It looks like the rumors talking about Apple’s plans to bring new member with 128 GB of internal storage to the iPad tribe were accurate, since the company is making the headlines with the new iPad 4 available on the market from February 5th. Officially announced yesterday through a press release, the fourth- generation iPad comes soon after the launch of their latest tablet in October 2012 specifically targeting businesses.
Equipped with a Retina display and an internal storage capacity of 128 GB, double from the previous versions with 64GB of storage, the iPad 4 will be the perfect device for those who regularly use large amounts of data such as training videos and service manuals, 3D CAD files, project blueprints, film edits, music tracks, photos, etc. Compared to the previous, this one includes only minor changes, analysts estimating that Apple will release a model with significant improvements in the coming months. It comes in two versions: Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular capabilities, which of course will have a higher price with at least $100 more expensive than the 64GB WiFi only model, according to officials from Apple. The fourth-generation iPad will have starting price of $ 799 for Wi-Fi version and $929 for devices that include 4G connection.
Available in black and white color options, the 128 GB tablet has some amazing specifications:
- Retina display, one the highest resolution display ever installed on tablets – 1536 x 2048 pixels on the 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with an impressive pixel density of 264 ppi;
- iOS 6, which includes support for additional LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks around the world and allows itunes Match subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud;
- A dual-core Apple A6X processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, helped by a PowerVR SGX554MP4 GPU with quad-core graphics;
- Ultra-fast wireless performance: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot;
- Bluetooth 4.0, with A2DP;
- In terms of camera, it comes with a FaceTime HD camera of 5 megapixel on the back a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities.
In addition, the latest version of iPad runs over 800,000 apps, including more than 300,000 designed only for iPad, ranging from various categories like business, news, health, sports, games, books, reference and travel.
According to Apple, the versions will be sold through their retail stores, Apple Authorized re-sellers and of course, the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com).
Although Apple is dominating the tablet segment on the market with over 120 million iPad units sold all over the world, Apple feels increasing competition from some cheaper tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 from Google. Last year to deal with the smaller screen tablet market, launched the iPad Mini.