The iPad Air vs. the iPad 4. The iPad Air is the later of the two, but is it really that much better than the iPad 4? The iPad support is obviously there with the Applecare support. But, what about the actual hardware. What’s the difference?
Let’s look at the specs to see the differences between both:
- Size – The iPad Air is 43% more narrow and 20% thinner.
- Weight – The iPad Air is 28% lighter.
- Specs – The Air has an upgrade 64-bit A7 chip which makes the CPU and graphics twice as fast.
- Battery – The iPad 4 actually wins this one with a 2-hour edge.
Below are the full specs of the iPad Air and iPad 4:
|Apple iPad Air||Apple iPad 4th Gen|
|Price||from $499||from $499|
|Display||9.7in, 2,048 x 1,536||9.7in, 2,048 x 1,536|
|Processor||dual-core 64-bit A7||dual-core, 1.4GHz A6X|
|Dimensions||169.5 x 7.5 x 240mm||185.7 x 7.2 x 241.2mm|
|Battery life||10 hours||10 hours|
|Wi-Fi||dual-band 802.11abgn MIMO||dual-band 802.11abgn|
|Mobile data||Optional LTE||Optional LTE|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4||Bluetooth 4|
|GPS||x (except with LTE models)||x|
|Front camera||1.2MP, 720p video||1.2MP, 720p video|
|Rear camera||5MP, 1080p video||5MP, 1080p video|
|Connectors||Lightning connector||Lightning connector