iPad 4 Review (New iPad 4 2012 Hands On Review)

Uploaded by duncan33303 on 08.11.2012

Hey guys, this is Austin and today I’m here with a review of the brand new
iPad 4. With new more powerful specs, a Lightning port and upgraded front
facing camera is it worth it? Judging from the tons of comments I got on my
unboxing it’s clear that Apple didn’t do a great job letting people know there
actually is a new iPad. Over on their site the iPad 3 has disappeared, in fact
it’s hard to tell there’s anything new unless you go to the Tech Specs to see
the A6X processor. Take a look at the iPad 4 and you’ll have a hard time telling
it apart from the iPad 3, the only physical difference is a Lighting port on
bottom instead of the older 30-pin connector. In fact the iPad 4 is practically
identical so if you’ve ever seen or owned an iPad 3 you’ll know exactly what
you’re getting here. The 9.7 inch Retina Display is still among the best screens
on any device and the tablet is fairly large and heavy, especially when you
compare it to the iPad mini. The design is mostly carried over from the iPad 2
and compared to the latest crop of Apple devices it feels a bit out of date.
The biggest change here is internal. Powering the iPad 4 is a new Apple A6X
system on a chip. You’ll find a dual core design clocked at 1.4GHz along with
much improved quad core graphics. The iPad 3 was almost a downgrade in
terms of speed but everything is considerably faster with this version. Games
like Need for Speed Most Wanted take full advantage of the Retina Display
and look fantastic. Just going through iOS and surfing the web is faster and
smoother which is a big plus. Put simply, this is what should have shipped in
the iPad 3. There are a few minor changes as the front facing camera has been
upgraded to 1.2 megapixels which is a fair bit better for video chatting. The
cellular version now supports Sprint in the US and LTE on carriers in the UK.
Beyond that, what you have here is a very minor refresh of the iPad 3. Battery
life is the same at around 10 hours, iOS 6 is identical and it works with all the
same apps as every other iPad. It’s as simple as this, if you already own an
iPad 3 there’s really no reason to upgrade. For everyone else, the iPad 4
remains one of the best tablets out there right now. With the iPad mini
however I find it hard to recommend the full sized iPad. The mini feels like a
better tablet in most areas not even considering the nearly $200 price
difference. That said, if you really like the larger size and Retina Display the
iPad 4 is hard to beat. If you enjoyed don’t forget to hit up that Like button
and feel free to check out the unboxing here. Anyway guys I will catch you in
the next one!