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  1. 1. The complete guide to theAll the features of Apple’s faster, slicker, 4G-ready iPad with Retina display 1F T0S O 0 IPS INSIDE! 2 Wireless setup in under 30 minutes 2 Step-by-step tutorials & app guides 2 How to set up 4G mobile internet
  2. 2. The Complete Guide to the iPad 42 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  3. 3. Welcometo the complete guide to the iPad 4…E ven though the iPad is now in its fourth iteration, CONTACTS it still feels like a product from the future. With Editor in chief Mark Hattersley 020 7756 2879 its sleek case, large multitouch display, persistent Art director Mandie Johnson 020 7756 2881 internet and integrated speech system, the iPadstill has that futuristic, other-worldly feel to it. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Tony Bradley, Christopher Breen, Rob Buckley, Even if this isn’t your first Apple product, or even your Serenity Caldwell, Fred Dutton, Jonny Evans, Glenn Fleishmann, Lex Friedman, James Galbraith,first iPad, it’s still going to be a great ride. Apple’s fourth- Karen Haslam, Karl Hodge, Patrick Llewelyn-Davies, Steve Paris, David Price, Alice Ross, Jason Snellgeneration iPad takes everything great about the iPad PRODUCTIONand cranks it up a gear. Inside is an all-new A6X processor Head of production Richard Baileywith quad-core graphics, Lightning connector for super- 020 7756 2839 data transfer, and it’s the first iPad to have 4G LTE CIRCULATION & MARKETING Marketing manager Ash Patelnetworking that works with 4G networks in the UK. Despite everything feeling so high-tech, this book is PUBLISHINGdesigned to start from the ground up. All the basics are Publishing director Simon Jary, and we hope to get you started in no time; from Managing director Kit Gouldthere on in we look at some of the amazing things youcan do, from photo editing to creating amazing workdocuments on the move. The iPad is the ultimate all-rounder, a perfect home, work and travel tablet device.The iPad is the computer of the future, and we’re here to The Complete Guide to iPad 4 is a publication of IDGhelp you get started today Communications, the world’s leading IT media, research and exposition company. With more than 300 publications in 85 countries, read by more than 100 million people each month, IDG is the world’s leading publisher of computer magazinesMark Hattersley, Editor in chief and newspapers. IDG Communications, 101 Euston Road, London NW1 2RA. This is an independent journal not affiliated with Apple Computer. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. All contents © IDG 2013, except when © Mac Publishing LLC. Project management & print by Fusion Media – Tel: 03309 991 240, email: The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 3
  4. 4. Contents: The Complete Guide to the iPad 434 106 90 4 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  5. 5. contents The complete guide… Tutorials 6 Everything iPad 42 Setting up your new iPad We explain why the iPad 4 is the must-have gadget of the year, 46 Syncing without wires and its key features 50 Set up iCloud6 54 Using Find My Phone Features 58 Buying books & apps20 20 Inside the iPad 4 62 Using Messages We take a iPad 4 apart to see what’s on the inside 66 Getting Notifications 70 Set up Notifications 74 Set up Find My Friends 78 Reminders 82 Dictating Notes 86 Playing music 90 Set up iTunes Match 94 Using Newsstand 24 Speed testing the iPad 4 98 Taking photos Discover just how much faster 102 Editing photos24 the iPad 4 is than the iPad 3 106 Editing with iPhoto 26 Get to know 4G LTE 110 Create photo albums There’s a whole new type of mobile internet in the iPad 4 114 Recording HD video 118 Set up Twitter Buyers guide 122 Tweeting your location 28 Hot iPad accessories26 From cases to stands to styluses 126 Social media contacts – check out the best add-ons 130 Using Safari Reader 34 The 30 must-have apps 134 Routes in Maps28 Add yet more functionality to 138 AirPlay Mirroring your iPad with the finest apps 142 Managing Storage Final word 146 Pages 160 The iPad name challenge 150 Numbers From iPad 2 to new iPad. Why has Apple picked that name? 154 Keynote The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 5
  6. 6. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4 Getting to know theiPad 4 Everything you need to know about Apple’s amazing new iPad By Jason Snell & Serenity Caldwell, Lex Friedman S ay ‘hello’ to the brand new iPad 4, the latest and greatest addition to Apple’s revolutionary portable device. If you’ve never owned an iPad before, this feature tells you everything you need to know about this stunning piece of kit. If you’re an iPad aficionado, we’ve got in-depth information on all the new specifications, features and functions that the device now offers. Unlike the iPad 3 (which Apple referred to a ‘new iPad) this new model has a definite name and number. It’s also a very different device inside, although it seems quite similar to earlier models. The screen contains over The iPad 4 display measures 9.7-inches (diagonal), bigger than the 7.9-inches of 3.1 million pixels the iPad mini. It also doubles the number of pixels in play; that means the screen contains a whopping 2048-by-1536 pixels (264 pixels per inch) for a total of over 3.1 million pixels. Apple coins this Retina Display. It describes a screen with pixel density so high that, at normal viewing distances, the average human eye can’t discern the individual pixels. To run such a high density display, the iPad 4 is powered by the new A6X chip, which is a dual-core chip with quad-core graphics. The iPad 4 is blistering fast, especially at 3D graphics and gaming. There’s little doubt that the new iPad is the best tablet device on the market, which is why it’s also the most popular. So come with us as we look at all the new features of this incredible device.6 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  7. 7. Get to know your way around the iPad 4 Sleep/Wake button Press this button to lock your iPhone’s screen. (The phone will still receive callsHeadphone jack and play music, butThis is a standard the screen itself will3.5mm audio jack be off ). If it’s alreadyfound on most locked, you can pressdevices (including this button and slidethe iPod and iPhone). a finger across the screen to wake it up. FaceTime camera This camera on the front works with FaceTime video chat so other people Retina display can see your face. The new display has over 3 million pixels (2048 by 1536) and a pixel density of 264 PPI (pixels per inch). It’s called ‘retina’ because the pixels are more densely packed than the average Home screen human eye can The Home screen discern between. contains app icons, and folders. Tap an icon to launch an app, while tapping folders reveals the Multi-Touch apps contained inside. interface Unlike a Swiping left and right laptop, the iPad lacks on the Home screen a physical keyboard, displays different instead you interact sets of apps and with the device folders (which you by tapping and can organise yourself ). swiping the display. Home button The only physical button on the front of the iPad is this one. Press it to instantly return to the Home screen at any time. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 7
