Apple today announced the fourth generation iPad. The iPad 4 comes with a A6X chip “that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip“, a FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance and support for additional LTE carriers worldwide with 10 hours of battery life. It also supports the Lightning connector that is smaller and more durable than the 30-pin connector. It is basicly an iPad 3 on steroids.
The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models will be available on Friday, November 2, in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.
Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.
Pre-order for the fourth generation iPad begin on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.