Previously listed with a one-week delivery status on Apple’s U.S. online store, the fourth-generation iPad now ships in 3-5 business days if you place an order today.As the screenshot shows, a quick visit to the Apple online store in the United States reveals that Tim Cook & Co. have gotten a hold of their iPad 4 supply, managing to reduce the previously cited 1-week delivery to 3-5 days.
As Foxconn employees in China assemble these gadgets like swarms of bees producing honey for their hive, customers in the United States can pick up a fourth-generation iPad starting at $499 with 16GB of storage. 32GB models retail for $599, and the 64GB version sells for $699.
These are just the prices for the standard Wi-Fi-only configuration. The cellular models, which Apple still lists as available in mid-November, cost $629, $729, and $829 respectively, with the same storage configuration options.
The fourth-generation iPad features the crisp 9.7-inch Retina display originally used in the iPad 3, and packs a new Apple-designed A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance of the A5X and up to twice its graphics performance.
Other new features include the FaceTime HD camera, enhanced Wi-Fi performance and support for more LTE (4G) carriers throughout the globe. Apple touts the same 10 hours of battery life as with previous tablet models.
Upon purchasing the iPad, customers have access to over 700,000 applications on the App Store, with more than 275,000 titles being specifically tailored for the tablet’s 9.7-inch screen.
App categories include books, games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. For their pre-installed Newsstand app, customers have access to more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines, as well as over 1.5 million books available on the iBookstore.