  8. 8. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4 Get to know your way around the iPad 4 iSight camera This 5-megapixel camera can shoot high-definition video and still images. Side switch This switch is used by default to lock the rotation (so the iPad stays in horizontal or vertical mode). You Sim card slot can also switch its The iPad (3G + WiFi) function in Settings uses a nano-SIM card, to act as a mute which can be inserted switch for the iPad’s and removed using volume, if you prefer. the SIM card tool or a paperclip. The new iPad can connect to regular 3G or fasterVolume buttons HSDPA networks, andThese side buttons the 4G LTE networks.adjust the iPad’svolume setting. Speaker You’ll find the speaker grill on the bottom edge of the iPad. Lightning Connector The iPad uses Apple’s Lightning connector (underneath) to hook up to your computer and other accessories. 8 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  9. 9. Get to know your symbolsStatus symbols let you know what’s going on with the iPad 4 L ike a Mac’s menu bar, the top of the new iPad screen displays a number of status icons – shorthand for various settings and connections. The icons that tell you what phone, Internet or other connection your device is making are visible in the upper left-hand corner, while icons in charge of the device’s other functions appear on the right. With the help of this handy guide, you can learn what each symbol actually means. Signal strength These bars Battery status In the upper- reflect the network and voice right corner of your iPad is signal in your area. They the battery status icon, which fluctuate between one bar (little shows how much charge your to no service) and five (strongest reception). iPhone battery has. If your battery is charging, you’ll see a small lightning bolt. Wi-Fi strength You’ll see this fan-shaped symbol if you’re Location services When an connected to a nearby Wi-Fi application such as Maps is using network. The stronger the local location services on your iPad, this signal is, the larger the array of bars you’ll see. purple pointer will appear to the left of the battery icon. Bluetooth Turn on Bluetooth, and you’ll see this icon. By Play button If you’re playing an default, the symbol is gray, but audio track in iTunes, this triangle if you make a Bluetooth connec- will appear to the left of the battery tion, it will turn blue. icon in the menu bar. If your music is paused, no icon will appear. VPN If you are connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN), Alarm clock When you have an this icon will appear. alarm set in the Clock app, this small clock appears to the right of Airplane mode If you turn on the time on the top of your iPad. Airplane mode in Settings, your phone will turn off all Internet Lock When your iPad is locked, this and Bluetooth connections, lock icon appears on the top of your and you’ll see this icon. While in tablet’s screen, replacing the time. Airplane mode, you can still use Wi-Fi. Orientation lock You can lock your Processing icon When your iPad display in Portrait mode by iPad is trying to make a network double-clicking the Home connection, it says: “Searching…” button and scrolling to the left in in the upper-left corner. This circle the multitasking bar. appears if it’s syncing something over your network, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 9
  10. 10. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4Get to know your gesturesDiscover how to interact with the iPad 4 with these finger gestures A lthough Apple has designed the iPad 4 (and the iPhone, iPod touch) to be simple to learn, sometimes you may want a primer on the basics. Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the major Multi-Touch gestures, navigation options, Home screen tips and tricks and multitasking features you’ll need to master your iOS device. Gestures and techniques If you’ve never before owned a Multi-Touch device from Apple, you may be unfamiliar with crazy phrases like ‘pinch-to-zoom’ and the difference between flick and swipe. Have no fear: While some of these gestures may have odd names, they’re easy enough to pick up. Tap: As clicking is to a desktop Double-tap: Tap an object twice in computer, so is tapping to an succession to effect a double-tap. iOS device. Tapping is the most Double-taps are primarily used for common and basic gesture. zooming in or out on text. Tap, hold, and drag: Flick and swipe: Swiping For some functions, is one of your primary such as highlighting navigational tools. You text, copying and use a left or right swipe to pasting or deleting move through app pages and moving apps, on your Home screen or you’ll need to tap and images in the Photos app; hold down on the screen. When you do this on a piece of you use an up or down text, it will highlight in blue, and editing handles – vertical swipe to read text in Safari, lines with blue dots – will appear on either side of the iBooks, Newsstand or highlighted area. You can tap, hold and, while holding elsewhere. It’s one of the down, drag your finger to increase or decrease the selection. easiest gestures to learn. Pinch: To zoom in or to Rotate: You can even rotate open something, place your some elements with two or thumb and index finger, more fingers. Just place two pinched together, on screen fingers on the screen and and spread them apart. To make a circular gesture, zoom out, do the reverse. clockwise or counterclockwise.10 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  11. 11. Get to know the Home screenDiscover how to navigate and customise your iPad’s main screen N ow that you’ve taken your first step into the iOS world with Multi-Touch gestures, it’s time to learn how to navigate your iPad 4. We’ll go over where your apps are stored, how to organise them, search for them and delete them. The Home screen When you first turn on your device, you’re brought to the Home screen. Here, you’ll see an assortment of icons grouped into rows, and several more icons grouped in the silver Dock along the bottom of the screen. The Home screen is where your apps live, and where you can launch them. The Dock. The grey translucent bar along the bottom of your Home screen is called the Dock. If you’ve tried swiping between app pages, you’ll notice the icons in the Dock don’t change from one app page to the next; this is because the Dock is for the most frequently used apps (up to six apps). Search in Spotlight Swipe right on your Home screen until you reach Spotlight. Edit apps Tap and hold on an app icon to enter (If you’re on the first Home screen page, pressing your Edit mode to be able to rearrange your apps, add Home button also summons the Spotlight screen.) To them to folders and delete them from your device search, just type your query in the text box at the top. Open and close an app. To open an app, all you have to do is tap its icon. Once it’s open, you can return to the Home screen at any time by pressing the Home button. Rearrange and delete apps. To rearrange the order of your icons, tap and hold any icon on the Home screen. After a few seconds, all your app icons, including the one you’re holding, will start to wiggle, and a small black X will pop up in each icon’s top-left corner. Once they do this, you can rearrange any apps on the Home screen, or even drag them into or out of the Dock. If you’ve installed a third-party app you don’t want any more, you can tap the X to delete it (you can’t delete the apps that came pre-installed on your device). When you’re finished, press the Home button, and your icons will stop wiggling and stay in their new location. Use folders. A folder is a group of apps, represented by a single icon, on your Home screen. To create a folder, start by tapping and holding any app icon to enter Edit mode; after the icons begin to wiggle, drag an app on top of another app. When you release the app, you’ll create a folder, which will open and display both apps. The multitasking bar. Switch between apps by bringing Tasking apps Double press the Home button up the multitasking bar and quickly double-press the Home to pull up your device’s multitasking bar button; a bar below the Dock will rise up with the apps most recently run. To switch to a different app, tap its icon. Multitasking shortcuts. Swipe right on the multitasking bar for further controls: rotation lock, adjust brightness, control music, adjust volume, and access the Music app. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 11
