Apple readies iPad 4 128GB for sale from next week


Device will have twice the amount of memory storage of the next biggest iPad, available from £639 when it hits shelves next Tuesday

Apple has announced a 128GB version of its fourth generation iPad with Retina display – twice the storage capacity of its next biggest model. It joins the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions that went on sale alongside the iPad mini and iPhone 5 in September.

The 128GB model will go on sale next Tuesday (February 5) in black and whiten at the Apple Online Store, Apple retail stores and selected Apple authorised resellers. The iPad with Wi-Fi will cost £639 and the iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular will cost £739.

The fourth generation iPad is powered by Apple’s A6X chip and features a 9.7-inch retina display, FaceTime HD camera and runs the iOS 6.1 operating system. Users will also have access to over 800,000 apps from the App Store, including more than 300,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad.

Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller said: “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday 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.”