Yesterday we wrote about the rumors circulating that Apple were about to release a 128GB Fourth Generation iPad, today we can confirm that those rumors are true!
Apple has announced that the new model which doubles the amount of storage that was previously available in the iPad range, will be available to purchase from February 5th 2013!
Phillip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said; “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.”
The 128GB iPad is pretty much identical to the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display that was launched late in 2012. The increase in storage size has of course led to an increase in the price – the Wi-Fi only model costs $799 while the Wi-Fi + Cellular model will set you back $929. This makes the 128GB fourth generation iPad amongst the most expensive tablets on the market. The release of the 128GB iPad will not alter the pricing for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPads, which will retain their previous price tags.
Apple is currently working towards making as much stuff storable on the cloud as they can, however as many of the Retina display-ready apps are getting bigger, storage becomes a much more precious commodity.