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iPad 4 vs iPad 7th Gen

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The iPad (4th generation) was released in November 2012, and the iPad (7th generation) was released in September 2019. The 4th gen iPad features a 9.7” Retina display, a dual-core Apple A6X chip, and up to 128GB of storage. The 7th gen iPad features a 10.2” Retina display, an Apple A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture and embedded M10 coprocessor, and up to 128GB of storage.

Price Comparison

iPad 4 vs iPad 7th Gen Pricing

iPad 4 prices start at $45, which is cheaper than the iPad 7th Gen low price of $128.

Specs Comparison

The key specs for the 4th generation iPad include a 9.7” Retina display, dual-core Apple A6X chip, up to 128GB of storage, Lightning connector, and a home button. Additional features for the iPad (4th gen) include WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front, a 5MP iSight camera on the back, a 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in speaker and microphone. To compare, the key specs for the 7th generation iPad include a 9.7” Retina display, Apple A10 Fusion chip with embedded M10 coprocessor, up to 128GB of storage, Lightning connector, and a home button with Touch ID for device security. Additional features for the iPad (7th gen) include WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front, an 8MP camera on the back, a 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, and a microphone.

Size

Size iPad 4 iPad 7th Gen
Width 174 mm 6.9 inches
Height 251 mm 9.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 493 g 17.4 ounces

The iPad (4th gen) measures 9.50” (H) x 7.31” (W) x 0.37” (D) and features a 9.7” display size. The WiFi-only 4th gen iPad weighs 1.44 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.46 pounds. The iPad (7th gen) measures: 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.29” (D) and features a 10.2” display size. The WiFi-only 7th gen iPad weighs 1.07 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.09 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 4 iPad 7th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448

The iPad (4th gen) features a 5MP iSight rear camera, and the iPad (7th gen) features an 8MP rear camera. The 4th gen iPad and the 7th gen iPad both feature a 1.2MP Facetime HD camera on the front.

Screen

Display iPad 4 iPad 7th Gen
Resolution 1620x2160
Screen Size 259 mm 10.2 in
Pixels Per Inch ppi 265 ppi

The 4th generation iPad features a 9.7-inch LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology. The iPad (4th gen) display supports a native resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 264 pixels per inch and has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The 7th generation iPad features a 10.2-inch LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology. The iPad (7th gen) display supports a native resolution of 2160 x 1620 at 264 pixels per inch, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The iPad (7th gen) display also has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil.

Battery

Battery iPad 4 iPad 7th Gen
Capacity mAh 8827 mAh
USB Lightning

The iPad (4th gen) has a 42.5-watt-hour battery, and the iPad (7th gen) has a 32.4-watt-hour battery, and both charge via a Lightning to USB charging cable. The battery capacities of the 4th and 7th gen iPads allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi, and up to 9 hours of battery life when on Cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad 4 iPad 7th Gen
CPU Apple A10 Fusion APL1024 / APL1W24 (T8010)

Color Choices

iPad 4

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

Which iPad 4 color should you buy?

iPad 7th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad 7th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 4 vs iPad 7th Gen Colors

The iPad 4 and iPad 7th Gen have completely different color choices. The iPad 4 offers two color choices: Black and White. The iPad 7th Gen sports three different color choices: Gold, Silver, and Gray.
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The 4th generation iPad is available in two colors: White or Black. The White and Black color options are for the bezel around the display, and both are Silver on the back. The 7th generation iPad is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The Space Gray model has a Black bezel on the front, and the Silver and Gold models have a White bezel on the front.

Storage Options

iPad 4

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 4 storage should I buy?

iPad 7th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad 7th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 4 vs iPad 7th Gen Storage

Both the iPad 4 and iPad 7th Gen share two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. However, the iPad 7th Gen does not have options for 64GB and 16GB, as seen on the iPad 4.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (4th gen) is available with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage. The iPad (7th gen) is available with 32GB or 128GB of storage.

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