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Review on Apple iPad 4 (128GB WiFi + Cellular)
I brought an Apple iPad 4 with retina display in September 2013 this year from Littlewoods for £829. I decided not to purchase the two year service guarantee that was available for £75 or the three year protection that was available for £150, as I decided to purchase the guarantee after the one year warranty has expired. This particular version of Apple iPad 4 uses Cellular Technology (3G and 4G). This means that it has mobile data capability and you can insert a micro-sim obtained with a data plan to access the internet. The data plan that I am currently using is with 02 for 2GB costing about £15 a month (30 days recurring). The cellular technology feature also means that you can access fast networks around the world such as HSPA and HSPA+. I have not tried accessing the HSPA and HSPA+ network yet. The memory storage is 128GB which is more than enough for me! The processor of the Apple iPad 4 is dual-core Apple A6X. I have noticed that the speed of the Apple iPad 4 is very very fast (twice as fast as my old Apple iPad) and its most probably because of this processor!
Preloaded Software and Apps
The Apple iPad 4 has a lot of preloaded software which includes clock, mail, notes, contacts, messages, camera, facetime tomake calls, photobooth, safari, videos, photos, appstore, maps, game center, ibooks, itunes, newstand, siri (a talking Apple iPad assistant), icloud calendar, reminders and music. I was able to download a lot of good apps for my daughter to use. I upgraded the Apple iPad 4 to IOS 7 recently and this has improved the speed immensely and the touch screen has become more responsive. Since,I have upgraded it, I have also noticed that the display of icons is more animative and that the icons move like optical illusions when you tilt the screen of the Apple iPad 4
There is a notification centre in which you can choose the setting for today's view to include today's summary, calendar day view, reminders and tomorrow's summary. The control centre enables you to change the settings for accessing the control centre on the lock screen or to access it within apps. There is also a do not disturb option which can be quite handy when you don't want to be disturbed by facetime calls. The moon icon will appear in the status bar and any incoming facetime calls and alerts will be silenced.
Protecting and storage of the Apple iPad 4
I brought a black plastic shield cover for the Apple iPad 4 with retina display from Poundland for £1 and this cover slips on to the back of the Apple iPad 4 easily and is a perfect fit. This has protected the silver back of the IPad from getting any scratches. The maximum storage temperature of the iPad 4 is 45 degrees and the minimum storage temperature is -20 degrees. I tend to use my Apple iPad 4 at room temperature buts it is good to know that I can use it in the snow or in the scorching heat! I have been informed that the manufacturer's warranty is one year and that technical support and phone consulting is available for a year. The battery which is made of lithium polymer, has a run time of up to ten hours. The web browsing time over the cellular data network can last up to 9 hours.
I would definitely recommend that you buy the Apple iPad 4 with retina display as it so good a taking pictures and it is very portable. I hope you enjoyed reading the review I have written about Apple iPad 4. I will be posting this review on ciao and dooyoo.
Pick up the iPad with Retina display and suddenly, it's clear. You're actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. That's because the fundamental elements of iPad - the display, the processor, the cameras, the wireless connection - all work together to create the best possible experience. And they make iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined.
The A6X chip inside iPad is the most powerful mobile chip yet. It delivers up to twice the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X chip. And it makes iPad feel faster and even more responsive. Apps launch instantly and run smoothly. Graphics-intensive games are fluid and lifelike on the gorgeous Retina display. And with improved image signal processing built into the A6X chip, the photos and videos you take with the 5-megapixel iSight camera look sharper and even more Retina worthy.
FaceTime on iPad puts you face-to-face - even when you're miles apart. You can make a video call over Wi-Fi, so if you're out and about, your friends and family are never out of the loop. And now with the FaceTime HD camera, everyone can get an even better view of you and what's around you. You can also use it for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video.
If you want to connect to the Internet even when you don't have access to Wi-Fi, choose iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular. It now supports even more ultrafast cellular networks around the world - including LTE wireless networks and other advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. So you can download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds - without a contract or long-term commitment.
|Product Description:||Apple iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular - 4th generation - tablet - 128 GB - 9.7" - 3G, 4G|
|Display:||9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight - 2048 x 1536 ( 264 ppi ) - Multi-Touch|
|Processor:||Apple A6X ( Dual-Core )|
|Cellular Technology:||3G, 4G|
|Cellular Protocols:||GSM, UMTS, EDGE, CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE, DC-HSDPA, CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. B|
|Wireless Connectivity:||802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Camera:||5 Megapixel rear + 1.2 Megapixel front|
|HD Video Recording:||1080p|
|Battery Run Time:||Up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||18.57 cm x 0.94 cm x 24.12 cm|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|