  12. 12. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4Inside the iPad 4Discover the wealth of new technology found in the iPad 4 M any of the questions people and pundits have spent the past few months obsessing over have been answered – but not all. We know it has a nicer screen, a faster processor, better cameras, 4G networking, and voice dictation. Here’s a quick primer to all the new features and technology found in the new iPad… Retina display. Like the iPhone, the iPad 4 has a Retina display – a term Apple uses to describe a screen with a high- enough pixel density that you can’t discern individual pixels at normal viewing distances. The Retina display for the iPad boasts a resolution of 2048-by-1536 pixels – that’s over 3.1 million pixels in total – at the same 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen size as before. New cameras. The new iPad’s front camera – the one facing you as you use the tablet – has been improved (from 0.3 MP to 1.2 MP), and it now does FaceTime in HD resolution. The back camera still sports a 5-megapixel (2592-by-1936 pixels) iSight Retina display The new screen has an incrediblyThe iPad 4 has had a camera, much like the one in high pixel density for super sharp visualssignificant power bump the iPhone 4. Apple says the camera offers improved sharpness, and it supports auto- exposure, auto-focus, auto-face-detection, auto-exposure lock, auto-focus lock, and (for low-light images) temporal noise reduction. It can record 1080p video, and it uses the iPad’s improved processing horsepower to provide image stabilization. RAM upgrade. Apple’s tech specs webpage doesn’t include information about the amount of RAM in the new iPad, although our friends over at iFixit ( have torn the device apart and discovered that it has 1GB, compared to just 512MB in the iPad 2. The A6X processor. The iPhone 5 has the A6, and the iPad 3 has the older A5X. But the new iPad gets a significant bump in power thanks to an new, dual-core A6X processor, which contains a quad-core graphics processing unit (GPU). In addition, that improved graphics capability lets app developers increase the level of detail in their apps – and take advantage of the new Retina display. Faster innards An all-new A6X processor upgrade ensure that there’s enough power inside to keep 4G LTE wireless. Like its predecessors, the new iPad is things running smoothly available in versions with just Wi-Fi and versions with both Wi-Fi and cellular networking capabilities. But this time12 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  13. 13. around, the cellular models include 4G/LTE wireless in the1,800 band (which ensures that it works with UK networkslike EE). 4G offers internet speeds up to a whopping100Mbps, although actual speeds are more likely to bebetween 15-20Mbps. The iPad 4 also has support for thenew DC-HSDPA 3G networks, which is the latest generationof 3G networking. DC-HSDPA combines two 3G bands intoone, offering double the speed of internet connection (upto 42Mbps, theoretically. We’ve had up to 16Mbps on it,although 8Mbps is a more reasonable average). Supportfor 4G requires a whole new contract, and DC-HSDPA isdependent upon your location and network provider. Butthe iPad 4 can still rely on two widely available 3G wirelesstechnologies: HSDPA, and HSPA+.Bluetooth 4.0. Like the iPhone 5, the iPad 4 includesBluetooth 4.0, the latest version of the Bluetooth standard.Bluetooth 4.0 includes all the features of Bluetooth2.1+EDR (the version used in the iPad 2), so existingBluetooth accessories should work fine. But version 4.0 addsa new protocol called Bluetooth low energy, which allows Faster internet Even if you can’t get onto a 4Gfor devices that require much less power to operate and network, you’ll still find the iPad has a muchconnect. (The folks behind this technology call Bluetooth faster connection to the mobile net4.0-capable devices Smart Ready.) Examples of devices thatmight take advantage of Bluetooth low energy are exerciseand medical devices such as heart-rate and blood-sugarmonitors. Bluetooth 4.0 might also be a boon for artists whowant to use pressure-sensitive styluses.Battery life. The iPad 2 claimed 10 hours of battery life forWi-Fi surfing, movie watching, and music listening, or 9hours of 3G surfing. Despite having a screen and wirelessconnectivity that use more power, and a more-powerfulprocessor, the iPad 4 has identical battery life.Say hi to Siri? Since Apple introduced iOS 6 at the sametime as the iPad 4, you’ll be able to use it with Siri (Apple’svoice technology). Press and hold the Home button andspeak, and your words will instantly be translated into Siricommands.Smart Cover. The iPad 4 has the same magnetic SmartCover functionality. The iPad 2 Smart Cover has a differentmodel number, but Apple’s website claims the new versionworks with both iPad models. This means that the original Talking voices Siri (the iPhone’s built-in voiceSmart Cover models will fit the new iPad, as well. control) makes it to the iPad 4, and you can talk dictate notes and messages if you want to The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 13
  14. 14. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4Get to know MessagesDiscover how to send instant messages to your friends O ne amazing feature on iPad is that you can use it to send and receive text messages (even on the Wi-Fi version). This is thanks to Messages, an application that lets you exchange text-only SMS (Short Message Service) messages and photos and video MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages with other iOS devices. To start a message, tap the Messages app on the Home screen, and then tap the new message icon (a box with a pencil). You can enter a recipient’s mobile number, type a contact’s name (which, as with Mail, brings up a list of contacts that match; choose one by tapping it) or tap the + sign to choose an existing contact from your Contacts list. Make sure you choose the contact’s mobile number, or your message won’t go anywhere. You can send messages to multiple contacts, but they count as multiple messages, so if you’re paying per text iMessage is a new message, keep that in mind. Use the on-screen keyboard to type a text message, then tap Send. communication iMessage is Apple’s all-in-one replacement for text, group, and MMS messaging – sort of. If you’re familiar with BlackBerry Messaging, it’s Apple’s answer to that approach. platform for iOS In short, it’s a new, easy-to-use communication platform limited to iOS devices. Unlike regular SMS text messaging, iMessage supports niceties like delivery receipts (to know when your message has been delivered), read receipts (to know when your message has been read) and live typing status (so you can know that your buddy is replying). Note, however, that by default, your iOS device won’t tell your contact when you’ve read his/her message; you must enable that manually. Be careful though: on the iPad you can only send messages to other people using iOS devices (the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch). Long-Distance Chats Message conversations on Conversation Picker In Edit mode, you can select the iPhone resemble an iChat exchange messages you’d like to delete or forward14 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  15. 15. Get to know MailDiscover how to send and receive emails on the iPad A s it did with Safari, Apple slimmed down its Mail program for iOS. Mail’s fast and powerful features make up for the device’s lack of a physical keyboard. In this section, you’ll get to know its best features. Set up new accounts When you first set up your device, iTunes will ask if you want to transfer your existing email accounts from your computer. On a Mac, you can transfer accounts from Apple Mail. On a Windows PC, you can transfer account details from Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express or Outlook. If you use a different email program, you’ll have to enter your account information manually. On the Home screen, tap the Settings button and then select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Under the Accounts header, tap Add Account. You’ll see a screen with buttons for Microsoft Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL and Other. Work with email Every time you view your Inbox – either by tapping it from the Mailboxes screen or by returning to it from another app New account The iPad simplifies adding an email – your device will check that account for new mail. You’ll see account