Start at $1,199 to $1,299, Says Analyst

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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models will likely be more expensive than the current models, according to Tim Long, an analyst at British bank Barclays. Long said this information is based on conversations with supply chain companies in Asia. In a research note this month, obtained by MacRumors, Long said he expects the iPhone 15 Pro to cost up to $100 more than the iPhone 14 Pro, and the…

iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Options Potentially Revealed in iOS 17 Code: Flashlight, Shortcuts, Voice Memos, and More

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Report Delves Into Why Apple and Goldman Sachs Want to Break Up

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The iPad 4 arrived in like-new condition. It’s the same form factor as my old worn out iPad 2 so it perfectly fits the wall mount I had made in order to display temp and specific gravity of the beers in my fermenter. Although it’s older technology it is perfect for my single application at a very economical price!

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Quality of the tablet and service was great! The best ever! BUT! I did not know that there are no longer any software updates so we cannot download any applications to add to the tablet. The only thing you can basically use it for is for basic functionality and web browsing. There should have been a warning of some sort stating this, i would have brought a more modern one instead of wasting my money on the 4th generation tablet.

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Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2023

Arrived early (which was very helpful since I traveled internationally the next week). Excellent quality (which was helpful because this Ipad was a gift). Reasonable price.

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Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2023

The iPad hasn’t been used yet it’s a gift for a birthday but it is in great condition. The only issue is the charger doesn’t charge the iPad fast at all.

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The iPad hasn’t been used yet it’s a gift for a birthday but it is in great condition. The only issue is the charger doesn’t charger doesn’t work at all.

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The third generation of Apple’s tablet was just one-year-old when Cupertino decided to retire it in favor of the fourth-generation iPad, or the IPad 4. The first noticeable change is that the model left the old 30-pin connector to embrace the new Lightning. The second major change was the addition of the new A6x chip, which, according to Apple, doubled the speed of the A4 and improved that of the iPhone 5. The antenna system was also reworked to improve connectivity.
The Apple IPad 4 is 241.20mm wide, 185.70mm high and 9.40mm thick. Equally remarkable is its weight, 662 g. The Apple iPad 4 has a 9.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 2048×1536 resolution and a pixel density of 264 dpi.
The device works with a 2-core CPU Swift that reaches a clock speed of 1.40 GHz. In the memory section, it has 1 GB of RAM and the model is offered in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, a number that changes how the user experiences apps and data.
The iPad 4, also called the fourth-generation iPad or simply the Retina Display, is the second generation of Apple’s Retina Display tablet released by Apple in 2012, it is also identified as the iPad 3. 4, which identifies it as a new model with minor hardware renovations.
The iPad 4 has an aluminum unidoby enclosure, it’s design is based on rounded edges, metal buttons, and black, white and silver colors. The IPad 4 price starts at USD 170.

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90,000 Apple iPad 4th generation. Differences, prices and features

In the small town of San Jose, California, with a population of just under a million people, on October 23, 2012, a presentation by Apple took place, at which new mobile devices were presented to the world, among which new tablets appeared: iPad Mini and iPad 4 . Of course, the new Mini line got the most attention, which is why some people didn’t even notice the arrival of the big 4th generation iPad.

On Apple’s official website, the fourth-generation tablet was called “ iPad with Retina display “, Californians for some reason avoid the simple and sonorous name iPad 4. A similar situation was with the predecessor of the iPad 3, which was referred to as “ The New iPad “. Along with the release of the fourth-generation Apple tablet, the third iPad dropped out of the Apple Store, and sales of the iPad 2 continue. We will not delve into the specifics of the work of Apple’s marketers and go directly to the review of the fourth iPad.

Characteristics of iPad 4 and difference from iPad 3
The first thing you notice when you get acquainted with the new product is the hardware stuffing. Appearance, of course, also matters, but in the case of Apple tablets, the differences in design are minor. And if we talk about the difference between the third and fourth iPad, then there is simply none, except for the new Lightning connector, which was first used in the iPhone 5. The new interface is nothing more than a replacement for the usual 30-pin connector for charging the device, connecting accessories and sync with PC. It was also received by the latest iPod Touch and iPad Mini.

Insanely Simple, author of Apple’s success story, Ken Segall, wrote in one of his articles that the retirement of the 30-pin connector was necessary not only for brand owners, but also for consumers. Selling devices with an outdated interface on the eve of the Christmas holidays, in his opinion, is not advisable. A 30-pin to new Lightning adapter is available at the Apple Store for $30.

Now let’s take a look at the key differences between the iPad 3 and iPad 4 (let’s call them that for ease of reference). The fourth iPad received a more powerful dual-core processor Apple A6X, whose frequency is 1.4 GHz. The graphics accelerator, in turn, contains 4 cores and has a performance of 76 GFLOPS.

The next difference, you guessed it, is the new Lightning connector. The 4G module has also undergone modernization – it received extended support for LTE, which will increase the speed of Internet access via a cellular network. Unfortunately, networks of this kind are far from being everywhere; in the countries of Eastern Europe, for example, they are known only by hearsay. For some reason, they didn’t equip the 4th generation of “large” tablets with new Nano-SIMs, leaving support for Micro-SIM cards. Unlike its predecessor, the new 4th generation iPad comes preloaded with Apple iOS 6.0.1.

Speaking about the new Apple A6X processor, I would like to note that it has a hardware image processing technology – this will speed up the built-in camera (its resolution is 5 megapixels) and improve the quality of images. The iSight front camera in the fourth iPad has a resolution of 1.2 MP – it can now shoot 720p video.

The Wi-Fi module received support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, which will improve compatibility with new models of routers.

In other respects, the iPad 4 literally copies its predecessor: here is the same Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a glass and aluminum case with a black or white frame around the display, the built-in storage capacity leaves: 16, 32 and 64Gb. The possibility of expanding the built-in memory is still missing. The dimensions and weight of the 4th iPad (652 g) are exactly the same as the parameters of the 3rd generation tablet: 241. 2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm.

Witty observers call Apple’s latest line updates not revolutionary, but evolutionary. It is difficult to disagree with them, since the new products of Californians are only gradually being improved and are perceived quite calmly.

The iPad 4 is no exception. It is endowed with an excellent display, high-quality workmanship and a powerful filling that far exceeds the needs of a typical consumer. At the same time, it does not contain anything revolutionary, moreover, the main competitor, Google, recently introduced its Nexus 10 tablet, the display resolution of which is 2560 x 1600 pixels, which is slightly larger than that of the iPad 3 and 4.

Prices for the iPad 4
In terms of price, it remained at the level of the third iPad: $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, $599 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi version and $699 for the 64 GB Wi-Fi version. Prices for models with 4G LTE were distributed as follows: $629, $729 and $829 for 16, 32 and 64GB versions, respectively.

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iPad 5: what will surprise the new apple tablet? | by Ed Revolver

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There is very little time left to presentation of the next novelty of the iPad 5. Despite the fact that most of the bloggers and journalists and journalists discussing the iPhone, which should also appear on the market, the apple tablet also deserves attention.

Foreign sources are confident that the iPad 5 will be smaller – about 15% thinner and 30% lighter than the iPad 4 generation.

The smaller thickness is due to the use of one, and not two, LED strips, as was the case in previous gadgets. In addition, it is likely that the device will be equipped with an A7X processor, 128 GB of internal memory, a second microphone on the back and an 8 MP camera. The tablet will be able to support wireless charging and respond to gestures. In theory, the iPad 5 will cost $500.


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