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