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How Fast is the iPad 4?

by: Karl Johnson | Nov 01, 2012

IpadThe iPad 4 will be released this Friday. The new version includes the faster A6X processor and the new lighting cable. This is not a major update, but the A6X processor is supposed to double the performance compared with the iPad 3.

Even though the iPad 4 has not been released, benchmarks have already appeared on Primate Labs’ Geekbench Browser. Geekbench is a testing application to measure the processor and memory performance of most devices out today. This includes both Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, and Linux. The graph below shows the new iPad, iPhone 5 and other devices to give a speed comparison.

 

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The iPad4 is indeed twice as fast as the iPad3, which is a big improvement. Now, the iPad compares well with the first generation base Intel Macs, like the Mac Mini from 2006. While the Mac Mini was faster, the iOS and flash memory would make it feel faster than the Mac Mini. The iPad has seen major speed improvements since it first debuted.

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1 Comment

  1. Floyd Sanders ~ December 22, 2012 13:25

    I have both an Ipad3 And a 4. In real world use, I can`t see a difference. The 3 is just as fast as the 4. In fact the 3 does some things faster than the 4. So let me say this, what Apple says is a lie the ipad4 is not twice as fast as the ipad3. #

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