Apple iPad jumps to 128GB
Apple has officially announced the 128GB model of its fourth-gen iPad, starting at AU$869.
Apple overnight said that it would begin offering its fourth-generation iPad with double the storage capacity.
The 128-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only iPad will cost AU$869, while a cellular version pushes past four figures, at AU$1009. The new iPads will be available on 5 February.
The updated iPad represents a minor update to a device that already got a slight overhaul late last year. Many expect Apple to unveil a new iPad with more significant changes in the coming months.
The 128GB iPad has all of the same features as before, including a 9.7-inch Retina display, a FaceTime HD camera and an A6X processor.
Apple is hoping that the higher-capacity iPad will be better suited for the business world. Over the past few years, the company has made a concerted push to get into companies for professional use.
The press release pointed out the potential appeal of the higher storage volume to businesses that traffic in data-intensive materials such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks and project blueprints.
While Apple's share in the tablet market remains dominant, the company is starting to see increasing competition from lower-priced devices such as Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7 tablets. In response, the company late last year unveiled the iPad Mini.