New 128GB iPad…Does Bigger Always = Better?

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On JANUARY 29, 2013- Apple announced a 128GB version of their fourth generation iPad with Retina display in both Wi-Fi and cellular models.  This new iPad will provide twice the storage capacity of the 64GB models to hold more of your valuable content like photos, documents, books, apps, music, and videos.

“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 Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

He goes on to say, “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.”

With more than 800,000 apps in the app store and 300,000 of those apps made just for iPad, the space required to run these apps is getting larger and larger.  Now with the availability of college course books (some up to 5GB) some may find the need for this large capacity iPad. But with the iPad already cannibalizing sales of the Mac will this new iPad will it crush it?  I for one hope not.  There is a place for the Mac and a place for the iPad; when you need a Mac there is no substitute.

If you’re interested in purchasing this new iPad you can do so by clicking here.

-Image Source:  Apple.com

3 responses to “New 128GB iPad…Does Bigger Always = Better?

  1. I think Josh made some good points in this post but in my opinion…this was really a mistake by Apple. The number of people who really need this much storage in an iPad has to be so small. Does it really justify all of the design and production that went into creating this? Not likely. Also…the price! The wifi only version of this will be $800 and the cellular version is $929! Think about that. That’s almost the same price as the 128GB Surface Pro, the main difference being that the Surface Pro can run any desktop application while the iPad can’t. Many people are now storing most of their music and data in the cloud, which means there is less need for local storage. No matter how I look at it Apple really made a mistake with producing this.

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