Apple Announces New, Fourth-Generation iPad With Double Graphics Power

Surprise! Apple today announced a brand new fourth-generation iPad that will be significantly more powerful than the last one.

Showing off the new hardware's specs at a press conference today, Apple's Phil Schiller said it will have a ten-hour battery life and significantly more powerful graphics than the iPad 3, which was released in March.

(Well now I certainly feel like a sucker, buying a new iPad when it launched just seven months ago.)

It will use an A6 chip—with double the performance of the third iPad's A5 chip, Apple says—and the Lightning connector pin announced last month with the iPhone 5. The fourth-gen iPad will also have the same price and configurations as the third iPad. It comes in both black and white.

Apple Announces New, Fourth-Generation iPad With Double Graphics Power