Apple to Launch 128 GB iPad on February 5 for $799/$929

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    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.
    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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    From 16GB to 32GB = 16GB --> 100$
    From 32GB to 64GB = 32GB --> 100$
    From 64GB to 128GB = 64GB --> 100$

    Now i am thinking 100$ for 16GB more is a little bit overpriced :eek:
     
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    Is this a reaction to Surface being released?
     
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    :confused: Something from Apple is overpriced??
     
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    UGH, was hoping to see a redesigned iPad coming up soon. I guess not :/
     
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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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    No. That's more akin to a bowel movement... ;) j/k
     
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    16 -> 32 100$

    64 -> 128 100$

    16 -> 128 300$ :eek:

    not that fair...
     
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    About damn time. Maybe now I can actually put everything I want to on my iPad. :D
     
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    As expected.
    I want to have a phone which has a 128GB storage capacity. :cool:
     
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    This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation :(
     
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    The pricing is consistent and to be expected, but I hope that improving memory costs will allow a price reduction across all the iPad models at the next update.
     
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    Disappointing. I had hopes the next iPad would come with 32/64/128gb starting at $499. You can buy a 16gb microsd card for $10 and 32gb for $25.
     
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    I'm glad there are options. But these prices are getting ridiculous for simply more storage.
     
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    Why more expensive?

    Moore's Law and also price per gigabyte has dropped by 50% in the last 12 months should mean the 128GB should be cheaper than the 64GB retina model when it launched.

    16GB iPad is pretty useless even for a none power user. 8GB iPod is similar too.
     
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    I'm guessing/hoping the iPad5 will start at 32GB and the prices will shift down by $100
     
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    Wow! That's innovation!

    Sarcasm aside, be much more polite if apple shifted the memory up with 32gb being the base... but highly doubt that.
     
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    Wow, this is surprising to me. Nice to see this option available, even if it is a bit pricey.
     
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    err

    16 > 32 $100
    32 > 64 $100
    64 > 128 $100

    total $300

    16 > 128 $300

    What's not fair ? Your maths ? :) j/k
     
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    No media event, early morning press release - seems more like a reaction to a stock drop.

    "QUICK! WHAT DO DO WE HAVE READY TO SHIP IN IPAD R&D? AND LET'S GET OUT WHATEVER'S STABLE IN THE LATEST iOS AND ATV BUILDS!"
     
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    It might be but it certainly is something that is long overdue for a product that plays movies.
     
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    I think it will go like this:

    iPad 4 16GB $399.99
    iPad 5 32 GB $499.99
    Etc...
     
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    I was expecting at least a slight drop in price...

    Oh well, it's not like this harms anyone else.

    I agree that it's probable that they'll drop the 16 GB and move them all down one price-tier...

    I just checked the store and I don't see the 128 GB option anywhere, but it looks like the website is going to get a little crowded when it's added...
     
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