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How do we really know we bought a iPad4? Where is it noted?

Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by ipadder474, Nov 9, 2012.

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    Seems they just re-packeged the iPas3 and added the new small plug for their new power supply. I don't see any way of obtaining any real hard data, that tells me it is a new iPad and not just a iPad3 with a new plug.
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    That's not something Apple would do. Anyway, plug it into your computer, go to iTunes and the information you want will be found there.
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    Found where.
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    What kind of hard data are you looking for?
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    I would like to
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    General-> Settings -> About -> Model. That will tell you a lot.

    OR

    System Status and wait for it to go on sale for 99 cents. It will show you the exact hardware in the iPad.
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    Have you thought about getting a big sticker that says "iPad 4" and sticking it to the screen?

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    Best. Response. EVAR!
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    If you think Apple would scam you that way, presumably they'd try to cover their tracks in the Settings, etc.

    So if you're suspicious, the best way to tell is to test the features that are supposed to have been improved.

    iPad 3 vs iPad 4: the key differences | News | TechRadar

    Try some speed tests, provided your router and Internet service are good enough to show the diffs.
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    Well said!
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    WoW....
    If your that skeptical of Apple why did you even risk purchasing one?
    The plug has the new lightning connector so I know I'm good......no concerns.

    Can you imagine the reprocussions if Apple did something like you suggest?
    Use it and enjoy......
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    I would expect a little better from a SUPER MODERATOR.
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    It was clearly a joke. Chill a bit?
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    Why???? They are here for exactly 2 reasons.

    1) Enforce rules.
    2) Add content.

    He did #2 without breaking #1.

    BTW if you are allowed to express your opinion, why can't they?
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    And that is just it...you are entitled to say how you feel, but am just wondering why you have chosen to pursue the purchase of the iPad 4 and have such comparative issues between the two devices. Your posts have all geared towards dissatisfaction. Members can only help so much. It is up to you whether you like or dislike this device and the choice is yours to return it if necessary.
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    A lot of streaming TV is 720p. You shouldn't expect to see much if any difference between the two. If you have a 1080p version of your HD video you may be able to see a difference when playing it on the two machines. The biggest difference is just looking at the screen. The higher resolution is obvious in the smoothness of the graphics. If you look at photographs that have enough pixels (2048-by-1536) then you should see a huge difference in viewing them on the two machines. If you still feel the iPad4 isn't offering you more than your iPad2 then by all means return it and get your money back. I have passed my old iPad2 down to my spouse so have looked at the two side by side and see obvious differences.
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    Ok. Now I am going to have some fun with this and get REALLY technical.

    First and foremost - NO DUH! on video content. Lets think about this for a second....

    Most streaming HD is done at 720P. That means there are 720 scan lines of pixel information shown 60 times a second. The iPad 2 display size is 1024x768. The HD spec for 720P is 1280x720. So that means the iPad already HAS the number of lines needed to display the content with no degradation. (All of you screaming in the background, hush! I am about to get to that part. Sheesh).

    Now at this point you should counter with "But Skull One, the width is different hence it has to shrink the video to fit and you are losing lines of resolution". Yeppers, you are spot on. But here is the counter to that and where life gets really interesting. Every iPad app is written for the iPad 2 resolution. There is no if, ands or buts to that statement. Which means unless the developer SPECIFICALLY wrote EXTRA CODE to handle the 2048x1536 resolution every single iPad app will look exactly the same way, save for text, on both devices. IE don't blame your iPad. Blame the DEVELOPER for not taking the time to update their app for the extra graphic power the iPad 3 and 4 provide.

    And which map application are you having an issue with? Because I am willing to bet I can show exactly why it is possible to be slower on the 4 than the 2.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the new ipad is being marketed as an iPad with retina display, and with a few improvements, what col.bris called a speed bump.

    It's only here that the numbers are used, for our convenience. Apple never mention the iPad 3 or 4.
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