Fourth-generation iPad announced

Apple has announced the 4th generation iPad. Starting at the same $499 price point of the 3rd generation, the 9.7-inch device has an A6X chip which Apple claims gets double the performance of the A5X. Additionally, the Facetime camera has been updated to Facetime HD, LTE support has been expanded, and it includes the new Lightning connector found on the iPhone 5. Lightning-compatible accessories include a USB adapter, and SD card reader, and HDMI and VGA adapters. Pre-orders start this Friday, October 26th, and the devices will ship on Friday, November 2nd.

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