According to an article written by Mark Gurman of [lightbox type="iframe" title="Title" href="http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/27/apple-ready-to-release-additional-ipad-model-likely-128gb-version/"]9to5Mac.com[/lightbox], Apple is set to release another version of the 4th generation of the iPad with Retina display. This additional model will supposedly have 128 GB of storage capacity, doubling its current beefiest model, which holds 64 GB of memory. It sounds like the Apple community of consumers isn't exactly ecstatic about this unofficial announcement. They are worried that this 'quiet release' of an additional 4th generation iPad will push back the 5th generation release, which is currently slated for June, to more likely Novemberish.
This is still just a rumor, as inside info about a new Apple [lightbox title="Title" href="http://www.icosa.co/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ipadskus2.png"]SKU[/lightbox] was discovered, calling this additional device the 'Ultimate'. As iPads are named by their storage amount, (Good- 16 GB, Better- 32 GB and Best- 64 GB), the Ultimate would have 128 GB of ROM. Since it's not an official announcement, it is also thought that the new iPad model could be only for government, retail or internal use by Apple, as they have done that with certain products in the past.
The price of the new iPads would start around $799 for the WiFi-only model and $929 for the Cellular-compatible model in the United States.
If I were you and I had the money to spend on one of these devices, I'd either save it for the next iPad or I'd buy a MacBook Air. I don't see the point in this additional release of the current model, which didn't do as well as hoped anyway. Apple is projected to have a slow first half of 2013, so I think they should be focussing their efforts elsewhere.
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