Apple reveals 128GB version of fourth-generation iPad

29 Jan 2013

Apple has confirmed it is launching 128GB versions of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display. That’s double the amount of storage that’s currently available from the iPad range.

Rumours had been circulating about Apple’s plans for a 128GB iPad model, but today the company confirmed in a press release the launch of the new 128GB versions.

The upcoming 128GB model will be an update to the fourth-generation iPad line with Retina display. It will be available for the iPad with Wi-Fi only or with Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities.

The new iPad model will not have any new features, but it will use Apple’s new iOS 6.1 software. Yesterday, Apple started rolling out the first update to its latest operating system.

Apple said the new 128GB versions will be available from 5 February in standard black and white colour options. Its suggested retail price for the iPad with Wi-Fi model is US$799 for Wi-Fi only and US$929 for the Wi-Fi and cellular model. The devices can be ordered online or in Apple stores, as well as via select Apple authorised resellers.

Today, Apple pointed to how businesses that use large amounts of data – such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks and project blueprints – would benefit from the new 128GB model of the fourth-generation iPad.

“With twice the storage capacity and an unparallelled 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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic