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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:42

Source: http://www.pcmag.com...,2414805,00.asp

** Sorry if this was posted before but I did a search before posting and found nothing. **

Just one day after rumors of a 128GB iPad surfaced in the blogosphere, Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it will indeed be offering a new tablet with boosted storage space.

The new, 128GB iPad will be available starting Tuesday, Feb. 5 in black or white for $799 for the Wi-Fi model or $929 for the Wi-Fi plus cellular version. It will be sold via Apple Stores, Apple.com, and authorized re-sellers.

"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," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a statement. "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 128GB iPad will hit stores just four days before Microsoft's Surface Pro is released on Feb. 9. The 64GB version of Redmond's tablet will be $899, while the 128GB version will be $999.

In announcing the 128GB iPad, Apple talked up the impact of its tablet on the enterprise market - a space that has largely been dominated by Microsoft.

"Virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 [companies are] currently deploying or testing iPad," Apple said today. "Companies regularly utilizing large amounts of data such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks, project blueprints, training videos and service manuals all benefit from having a greater choice of storage options for iPad."

Apple quoted execs from Autodesk, WaveMachine Labs, and Global Apptitude, all of whom sang the iPad's praises.
Beyond the storage boost, there are no other significant changes to this model. It still boosts a 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple A6X chip, and FaceTime HD camera. It will come equipped with iOS 6.1, which just made its debut yesterday.

The fourth-gen iPad will still be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors in prices ranging from $499 to $829. For more, see PCMag's review of the iPad mini and the fourth-gen iPad.


Personal Note: Apple's iPad prices are getting ridiculous. Did you see the price tag on that new iPad?


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:06

Yeah they are pricey. A $1000 for a tablet is a bit ridiculous.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:15

Yeah they are pricey. A $1000 for a tablet is a bit ridiculous.


This is going to be their downfall I think. They keep making a new iPad every 6 months now, increase the price but bring nothing new to the table. People are going to eventually get fed up with that. Apple hasn't done anything to impress anyone ever since the old man died.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:21

This is going to be their downfall I think. They keep making a new iPad every 6 months now, increase the price but bring nothing new to the table. People are going to eventually get fed up with that. Apple hasn't done anything to impress anyone ever since the old man died.


"They keep making a new iPad every 6 months now" wrong, they just changed the release window to the end of the year instead of March, next iPad will launch next September.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:21

Shame it's not the generation 3.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:24

This is horrible if true. Should be 32-64-128 standard now for the ipad. They really need to step it up. i know they selling boat loads but I have a feeling that will change this quarter unless they have other changes??

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:29

"They keep making a new iPad every 6 months now" wrong, they just changed the release window to the end of the year instead of March, next iPad will launch next September.


Nevertheless, they keep increasing the price and not bringing anything new.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:31

I agree they need to open the ipad up some let it run true OSX and give it USB .

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:40

This is going to be their downfall I think. They keep making a new iPad every 6 months now, increase the price but bring nothing new to the table. People are going to eventually get fed up with that. Apple hasn't done anything to impress anyone ever since the old man died.


I'm sure they have something up their sleeve for iOS7.

I agree they need to open the ipad up some let it run true OSX and give it USB .


A card reader would be nice. Have you ever took a picture on your camera and wanted to view it/ back it up/post on social media website/ edit it? Photoshop Touch is actually pretty cool.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:41

Nevertheless, they keep increasing the price and not bringing anything new.


Not really increasing the price, just making a new option available. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are still the same price for those that don't think the 128GB option is worth the extra cash.

When else has Apple increased the price on the iPad?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:42

I agree they need to open the ipad up some let it run true OSX and give it USB .


I think that's the path they will eventually take. There is only so much you can do with iOS and I think iOS has reached its maximum level. We haven't seen anything new on it in quite a while so it leads me to believe they are out of ideas. The logical thing for them to do is, like you said, make the iPad be able to use OSX instead of iOS and that will then make it a worthy tablet to get, but in all honestly, paying $799.00 for a tablet with nothing new but more space it's not something many people would want to do right now, considering the competition.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 17:56

Apple should start giving out free lube at their stores. It is only courteous to do so when they make you take it up the ass at their pricing.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 18:01

Apple should start giving out free lube at their stores. It is only courteous to do so when they make you take it up the ass at their pricing.


LOL...ROTF...LOL...LOL :laugh:

You are 100% right, though...LOL

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:47

Not really increasing the price, just making a new option available. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are still the same price for those that don't think the 128GB option is worth the extra cash.

When else has Apple increased the price on the iPad?

They haven't but they are overpriced with a weird twist, storage price goes down as move up the line.
First 16GB (16>32) is $100
Next 32GB (32>64) is $100
and now
Next 64GB (64>128) is $100

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:56

*sigh* The 16GB model shouldn't even exist, certainly not at that price point. :/ Why must Apple always be so skimpy when it comes to storage or RAM ? :angry: