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iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 (Rumored)

Which Apple tablet is a better purchase, the iPad 4 or upcoming iPad 5? The fifth-generation device is expected to release in just a few short days with Apple all but confirmed to be hosting an October 22nd launch event. Many users just could not wait on discovering how much the iPad 5 has improved from its older version of the iPad 4, let’s look at a tablet evaluation, comparing the iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 to see if the revamped tablet is worth the upgrade.


iPad 5 vs iPad 5: Design

The iPad 5 is most likely to have a great deal of change for its design just like the new iPhones. This gives it a edgy point against the iPad 4 which remained with a similar design as the iPad 3. It was still at 9.4mm size. On the other hand, iPad 5 leaks show that it may have a brand new material of anodized aluminium like the iPhone 5s. It is also perceived to be out thinner and lighter to make it a more convenient tablet than that of the 4th gen.

iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 Display

The iPad 3 ushered in the era of the 9.7-inch Retina Display, a display that the iPad 4 had on board as well. At the moment, there is nothing to suggest that the iPad 5 will feature anything other than a 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch. That’s not a bad thing though as the iPad’s Retina Display is still fantastic for viewing content.

iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 Performance

Overall, the iPad 5 rumours strengthen the fact that it will turn out way better than the iPad 4 in terms of performing faster and more effectively. This is all because of the leaks that the newest tablet will have the A7 processor, while the 4th generation iPad only has the A6X chip. Better camera features at 8MP compared to iPad 4’s 5MP makes the new Apple tablet a sure winner. What more if it comes true that it will also have the fingerprint sensor ID just like that of the iPhone 5s?

iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 Wireless Connectivity & Camera

The iPad 4 features 4G connectivity, though the iPad 5 is reported to get a boost in 4G-connectivity. This coupled with a more powerful A7X-processor makes for a speedier new tablet. Other reports also believe the upcoming device will get a camera upgrade. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 could include an 8MP rear camera and larger aperture. The iPad 4 sports a 5MP rear shooter, so if this speculation holds true the new tablet is in for a serious camera upgrade.

iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 Software

Last month, Apple updated several of its older devices with iOS 7, the company’s latest iOS update, and one that overhauls the look of the company’s mobile operating system. It also comes with a number of new features for iPhone and iPad owners. The iPad 4 was fortunate enough to not only get the update, but also receive most of the features on board. The only feature that it’s missing are the filters found inside of the camera application.The iPad 5 will be most certainly be running iOS 7 out of the box as new Apple products typically run the latest version of iOS when they first arrive. In other words, there is a zero percent chance that iOS 6 will be on board. There is a chance that the software on board the iPad 5 could be different than the software on the iPad 4 though.

iPad 5 vs iPad 5: Price

We all still need to wait for Apple’s Oct 22 event before we can compare the prices of these two tablets. However, for now, we can base it with Apple staying consistent with their $499 base price for their iPads, even along its upgrades. Hence, it can shock everyone if the tech giant will have a sudden change on its price.Apple prices typically don’t fluctuate which means that a starting price tag of $499 is likely. That means, that those who don’t want to break the bank will certainly want to take a closer look at the iPad 4. It may not have the portability or the new processor, but it will be cheaper and powerful enough for most people.