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Apple champions tablets for business as it announces 128GB iPad

by Doug Drinkwater

January 29 2013

Apple will release the 128GB iPad on Monday of next week
Apple will release the 128GB iPad on Monday of next week

After all the rumors, Apple has confirmed that it will release a 128GB iPad on February 5, with the tablet seemingly being marketed towards data-hungry business users.

The Cupertino company announced in a press release that the WiFi-only and cellular models will sell for $799 and $929 respectively and, reinforcing earlier reports, hinted that the model is geared up for business users.

 “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and every day they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Apple’s senior VP of marketing, Phil Schiller.

“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 firm’s statement went onto highlight how iPads are currently being used for 3D CAD files, X-rays, film and music edits, which is perhaps a sign that Apple does indeed hope that this model will attract serious business users.

The doubling of the iPad’s storage (from 64GB) is the only change with the new tablet which retains the 9.7-inch Retina Display, the Apple-designed A6X processing chip and FaceTime HD camera featuring on other fourth-generation iPads.

The 128GB iPad does however launch with the iOS 6.1, which is now available to download.

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