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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 Tony Swash on 1/30/2013 6:21:17 AM , Rating: 1
I think the 128Gb iPad is mostly aimed at professional users and the corporate world. The iPad is selling very well into the enterprise and for professional use, Apple's own press release fairly clearly spells out the target for this version of the iPad.

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iPad continues to have a significant impact on business with virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 currently deploying or testing iPad. Companies regularly utilizing large amounts of data such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks, project blueprints, training videos and service manuals all benefit from having a greater choice of storage options for iPad.


The problem with the Surface Pro for pro users are:

Limited battery life - can't be used for a full days work without a recharge

Lack of apps - Just Office doesn't cut it anymore, what people are using, and want, are specialist apps for their particular mission and the iPad has those by the boatload

Limited storage - with only 83Gb of storage available it's capacity is much less than the iPad. Mobile pro users, doctors are a good example, want on board storage, they don't want to fiddle about with memory cards which are easy to lose.


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