iPad 4G LTE

iPad mini and iPad 4 Already Jailbroken

While the East Coast was busy picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy this weekend, iOS developers MuscleNerd and Chpwn were concentrating on jailbreaking Apple's newly released iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad. The iPad mini was jailbroken by MuscleNerd only 24 hours after its release, and Chpwn announced he had cracked the iPad 4 on Monday. Both devices were released on Friday, November 2.

Fourth Generation iPad Jailbreak

Both the iPad mini and iPad 4 jaibreaks will remain failbreaks until more exploits can be discovered. This means these jailbreaks are not ready for public consumption. However, this proves the iPad 4′s new A6X chip can be jailbroken, and that progress is being made. Hopefully, it's only a matter of time before an untethered iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 jailbreak is available to the public.

Apple Sold Three Million iPads in Three Days, Wi-Fi + Cellular Models Arriving in a 'Few Weeks'

Apple sold three million fourth generation iPads and iPad minis in just three days since the launch of the two devices. Apple's CEO Tim Cook said Apple "set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis." Cook also noted Apple is working hard to build more iPad minis to "meet the incredible demand."

fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular

Apple also announced that the iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon in a "few weeks". The iPad mini will cost $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model. The revamped iPad 4 will cost $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model. The iPad 2 is currently available for $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

Kindle iPad App Updated For Retina Display

Amazon released version 3.0 of their Kindle app for iOS devices. The iPad version is now optimized for Retina display. Other changes include a new library design where you can view your content in an updated look, and Cloud view to easily access all of your content in the cloud.

Kindle App Retina Display

The Kindle app allows you to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on your iPad. Early iPad reviews revealed that the Kindle app featured blurry text on the new device. Version 3.0 eliminates this problem.

Does the New iPad Take Longer to Charge?

The third generation iPad is bigger, badder and more power hungry than the iPad 2. All its new features like Retina Display, LTE and extra RAM are great, but they require more battery consumption to operate. Apple did an amazing job of giving the new iPad the same amount of battery life (about 10 hours) as the iPad 2, but does the massive new 11,666mAh battery take longer to charge? According to an early review from TechCrunch it does.

iPad 3 Battery

"So how was Apple able to keep the battery life the same while adding LTE and without drastically changing the design? It appears that they’ve had a fairly major breakthrough in their battery technology. While the new battery clearly isn’t much bigger than the old one, it can hold much more juice (42 watt-hours versus 25-watt-hours). The downside of this is that I’ve found it takes quite a bit longer to charge the new iPad. As in several hours — you’ll probably want to do it overnight."

iPad 3 LTE Data Plans: Verizon to Offer Free Hotspot Support

One of the new features of the iPad 3 is the ability to utilize high-speed LTE networks and share the connection with up to 5 other devices. As of today it doesn't look like AT&T will be ready to support the iPad's hotspot feature before its March 16 launch. However, Verizon will offer free hotspot support for the 4G models.

iPad 3 LTE

When pre-ordering the new iPad you must choose what carrier you would like to use. The model you select is configured to work with either Verizon or AT&T, not both! So you'll have to decide which carrier's 4G LTE network you prefer. You do not need to activate your service right away, and you can choose a monthly data plan at a later date when you need it.

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