from these services. Tap Other to add a preview of each message, including the sender, the time it an account from a different service provider was sent, the subject line and, if desired, a few lines of text. Unread messages display a blue dot to the left. Mail you’ve replied to or forwarded to another address will have small indicator arrows to the left of it. Delete messages You can delete a message, which moves it to the Trash folder, in one of several ways. If you have the email open, simply tap the Trashcan icon at the bottom of the screen. The email message will be sucked into the Trash and the next message will appear. If you’re in the list view, on the other hand, you have two options for deleting messages without opening them. The quickest way is to simply swipe your fingertip across the message and tap the Delete button. The second way is to tap the Edit button at the top of the screen, tap unwanted messages, and then tap the Delete button. Send email You can send an email message in one of several ways. The easiest is to reply to an existing message by tapping the left-arrow icon at the bottom of the viewing screen. To send Inside the Inbox Simply tap the circular arrow a new message to the sender of an existing message, tap to check manually for new mail. Slide your the person’s name in the From field and then tap Email in finger across a message’s preview to remove it the resulting screen. To start a completely fresh email, tap the new message icon (it looks like a box with a pencil) from either the message-viewing or the message-list screen. Once you’ve entered your subject and message, tap Send. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 15
  16. 16. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4Get to know SiriIntroducing Apple’s new control method… your voice N ew to the iPad is Siri, Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Getting started with Siri couldn’t be easier, simply hold down the Home button to activate Siri, and start speaking. The iPad will start transcribing your voice into words. You’ll be surprised at just how good Siri is if you haven’t used Voice Control recently. It’s light years ahead of how it used to be a few years ago. Although it still gets lost and makes mistakes, Siri is great fun to use. Siri can be used to create messages, switch apps, create calendar events, create and reply to emails, and you can also dictate notes and documents. You can also ask Siri questions about just about anything, it’ll search online using Wolfram Alpha or do web searches for you. Some things to try out Some commonly used dictation instructions that the iPad can handle include: • Maps: “direct me home” or “show me Paris.” • Local info: “find a petrol station near me”, “what’s the best restaurant nearby?” Siri control Access Siri by holding down the • Stocks: “what is Google’s stock price?” Home button on the iPad 4 • Social media: “send a tweet.” • Safari: “search for BBC News”, “look for images of cats in hats”, “search for Macworld in Bing.” • Weather: “what’s the weather like this weekend?”, “what’s the weather like in Boston?” • Apps: “play angry birds”, “open the notes app.” • Email and messages: “send an email to Jane”, “send a message to John that says ‘hi, want to meet up tonight’”, “FaceTime with Steve.” • Sports: “when is the next Tottenham Hotspur match?” • Time: “what’s the time in Tokyo?”, “set an alarm for 7 o’clock tomorrow”, “timer four minutes”, “turn all alarms off.” • Contacts: “show me John Doe”, “Al Smith is my dad.” • Calendar: “meet with Jane at two o’clock tomorrow”, “move the two o’clock meeting to three o’clock”, “cancel all my meetings today.” • General knowledge: “what’s 22 x 33?”, “what’s the capital of Australia?”, “how many people live in Japan?” Siri is a fantastic way to interact with your iPad, even Your questions, answered Siri is pretty good at though it sometimes miss-hears what you say. The great answering questions, as well as performing basic thing about Siri is it learns from what you say, and the tasks on your iPad 4. options you choose. So the more you use it; the better it gets at understanding you.16 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  17. 17. Getting started withthe keyboardTips and tricks that make using the iPad keyboard easier F or many, the biggest challenge of the iPad (aside from resisting buying one) is getting accustomed to using the virtual keyboard. But there’s nothing to worry about, it really couldn’t be any easier. Whether you’re coming from a full-size computer keyboard or a thumb-based smartphone, here are some ways to tap into the iPad’s typing features. Catch and release The iPad differs from most other keyboards as it registers the key you’ve pressed when you take your finger off the key, instead of when you tap on it. The added benefit is if you press a key and see that it’s the wrong one, you can easily slide your finger to the correct key. Punctuation slide Here’s a real time-saver: The next time you need to add a punctuation mark, press and hold the .?123 button until the numeric and punctuation keyboard appears, slide your finger to the key you want, and release it. Not only will you type the punctuation mark, but you’ll find yourself back in alphabet mode without having to press the ABC key. Unlock caps lock Typing in all caps may be considered impolite, but sometimes it’s necessary. The caps lock functionality isn’t enabled by default; to turn it on, go to Settings: General: Keyboard and tap on Enable Caps Lock. Then, when you’re typing, quickly double-tap on the Shift key; it’ll turn blue to tell you caps lock is on. Tap on it once more to disable caps lock. Department of corrections No matter how good a typist you are, mistakes happen. Fortunately, the iPad’s pretty darn smart. By looking at the letters near the ones you typed, it can deduce with surprising accuracy what you meant to type. Once you’ve typed a few more letters, the iPad will likely figure out what you meant and will offer the suggestion in a text bubble. To accept the iPad’s suggestion, just press the spacebar or a punctuation mark. If the iPad’s being a little overeager, tap on the suggestion and it’ll go away. Dismiss the iPad’s suggestion for the same word twice, and it’ll add the word you actually typed to the internal dictionary, so it will be checked for in the future. Zoom in If you discover a typo, it’s easy enough to fix. Simply tap on the spot where you want the cursor to appear, and then tap on backspace to clear your mistake. However, controlling the cursor this way can be challenging. For even more precise results, tap and hold on the text to make a magnifying loupe appear. As you drag the loupe around the body of text, the text insertion point will follow it – so you can easily position Autocorrect Type a wrong letter and the iPad will the cursor exactly where you want it. try to fix it. Click a word to insist on its spelling The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 17
