iPad 4th generation discussion thread

10-24-2012, 09:02 AM
#1
iPad 4th generation discussion thread

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Talk about:
Ipad 4
iPad 4 games and apps
iPad 4 new processor
Getting an ipad 4

Do not cuss or argue
Do not talk about the ipad mini (unless comparing models)
Try and stay on topic


I like the new A6x processor, it will be able to have full retina AND full framerate.

Last edited by Infernado; 10-24-2012 at 09:05 AM.
10-24-2012, 09:07 AM
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*want*

That is all. I'm hoping that the specs will put an end to the upscaling that the iPad 3rd gen has to do and will work better and faster. Looks like this might be my first iPad.



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10-24-2012, 12:36 PM
#3
It's what the 3rd generation iPad should have been.

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10-24-2012, 01:01 PM
#4
I'm getting one for sure. Will be pre-ordering in about 37 hours. As I said in the mini thread, I'm still rocking a 1st gen iPad, and had planned to get the 4th gen since the 3rd gen was released. All this does is allow me to get it now rather than next spring.

Moving from a 1st gen to the 4th gen will be a huge bump, I'm sure. I've played around with my gf's iPhone5, and I know how screaming fast that thing is with the A6, compared to even my 4s. Can't wait to have a 10" retina screen also. I'm sure it's going to be an incredible upgrade over my 1st gen, which is getting to the point where it's hit or miss with whether an app will run on it at all, let alone smoothly.
10-24-2012, 01:07 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by gwet17 View Post
It's what the 3rd generation iPad should have been.
Yeah, it really is. Seems like they pushed the 3rd gen out with limited new features, knowing that they'd need to hold some back if they were to make their release restructuring work.

It will be interesting to see what they do going forwards, whether they go to a 6 month release period and do two updates a year, or if they just move the iPad's release date back to fall from here on.
10-24-2012, 02:15 PM
#6
I don't like the new iPad at all. It's very un-apple like. It's gotten thicker and heavier over the last 2 generations. Feel like a complete redesign is coming, something that's going to be constructed very similarly like the new iPad mini and iPhone 5.

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10-24-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Fireball926 View Post
I don't like the new iPad at all. It's very un-apple like. It's gotten thicker and heavier over the last 2 generations. Feel like a complete redesign is coming, something that's going to be constructed very similarly like the new iPad mini and iPhone 5.
The 4th gen iPad is only thicker than the iPad2 by 0.6mm, that's not very much. While it has gotten a bit heavier than iPad2 (by 0.11lbs/51 grams), it's still pretty negligible considering how much weight the retina screen and larger battery add. I don't know about you, but to me those improvements are well worth the cost of a minimal amount of extra weight and virtually unnoticeable amount of extra thickness. Also, the 4th gen is still 2mm thinner and either 28g or 68 grams (depending on wi-fi or cellular) than the original iPad.

That said, you might be right about an overhaul, we'll just have to wait and see.
10-24-2012, 04:20 PM
#8
A significantly lighter full size iPad would be awesome, at least as long as it retains the build-quality/strength. Maybe a tall order, but I'm sure they'll knock some weight off of it with each full redesign.

The much lighter weight of the iPad mini is appealing. I would like to try it out at the Apple store. I wouldn't want my board games and such to appear too small. I mean there are games I really can't play on my iPhone because they are too small on there. Some games even feel cramped on a full size iPad. Hopefully the 7.9" screen manages to still be usable for them.
10-24-2012, 04:30 PM
#9
The difference in weight and size between the iPad 2 and 3 is seriously negligible and only noticeable the first time you pick up the device. It's worth it though, as the Retina Display makes the iPad 2 look like a complete piece of shit comparatively.

I'm pretty excited for the iPad mini though, mostly because I want to see what the smaller-sized but lower-resolution screen is going to look like.
10-24-2012, 04:38 PM
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Any news on the RAM in this thing? I really hate that Apple for some weird reason never discloses how much ram their products got.

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