Apple Launches 128GB iPad With Retina Display


Apple has just announced a new version of the 4th generation Retina iPad with 128GB, twice the storage of the top-end model.

As expected, the Wi-Fi-only model will be available for $799 and the Wi-Fi+Cellular model will be available for $929. The 128GB Retina iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5th through Apple’s Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple authorized resellers.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide marketing had this to say:

“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”

Apple points out that the additional storage will be useful for 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.

The over 10 million iWork® users, and customers who rely on other incredible apps like Global Apptitude for analyzing team film and creating digital playbooks, Auria for an incredible 48 track recording system, or AutoCAD for drafting architectural and engineering drawings, also benefit greatly from having the choice of an iPad with more storage capacity.

Apple’s press release also has quotes from third-party developers such as AutoCAD, Global Apptitude.

Apple has also mentioned that the App Store now has more than 800,000 apps, which includes more than 300,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad.

Do you plan to buy the 128GB iPad? Or do you plan to buy one when Apple releases the next generation iPad?

Via: Apple

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  • gummykage

    Holy sheet… I almost bought an 4gen iPad yesterday LOL so I’ll wait…

  • moe22

    apple wtf stop releasing things randomly are you guys really running out of money ?

    • Damani Brown

      They have over 118 billion in cash reserves, they aren’t running out of money… not even close. However, they are running out of ideas.

  • chungpham2004

    at least they are not calling it iPad 4s… lol

  • Josh

    Pointless release

    • Eugene Sytnik

      Exactly my sentiments!

      • Drusenija

        I’ve gone cloudy to solve my music issues using iTunes Match. Not for everyone admittedly but if you’ve got enough data (and enough coverage) in your 3G plan to accommodate it it’s a nice solution.

    • Zangpakto

      Not at all… not considering the games released… 1-2gb per game? I got 64gb and my music library is already 40gb…. Then what about if I want movies? And those games I mentioned? Space fills up quick these days…

      • Damani Brown

        There’s something called the “Cloud” which you can store all your music. And, for the game problem, why are you downloading so many games? For the movies, much easier to purchase Netflix. You old school guys need to update yourself with the CLOUD! Trust me, it works. You should be able to fit everything you need on a 16GB device. I have my whole computer on my phone for less than 2GB. xD And I have 1TB of stuff on my computer. Yes the cloud is amazing. Try it sometime. Who needs memory. I don’t :D

      • Josh

        For that price, better off adding couple more dollars and get a MacBook
        Air that has flash a lot of space and much more useful in every way.

  • DJ

    Grrr…I just bought my iPad last week. The good thing is, I haven’t opened it. Looks like I’ll be taking it back to Best Buy and upgrading to the larger hard drive.