New iPad updated with faster A6X chip, lightning connector

The 7.9-inch iPad isn’t the only new tablet unveiled earlier today. The “New iPad” with Retina Display, which was first released 6 months ago, has been updated with the iPhone 5’s lighting port, along with a more powerful A6X chip.

The new A6X chip inside iPad is our most powerful mobile chip yet. It delivers up to twice the CPU and graphics performance of the A5X chip. And it makes iPad feel faster and even more responsive. Apps launch instantly and run smoothly. Graphics-intensivegames are fluid and lifelike on the gorgeous Retina display. And with improved image signal processing built into the A6X chip, the photos and videos you take with the5-megapixel iSight camera look sharper and even more Retina worthy.

Its design remains unchanged and despite the faster processor within, the updated 4th Generation iPad still rocks a solid 10 hour battery life. Another notable change is the newer and more advanced Wifi (802.11n 2.4 + 5GHz) that is said to be 2x faster than any previous-gen iPad.

Pre-orders, like the iPad Mini, will begin on Oct 26th and the Wifi only models will start shipping November 2nd (with Wifi+LTE to follow 2 weeks later). Both black and white iPads will be available and price/storage remains unchanged from the 3rd gen iPad, starting at $499 for the Wifi only model.

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