With the new iPad 4 128GB model, the battle is on for the business tablet supremacy, can the new iPad outsell the upcoming Surface Pro?
– The much talked about 128 gigabyte model of the iPad 4 has just popped up on Apple’s official online portal which means those of you who happen to have a liking for tons of music, edit music as a hobby or do a lot of computer-aided design presentations using an iPad with very limited storage space can now purchase a roomier tablet — but it’ll cost you… a lot.
The ‘WiFi only’ 128 gigabyte iPad 4 is priced at a jaw-dropping $799 — just as pricey as a more-capable ultrabook running Windows 8, then again, the letter is a completely different story. The WiFi + Cellular version of the latest iPad 4 model will set you back an even more tear-inducing $929, that extra 130 Benjamins will of course let you tap into Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless’ blazing-fast 4G LTE (Long-term Evolution) networks — pretty nifty feature to have if, for example, you forgot to transfer your CAD files to your iPad but your trusty Dropbox desktop app somehow managed to upload it to the cloud.
For $929, you can already purchase the 11-inch Macbook Air (base model) that comes equipped with a full-fledged desktop operating system, a roomy keyboard and a sizable display — albeit, with a smaller storage capacity of just 64 gigabytes. Even the WiFi only iPad 4 is still obviously pricey but, Apple did mention that the 128 gigabyte iPads were meant to cater to the needs of those who are media and business-oriented.
The iPad 4 sports a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1,048 x 1,536 pixels, a dual-core Apple A6X system-on-a-chip with a more powerful graphics processing unit, a gigabyte of RAM, 10-hour battery life, two high-definition cameras, comes with 16/32/64/128 gigabyte worth of internal storage space, support for WiFi, Bluetooth, HSPA+ and the aforementioned 4G LTE connectivity.
Apparently, new iPad with larger flash storage debuts ahead of the release date of the new Microsoft Surface Pro which targets the business sector.
According to All Things D, both tablets appeal to same audience — safe to say the markets such as the tablet PC-loving media hungry consumers and a slew of business owners who are willing to purchase expensive tablets for business use.