Apple Updates Retina iPad With A6X Chip And Better LTE Support, Calls It “4th Gen iPad” [iPad mini Event]

Apple Updates Retina iPad With A6X Chip And Better LTE Support, Calls It “4th Gen iPad” [iPad mini Event]

“We’re not taking the foot of the gas.”

Phil Schiller just unveiled what the company is calling the “4th gen iPad.” This is essentially an updated version of the third-gen Retina iPad, but for some reason Apple is choosing to give it a new generation name.

The device looks exactly the same, but the internals have been upgraded across the board. Apple has added the A6X chip, more LTE support internationally, and the new Lightning connector. Pricing stays the same. The current Retina iPad will be phased out, and interestingly Apple is keeping the iPad 2 around for a little while longer.

Right after explaining the 4th gen iPad, Apple turned the device around onscreen to reveal the rumored iPad mini. The audience went nuts.

  • Whodakat

    IGZO display with an update to make it a bit thinner and lighter were on my list way before a new processor.

  • PsyDafke

    Typo in the text. You have to change A5X to A6X ;-)

  • easydone101

    IGZO display with an update to make it a bit thinner and lighter were on my list way before a new processor.

    same here

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