Apple Launches 128 GB iPad with 1-3 Day Shipping

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following last week's announcement, Apple today began offering the 128 GB iPad in the Apple online store with shipping currently listed at 1-3 business days for most models in most countries. Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the United States are currently being quoted 3-5 business days for shipping across all three carriers.

    The new model, offering double the storage capacity of the previous top-of-the-line model, carries a $100 premium over the 64 GB versions and is available in all four combinations of black/white and Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

    After supply constraints dogged both the new iMac and iPad mini, analysts will be watching closely to see how Apple manages supply times for the latest addition to the company's product line. Stock levels have, however, generally been good on the full-size iPad, which has reportedly seen a significant drop in demand as consumer interest has shifted to the iPad mini.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 128 GB iPad with 1-3 Day Shipping
  2. flameproof macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2011
  3. bbyrdhouse macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2002
    Elm Grove, LA
    Great News!

    This is great news!
    Pushes out the top end to a nice 128Gb.

    Now I just need to sell my 32Gb iPad 2 ;)
  4. Avatarshark macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Digital Frontier
    Wow a 128 gb for $799 (interesting, the prices are listed in CND). I really hope that flash technology drop in price real soon

    Edit again: its both 799 Canadian and American.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    At that price I think I'd rather buy a MB Air.
  6. Dorje Sylas macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    Will wait for 100 dollar price cut on iPad 5 this holiday season 2013.

    Why Apple? Why push a new high price instead of cutting current prices or just sitting on it till a model update?
  7. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
  8. Squilly macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
  9. kcamfork macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Vote with your wallet. That's what I plan on doing. :)
  10. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    It dropped ages ago. You can buy 128GB of flash storage for way under the $100 they're charging for just the 64->128GB upgrade. Heck, you can get 128GB close to that price in retail outlets!

    It's a way of averaging out the profit margins, higher profit margins on the high end model subsidise the lower margins on the low models.
  11. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    I'm anticipating it, hoping for it, but there is no certainty. I'm surprised they upped the RAM on the iDevices, because it cuts down need for the cloud services.
  12. Avatarshark macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Digital Frontier
    Do we really need 128GB iPhone, what are you doing with the 64gb? Or are you suggesting it for suggestion sake?
  13. trustme macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    Lets pay as much as a full laptop for a device that does half of what the laptop does. Seems logical.
  14. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    jikes, u could get an macbook air with that kind of money. i'll wait and see what the iPad 5 brings. they are probably just milking it for what its worth now and drop the 16 gb with the next generation and adjust the prices accordingly ... i hope. its a bit ridiculous to sell 16 GB for 100$ when its worth like 10 bucks
  15. Rafterman macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Though non-128GB iPads are all "in stock", they list the 128GB AT&T version as "1-3 days" (and not just "in stock"), and VZW and Sprint are 3-5 days, right out the gate. Maybe they aren't fully stocked yet?
  16. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    That should be very easy. I sold mine right after the 3 came out for $450(of course that included a smart cover, dock, camera connection kit, HDMI adapter), but I thought it was a good deal.
  17. sishaw macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2005
    Apple should retire the 16gb model and make the 32gb $499 and so on.
  18. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    I think it is. There are many people out there that would pay full price for a laptop but only use half(if that) of its features and capabilities.
  19. Avatarshark macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Digital Frontier
    Or just drop the iPad 2 outright.
  20. jomarr macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Drop 16 GB

    Make 32 gb entry level and the pricing should go:

    32 GB 499/629
    64 GB 599/729
    128 GB 699/829

    799/929 is just too much.
  21. AppleFan115 macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    I think the chances of the iPad 5 starting with 32gb is slim. With cloud services now, the reliance to keep everything on your iPad locally has gone down. There will always be users that want everything to be is there which is fair especially when you consider the cost of data plans. However, most people are okay with 16gb. I personally will continue to get the 64gb model.

    Heck, if I was Apple, I would keep four storage sizes for the next year or two before considering coming back to three sizes. Why? More cash!!!
  22. Hakone macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
  23. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    Yes, if you have a lot of music, photos, applications, some movies from iTunes or recorded on camera. That 64GB can be filled very quickly..

    Do we really need more than 640KB? :))))
  24. bwillwall macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    Someday my friend..

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