Although it's physically no different than the 3rd gen iPad we have some hands on video showing the perf of the new A6X.

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  • Tangey - Monday, October 29, 2012 - link

    your overall suggestion is correct, A6 & A5X are similar performance wise, however your clocks are badly out. A5X clocks its quad-GPU @250Mhz, and A6 clocks its Tri-GPU @ 325Mhz.

    A6X would need to be clocking @500Mhz to get x2 the A5X.
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  • Zink - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    A5X and A6 perform almost identically if check out the iPhone 5 review. I guess if they are comparing A6 at 3MP with A6X at 3MP the memory bottleneck might be more apparent and help support their 2x claim. Reply
  • ibex333 - Friday, October 26, 2012 - link

    The only reason to buy an iPad 4 is because you can, and because you are filthy rich. Otherwise, there is no reason! It doesnt matter that this new device has a much faster CPU and graphics. What matters is that there are no apps to take advantage of all that power, and most likely there wont be any until the next iPad comes out.

    All new apps will run just as well on the previous iPad in every way, with the exception of maybe a few trivial novelties such as possibly some new water or smoke effects in an odd game... Is that worth an extra $100-200? Not for anyone that actually works hard for their money.

    Also, I think the previous retina iPad is better because it has the old connector making it compatible with much more devices that already exist as opposed to having to wait for manufacturers to release more devices compatible with the new connector.
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  • André - Monday, October 29, 2012 - link

    So you don't think this is a worthy upgrade for those who still has the original iPad or the iPad 2?

    For all intents and purposes, this is a much better upgrade for those users than the iPad it replaced.
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  • steven75 - Friday, November 02, 2012 - link

    I can understand the connector compatibility argument on a phone, but what the heck are you plugging an iPad into besides a charger? You don't need to use that for AirPlay or keyboards and it's not like anyone uses an iPad as a GPS in their car. Reply

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