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iPad
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The fourth-generation iPad
Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Units sold 3 million iPad Minis and fourth generation iPads were shipped in the first weekend of sale
Operating system Original: iOS 6.0
Current: iOS 8.1.1, released November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Power Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
11,560 mAh 3.7 V 43 W⋅h (150 kJ)
System-on-chip used Apple A6X
CPU 1.4 GHz dual core Apple Swift
Memory 1 GB DDR2 RAM
Storage 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB flash memory (32, 64, and 128 GB discontinued)
Display 9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px color IPS LCD display at (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Graphics Quad-core PowerVR SGX554MP4
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Connectivity
Wi-Fi:
802.11 a/b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Bluetooth 4.0

GSM:
UMTS / HSDPA
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA:
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A
800, 1900 MHz
GSM:
LTE
700, 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz
UMTS / HSDPA/HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA:
LTE
700 MHz
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A
800, 1900 MHz
UMTS / HSDPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions 9.50 in (241 mm) (height)
7.31 in (186 mm) (width)
0.37 in (9.4 mm) (depth)
Weight Wi-Fi: 652 g
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 662 g
Predecessor iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
Successor iPad Air
Website www.apple.com/ipad

The fourth generation iPad (sold as iPad with Retina display, sometimes called the iPad 4) is a tablet computer that is made and sold by Apple Inc. The fourth generation iPad kept the same Retina display as the last generation, but added some new features such as the Apple A6X chip, and the Lightning connector, which replaced the 30-pin dock connector. It was shipped with iOS 6, but can run the latest version of iOS, which is iOS 8.

History

The fourth generation iPad was announced on October 16, 2012 at a media event that was held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. It was available for pre-order online in several countries on October 26. The Wi-Fi version of the device went on sale in several countries on November 2, 2012. The cellular model went on sale a few weeks later.

On January 29, 2013, Apple announced a 128 GB version of the 4th generation iPad. It went on sale on February 5, 2013.

After the iPad Air was announced on October 22, 2013, the 4th generation iPad was discontinued. It was brought back on March 18, 2014, after the iPad 2 was discontinued.

Features

Software

See also: iOS, iOS 6, and iOS 7

The fourth generation iPad shipped with iOS 6.1. It can act as a hotspot, meaning that it can share its internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB. It can also access the App Store, where users can buy and install applications for their device.