Apple puts away its fourth-generation iPad
After nine years of loyal service, the iPad 4 is withdrawing, much to the chagrin of its many fans. Released in 2012 with the first iPad Mini, just 8 months after the iPad 3, the fourth generation iPad marked the end of 30-pin connectors from Apple products. This tablet is the first to come with an 8-pin Lightning connector and to embed the A6X chip, a chip that made an impression with its performance. Many already regret the disappearance of this tablet, if we are to believe the comments left by Internet users.
Please note, this announcement has not yet been made public by the Californian firm, but MacRumors claims to have managed to get their hands on an internal note.
End of free support
When a product is classified as “obsolete” by Apple, it means that it can no longer benefit from free support in the brand’s authorized service centers. In the event of a breakdown, you have no choice but to turn to unauthorized repairers and ask that they find the necessary spare parts. So if you have an iPad 4 and it breaks, be prepared to treat yourself to another newer model, even a used one as it will no longer be possible for you to repair it at Apple.
What are the iPad 4 alternatives in 2021?
In the iPad section, you will always find a few references to choose from, not to mention the old models still on the market. If you are looking for a high performance iPad, the iPad Pro 11 ” and iPad Pro 12.9 ” are among the favorites of demanding users. In the best value for money iPad category, you’ll find the iPad Air 4 and iPad mini 6. If you can get by with a budget iPad, look to the ninth generation iPad which has just seen the light of day.
These are just a few examples. Other models are available on the Apple Store.