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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Apple to Launch 128 GB iPad on February 5 for $799/$929




In line with a stock database leak from earlier this week, Apple today officially announced a new 128 GB version of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display.
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"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."
The new larger-capacity iPad launches next Tuesday, February 5 and will carry a $100 premium over the current top-end configuration, coming in at $799 for the Wi-Fi models and $929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

Rumors and hints of a 128 GB iPad developed quickly with a reference to higher-capacity iOS devices appearing in what turned out to be the shipping version of iOS 6.1 when it was released as a beta to developers over the weekend. Just a day later, new high-end iPad configurations were spotted in the stock database of a major U.S. retailer, suggesting that a launch was indeed imminent.

Article Link: Apple to Launch 128 GB iPad on February 5 for $799/$929
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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About time.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Is this a reaction to Surface being released?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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*GASP* shocker!
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UGH, was hoping to see a redesigned iPad coming up soon. I guess not :/
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:51 AM   #6
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:56 AM   #7
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
I think it will go like this:

iPad 4 16GB $399.99
iPad 5 32 GB $499.99
Etc...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
Doubtful. Apple loves money.
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
that would be welcome.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
I was hoping for that but it doesn't look like it.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
Not Apple, if they could they would charge more, only time I saw them do something is when the released the original iPhone and people complained about the price and they dropped it a few weeks later bc IMO $599 for an iPhone with 4GB was crazy, thus why I waited until the 3G.

I bet they will still run with the same price structure, just change the base to 32, mid to 64 and high to 128
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
For sure - They want to make all the people that would be willing pay a heavy premium for the 128GB still be able to pay them that premium
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:14 AM   #13
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Apple needs to make the price breaks more in line with cost of components.

16GB - $499
32GB - $549 (+50)
64GB - $624 (+75)
128GB - $724 (+100)

or

32GB - $499
64GB - $599
128GB - $699
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Ten bucks says prices drop across the board for storage capacities in the next generation. They'll drop 16 gb and make 32 gb the entry level at $500.
this


i definitely will be selling my iPad 3 if this happens

especially since the iPad 5 is going to be as light as the iPad Mini
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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As expected.
I want to have a phone which has a 128GB storage capacity.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:53 AM   #16
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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation
Are you really that surprised ?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:20 AM   #18
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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation
I would appreciate if Apple would return to their common life cycles which we were used to (still don't quite get the early shift towards the 4th generation iPad - I mean there was no lack of power obviously...).
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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation

And one could easily say it isn't. After all, they broke the mold with the release of the 4th generation.
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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation
Who up votes crappy posts like these?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:32 AM   #21
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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation
I agree. But that aligns with their expected earnings growth of only 5-10% this quarter which is what hammered their stock... I'm guessing many investors didn't factor in the fact that they probably won't have a major product announcement.
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UGH, was hoping to see a redesigned iPad coming up soon. I guess not :/
Dude, why?
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Dude, why?
It's hard to imagine they would come out with a new model in just a month after they announce this upgrade which a few people would probably buy. It'd be kind of screwing those customers over. Imagine you buy it and then a month later they come out with the upgraded model for the same price. If they were going to do that, they would just wait a month to announce the 128GB upgrade with the new model.

Does this 128 GB move seem a little odd? Seems to me that this would kill the 64 GB model. If you're the kind of person who would need 64 GB and are willing to spend $699, it seems like a no-brainer to add $100 to get another 64 GB. I wonder which memory size hits the margin sweet spot.
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Dude, why?
Why do I want a redesigned iPad, or why do I think there won't be one? Both seem fairly obvious really.
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Is this a reaction to Surface being released?
No. That's more akin to a bowel movement... j/k
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