Apple Surprises iPad3 Buyers by Releasing iPad4 After only Six Months

In a move that will be sure to irritate recent iPad3 purchasers, today Apple made a surprise announcement that it was introducing the iPad 4th Generation only six months after releasing the iPad3.  This newest iPad has  a new A6X processor, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, a 720p HD Video, 1.2 mp front camera  and a 5 mp rear camera, along with the new image processor found in the iPhone 5.   As with all the new models, the iPad4 has the reversible Lightning port that debuted on the iPhone5, and will be available in both black and white.  Pricing stays the same as the iPad3 with a 16GB WiFi version for $499 and a 16GB model with cellular data  capability going for $629.  iPad3 will presumably be discounted and iPad2 phased out.

Apple also announced the iPad mini.  My first impression was why?  The mini will have the A5 processor and a display that is not is good as rival Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.

Glad I waited to replace my iPad2.



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