The iPad with Retina display is Apple’s fourth generation tablet PC.
The new iPad 4 has all the same basic features and specs as the third-generation iPad. There’s only one visual change to the design which now features the 8-pin Lightning connector instead of the traditional 30-pin dock connector, but this fourth-generation model is significantly faster than its predecessor in every way.
The iPad 4 is only upgraded in one major area, but it’s quite an upgrade. Its A6X chip features a 1.4GHz dual core processor, along with quad core graphics. Apple promised over twice the performance of the 3rd-generation iPad.
The Apple iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad are now available to buy, in Wi-Fi-only configurations, in 34 countries and territories. They will be available in the U.S., 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 U.K.
As if to celebrate the release of its two newest tablets, Apple has also started rolling out a software update for all of its most recent iDevices, that will make them run iOS 6.0.1. But the launch of long-awaited devices brought small crowd. Instead of inspiring a large crowd of techies to wait in line all night, the company could barely muster a crowd of 20 people.