Apple iPad (Gen 4) Tablet Review
The fourth iPad is here, and is extremely similar to the previous version.
After kicking the tires on the fourth iteration of the iPad, it's easy to see that although it's an incremental update, the newest iPad is the best one of the bunch. Not only does the new processor make the experience much more rewarding, but the lightning dock connector saves a bunch of hassle when trying to jam your cable into the tablet.
While the battery tests revealed only a middling performance if anything bad is to be said about the Apple iPad (4th Gen.), it's going to be about iOS 6, and not necessarily about the unit itself. In Apple's crusade to lock down many of the functions once filled by Google services and other providers, it has shot itself in the foot with a 10-guage shotgun. Maps are terrible, iOS still doesn't have app-agnostic controls, and many parts of the control scheme are now starting to show their age.
It should be noted that the iPad is still king in many respects, as not much has changed with the new update: everything that scored well last time is still fantastic. If it sounds like we're down on this version of the iPad, we're not, but where other manufacturers and developers are innovating quickly, Apple seems to be content in the short term with only incremental updates.
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