As soon as the iPad 4 landed on my doorstep, I was pretty satisfied with the packaging overall. The simplicity of the box that marked Apple’s standard trademark was never to be mistaken. With its sleek aluminum casing and single home button, no one can mistaken the iPad for anything else.
Performance and Graphics
The iPad 4 takes performance to a whole new level with its A6X dual core chip. I was rather delighted with the multitasking capabilities of the iPad 4. Running a whole bunch of apps together did not produce any noticeable lag whatsoever. As for graphics, the PowerVR SGX 554 quad core chip can handle any graphic hungry app with no problems at all. I have personally downloaded Dead Space 2 from the app store and was able to play it smoothly without any frame rate being compromised.
Display and Operating System
The iPad 4 houses a 9.7 inch Retina display that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. With a pixel density of 264 pixels per square inch (PPI), I could clearly see the clarity involved when I was comparing it with my iPad 2. The new iOS 6 also was very beneficial to me as I could enjoy over 200+ new features.
Camera and Video
The iPad 4 features a 5MP rear camera that somewhat produces excellent quality images in my opinion. The front part features a FaceTime HD camera that actually takes pictures at 720p quality. I was rather impressed by this feature after toying with it for a while. As for video recording, Apple has done it once again with a 1920 x1080p video recording capability at a locked 30 FPS.
Pricing and Availability
For all your eager Apple geeks out there; myself not being an exception, you can obtain the iPad 4 from the guys over at www.imalaysian.com. As for pricing, here is the confirmed price of the iPad 4 in Malaysia.
iPad 4 2G + Wi-Fi
16GB - RM 1499
32GB – RM 1799
64GB – RM 2199
iPad 4 4G + Wi-Fi
16GB – RM 1899
32GB – RM 2199
64GB – RM 2599
The iPad 4 has definitely captured the attention of people out there. For those of you who need to multitask on a daily basis, the iPad 4 would be the best option in the market out there today.