Apple has announced the 4th-gen iPad today. The new iPad comes with the same 9.7-inch Retina display and 5MP iSight camera, but it now features a A6X processor with twice the graphics performance of the outgoing A5X and the new Lighting port.
Apple is also expanding the iPad’s LTE support, with new compatibility with Sprint’s LTE network in the US and EE’s network in the UK. The iPad’s FaceTime camera has also been updated to an HD unit for improved video conferencing.
Despite the upgraded performance, the 4th-generation iPad is still rated for up to 10 hours of battery life.
The 4th-generation iPad will cost the same as the previous generation, with the Wi-Fi model starting at $499 for a 16GB version and the LTE model costing $629 for a 16GB version. You can pre-order the updated iPad this Friday, with Wi-Fi versions shipping on November 2nd. Apple says that the cellular version will be shipping a few weeks later.