There were some rumors roaming around the interwebs lately, saying that Apple is readying an iPad 4 with 128 GB of internal storage. Well, all those rumors were confirmed today, when the Cupertino-based company released a press statement announcing that the 125 GB fourth generation iPad with Retina Display will officially hit the market as of February 5th.
You probably know that Apple launched it’s latest tablet in October 2012, but now the iPad 4 receives more internal storage and, of course, a new price. There’s nothing new about the new iPad model, except for the 128 GB of internal storage.
The most expensive iPad so far was the 64 GB WiFi + Cellular model priced $829. The new iPad with 128 GB and WiFi + Cellular capabilities has a price of $929, so if you want an extra 64 GB of storage you will have to pay $100 more. The WiFi only 128 GB iPad with Retina has a price of $799, $100 more expensive than the 64GB WiFi only model.
The same press release also reveals that 120 million iPad units were sold world wide so far, with Apple dominating the tablet segment of the market.
One of the selling points of the last two generations of Apple tablets was the Retina Display which brings a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels on the 9.7-inch screen, and an impressive pixel density of 264 ppi. The Retina Display is one the highest resolution display ever fitted on tablets, outmatched only by the 2,560 x 1,600 pixels 10.1 inch display fitted on the Nexus 10, the tablet co-developed by Google and Samsung, which brings a pixel density of 299 ppi.
Except for the 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display, iPad 4 also comes with a dual-core Apple A6X processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, helped by a PowerVR SGX554MP4 GPU with quad-core graphics.
iPad 4 also comes with 1 GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera on the back with full HD recording support and a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities.
In terms of connectivity, the tablet comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and Apple’s proprietary Lightning dock connector. If you want 4G LTE on your Apple tablet you will have to pay $100 extra.