iPad 3 vs iPad 4: the key differences
3 vs iPad 4: the key differences
iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Camera
The iPad 3 came with a 0.3MP standard
definition offering, whereas the iPad 4 makes full use of the Retina display
for video chatting with a 1.2MP HD camera.
iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Processor
Gearing up from the iPad 2, the iPad 3
comes rocking a dual core A5X processor, with a quad core GPU. However, the
iPad 4 packs Apple's latest A6X processor, which Apple says "doubles the
performance of CPU tasks."
Learn more: iPad 4 more than twice as fast
as iPad 3, benchmarks reveal
iPad 3 vs iPad 4: OS
Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6, was
recently launched alongside the iPhone 5, so unsurprisingly it's also featured
on the iPad 4. The iPad 3 launched with iOS 5.1 but is upgradable to iOS 6.
iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Connectivity
The big difference between the two iPad
generations lies within their connectivity options. The most obvious of these
is the new 8-pin Lightning dock, first announced on the iPhone 5.
Old and new, left to right
This is 80 percent smaller and more durable
than Apple's original 30-pin offering.
The other major difference is that the iPad
4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular version) comes LTE enabled. The iPad 3 did come enabled
with 4G, however,
it couldn't be used in the U.K. But, with the introduction of the iPad 4 Brits can also enjoy super fast mobile
internet when they're out and about.