The maximum amount of storage on an iPad is doubling.
Apple quietly announced Tuesday that it’s increasing the storage on its fourth-generation iPad from 64 GB to 128 GB. The updated storage amount will be available on Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models.
More space will come at a premium, however. A Wi-Fi only 128 GB model is $799 and goes up to $929 when you add in cellular. Availability begins this Tuesday.
That’s still cheaper than the Surface Pro. Microsoft’s 128 GB tablet will run customers $1,000.
“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”
In its release, Apple pointed to all of the industries that are using the iPad in their business that will benefit from the additional storage, mentioning AutoCAD for drafting architectural and engineering drawings.
“Our AutoCAD WS app for iOS was designed to give customers seamless access to their designs anywhere, anytime,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products for Autodesk. “These files are often large and highly detailed so having the thin and light iPad with its Multitouch display, integrated camera and all-day battery life, is a real advantage for iPad users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD data.”
Will you be buying a 128 GB iPad?