by Chris Smith, 1 year ago
Microsoft on Monday unveiled its first tablets ever, a Windows 8 and a Windows RT machine that are both going to be known henceforward as Microsoft Surface. The name seems awfully familiar not only because…
Today’s Apple event was supposed to be about the iPad mini – as well as new Mac products – and we certainly did not expect the company to unveil the iPad 4 already. Sure, there were plenty of fourth-generation iPad-related reports out there, but we only thought Apple would update its iPad 3 and launch a full-fledged iPad 4 next year.
The iPad 4 is going to essentially be similar to the current iPad 3 – and yes, they’ll call it the “new iPad.” But there are some changes that you should be aware of, so here’s what’s new:
The iPad 4 will be available in the same configurations as the previous generation, with prices starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version and at $629 for the 16GB Cellular + Wi-Fi version. The Wi-Fi version can be pre-ordered today and will ship on November 2, while the Cellular + Wi-Fi model will ship two weeks later. All models can be pre-ordered starting with October 26.
Apple is also keeping around the second-generation iPad, which is available in a 16GB capacity only priced at $399 or $529, depending on pricing.