Apple has finally dropped the iPad 2 tablet from its line-up and listed the fourth generation 16 GB iPad with Retina display. This new listing completes the existence of only Lightning connector supporting devices in the Apple mobile products lineup. The iPad with Retina display features the fast Apple A6X mobile chipset and offers 9.7-inch Retina display.
Earlier today, Apple announced the 8 GB iPhone 5c model which supports Lightning connector for charging and transferring data. Now the iPad 2 has been quietly dropped to include the fourth generation iPad with Retina display. The iPad with Retina display offers 9.7-inch touchscreen supporting 2048×1536 pixel resolution. The screen carries oleophobic coating for letting any fingerprints reside on the display.
Listed at the Apple India website, the 16 GB iPad with Retina display model does not carry a pricing as of now. Packing a dual-core Apple A6X mobile chipset, this iPad model features a 5 megapixel iSight camera at the back for clicking HD quality photos and recording videos. In the front is a 1.2 megapixel camera to engage in FaceTime video calls.
Apple has listed both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+Cellular model of the iPad with Retina display. This Wi-Fi+Cellular model supports micro-SIM instead of Nano-SIM. Promising 10 hours of run time, the iPad with Retina display runs iOS 7 update. The iPad with Retina display will offer only 16 GB on-board storage and there is no memory card slot. Those willing to buy this model will have to think twice before buying since the iOS 7 based apps are usually large and storage is limited.