Today, Apple announced an updated version to its full-sized iPad. The new update brings in an updated processor with a faster A6X and a new Lightning connector which was introduced with the iPhone 5 last month. The new processor offers up to two times the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X, while maintaining 10 hours of battery life and the same design as the prior iPad. In addition, the new iPad now supports many new international LTE carriers.
The fourth generation iPad is offered in black and white and starts at $499 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi models and $629 for the 16 GB cellular models.
Pre-orders for the new iPad begin on Friday, October 26 through the Apple Online Store in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The Wi-Fi configurations will begin shipping November 2, with the LTE configurations following two weeks later in the US, and then following in other countries.