  18. 18. Feature: Getting to know the iPad 4Get to know ContactsDiscover how to add, manage and use contacts on the iPad 4 W ith the advent of Internet communication, the amount of contact information people have to remember has quadrupled. Phone numbers, email addresses, chat handles, usernames, aliases – needless to say, it can get complicated, fast. Thankfully, your device can store all of this and more in the Contacts app, which syncs across iOS to provide communication auto-completion across the board. To make sure your Contacts list is as up-to-date as possible, here are a few ways to keep things neat, organised and useful. Import contacts iTunes, in addition to syncing calendars, apps and email accounts, can also take care of your Contacts organisation. To sync your contacts, iTunes will require you to connect specifically with one computer. Syncing is also bi-directional – any changes made to a contact on your device will show up on the computer the next time you connect the two, and vice versa. Computer sync Use iTunes to sync contacts with Outlook, Address Book or Google18 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  19. 19. Sync with the MacOn the Mac, your device can sync contacts from OS X’s Address Book,an online Yahoo Address Book or your Google contacts. The first time youconnect your phone to your Mac, iTunes will ask which contacts you wantto import. You can choose to import every contact in OS X’sAddress Book or specify only selected groups. Yahoo and Google users can sync their contacts byselecting the respective Sync Contacts option for their service.Supply a username and password for the correct account andiTunes will take care of the rest.Sync wirelesslyYou can synchronise your device’s contacts without havingto connect to your computer. However, you need to be usingeither Apple’s iCloud service or a Microsoft Exchange server(including Google, via the Google Mobile service). To enableover-the-air syncing, visit Settings, iCloud and tick Contactsto turn this feature on. Once you’ve set up your contacts to sync, any changesyou make on your iPhone or iPod touch will be reflected in theservice you sync with – for example, your iCloud contacts onyour Mac and on the Web, or your Exchange address book. If you turn off mobile syncing later on, the synced contactswill be removed. You’ll need to either re-enable syncing orconnect your device to your computer to restore them.Enter contacts manually Instant Sync Your free iCloud account canYou can also add contacts to your device by accessing your remotely sync your contacts, email and moreContacts list. Tap the Contacts button from the Home screen. To create a new contact, tap the + sign at the top-right ofthe screen. A blank form will appear. Tap each section to enterthe appropriate contact information, including the name,company, number (or numbers), email address and website.But you’re not limited to the default list of contact fields (see‘New Additions’). Tap Add Field at the bottom of the screento access a list of additional options, including birthday,nickname, job, IM username and a general Note field that youcan use for any other details. To delete a contact, tap the Edit button, scroll down andtap Delete Contact.Locate contactsIn the Contacts app, All Contacts alphabetically listsevery contact (you can set it to sort by first or last name inthe Settings screen). You can scroll up and down or use thealphabet running down the right side of the screen to jump tocontacts starting with a particular letter. You can also look forsomeone by using the search bar at the top. Alternatively, youcan perform a Spotlight search in the main Spotlight screen(swipe left of the first Home screen). Your results will includematching contacts, along with matching results in other New Additions Tap in each field to add contactcategories (see “Search Party”). information while you’re on the go The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 19
  20. 20. Feature: Inside the iPad 4Inside the iPad 4 Discover the amazing tech inside the iPad 4 By iFixit.comW hen you hold a iPad in your hands for the first time, you realise just how incredible a piece of engineering it really is. The iPad comprises an ultra-powerful display with a full Multi-Touch interface and a few slender buttons – all held within a superbly crafted (and incredibly slender) case.As when it first launched, the iPad does feel somewhat ‘magical’ to use. It’s not that you can’t figure out howit works (it’s a tablet computer, after all), but with so much contained in such a small space you find it hardto believe how Apple have managed to cram it all in. And, like most Apple products (in fact, more than otherApple products), the iPad is a sealed unit designed to keep your prying eyes away from its innards. So what does the iPad 4 contain? Our friends at iFixIt ( are experts at taking apart technicaldevices (and showing people how to fix them). They’ve taken the iPad 4 apart, stripped it downand discovered what hides behind the screen and what holds it all together. Let’s take a look inside… Tech specs Apple has stunned the tech world once again. A mere 7 months after the announcement of the iPad 3, the iPad 4 was introduced. Here are the tech specs: ● Dual-core Apple A6X processor with quad-core GPU ● 9.7 inch LCD, backlit in-plane switching LED with 2048-by-1536 pixel Retina display ● 16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory ● 5MP HD rear-facing camera ● Lightning connector 1: Lightning One of the major differences between the 3rd and 4th generation iPads is the connector. The 3rd gen (top) has the 30-pin dock connector, while the 4th gen (bottom) has the Lightning connector. 2: New numbers 3: Glued shut The iPad 4 has a new model Our heated-up iOpener lets us apply heat just number, A1458.Continuing the where it’s needed, softening the troublesome trend, this iPad is glued shut. This adhesive. Once we’ve snuck a few guitar picks in isn’t our first adhesive-riddled iPad, the seam, we’re nearly home-free. and we’ve been working to figure out how to make the painful opening process a lot easier. 20 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  21. 21. 5: New LG display As opposed to the Samsung display we found in the iPad 3, the new iPad LCD is manufactured by LG. Apple has reportedly been working to move away from Samsung as a primary supplier, so this LG display is not surprising. However, Apple often relies on multiple suppliers for a single component, meaning there are quite likely other LCD manufacturers lurking inside other iPad 4s.4: Opened upWith the adhesive out of the way, we open up the iPad. As expected,this stage looks no different from the previous generation.6: LCD cablesContinuing to examinedifferences in the LCDcables… well, Apple useda different colour Sharpie. 7: All aboard We lift up the LCD to reveal the battery. The battery is labeled with the same model number (A1389) as in the last round, so it’s no surprise that it’s another 3.7 V, 43 Whr package. Like the iPad 3, the battery is adhered very securely to the rear case. Since batteries are consumables that wear out, the trend of glued-in, hard-to-access batteries in iPads and other Apple devices is unfortunate. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 21
  22. 22. Feature: Inside the iPad 48: The Logic BoardSkipping ahead to the good stuff, we get a quick look at the biggest improvement in the iPad 4 – the A6X and its supportinghardware: ● Apple A6X Processor ● Hynix H2JTDG8UD2MBR 16 GB NAND Flash ● Apple 338S1116 Cirrus Logic Audio Codec ● 343S0622-A1 Dialog Semi PMIC ● Apple 338S1077 Cirrus Logic Class D Amplifier ● QVP TI 261 A9P29: The board reversedThe backside of the board, however, boasts no dramatic improvements: ● Broadcom BCM5974 Touch Screen Controller ● Broadcom BCM5973A1 Touch Screen Controller ● Texas Instruments CD3240B0 Touch Screen Line Driver ● 2 x 4Gb Elpida LP DDR2 = 1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration ● 2 x Fairchild BCHAH/FDMC Voltage Regulator / Reference ● Murata 339S0171 Broadcom BCM4334 WiFi Module10: Grease LightningApple didn’t save any space by switching to the smallerLightning connector (lower); rather they let the Light-ning cable sit in a frame the same size as the 30-pindock connector (upper).22 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  23. 23. 11: Removing the connector 12: Out with the cameraThere is a bit of adhesive holding the connector in, but nothing Despite looking almost identical in this shot, we do spotcompared to some adhered components we’ve seen before. one more difference between the 3rd (top) and 4th (bot- Repair techs, DIY-ers, and clumsy iPad-users, rejoice! The tom) generations: the front-facing camera!Lightning connector is on its very own ribbon cable, meaning that We’ve got a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera, with theprocuring a replacement connector should be fairly inexpensive. ability to shoot 720p HD video. That’s a big improvement from the .3MP FaceTime camera in the iPad 3. Compared to the iPad 3, this camera is actually slightly thicker (an extra .4 mm), but it still fits into the same space.13: This is the endiPad 4 Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 iseasiest to repair)● The LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is gone.● The battery is not soldered to the logic board, making the replacement process a tad less difficult.● Just like in the iPad 2 & 3, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.● Gobs, gobs, and gobs of adhesive hold everything in place, including the prone-to- start-a-fire-if-punctured battery.● The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it be- ing shattered during disassembly.● You can’t access the front panel’s connector until you remove the LCD. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 23
