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Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular

Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
  • Camera 5MP 1080p
  • Storage 16/32/64 GB
  • Display 9.7" 1536x2048 pixels
  • OS iOS 5.1, up to iOS 9.3.5
  • Battery 11560 mAh Li-Po
Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular
Apple iPad 3rd Generation WiFi Cellular Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • High-resolution Retina display with vibrant colors and sharp visuals
  • Powerful A6X chip and 1GB RAM provide smooth and fast performance
  • Large selection of apps available on the App Store, including many optimized for the iPad
  • Good battery life with up to 10 hours of use
  • Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity options for on-the-go use
  • Decent camera with 5MP resolution and 1080p video recording
  • Sleek and lightweight design with a slim profile
  • Access to Apple's ecosystem of services, including iCloud and iTunes


  • Older device that may not receive software updates in the future
  • Limited storage options, with no expandable storage
  • No water resistance or protection against accidental spills or drops
  • Limited multitasking capabilities compared to newer iPads
  • Expensive compared to other tablets on the market
  • No support for the latest Apple Pencil or Magic Keyboard accessories
  • Limited customization options compared to Android tablets

Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular Specs and Features

The Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular was released in 2012 and was the first iPad to feature the Lightning connector. It has a 9.7-inch Retina display and is powered by an A6X chip. This tablet is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and high-performing device. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from this device:

Design and Display:

The iPad 4th Gen has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It measures 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm and weighs 662g, making it a bit heavier than some of the newer iPad models. It is available in two colors: black and white.

Performance and Storage:

The iPad 4th Gen is powered by an A6X chip with quad-core graphics, which provides speedy performance and is able to handle multiple apps and tasks with ease. The tablet comes with 1GB of RAM and is available in three storage options: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Unfortunately, there is no expandable storage option, so users will have to rely on cloud storage or external hard drives to store their files.

Camera and Battery Life:

The iPad 4th Gen features a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that can capture 1080p HD video. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for FaceTime and selfies. The tablet has a non-removable Li-Po battery that provides up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge.


The iPad 4th Gen originally shipped with iOS 6 and can be upgraded to iOS 10, which provides a user-friendly interface and offers a wide range of features such as split-screen multitasking and Apple Pencil support.

Connectivity and Other Features:

The iPad 4th Gen is available in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + cellular models. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and a Lightning port for charging and data transfer. It also has a 30-pin dock connector, which can be used with older accessories. It has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and can be used for secure authentication and Apple Pay.

Comparison with Other Models:

Compared to the newer iPad models, the iPad 4th Gen has a slower processor and lacks some of the newer features such as Apple Pencil support and the True Tone display. However, it still provides a reliable and high-performing user experience.

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad 4th Generation WiFi + Cellular tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 Apple A6X
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 9.7″ 1536×2048 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: PowerVR SGX554MP4
  • Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 11560 mAh Li-Po
  • Colours: Black, White


In conclusion, the Apple iPad 4th Generation Wi-Fi + Cellular is a great choice for anyone who wants a reliable and high-performing tablet with decent specs and features. It offers a beautiful display, speedy performance, and a long-lasting battery. However, its lack of expandable storage may be a deal breaker for some users, and its slightly heavier weight may be a consideration for those who want a more lightweight device.

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A1459, A1460, iPad3,5, iPad3,6
Also known as Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G, Apple iPad with Retina display, Apple iPad (4th generation)
Announced 07 March, 2012
Released 16 March, 2012
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPad 2
Successor iPad (4th generation)
Generation 3rd


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 241.2 mm (millimeters)
24.12 cm (centimeters)
0.791 ft (feet)
9.496 in (inches)
Height 185.7 mm (millimeters)
18.57 cm (centimeters)
0.609 ft (feet)
7.311 in (inches)
Thickness 9.4 mm (millimeters)
0.94 cm (centimeters)
0.031 ft (feet)
0.37 in (inches)
Volume 421.03 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
25.57 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 62 g (grams)
1.46 lbs (pounds)
23.35 oz (ounces)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Colors Black


SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Micro SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
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Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Size 9.7 inch
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16777216 colors
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~65.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 264 PPI density
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video File Formats H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker

Rear/Main Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Main cameras 5 MP, AF
Aperture f/2.4
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.3 mm (millimeters)
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Touch focus
Face detection

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 2.18 mm (millimeters)
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 10.3
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iOS


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A6X PL5598
SoC Process Technology 32 nm (nanometers)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 1.4 GHz
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1400 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 1024 KB (kilobytes)
1 MB (megabytes)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)
GPU cores 4
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64/128 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor


Bluetooth Version 4.0
Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery or Power

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 11560 mAh battery (42.5 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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