Apple Comes Out With 128GB 4th-Generation iPad

  • New iPad will have 128GB of storage
  • On sale February 5 from $869
  • Twice the storage capacity

Apple announced Tuesday it is adding a higher-capacity 128GB fourth-generation iPad to its tablet lineup as an attractive option for schools and businesses.

  • New iPad will have 128GB of storage
  • On sale February 5 from $869
  • Twice the storage capacity

Apple announced Tuesday it is adding a higher-capacity 128GB fourth-generation iPad to its tablet lineup as an attractive option for schools and businesses. The 128GB iPad will be available Tuesday, February 5, in black or white.

The new gadget, which retails for AU$869 for the wi-fi only model and $1009 with WiFi + Cellular, proves to be the most expensive iPad in the mix, costing just a little short of a Macbook. That's $100 more than the 64GB model, which is $100 more than the 32GB model, which is — you guessed it — $100 more than the 16GB iPad. 

For enterprise and educational institutions, as well as some creative professionals, the current 64GB iPad model may not provide enough storage — particularly if you’re using programs that employ a lot of large files, like Autodesk’s AutoCAD software, for example.

"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," said Apple senior vice president of marketing Philip Schiller.

The new offering could be a direct jab at Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro tablet, which comes in a 64GB model and a 128GB model. It’s capable of running full-on Windows desktop applications, which could make it a more attractive tablet option for business professionals that currently rely heavily on Windows software.

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