Apple Sells Out Initial Supply of iPad 4

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Four days after Apple started taking pre-orders for iPad 4, it was reported that the company already sold out the tablet’s initial supply on its online store.

In relation to this, it was already advertised that the device would be shipped in one week. This applies to all iPad 4 models, ranging from 16 GB to 32 GB and both black and white colors. It was also reported that additional inventory would be available at Apple retails stores for those who want to avail a launch-day unit.

On the other hand, those who were among the first to buy iPad 4 will receive their units on its launch day.

Announcement and Features

Apple surprised the public last week when they announced the fourth-generation iPad. The new tablet completely replaces the third-generation iPad, which was introduced and went on sale last March.

It features a faster A6X processor and the new Lightning connector. Additionally, the iPad 4 boasts high-resolution Retina Display and high-definition FaceTime camera. Since it has the same dimension as its predecessor, the latest tablet is still compatible with the Smart Cover accessory.

The device also has an expanded LTE support for more carriers around the world. Additionally, its Wi-Fi model is twice as fast as its predecessors. It carries a price tag similar to the third-generation iPad 16 GB Wi-Fi-only model at $499. The cellular-capable unit, on the other hand, costs $629.

Apple released their latest tablet just six months after its predecessor was introduced to the public. As stated by the company’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, they are not taking their foot of the gas.

Geekbench Score

Prior to this, benchmarks of Apple’s newest iPad started to leak out. The result was posted by Primate Labs, showing an Apple device with “iPad3,4” identifier. It sports a processor that is clocked at 1.39 GHz paired 1 GB or memory, the same with the die architecture that is found in the iPhone 5’s A6 SoC. However, the smartphone’s chip runs at a lower 1.3 GHz to conserve energy.

It shows that the devices A6X processor more than doubles the composite Geekbench score of the previous model. This suggests that the tablet’s chip is leveraging a quad-core graphics compared to the triple-core configuration found in iPhone 5.

Apple’s iPad 4 achieved a Geekbench score of 1757, outperforming the iPhone 5 by ten percent. This result also exceeds the score achieved by iPad 3 and iPad 2 by over 50 percent.

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