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Twice as fast with even better battery life

91

Apple's latest iPad is blisteringly quick and offers even better battery life than before. With a beautiful display and a massive app selection, it's the one to get.

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Critic reviews

9.1
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  • Features
    9.1
  • Display
    10
  • Battery life
    8.7
  • Ease of use
    8.9
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Durability
    8.0

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9.2
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9.0
Engadget Oct 30, 2012

Apple's latest iPad is blisteringly quick and offers even better battery life than before. With a beautiful display and a massive app selection, it's the one to get.

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10
PC Mag Nov 9, 2012

The fourth-generation Apple iPad is the only product I have ever personally rated five full stars because it represents the tablet state of the art.

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9.0
TechCrunch Oct 30, 2012

If you were going to get an iPad before, obviously, you’ll want to get this one now. In fact, you don’t even have a choice — Apple has discontinued the third-generation model. The prices remain the same across the board as do all of the other features (WiFi/LTE, Retina display, etc).

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9.0
CNET Oct 30, 2012

The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.

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9.0
Ars Technica Nov 6, 2012

No surprise, Apple doesn't play the race to the bottom game when it comes to pricing, and the company seems to be happy with its performance in that respect. Even at $499 to start, the iPad is still a great value overall.

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9.0
Macworld Nov 8, 2012

This is unquestionably Apple’s most powerful iPad to date, and it handles pretty much anything you can throw at it with aplomb.

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9.0
SlashGear Oct 30, 2012

The incredible, high-resolution screen was already enough to justify the $100 premium over the iPad 2 to our mind; the future-proofing of the speed increase (and the new iPad mini, undercutting the iPad 2 by $70) is simply the coup de grâce.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 6, 2012

The iPad 4 is a powerfull beast of a tablet that builds on the market-leading iPad 3. If you're looking for the best of the best, this is still it. It's a tablet that delivers a superior experience from not only a hardware perspective but also in terms of apps too.

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10
The Telegraph Oct 30, 2012

Anyone buying an iPad for the first time, or upgrading from an iPad 1 or iPad 2, will get their hands on a stunning device with a glorious display and the best range of tablet apps available.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Nov 23, 2012

The new iPad with Retina Display is the best large tablet going with better battery life and performance than both the iPad 3 and the other large tablet competition. It also boasts the best build quality and the most comprehensive selection of truly tablet-oriented apps.

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8.0
drkokandy drkokandy

This is clearly the best iPad ever. I had the original iPad, and compared to that device, everything on this iPad is so snappy and responsive. The retina display is clearer and more beautiful than I had expected. This is my first device with the new Lightning adapter, which seems to be just fine,...

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8.0
mm2 mm2

"The screen smokes the competition" -gdgt Ahem, ahem. Gdgt, it's time for a wake up call. Retina displays really aren't that good . Sure, they look alright, but it's really not fair to idolize them when Samsung and LG are cranking out 400+ PPI screens (The iPad is somewhere around 240, iPad...

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10
DDornerJr DDornerJr

The 4th generation iPad is an outstanding improvement on an already fantastic product. Nothing revolutionary in terms of newness. Though there was no need to completely redefine the iPad.

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9.0
rowilo rowilo

Broke the iPad 2 too many times so I moved onto this one. So far, this feels better than the previous version. It seems faster and sharper. I really hope this is more durable. Have yet to drop it. And yes, there is a protective case this time.

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