The lack of microSD slot is one of the most criticized missing specs of the iPad since it was first announced and some Android fanboys exploit it as a weakness in the iPad’s arsenal. Instead of adding a microSD slot for iPads, it looks like Apple is once again going against the norm by releasing a 128GB 4th-gen iPad.
Well today, Apple is announcing a new 128 GB iPad with Retina Display that’s clearly asking people “Who needs a microSD slot if you’re iPad has a 128 GB storage capacity?”, since those tablet with microSD slots on the market only supports up to 32 GB and just a handful that supports 64 GB microSD cards.
The 4th Gen iPad has the same specs of the “new iPad” a.k.a. iPad 3 but fitted with a more powerful Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core graphics, new FaceTime HD camera and 1.2MP photos and using Apple’s new Lightning port connector.
The 128 GB model of iPad will be available starting February 5 (Tuesday), for a suggested retail price of $799 (USD) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (USD) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular (4G) model and it’s perfect for those who carry a lot of media and those who works with large files.
By releasing a 128 GB model of iPad, Apple addresses the demand for a “cheaper” iPad, where the 4th gen Ipad will be the mid to high end (16/32/64/128 GB) then the previous model will then be the mid to lower end of the market – in other words the “cheaper” iPad.
I won’t be surprise if Apple competitor will release a retooled version of their current device (tablet) with an increased storage up to 128 GB “plus” a microSD slot and I’m betting they will!
Last modified: January 30, 2013