Apple iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB* Specs
Identifers: iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM) - MD522LL/A* - A1460 - 2606* - iPad3,6
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Like all earlier iPad models, the iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular - Verizon/Sprint - CDMA/LTE 1, 3, 5, 13, 25, A-GPS, A1460) -- which some may choose to call the "iPad 4" and Apple formally called the "iPad with Retina Display" in marketing materials -- is a tablet computer for the web, e-mail, photos, video, music, gaming and more.
The iPad 4th Gen models share essentially the same housing as the iPad 3rd Gen models before them, except that the iPad 4th Gen is equipped with a Lightning port (rather than the older Dock Connector port), and internally has a faster processor, faster Wi-Fi, and a better camera. This specific A1460 model also has support for A-GPS and GLONASS, CDMA EV-DO, GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, and LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 13, and 25. In the US, it is intended to run on the Verizon or Sprint network.
All iPad 4th Gen models feature a 9.7-inch 2048x1536 (264 ppi) multitouch glossy LED-backlit "retina" display, a dual-core 1.4 GHz Apple A6X "system on a chip" with quad core graphics, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash memory storage, dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 5 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel "FaceTime HD" camera capable of shooting stills and 720p video, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and more.
The battery life of this iPad 4th Gen model is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and 9 hours "surfing the web using cellular data."
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||October 23, 2012*
||October 16, 2014**
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*This model was introduced on October 23, 2012 and shipped on November 2, 2012. On January 29, 2013, Apple introduced a 128 GB configuration and this larger capacity model shipped starting February 5, 2013.
**On October 22, 2013, Apple discontinued all iPad 4th Gen models until March 18, 2014, when it reintroduced a 16 GB configuration. This final configuration was discontinued on October 16, 2014.
Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2012.
||1 (2 Cores)
||Geekbench 2 (32):
||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):
||Geekbench 3 (32):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):
||Geekbench 3 (64):
||The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 64-bit mode for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
||*The iPad 4th Gen models use a "dual core Apple A6X [processor] with quad-core graphics." Apple does not specify a clockspeed, but the third-party Geekbench software program determined it has a 1.4 GHz processor.
Also see: How does the performance of the iPad 4th Gen compare to the iPad 3rd Gen and earlier iPad models?
||16, 32, 64, 128 GB*
||*Apple released no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM although software and hardware analysis has determined it has 1 GB of RAM.
||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
||Sync & Charge (Lightning)
||The iPad 4th Gen does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer, although third-party software -- like that from site sponsor TouchCopy -- is available.
||iPad 4th Gen
||Black or White/Silver*
||*The iPad 4th Gen models have a black-trimmed or white-trimmed "glossy" glass front and a silver aluminum back.
||2048x1536 (264 ppi)
||*The iPad 4th Gen models have a 9.7" IPS LED-backlit 2048 by 1536 "retina" display (264 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) coating. They also provide video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."
||*All iPad 4th Gen configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (dual band/dual stream).
||*This A1460 iPad 4th Gen model supports cellular data connectivity via Verizon or Sprint in the US. Specifically, it supports 4G LTE (bands 1, 3, 5, 13, and 25), as well as CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz).**The iPad 4th Gen has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has a 5 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio). The front mounted "FaceTime HD" camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network, has a 1.2 megapixel sensor and takes videos up to 720p.
||Lithium Polymer (42.5 Whr)
||Battery Life (Music):
||*Apple estimates that this iPad 4th Gen provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and 9 hours "surfing the web using cellular data."
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPad.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells replacement batteries -- as well as glass covers, displays, and other parts and repair tools -- for this iPad.
|Battery Life (Voice):
||Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad 4th Gen.
|Apple Order No:
||iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)
||*MD522LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration in black for Verizon. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in black, also for Verizon, are MD523LL/A and MD524LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations in white, for Verizon, are MD525LL/A, MD526LL/A, and MD527LL/A, respectively. The 16 GB, 32, GB, and 64 GB configurations in black, for Sprint, are ME195LL/A, ME196LL/A, and ME197LL/A, respectively. Finally, the 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB configurations in white, for Sprint, are ME198LL/A, ME199LL/A, and ME200LL/A.
