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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.
"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
 

Stega87

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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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dustinsc

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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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Mobster1983

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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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syd430

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This doesn't look good for an early release of the 5th Generation :(
 
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Moonjumper

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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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DDaddyx2

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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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kcamfork

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I'm glad there are options. But these prices are getting ridiculous for simply more storage.
 
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SimonTheSoundMa

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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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Rudy69

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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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WannaGoMac

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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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criticalb

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Is this a reaction to Surface being released?

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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FSMBP

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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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ArtOfWarfare

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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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