  24. 24. Feature: Speed testing the iPad Getting quad The faster A6X processor ensures that the iPad 4 can run 3D games and complex visual graphics much quicker than the iPad 3 or iPad miniSpeed testing the iPad 4Fourth-generation iPad is faster, stronger, better By Mark Hattersley P ut a fourth-generation iPad down next to a third-generation iPad, and good luck telling them apart. In fact, the only difference between the two is what kind of cable you plug into them. The fourth-generation iPad joins the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod touch, and iPod nano in sporting Apple’s new Lightning connector. All the big changes take places internally: in particular the presence of the all-new A6X chipset. This contains a custom Apple designed 32nm 1.4GHz dual-core processor (based on the ARMv7) with quad-core GPU running at 300Mhz. Apple claims that this offers twice the performance of the A5 chip found in the iPad 3. (The A6 processor, found in the iPhone 5, incidentally is a dual- core, triple-core graphics chipset). Our iPad 4 GeekBench 2 test reported that the A6X was 1.39GHz with 1GB of RAM – 988MB for our exact sample. The GeekBench 2 benchmark results returned a new record of 1764 (the iPad 3 scored in the region of 759) and in the SunSpider JavaScript test the iPad 4 managed a speedy average of 840ms. Graphics performance on the iPad 4 was also considerably faster than the iPad 3. We performed a iPad 4 graphic benchmark using GLBenchmark 2.51. with a frame rate of 183fps (compared to24 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  25. 25. 123fps for the iPad 3 and 86fps for the iPad mini). This is potentially good news for gaming on iOS, which could take a big leap forward in the coming year (especially as these boosts are also replicated in the iPhone 5). Some recent games on iOS are already looking on par with the previous generation of consoles (Xbox and PS2) and it won’t be long before they’re visually similar to the current generation. But here and now there’s little difference in graphical navigation, or iOS. Zooming around Apple Maps felt a little faster. Demanding apps such as iMovie and Garageband may also display notable improvements when rendering video and music. But on the whole we don’t think there’s a big difference between the iPad 4 that’s on sale, and the iPad 3 that it replaces: at least not for the time being. We also measured web performance, using Page Load, SunSpider and WebVizBench. The iPad 4 got the fastest score on two out of three (SunSpider and WebVizBench) although the new iPad mini beat it just slightly on Page Load (6.7sec for the iPad mini compared to 7.1sec for the iPad 4). Considering the iPad mini doesn’t have the Retina Display that’s a pretty good achievement, and the difference was only .400ms. On the whole the iPad 4 is manifestly the fastest iPad on the market, and the fastest one ever made. It’s high performance will ensure good compatibility with apps for many years to come.iPad and iPhone graphics, processor, and web tests Egypt Egypt HD Egypt Classic Pro GeekBench Page Load SunSpider WebVizBench Offscreen Offscreen Offscreen Offscreen iPad mini 756 6.7 1.44 3.6 86.7 14 49 145.3 iPad 4 1764 7.1 0.84 3.7 183.7 51 129 364 iPad 3 759 10.4 1.43 2.1 126 26.7 86.3 238 iPad 2 760 11.1 1.44 1.8 86.7 14 48.7 145.7 iPhone 5 1623 8.2 0.92 3.6 147.3 28.7 91.7 253GeekBench and WebVizBench results are scores (higher numbers are better). Page Load and Sunspider Smaller numbers are times in seconds (smaller numbers arebetter). GLBenchmark results are frames per second (higher numbers are better). Best result in bold. Macworld Lab testing by James Galbraith The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 25
  26. 26. Feature: Faster browsing with 4G LTEFaster browsing with 4G LTE Discover how to access the next generation of mobile internet By Karen Haslam & David Price O ne of the disappointments about the third-gen iPad launch from a British perspective was 4G: a heavily hyped fast-internet facility that was no use to UK buyers, since the infrastructure wasn’t in place. (This was such a disappointment, in fact, that Apple was obliged to stop advertising its cellular-equipped iPad 3 model as ‘4G’ entirely.) And, when the infrastructure came along: it didn’t work with the version of 4G included with the iPad 3. The iPad 4 is equipped with the facility to use 4G internet (in fact a technically different facility, as is explained below), and this time things are looking up for UK buyers, since Everything Everywhere is offering a 4G service in this country. Here’s how to get 4G internet You should expect connectivity with your iPad 4, and answers to (hopefully) all your questions about 4G a typical speed of and the iPad mini. What is 4G all about? It’s the fourth- between 8-12 Mbps generation mobile internet network, which basically allows you to get faster, and more reliable, web access on your tablet than you’re used to at the moment. And it’s just been switched on, as part of the new EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) service. EE uses 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which has a theoretical speed of 100Mbps (megabits per second). EE told us “Average 4G download speeds are likely to be between 8 and 10 megabits a second (Mbit/s), with possible instances of up to 40 Mbit/s. Typical upload speeds are between 5-6Mbit/s, with possible instances of up to 15Mbit/s. Typical 4G latency is only 60-70 milliseconds (ms), while 3G latency is typically 100-125ms. You can really appreciate the difference if you’re flicking through webpages or playing online action games. “ Who the heck is EE? It’s a new network in the UK being formed out of Orange and T-Mobile. EE is a new brand which will operate alongside Orange and T-Mobile – they will remain as brands and retailers in their own right. They will all use the EE network and therefore smartphones will display ‘EE’ instead of ‘Orange’ or ‘T-Mobile’ by Christmas. All existing Orange and T-Mobile stores will also be rebranded to EE and will serve customers of all three brands. Do I need an EE SIM? Yes, you’ll need to get a new Nano-SIM (that’s the26 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  27. 27. Speedier browsing 4G LTE technology enables much faster browsing and lowerlatency which makes viewing web pages, and streaming video, more enjoyablenew smaller type introduced with the iPhone 5) and insert it into your iPadmini Wi-Fi and Cellular model (it goes without saying that you’ll need theiPad 4 with Cellular model). You’ll need a separate Nano-SIM to the one usedin your phone, and you’ll need to take out a contract with each one. Can I get it where I live? The initial rollout has seen a total of 16cities 4G-equipped. Here’s the list: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff,Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester,Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton. Beyond this EE said it will reach 70 percent of the UK by the end of2013 and 98 percent by the end of 2014. The EE website ( has a coverage checker that you can useHow much does it cost? As we expected, EE is charging a premium forits new service, and iPhone 5 owners looking to use 4G will have to payconsiderably more than 3G contract owners, as well as take out a 12 or 24month contract with EE. The plans are organised by data usage from £21 per month (on a 12month contract) for 500MB. The monthly charges are: 500MB - £21 1GB - £26 3GB - £31 5GB - £36 What happens if I break the limit? EE has announced that if you go overyour data plan you stop getting Cellular data. They do not intend to chargeyou for exceeding the data plan (which is a good thing because the extracharges tend to be quite high). Which plan should I get? Your milage will vary depending on how muchyou use your iPad mini and what type of content you download. Bear in mindthat 4G internet is fast, which means you’re using more data more quickly.We find that 1GB is generally enough for one month’s worth of general webbrowsing, and email. But start adding iTunes Match and streaming servicessuch as BBC iPlayer, Netflix or Lovefilm then perhaps go up to 3GB; or 5GB. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 27
