iPad (Fourth Generation)

by Sean P. Aune | November 7, 2012

The fourth generation iPad was announced without much fanfare at an Apple event held on Oct. 23, 2012. The upgrades from the New iPad were modest and were limited primarily to changing over from the well known 30-pin connector to the Lightning connector and an upgrade to the A6X processor.

Apple - iPad (Fourth Generation)
Display Size 9.7-inch, 1536 x 2048 pixel display (264 ppi)
Resolution X 1536
Resolution Y 2048
Display Type LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
Resolution Specs N/A
Operating System iOS
Processor Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics
RAM 1GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No
External Storage Specs N/A
Camera N/A
Audio N/A
Input Output N/A
Main Camera (Back) 5MP iSight Camera
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera
Networks
  • Model A1459: GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model A1459: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Model A1459: LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • Model A1460: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Model A1460: GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model A1460: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Model A1460: LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
Networks N/A
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
NFC No
Connectivity
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS (Cellular models)
  • Cellular (Cellular models)
Height 9.5 inches (24.13 cm)
Width 7.31 inches (18.57 cm)
Depth 0.37 inches (9.4 mm)
Weight 23.04 oz (653 g)
Colors Black, White
Supported Audio Formats 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
Supported Video Formats 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
Other Features N/A
In The Box N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...