Apple, on Tuesday, unveiled a new model of its flagship tablet – the iPad, which now has twice the storage capacity than its predecessor. The news came as a surprise as no announcements were made regarding such a roll out. The latest model is the same 4th generation Apple iPad that features a retina display, beefed up storage and some minor tweaks. Read on to learn more.
The All New Healthier iPad:
The latest model of the iPad has a 128GB storage capacity and will be available in two models – one with a wireless connectivity and the other with wireless and cellular connectivity. Both the models are priced at $799 and $929 respectively. The tablet sports a 9.7 inch screen with retina display, custom A6 chipset, runs on iOS 6.1, includes massive support to wireless carriers and includes iTunes Match. The product will be out for sale on February 5th and will be available in black or white colors.
As of now, Apple has over eight hundred thousand apps in its Apps Store, with over 300,000 apps specifically developed for the iPad. The developers’ feel that this version of the iPad will allow users to come out of hesitation and proceed with downloads seamlessly, as there will be no storage constraints anymore. Phillip Schiller, the Senior Vice President of Apple’s World Wide Marketing Wing shares the same, “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. 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.”
Reason for the Roll Out:
Apple’s this particular move paves the way for a number of speculations. First, this device launch could be Apple’s reply to Microsoft’s Surface Pro which releases three days after the iPad rolls out. The Surface Pro will launch with a price tag of $999 for 128GB and $899 for a 64 GB version, and is highly anticipated to strike a rapport with the enterprises and corporate. And this version of the iPad relatively brings down the chances, thanks to its cheaper price tags and comprehensive application support.
With this launch, Apple has seriously heated up the tablet war and it will be very intriguing to see if the Surface Pro can surge ahead of the healthier iPad. So, can iPad continue to reign supreme or will it be the Surface Pro to emerge as the next big tablet sensation. Let’s find out the answer in just another couple of weeks.