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.