Apple announced the 4th-generation iPad today, and it came with some incremental updates compared to the third-gen model, including the new A6X chip, a better camera, and improved WiFi. While some may not see this as a huge update to warrant a completely new generation of the iPad, Apple did add other carriers to the 4G LTE mix.
Apple announced that the 4G LTE in the new fourth-generation iPad will now support the Now Network in the US, as well as KDDI in Japan, both of which are huge carriers that will undoubtedly see more wireless customers purchase the iPad. The tablet now supports over 20 carriers located around the world. Here's the full list:
- Deutsche Telekom
- Koodo Mobile
- SK Telecom
- Virgin Mobile
- Hong Kong Telecom
If you missed the fourth-generation iPad announcement, here's a quick recap of what the new tablet brings. It's got Apple's new A6X chip, which doubles the processor and graphics performance from the previous iPad model. The new iPad also now as a 720p HD front-facing FaceTime camera -- great if you want to look even better for chatting with your friends.
The new iPad also has the new image signal processor that's found in the iPhone 5, and will feature the same Retina display as the third-gen model, which is an insane 2048x1536 resolution. Battery life will remain the same 10 hours as previous models, and the 16GB WiFi-only base model will cost $499, while the 16GB WiFi+4G model will cost $629.