Earlier, I visited Apple Online Store Philippines and I found out that the Cupertino company has officially brought its new iPad4 WiFi Only and WiFi plus Cellular 128GB variants to the country.

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128GB is already double the largest storage option that Apple used to offer in its tablet category. You can get the iPad 4th Generation WiFi Only 128GB variant for Php 38,990 while its WiFi plus Cellular counterpart goes for Php 44,990.

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I have the New iPad. Should I upgrade to iPad 4?

The Fourth Generation iPad looks almost exactly like the New iPad with little changes here and there. If you ask me, I think that the new slate would a fitting upgrade for iPad2 owners (more so, for 1st Gen owners) but if you're currently using the New iPad, then you might want to give it a pass and just wait for the next generation release.

When you place the iPad4 beside the New iPad, you'll find that the most noticeable cosmetic difference between the two comes in the form of the new slate's smaller 9-pin Lightning port, which altogether replaced the 30-pin dock-connector on the previous release. Just a side note: Apple is expected to make more than $200 Million of additional revenue from accessories made for this redesigned port. So there you have it.

But the more important changes are found under the shell and in terms of a few multimedia features. The refreshed tablet is powered by the new Apple A6X processor, which is said to have twice the processing power and graphics performance of the Apple A5X chip inside the New iPad. Additionally, the 4th generation release comes with an upgraded 1.2 MegaPixel front-facing camera with back-illuminated sensor that also lets you make high definition FaceTime video calls.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Apple iPad 4th Generation
Type Tablet
Price Category High-End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions and WeightWiFi Only Version:
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)

WiFi Plus Cellular:
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
Available Colors Metal Finish - Anodized Aluminum at the back. Front - White, Black bezel options
Operating System iOS 6, upon release
Display 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution Retina Display Capacitive Touchscreen, 44% greater saturation than iPad2 display
Processor Apple A6X custom-designed, high-performance yet low-power system-on-a-chip processor with quad-core graphics
RAM 1 GB
Camera Back camera: 5 MegaPixel iSight Camera with Backside Illumination, Five-elements lens, Hybrid IR filter, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Front Camera (FaceTime Camera): 1.2 MegaPixel with Backside Illumination
Video Capture Back camera: Video recording, Full HD 1080p up to 30 frames per second
Front camera: Video recording, 720p to 30 frames per second with audio
Audio and Video Playback Audio: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video: 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
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, Lightning port, microSIM card tray for the 4G version
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Personal Hotspot, Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0 + EDR, 3G, 4G LTE
Memory option of either 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of non-expandable internal storage
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Battery Li-Po 11,666 mAh (to be confirmed)
Uptime Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on watching video, Wi-Fi, or listening to music, Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 4G cellular data network
Announcement Worldwide: October 24, 2012
Availability Philippines: December 2012, 128GB Variant: February 2013
Price Official SRP:
WiFi Only Variants
16GB - Php 23,990
32GB - Php 28,990
64GB - Php 33,990
128GB - Php 38,990

WiFi + Cellular Variants
16GB - Php 29,990
32GB - Php 34,990
64GB - Php 39,990
128GB - Php 44,990