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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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By aliasfox on 1/29/2013 12:23:24 PM , Rating: 3
Pretty sure the market for people who would jump on an $800 tablet is pretty small, but in some ways this upgrade isn't as absurdly awful as it could've been. Consider:

- Apple charges $100 to add 16GB (16GB >> 32GB)
- Apple charges $100 to add 32GB (32GB >> 64GB)

For this jump, Apple's charging $100 and adding 64GB - that's only what, 2-3x retail markup for a USB flash stick? They're practically giving the extra storage space away!

This shouldn't worry anybody else in the market - it'll cannibalize the 64GB iPad and nobody else. People who bought 64GB iPads are already special case scenarios, the 128GB will be no different.

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