In Short

Apple's 4th generation iPad was announced on October 23, 2012. While the iPad 4 still looks like a 2011 iPad 2, and is almost identical to the early 2012 iPad 3, it has an Apple A6X processor, international LTE networking, and a FaceTime HD camera that combine to make it a small but welcome upgrade.

The iPad 4 was discontinued in the fall of 2013 and replaced by the iPad Air. It returned to the lineup in the spring of 2014 to replace the venerable iPad 2 and is now available at $399/$529 for 16GB.