Just as the iPad mini reviews a started coming in, the 4th Generation iPad reviews started coming in, albeit far fewer and far less exciting. This is, after all, a 4th Generation update that as MG Siegler said is more like the iPad 3S than 4.
According to Mac Rumors, some retailers are receiving stock to get ready for Friday’s launch. This, actually, doesn’t surprise me. When I was working for an Apple retailer and the 3rd gen iPad came out, we received stock a couple days beforehand as well.
Google has also unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10, along with Nexus 4 smartphone.
The Nexus 10 is manufactured in partnership with Samsung. It comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution, a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.
The entry-level 16GB iPad mini is sold out for launch day on Apple’s U.S. online store.
The shipping estimates for the 16GB iPad mini-orders (Wi-Fi only model) has slipped to two weeks in less than 48 hours after iPad mini pre-orders went live.
The 3rd generation iPad came with a built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, compared to iPad’s 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It was a whopping 70% increase in the capacity of the battery.
Apple engineers were forced to pack a significantly larger battery in the iPad 3, which came with a faster dual-core processor, Retina Display and support for 4G LTE networks, to offer the 10-hour battery life.
Apple surprised a lot of us during its Special Event yesterday, when it announced a whole new fourth generation iPad as opposed to the tweaked third generation iPad we all were expecting.
While the fourth generation iPad retains the same size, weight and design as its predecessor, it comes with a number of tweaks and changes, the most notable of which is of course Apple’s all new A6X chip.
I’ve tried lots and lots and lots stylii (styluses?) over the years. From some of the original Pogo Sketch models (which I still keep as backup) to the new brush-like models like the BRVSH and I have had some favs (like the Pogo Sketch Pro, which I wore out—or my nephew chewed through), but all of them have been lacking a bit. Some don’t have the right heft, some don’t have a pen clip, others don’t have tips that aren’t precise or responsive, essentially I was still seeking the best yet. When I saw the HAND Stylus on Kickstarter I backed it right away. A retractible nib that even rotates a little bit as you retract it so the tip wears evenly. Precision-made aluminum body like a good mechanical pencil. Pen clip that works with the iPad Smart Cover. It seemed perfect. It took a long, long while to get to me, but it was certainly worth the wait.
Apple released a tweaked version of the third generation iPad at its media event in San Jose, California. Contrary to expectations though, Apple surprised us by calling it the fourth generation iPad, rather than calling it an incremental upgrade.
The 4th generation iPad looks exactly like the iPad 3 (new iPad), but it comes with a number of improvements such as Apple’s new faster A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera, expanded LTE support and more.