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?