There has been a lot of rumor going around about Apple announcing a high capacity iPad to compete with the Microsoft’s surface pro and they’ve done it by finally announcing the retina iPad to be available in 128GB of size. That’s really something. The price of these new models makes the iPad the costliest tablet in the current market.
“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.” Said Apple in their Press Release.
The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model. All versions of the 128GB iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
It’s worth pointing out that, at $929, the LTE-capable 128GB iPad costs you nearly as much a base MacBook Air model. Alternatively, you could also snag an iPad Mini — which starts at $329 — or three for the same price. (Mind you, neither of those devices will have a high-resolution Retina Display like the fourth-generation iPad.)
So, what’s your view?