updated 02:08 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2012
iPad gets boost at event
At Apple's media event today, the Cupertino company introduced an updated version of its iPad tablet, giving the device a boost in performance as well as compatibility with Apple's new Lightning connector standard. The fourth-generation iPad features an A6X processor which is said to double CPU, graphics, and image processing performance above Apple's A5.
The new iPad also features up to 10 hours of battery life, FaceTime HD with 720p recording and transmission, and cellular LTE connectivity as an option.
Apple says the new iPad features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, with 2.4GHz and 5GHz for the n-band. Apple will also be releasing a number of new Lightning cords for the new iPad, including Lightning to USB, SD, HDMI, and VGA. It will be available in black or white. The 16GB Wi-Fi only model will sell for $499, while the version with Wi-Fi+Cellular will start at $629.