Apple May Launch 128GB Versions of iPad 4

Hot on the heels of the discovery of code reference in iOS 6.1 beta, which hinted at 128GB iOS devices, 9to5Mac is reporting that according to their sources, Apple may be gearing up to launch 128GB versions of the iPad.

According to 9to5Mac’s sources, it is most likely a 128GB version of the 4th generation iPad. According to the new SKUs provided by their source, the ‘ultimate’ configuration of the current iPad, will be available in black and white color options and will also come in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+Cellular versions.

The P101 and P103 names are Apple’s internal nomenclature for the WiFi-only and Cellular-compatible fourth-generation iPads, respectively. Both of those models comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations. These storage sizes are known as “GOOD,” “BETTER,” and “BEST,” respectively. As you can see in our table above, Apple is preparing to release the additional “ULTIMATE” model. “ULTIMATE” frequently refers to the most premium or highest capacity model available. The “A” points to a black configuration, and “B” stands for the white option.


The report hasn’t provided any additional information about the launch date or pricing, but since Apple charges a $100 premium for the next higher capacity model, we’re assuming that the Wi-Fi only model of the 128GB iPad will be available for $799 and the Wi-Fi+Cellular model will be available for $929.

Would you be interested in buying a 128GB iPad? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: 9to5Mac

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  • Eddie g

    $900 is ludicrous for a 128gb big old iPod touch doing the same old tricks….even with a jailbreak it’s way too much IMO

    • Jeremy Taco Patterson


      I see a lot of ignorant posts on here from people with varying levels of Apple envy/hate.

      But this could very well be the most absurd statement I’ve ever read.

      There is NO tablet on the planet with the processing power of the iPad 4. The display, if not the highest resolution (remember, above 300 PPI, the human eyes can’t actually discern an increase in resolution) is the best, most accurate display available on any mobile device.

      So, either educate yourself, or try thinking with an open mind before you make an ass of yourself.

      • Nosferatu

        Nexus 10 = better PPI :)

        • Jeremy Taco Patterson

          Thanks for NOT reading my comment…

  • Jodi Hansen

    Yes, I’d upgrade. Might wait for an iPad 5 with 128GB at this stage now though.

  • Pacomacman

    I’d certainly be interested since 64Gb is still not enough. Other tablet makers should take note as its not good enough to limit tablets to 32Gb, even with an SD card slot.

  • Johnny

    Maybe if the cut the 16 gb which is now virtually nothing on an iPad especially with retina graphics, and added 128 for the same price as the 64 while all go down 100$ so 32gb is 500$, etc…

    • iPhoneHacks

      True, that’s also a possibility.

      Apple could look at extending the shelf life of the iPad 4 (instead of launching a new iPad in March) by offering double the storage for the same price. It would also give customers an incentive to opt for an iPad 4 instead of the 16GB iPad 2, which is available for $399 and 16GB iPad mini, which is available for $329.

  • Hugo

    Yes, I’d certainly be interested in 128GB since 64Gb is still not enough.
    Otherwise Apple should add a SDXC slot in the ipad and that will never happen!
    But there is a third option the extend storage: seagate satelite mobile wireless staorage 500GB/1TB