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So when will ipad 4 be released and what price?

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rainbowriver Tue 06-Nov-12 11:55:42

If it is out before Christmas I might go for that rather than the mini


NetworkGuy Tue 06-Nov-12 13:29:15

According to Geeky Gadgets (nothing to do with me!) posted "Friday 2nd November 2012 8:51 am" :-

"The iPad 4 features the same Retina Display as the iPad 3, but it now comes with a faster A6X processor and also Apple’s new lightning dock connector, it is available from today in Apple’ stores in the UK, US and other countries."
(my bolding on the above)

Probably best to call 0800 048 0408 (from the Apple web site)

If they tell you a date, or that you can buy it now, please let us know.
(Personally could not afford one, but worth getting clarity on availability for the next person who asks the same!) TIA

rainbowriver Tue 06-Nov-12 16:21:12

Yes I phoned apple and the man said he knows the mini is out but doesn't know about the ipad 4.

I though being from Apple he would know for sure!


NetworkGuy Tue 06-Nov-12 20:06:52

Thanks. Maybe an Apple Store (if there is one near you) would be more solid with 'Yes, come buy one' or 'Due in from xx November' (?)

rainbowriver Tue 06-Nov-12 20:17:55

We don't have one near us.

Never mind, will keep an eye out.

NetworkGuy Wed 07-Nov-12 10:15:32

Probably worth a phone call to whichever is nearest, as you will still be wanting to know whether it could be bought before Christmas, and the 0800 chap was too vague to be useful on that score!

Hint: you'd also be helping others on MN who are considering it too!

12thmonkey Thu 08-Nov-12 14:25:21

the ipad 4 was released 4 days before the start of this thread.

NetworkGuy Thu 08-Nov-12 15:52:22

Released, in UK ? I suppose if you can see the spec says it's the A6X processor inside, it might prove it's the newest, but the fools at Apple have called 3rd and 4th versions 'New iPad' without anything easy to clarify which is which.

Some stores will still sell the iPad 3 at same price as newest iPad, whereas Apple reduced price I think, so not obvious from price in other stores. Someone asked about a web site showing 'new iPad' and 'iPad 3' at same prices, and I suggested they were the same devices. Maybe I was wrong and the web site was taking advantage.

NetworkGuy Thu 08-Nov-12 16:01:48

query over why they brought out the newer model on Ars Technica

rainbowriver Thu 08-Nov-12 20:08:15

Apparantly they have recalled all the ipad 3 now!

NetworkGuy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:27:29

It's something of a shock that when you rang Apple you didn't get a prompt and clear answer! Maybe he was flummoxed by you calling it iPad 4 ?

NatashaBee Thu 08-Nov-12 21:30:11

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