The 128 GB configurations, introduced January 29, 2013, are order numbers ME406LL/A and ME407LL/A, in black and white, respectively, for Verizon and ME410LL/A and ME411LL/A in black and white, respectively, for Sprint.
|Apple Model No:
||A1460 (EMC 2606*)
||The Model Number (external) is unique to this model.
*Please note that the EMC number is not externally listed on this model.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1460 Model Number, the 2606* EMC Number, and the iPad3,6 Model Identifier.
||*With the exception of a couple of minor photography features, this model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 7. It is fully supported by iOS 8 with the notable exception of "Health" functionality. It is supported by iOS 9, but lacks support for major interface features as well as "Transit" functionality. It is supported by the forthcoming iOS 10 as well, although precise feature support has yet to be released.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 9? For models that "partially" support iOS 8, which features are and are not supported?
||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37
||1.46 lbs. (662 g)
||The iPad 4th Gen (held vertically) is 9.50 inches tall, 7.31 inches wide, and 0.37 of an inch deep (241.2 mm x 185.7 mm x 9.4 mm).
The iPad 4th Gen versions equipped with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support weigh 1.46 pounds (662 g).
||Mac OS X 10.6.8
||Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
||If syncing with iTunes is desired, Apple notes that Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later and iTunes is required to use this iPad with a Mac. To sync this iPad with a PC, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later is required as well as iTunes.
||Apple reports that the iPad 4th Gen models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
||Apple reports that the iPad 4th Gen models support "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
||The iPad 4th Gen also includes a Lightning to USB cable and USB power adapter.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPad.
In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells cases, cables, speakers and other accessories for this iPad.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells cases, stands, chargers, docks and even parts for this iPad.
||Est. Current Retail:
||*There originally were three configurations of the iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular - Verizon/Sprint/GPS). These configurations include 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage -- in both white or black -- and sold for US$629, US$729, and US$829, respectively. The 128 GB configuration, also offered in white or black, sold for US$929. The final 16 GB configuration was sold in white or black for US$529.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Global original prices for the iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North & South America
||R$2.099, R$2.349, R$2.499
||MXN $9,599, $11,099, $12,599, $14,099
Original Prices - Europe
||€629, €729, €829, €929
||€629, €729, €829, €929
||DKK 4,999, 5,699, 6,399, 7,099
||€639, €739, €839, €946
||€639, €739, €844, €944
||€629, €729, €829, €929
||€639, €739, €839, €939
||€629, €729, €829, €929
||€597,80, €692,85, €787,89, €882,94
||€629, €729, €829, €935
||NOK 4.890, 5.590, 6.290, 6.990
||€639, €739, €839, €939
||€629, €729, €829, €929
||SEK 5.695, 6.495, 7.295, 8.095
||CHF 699, 799, 899, 999
||£499, £579, £659, £739
Original Prices - Asia
||RMB 4,688, 5,488, 6,288, 7,088
||HK$4,888, HK$5,688, HK$6,488, HK$7,288
||Rs 39,900, 45,900, 51,900
||¥53,800, ¥61,800, ¥69,800, ¥77,800
||KRW 770,000, 890,000, 990,000, 1,119,000
||RM 1,899, 2,199, 2,499, 2,799
||PHP 29,990, 34,990, 39,990, 44,990
||S$828, S$958, S$1088, S$1218
||NT$19,900, NT$22,800, NT$25,900, NT$28,900
||THB 20,500, 23,500, 26,500, 29,500
||VND 13,099,000, 15,399,000, 17,699,000, 19,999,000
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
||A$679, A$789, A$899, A$1009
||NZ$929, NZ$1079, NZ$1228, NZ$1379
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