Apple has launched its fourth generation ‘iPad with Retina display’ (that’s actually what they’re calling it’. The iPad 4, as more sensible people are calling will cost the same as it processor, while offering additional LTE carriers worldwide; up to double the CPU power and Wi-Fi performance; 10-hour battery life. See Apple announces iPad mini - details.

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On a night where the iPad Mini and the new Retina Macbook Pro stole the show, Apple also managed to update its hugely popular 9.7-inch tablet. The iPad 4, (or iPad with Retina display) has been brought in line with the rest of the new Apple products launched in Autumn this year. Visit Apple announces new, thinner iMac for 2012.

The iPad 4 will still cost the same as previous flagship Apple tablets - £399 for the 16GB model - but the fourth generation iPad will now come with an A6X processor that will offer up to double the CPU performance; a new small lightning connector, additional 4G LTE  carries, the same as found in iPad mini and iPhone 5 (so it will now work in the UK on EE's 1800 MHz frequency); FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras; 10-hour battery life; as well as a 9.7-inch Retina display. Take a look at Apple launches 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models will also be available on Friday, November 2, in black or white for a suggested retail price of £399 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £479 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and £559 inc VAT (£465.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. See also New Mac mini launches today: details.

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