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Wi-Fi + LTE model costs $929

Apple's iPads are no doubt hugely popular with consumers, but the company has been notoriously stingy with storage space on the devices. When the iPad was originally released in 2010, it was available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. When the fourth generation iPad was announced a few months ago, it too was still stuck with the same storage capacities.
 
Apple has finally listened to the cries of users craving more storage space by announcing a new 128GB model. However, be prepared to pay dearly for it.
 
IPad storage upgrades have always been priced at $100 for double the storage capacity, and the 128GB model is no different -- the 128GB iPad Wi-Fi costs $799 versus $699 for the 64GB iPad Wi-Fi. If you prefer to have the 128GB model with Wi-Fi + LTE, it will set you back a whopping $929.
 

The new 128GB fourth generations will be available in black and white starting on February 5.
 
In other news, Apple yesterday released iOS 6.1 for users of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. And for iPhone 5 users that have been begging for a jailbreak, your prayers will finally be answered on Super Bowl Sunday.

Source: Apple



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RE: There is a new sucker born every minute
By wickyman on 1/29/2013 11:08:14 AM , Rating: 2
I bet within 1 or 2 product generations this 128 price point will go away, and you will simply see the full size iPad offered in 32/64/128 at the current price points while the Mini iPad would be offered at 16/32/64 capacities. Really adding an $800 128gb model seems like a bit of a stopgap until they refresh the whole unit. At which point Tim Cook will probably stand up and say the 128 was such a great product for Apple, they decided it should be part of the standard product line.


By TakinYourPoints on 1/29/2013 7:41:51 PM , Rating: 1
I agree. 16GB might have worked two or three years ago but it clearly isn't enough anymore.

Retina display sized assets have increased the average size of graphically intensive apps by about 30%. This is huge, and a shift over to 32/64/128GB configurations with a prior-gen 16GB model remaining in the $400 low end configuration makes a lot of sense.


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