Apple launches fourth-generation iPad

Apple has unveiled its newest iPad - along with the expected iPad mini – and it has thus far been dubbed the 'fourth-generation iPad' (hopefully not its official name, but it's looking that way).

The 9.7-inch 'Pad is the successor to the not-so-new 'new iPad' that Apple revealed just March this year, and already comes packing the twice as powerful A6X processor with, said Apple VP Phil Schiller, twice the graphical performance. 'New iPad' owners are shouting their rage on Twitter, and we can hardlies blame them after forking out hundreds of pounds for something that's already been surpassed.

Other new features of the fourth generation iPad include a FaceTime HD camera and double-speed Wi-Fi performance.

Like the iPhone 5, the new-new iPad 4 will come runing iOS 6, naturally, and also has the new Lightning connector, so you'll need an all-new set of accessories. Other than that, it looks exactly like the last two iPads. Apparently the 10-hour battery life of previous iPads has been maintained, despite its faster processor – although this is of course a claimed battery life. We'll let you know the score when our full review hits.

This fourth-gen iPad will support super-fast 4G internet, available through EE at launch. The Wi-Fi only models will be available on Friday, 2 November, in black or white for £399 for the 16GB model, £479 for the 32GB model and £559 for the 64GB model.

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