The release date of Apple’s 128GB iPad 4 has sprung out already, putting to rest any doubts about it being a rumor. At the same time, those who’re eager to reach into their pockets for the change may want to note that they’ll have to dig real deep.
That’s because the 128GB iPad 4 comes with a hefty price tag of $929 for the Wi-Fi and cellular version. On the other hand, the plain old Wi-Fi variant of the tablet is $130 cheaper at $799. The device is lined up to be launched in the colors black and white. Come February 5 and fans will be able to grab one through Apple’s online store, certain authorized vendors and the company’s official retail stores. Apart from the 128GB capacity, potential buyers obviously have the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models to pick from too.
The fourth generation of the slab holds on to a 9.7-inch Retina touchscreen, with an A6X processor embedded into the heart of the chassis. Remember the fresh unveiling of iOS 6.1 with additional LTE options for a bunch of carriers across the world? According to the details, 23 more global network operators who offer Apple’s slates will be able to reap the benefits of the introduction. Well, the higher capacity tablet is touching down with this newest version of the mobile OS.
So now that a 128GB iPad 4 is out, will there be an iPhone Math? What about an iPhone 5S? And a second generation version of Apple’s mini tablet? We’ll just have to wait until the company decides to spring it out on us suddenly like this bit of news. It will also be interesting to see the number of takers for a device with such a hefty tag. After all, it’s $100 extra for twice the storage of the presently available highest capacity one.
Key specifications of the tablet:
– 9.7-inch LED backlit multi-touch Retina screen with IPS technology, 264ppi sharpness and 2048 x 1536 resolution
– A6X dual core processor with quad core graphics muscle
– 1080p, 5MP iSight main snapper, 1.2MP FaceTime front camera with 720p recording
– iOS 6.1
– Lightning connector, 3.5mm headphone jack
– Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular choices
– Black and white color options
UPDATE: On the same date, those in the UK can lay out £739 for the Wi-Fi and cellular model or £639 for the Wi-Fi only one. The attached labels are inclusive of VAT.