  28. 28. Feature: iPad 4 accessories20 Hot iPad AccessoriesThe iPad is fantastic by itself, but there are plenty of accessoriesthat you can get to make it even better By Mark HattersleyI f you’ve been using an iPad for a while, you’re likely well aware of its wide variety of accessories. But if your new iPad is your first, you may be wondering about the best accessories and add-ons. The good news is that because the iPad 4 is nearly identical to the iPad 2 and iPad 3, so the market isalready packed with compatible accessories. The bad news is that, for the same reason, there are so manyoptions that you may not know where to start. Here’s a quick list of the most-useful iPad accessories outthere on the market. Some of these are more essential than others. A good case is a must, as it keeps your iPad safe fromscrapes and drops. Bear in mind that the iPad 3 and iPad 4 are both slightly thicker than the iPad 2. Whichmeans that while most iPad 2 cases will fit the newer iPads, those that are especially fitting – such that0.76mm of thickness would matter – may not fit. So when buying such a case, you should make sure that themanufacturer claims it really does fit the latest iPad before parting with your cash. Cases aside, there’s a wealth of speakers, earphones, TV tuners, camera connectors, and keyboards. Allmanner of items, in fact. So let’s take a look at some of the current kit on the market… Brunswick England Company: Proporta URL: Price: £120 This all-leather folio should appeal to executives. It’s well padded and adds plenty of protection while on the move. A fold in the rear allows it to function as a stand in two positions: one raised up for presentations, and a lower one that’s for typing. All ports are easily accessible without removing the iPad from the case. It’s available in black or cranberry too. If you want a less expensive leather case, the Proporta Smart Recycled Leather version (£35) is also good. Studio Neat Cosmonaut Company: Studio Neat URL: Price: £15 If you’re looking to paint and draw on your iPad (with apps like Brushes) then you might want to invest in a stylus. The Cosmonaut, from US-based Studio Neat, was born out of the desire to create a great stylus that didn’t try to replicate the feel of pen on paper. The makers say the idea was to feel more like a dry erase marker, which should mean more responsive mark-making on iPad. Despite concerns about the size and shape, which resemble a child’s large crayon, we are still impressed. The Cosmonaut offers control and precision lacking from slighter, more traditional pen-like options, working well with not only the iPad, but iPhone and iPod touchscreens too.28 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  29. 29. Elan Folio Matau Nylon CoverCompany: Griffin Company: MarooURL: URL: www.maroo.comPrice: £32 Price: £32Folio cases are perhaps the most common choice for an Attention-grabbing cases don’t come much brighteriPad, and Griffin’s Elan Folio is a stylish choice. It’s available than those made by Maroo. While most offer garish graf-in a variety of designs, from colourful notebook-esque fiti patterns aimed squarely at the teenage boy market,styles (the Cabana range) to those with a more demure, some like this Matau are surprisingly stylish and offer abusiness look. Built-in magnets wake the iPad when you nice alternative to theopen it, and put it to sleep when you close it. Inside is a swathe of businesssoft lining to protect the screen, and there’s an elastic loop leather cases on thefor a stylus. The cover can be flipped back to turn it into a market. The back isstand, either for watching videos in landscape mode, or made from scratch-typing with the rear raised slightly from the desk. free suede, and it’s a convincing look. We like the matching tab on the rear which the front slots into in or- der to turn the Rakou into a stand.Play:3 & BridgeCompany: SonosURL: www.sonos.comPrice: £250 (Play:3) & £42 (Bridge)Looking for the best set of wireless speakers to go withyour new iPad? Here you go: get a Sonos Play:3. With aPlay:3 and a Bridge device you can bounce audio fromyour iPad, or Mac/PC straight to the speaker. If that wasn’tgood enough, the Sonos Player app brings together the Hover Baraudio from your Mac, iPhone, iPad; services like Spotify,and Napster, alongside digital radio and services like Company: A truly superb speaker system. URL: Price: £50 (plus £15 P&P) Every now and then a product comes along that’s so crazy, yet so stunningly simple, that it becomes an instant classic. The HoverBar from TwelveSouth is one such device. It’s a malleable metal arm with a clamp at one end and an iPad mount at the other, but it’s how it’s put to work that really counts. Attaching the clamp to any surface or object allows you to hover your device at any angle or height you require. Floating next to an iMac is an obvious solution, but the HoverBar works equally well from a bedside table, kitchen counter, car seat or anything offering an inch of available area to grip. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 29
  30. 30. Feature: iPad 4 accessories Skinny 3 for iPad Company: STM URL: Price: £25 The Skinny 3 has a hard shell back, which the iPad clips securely into.  The front is protected by flap, which can automatically wake your iPad. It also allows users to position the iPad in a typing position and a position ideal for FaceTime. The super soft micro-suede lining left us feeling confident that our iPad’s stunning Retina display won’t be scratched. iMage 4 iPad Sennheiser PXC 250-II Company: Accuratus Company: Sennheiser URL: URL: Price: £77 Price: £139.99 This high-quality faux leather case ensures your Sennheiser’s PXC 250-IIs are fully portable travel iPad is safely protected, but the star of the show is headphones, folding completely for ease of use. The the detachable keyboard. The layout is the standard visual styling is delightful, with precision joints and nice key arrangement Apple users will be familiar with. details, such as the integration of small foam pads on Still, its compact size means those used to touch- the otherwise plain headband. The Sennheiser 250-IIs typing will need also employ active a bit of practice. noise-reducing Chunkier- technology, with fingered users an integral volume will find the knob that’s much larger keys a easier to use than bonus. This the small buttons is a good (if on many other slightly heavy) models. Overall, way to turn these are a great your iPad into a pair of headphones portable laptop with incredible and keyboard. sound quality. EyeTV Mobile for iPad Company: Elgato URL: Price: £99.95 Elgato’s brilliant EyeTV Mobile for iPad offers viewers a way to watch and record Freeview television. The EyeTV Mobile comes with two antennae, a telescopic aerial for outdoor use, and a larger rod aerial with a magnetic base. You need Apple’s Lightning Adaptor to go with it.30 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  31. 