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  • Apple to Begin Selling a 128 GB Fourth-Gen iPad Starting Next Week


    Apple recently announced that it has launched a new 128 GB model of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display, doubling the previous maximum capacity offered. The 128 GB version of the fourth-generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5 in black or white. The suggested retail price of the Wi-Fi only model is $799, while the cellular-capable model will sell for $929.

    As a result of the new offering, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad lineup will now extend to four different capacities, starting at 16 GB for the entry level, moving on to the 32 GB, than the 64 GB model and last but not least, the new 128 GB offering. The smaller iPad mini will still top off with a 64 GB model.

    The announcement of the new iPad model comes just a few days after it was discovered in the newly released iOS 6.1 software update that Apple had included references to a new iOS device with a storage capacity of 128 GB. Previously, the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad lineups all maxed out at 64 GBs. According to Phillip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing:

    With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs. With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs.
    In announcing the new 128 GB iPad, Apple boasted that virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85% of the Global 500 currently deploy or test the iPad. Companies tend to use large amounts of data including 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks, project blueprints, training videos, and service manuals. This is one of the main reasons why the Cupertino California company sought out to offer a larger capacity iPad. It should be noted that aside from higher storage capacity, the new 128 GB iPad with Retina display is unchanged from the previously released fourth-generation models. It will be including the Apple-designed A6X processor, a 9.7-inch Retina display, and forward facing FaceTime HD Camera.

    Will any of you be picking up the 128 GB iPad?

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple to Begin Selling a 128 GB Fourth-Gen iPad Starting Next Week started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. RokeSmoreMeefer's Avatar
      RokeSmoreMeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colin9001 View Post
      Thousand dollars for an iPad. No Ty. You can by a very, very nice computer with that kind of money.
      Thousand dollars for an iPad when clearly the RAM only costs $200 (price is only $100 more than 64GB iPad). $800 for the rest of the hardware? No thank you.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greatbiguns View Post
      Love the idea but with Cloud services I can change the content of movies, tv shows, etc so no real need for that my b space... But it is COOL to say you've got the biggest!!! At those prices a refresh every year is just too pricy...
      No internet access no access to your data.
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by djaquapimp View Post
      This tells me that if there is a 128gb iPhone apple will likely keep the 16gb around & just add the 128gb to the lineup while adding another $100 to the price tag. So it will likely cost $499 with a contract. This is the reason apple doesn't allow sd cards for additional storage. They are effectively limiting your options so If you really need the extra space on your device your only option is to fork over another $100 to apple (most of which, if not all, is profit!)
      Are you mental? Built in memory is much faster and way more reliable than SD cards, and not forgetting Apple is all for a good user experience, with an SD slot there would be nothing to stop users sticking in cheap nasty slow £2 eBay SD cards and ruining a quality experience.