Quick Note: Apple Replaces Archaic iPad 2 with Fourth Gen Retina iPad
March 18, 2014 8:37 AM
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The fourth generation iPad returns to lineup at Apple
first introduced the iPad 2 just over three years ago
, which makes it quite ancient in today’s fast-paced tech world. However, Apple has continued to sell the device as one of its entry-level tablets with a price tag of $399.
Today, Apple is finally kicking the iPad 2 (with its non-Retina display and older 30-pin dock connector) to the curb in favor of the
fourth generation iPad with Retina Display
. The $399 price and 16GB capacity remain, but you get a faster A6X processor (instead of the older A5), Retina display (obviously) and the Lightning Dock connector.
“Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Apple's Philip Schiller. “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.”
If users prefer to have a cellular connection, you can also opt to add LTE connectivity for an additional $130.
Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+LTE models are currently available from the
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3/18/2014 11:50:42 AM
Hmm. My data shows an iPad2 Wi-Fi at 1.33 lbs, and the iPad4 Wi-Fi as 1.44 lbs, or a difference of 0.11 lbs. Off the top of my head I thought the iPad2 was 1.2 lbs, guess I was wrong.
It's still a noticeable difference in weight from my first gen (1.5 lbs) iPad, which is what I was using as a proxy for an iPad4 (which I've never owned nor extensively used). Both are noticeably heavier than an iPad Air.
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