31. iLuv RollerCompany: iLuvURL: www.iluv.comPrice: £37We like this cool andfuturistic-looking softpadded sleeve with ahandle that folds overto create a soft stand.While the roller isn’t the most businesslike (or even adult)offering on show, its blue and white styling has a playfulness HP Photosmart 5510that’s ideal for the young-at-heart. It’s also available in blackand bright pink, but you’ll need to wear a pair of sunglasses Company: HPif you opt for the latter as it borders on fluorescent. Think URL:, and you’ll be on the right lines. Price: £79 The HP Photosmart 5510 is a printer you can use with your iPad (or iPhone or any iOS device) thanks to Apple’s AirPrint technology. This is built in to the iPad and means all you have to do is connect the printer to the same wireless network, select a document, photo, or Mail message and hit Print. It’s hard to find fault with HP’s Photosmart Premium. It’s fast, versatile and produces very good-quality prints and is a great price to boot. Shure SRH440 Company: Native Union URL: Price: £79 Shure is a firm known for professional-quality microphones and studio headsets. The SRH440s are a substantial, heavy set of phones, industrially styled in thick plastic. TheUnion Jack Sleeve cord is coiled, durable andCompany: Orbyx rubberised,URL: locking andPrice: £29.99 twisting into theThis is one for the patriots – a tri-tone leather-look sleeve. It’s headset. The cupslarge enough to accommodate the new iPad with a Smart are large, easilyCover attached, so is a good choice if you’d rather not pair fitting over theyour Smart Cover with a specific-fit rear cover. The iPad slides ears, with com-in from the right-hand side and is held in place by the slot-in fortable The interior is made from a beige faux-suede material. They have greatOur only concern is that the edge of your iPad could be sound qualityvulnerable if you were to drop it in the Orbyx. The styling is a and almost nopersonal choice, but at £30, it’s not bad value, though. sound leakage. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 31
  32. 32. Feature: iPad 4 accessories Apple TV Company: Apple URL: Price: £99 The Apple TV is one of Apple’s lesser-known products (described by the company as a “hobby”). But don’t under- estimate the power of Apple’s diminutive TV device: it’s a fantastic piece of kit to have in the home. The Apple TV ena- bles you to buy, download, and stream content from iTunes on your television (you can rent and download movies); it has support for Netflix; and you can stream and play music, podcasts, videos and photos from a Mac or PC, or directly from your iPad. While it still lacks some functionality that we’d like (there’s no BBC iPlayer support, for example) it’s still the easiest way to stream iTunes content to your TV. LA robe Moorea Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor Company: Be.ez Company: Apple URL: URL: Price: £25 Price: £30 Named after the French Polynesian island of Moorea, this Lightning replaced the 30-pin connection that has been sleeve is big enough for your new iPad with a Smart Cover used on most Apple devices since the introduction attached. Each side is padded with 5mm low-resilience of the original iPod. With such a legacy behind it the polyurethane (that’s hard foam to you and I) and is lined change is something of a shock to many long-term Ap- with a soft material. An inner lip protects the iPad on every ple fans, who now find themselves having to deal with a edge, including from the zip along the top.It’s also avail- device that doesn’t physically fit many of the accessories able in green and pink, but there are other designs in the we own. 10-inch LA robe range (Allure and Club) if the Moorea is too Fortunately Apple has released this Lightning to 30- flowery for you. pin Adaptor that enables you to attach older 30-pin dock devices and cables to the newer iPhone 5. Using the adaptor is easy enough. Plug it into the iPhone and you have an older 30-pin connection as on the iPhone 4S, and earlier devices. It enables you to charge, and sync, most devices. The only thing it doesn’t do is support video output, for that you’ll need the new Digital Adaptor.32 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4
  33. 33. Smart Cover Digital AV AdapterCompany: Apple Company: AppleURL: Price: £39Price: £35 This handy little adapter enables you to mirror anythingThe Smart Cover clips on to the side of the new iPad using you see on your iPad’s screen on a HDTV. It’s useful if youtwo magnets and a clever clamp that makes it easy to want a quick and easy way to show off what’s on your iPadattach and remove, while simultaneously ensuring that on a bigger screen without investing in an Apple TV. Whileit doesn’t slip off. Another set of magnets clamp it to the it’s not as versatile as anscreen of the new iPad, and opening and closing the Apple TV it’s also a thirdSmart Cover wakes up and puts the device to sleep. It also of the price, and can befolds into a triangle to form a stand for the iPad to make it carried around with you.easier to type and the inside of the Smart Cover is a micro The Digital AV Adaptor isfibre surface that helps keep the screen clean as you open a great way to play video,and close the cover. What it doesn’t do particularly well stream audio, and showis protect the new iPad, which is a virtually solid piece of off photos. It’s also usefulglass that will happily shatter if you drop it onto a concrete for doing presentations,ground. So you should seriously consider a full case as well. which are increasingly shown using HDTVs or projectors with a HDMI input. A second Dock connector input enables you to keep your iPad on charge while streaming the video out to the HDTV, which is great when play- ing long movies (which can be played up to 720p resolution on the iPad. Smart Feather Company: Incipio URL: Price: £25 Apple chose not to make a companion rear cover to go with the Smart Cover, so plenty of companies have stepped up to the plate to fill the void. Incipio has modified its original Smart Feather to fit the iPad 3 and iPad 4. It comes in the same colours as Apple’s Polyurethane Smart Covers, so looks like an original Apple cover. There’s also a screen pro- tector in the box. Look for part code IPAD-255, this is the new version, as it’s easy to confuse with the iPad 2 version IPAD-235. The Complete Guide to the iPad 4 33
  34. 34. Feature: The 30 best appsThe30 best appsOur picks from the App Store gems… Fred Dutton T he headline feature of the iPad 4 is of course that fast new A6X CPU and Retina screen. And what a thing of beauty it is. Crisp, vibrant and sharper than a vintage Monty Python sketch, it truly needs to be seen to be believed. Tech this good deserves to be taken advantage of. They’ll still look good on the new device, but they could look great. So, to help you fully put your new tablet through its paces, we’ve compiled a list of the best Retina-ready apps currently on the App Store. Sky Gamblers iPhoto Infinity Blade 2 Price: £2.99 Price: £2.99 Price: £4.99 The App store blurb for arcade The new iOS version of Apple’s The game that Apple originally used veteran Namco’s brilliant aerial dog- brilliantly accessible photo-editing to showcase what the iPad 2 could fight sim promises, “4x anisotropic suite is a great tool for showing off do now offers a similarly impres- filtering, High Dynamic Range (HDR) the new iPad screen. Not only does sive benchmark for its successor. rendering, radial blur and refractive it offer unparalleled clarity when Developer Chair Entertainment has raindrops”. Not sure what all that displaying your high definition updated its acclaimed action game means? Neither are we, but we’re photos, but it also makes it that to fully support the new screen and assuming it’s longhand for “looks much easier to accurately edit your it looks better than ever. Put this ruddy amazing”. Not only is it a fun, images. Unwanted blemishes are up against a top-end PlayStation 3 addictive shoot ‘em up, but Sky easier to spot, subtle tweaks are game and you wouldn’t be able to Gamblers squeezes every last drop easier to appreciate and crops are spot the difference. What’s more, of horsepower out of the new iPad. easier to judge. Honestly, you’ll want the touch screen swordplay action is A phenomenal showcase for what to glue a picture hook to the back of still great fun, offering some of the Apple’s machine can really do. your tablet and hang it on the wall. deepest gaming on the system.34 The Complete Guide to the iPad 4