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The 9.7-inch Retina display iPad 4, once again for sale on Apple’s website, becomes the company’s new entry-level larger tablet, and will only be available with 16GB memory in either black or white.
The fourth-generation iPad replaces the older iPad 2, the last remaining device that relied on Apple’s old 30-pin connector. Its iPad 4 successor has the more compact Lightning connector, in line with the iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini Retina.
Unlike the 8GB iPhone 5c, the iPad 4 replacement appears to be rolling out globally. US prices for the 16GB fourth generation iPad start at $399 for the wifi only version and $529 for the cellular model.
The additional 8GB memory iPhone 5C has launched in some European markets, including the UK, Germany and France, as well as Australia, but not the US.
Apple launched the iPad 4 in 2012 alongside the first iPad mini, while the iPad 2, considered an incremental update to the first iPad, arrived in 2011.
In 2013, Apple held onto its position as the largest vendor of tablets globally, selling around 70 million iPads last year, up nine million on the year prior.
Source: Associated Press