New SKU points to 128GB fourth-generation Apple iPad?

New SKU points to 128GB  fourth-generation Apple iPad?
Earlier Sunday, we told you about information in the beta 5 release of iOS6.1 that made a reference to 128GB capacity devices in the SystemPartitionPadding key. Previous versions of iOS 6.1 did not show this reference. Now on its own, that is really not enough info to say for sure that a 128GB iOS device is coming. But suppose we told you that a source who works for a "well-known" U.S. retailer passed along information showing a new SKU for the fourth-generation Apple iPad.

According to the speculation, a new fourth-generation Apple iPad will be released, not a new design. It will available in black or white and in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. It is considered a premium model compared to the current 16GB, 32GB AND 64GB models available, and they can be purchased in 10 packs in both colors for educational buyers.

Now, we want you to look at the chart accompanying this story which comes from the source who works at the well-known U.S. retailer. Under description, P 101 and P 103 refers to Wi-Fi only, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. Apple currently codes 16GB, 32GB and 64GB as GOOD, BETTER and BEST. ULTIMATE would be above BEST and could indicate that the tablet will have 128GB of native storage. The letter "A" refers to a black model, and the letter "B" refers to white.

What are the odds that two leaks referring to a 128GB device would pop up in one day and not be true? It certainly looks as though the first 128GB iOS device will soon be reality.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget

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22. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

That's OK Apple needs it, once they drop this info Samsung will drop the Bombshell! They've already spoken that they are and have been working on 128gb internal storage... AND 128gb micro SD because oh that's right Samsung and Android allows for and uses micro SD expansion slots! Good game Apple.

21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

arent the only 128gb flash memory for tablets and smart phones made by samsung... if so.. dont see it happening.. Ultimate could mean anything. Could come with a smart case and other junk with it.

20. corgilot

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

With all of the cloud storage available for soo cheap right now I don't really understand what use a 128gb iPad would be. I have an iPad for work as well as a Nexus10 and an GSII at home and don't even come close in all 3 cases to the 32gb or more I have currently in storage. Especially when you use things like, Google Drive and ANY cloud music (Pandora, Spotify, Google Music etc...). Maybe some people will fill that up but they will have to ask themselves if they want to pay that freaking much for a little more space! That thing will have to be close to $800-900 considering the current 64gb iPad4 is sitting at $700

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Most expensive ipad ever. You will pay probably extra 100$ more than the original price. How bout put a sd card apple &to not too over price youre consumers

18. phonea

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

wow 128gb! achos have 2 years ago 250gb. (apple sucks)

16. Adithya7184 unregistered

iCr@pple will call it a new innovation

14. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Seriously, I can't even pass a 20GB usage in my iPad4 64GB.

9. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Slogan: the next best thing... 128gb xD lol but seriously apple I like you but your not supplying what I demand. Pass

8. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i thing 32gb is enough ............

7. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

iPad 5?

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I'm now wondering how big the price of the 16GB will differ from the 128 GB.. $250? $400? No thanks. Ooh this was an Apple. No thanks.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Fruit branded fanboy; 'Wow! That's is mind blowing innovation. ' The rest of the world; 'meh, maybe i would get that sandisk 128G microSD card for half the price apple is charging' SDcard allow me to swap contents on the fly'. No need to waste time delete and copy overover.'

6. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol take that 128gb in nexus 4 phone :)

12. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Well if your android phone doesnt have a microsd slot you can stick 500gb external hdd or flashdrive with an otg cable you get extra 372gb more than 128 gb ipads and im sure that will be cheaper too

15. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Good luck with that. Nexus 4 doesn't support it

17. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

It does with some app called nexus media importer full version is 3$ on google play(without root) or stickmount full version cost 2.5$ (for rooted nexus) so

3. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

this sounds like a move to try and get back the market share they lost

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Sweet, now people can spend much more for space they wont even use. ^_^

11. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Soo true!!

13. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think the price of this 128gb will be tripple compare to 16gb.

1. wendygarett unregistered

Hmm, go Apple!!! :p

10. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

just wait and see....

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