We have some good news for storage addicts now, especially for those who were previously interested in picking up the latest iteration of the Apple iPad. We previously informed you about rumors suggesting that a mammoth 128GB iPad was on the way and now we’re pleased to confirm that the rumors were true.
If you head to the Apple Store now, you’ll see that Apple has now updated the store this week with the brand new iPad with 128GB of storage capacity. As expected though, you’ll have to pay a handsome sum to take one home – either $800 or $929 depending on whether you want the WiFi or WiFi + Cellular models.
At the time of writing, stock remains healthy which is always a good sign to see. The 128GB WiFi model ships between 1-3 business days, while the 4G model is still very impressive at just 3-5 business days on all three US carriers – AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Just to make it clear, this is the 9.7-inch iPad on offer here, not the iPad Mini which still only sells with a max storage capacity of 64GB.
The bigger iPad includes the A6X dual-core processor, which will provide a quad-core graphics chip to run the most demanding of games that the App Store has to offer. It also features the brand new Lightning connector and high quality Retina Display screen as standard.
Is the expected $100 increase in price justified though? $700 for the 64GB model is already very expensive by today’s standards, especially when various Android tablets are available for a fraction of the price. There’s still no whispers on whether Apple will debut yet another iPad iteration this year, but don’t rule out Apple introducing something new towards the end of the year.
No fancy event or announcement needed this time it seems. The iPad 128GB is up for sale now with healthy shipping dates – will you be buying one or not?
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