The fourth-generation iPad scored 1757 in Geekbench testing confirming that it’s twice as fast as its predecessor, as well as faster than the iPhone 5. Customers can order one through Apple immediately, but shipping takes about a week at the moment.
The new iPad has been confirmed to pack a dual-core processor running at 1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM – the same as the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5, but twice the amount of memory employed by the iPad 2.
According to Primate Labs
, who was first to interpret said Geekbench score, the new iPad is 10% faster than the iPhone 5 and over twice as fast as the iPad 2 and the third-generation iPad.
The fourth-generation iPad, or the iPad 4 as some refer to it, is an enhanced version of the third-gen tablet boasting the same Retina display, along with an updated docking solution, better cameras, and updated wireless capabilities.
Apple’s marketing pages say “Just as stunning. Twice as fast,” and this Geekbench score confirms the company’s claims.
“The new fourth generation iPad features the amazing 9.7-inch Retina display and includes a new Apple-designed A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip, all while delivering an incredible 10 hours of battery life in the same thin and light iPad design,” Apple said on October 23.
Cellular versions of the tablet are slated to ship in mid-November, according to the listings on store.apple.com.
As for the iPad mini, it is yet to be benchmarked. The device is known to run mainly on iPad 2 hardware, including the A5 processor which is more than enough to output crisp graphics on its 1024x768 resolution display.