A 128 GB iPad 4?

Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac:

With developers finding code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that points to 128GB iOS devices, and with recent findings of 128GB references in Apple’s recent iTunes 11 release, speculation naturally points to Apple releasing a 128GB iPad in the very near future.

Seems a little weird, insofar as I could not recall Apple adding a new storage capacity midway through the product cycle of an iOS device. But I had forgotten about the 16 GB original iPhone and 32 GB original iPod Touch, both introduced in February 2008. (I had also forgotten that the iPod Touch used to have larger storage capacity than the iPhone.)

If this 128 GB iPad 4 thing is true, I take it to imply that the iPad 5 isn’t coming until later in the year, and that this is a way for Apple to make a little news, keep the lineup fresh, and raise the bar on tablet storage capacities.

Monday, 28 January 2013