Apple has been fairly busy at its “We’ve got a little more to show you” event at the California Theatre in San Jose tonight.
Just one month on from unveiling the iPhone 5 and new iPods, Apple has lifted the lid on the new Mac mini, the 13in Retina MacBook Pro (want), the new iMacs (want), the iPad mini (I’ll get to that shortly), and – as some predicted – a fourth generation iPad.
The fourth generation iPad arrives seven months on from the “new iPad”, breaking from the established annual routine. While it’s a modest upgrade, it’ll undoubtedly serve as enough of a slap in the face to upset some (sniff).
The headline feature on the fourth generation iPad is the new A6X processor, which Apple claims delivers twice the CPU and twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip found on the third generation iPad.
There’s also a 720p Facetime camera on the front for sexier video calls, enhanced Wi-Fi, and support for additional LTE bands. I’ve just read that the UK’s EE is on the list of official carriers. Good stuff.
Fourth generation iPad price remains the same, so you’re looking at £399 for the 16GB model, all the way up to £659 for 64GB storage and LTE. Oh, and it’s available from November 2 – a week on Friday. EDIT: the cellular models will actually land a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi only units.
And that’s the fourth generation iPad. Thanks for that, Apple. They took all of three minutes to discuss it. Three short minutes and my life is ruined.