Apple replaced iPad 2 recently with iPad 4 or iPad Retina having the same price of $399. Buyers can choose four iPad variants - iPad Air, iPad Retina, iPad Mini with Retina and iPad Mini - at their official online store.
iPad 4 Replace iPad 2
Apple is now selling iPad 4 in place of iPad 2 at the same price after the supplies of the Q1 2014 aging second-generation iPad dry up. Before the replacement at the official online store of Apple, iPad 2 costs $400 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi while the cellular version costs $530.
iPad 4 was removed after the official launching of iPad Air in October 2013 and left buyers to choose from iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad Mini with Retina and iPad Mini. Apple finally favours giving full iPad experience to interested customers from the new line-up: iPad Air, iPad 4 Retina, iPad Mini with Retina and iPad Mini.
Comparison of iPad 4 and iPad 2
iPad 2 definitely aged over the years since its debut in October 2011 and iPad 4 brings out fresher specs. iPad 4 or iPad Retina sold at the Apple Store costs $399 having 16 GB of internal storage and Wi-Fi while the other variant with cellular connectivity costs $529, and available in colours black and white.
Fourth-generation iPad with Retina display features better hardware components compared to iPad 2 such as bigger memory, higher pixel density, improved camera quality, faster processor and longer battery life.
Apple iPad 4 Retina
Apple iPad 2
iOS 6 factory; iOS 7.1 upgradable
iOS 4 factory; iOS 7.1 upgradable
1536 x 2048 9.7 inches with 264 ppi
768 x 1024 8.7 inches with 132 ppi
Dual-core 1.4 GHz Apple A6X
Dual-core 1 GHz Apple A5
PowerVR SGX554MP4 quad-core
5 MP, 1080p@30 fps video recording
0.7 MP, 720p@30 fps video recording
Obviously, iPad 4 with Retina display beats iPad 2 in terms of capturing high quality images, displaying video playback, processing speed, multitasking management and power efficiency.
Apple Store iPad Retina
If decide to purchase new stocks of iPad 4 with Retina at the Apple store, you will see important details about the device.
1. iPad with Retina now runs iOS 7 and brand new ones may possibly feature it as default OS.
2. Package includes the iPad with Retina, lightning to USB cable and 12W USB power adapter.
3. A limited 90-day of complimentary telephone technical support from the date of purchase.
4. One-year limited warranty.
5. Cellular model available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.