“The release of the fourth-generation iPad so soon after the third-generation iPad may have come as a surprise to even diehard Apple watchers, but the device itself won’t,” Dan Moren reports for Macworld. “By now, we all know what an iPad looks like, and the fourth-generation iPad looks nearly identical to a third-generation iPad—which itself looked more or less like the second-generation iPad.”

“That’s not to say that the fourth-generation iPad isn’t an impressive beast; it’s just that those changes are almost entirely on the device’s interior,” Moren reports. “This is unquestionably Apple’s most powerful iPad to date, and it handles pretty much anything you can throw at it with aplomb.”

Moren reports, “If the new iPad mini is a MacBook Air, as my colleague Dan Frakes alleges, then the fourth-generation iPad is the big iron of a MacBook Pro… Simply put, the fourth-generation iPad is a case of Apple putting its best iPad forward.”

Much more in the full review here.

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