Apple to relase next iPad with 128 gigabytes of memory.
Apple says that the new full-size iPad has 128 gigabytes of memory, double the 64 gigabytes found in previous models.
The new iPad will go on sale in Australia and the US on February 5 for $869 for a Wi-Fi model and $1009 for the version with mobile data access as well. In the US, the iPad will be priced at $US799 for a Wi-Fi model and $US929 for the wi-fi and mobile version. It will be available in both black and white.
Apple says it has sold more than 120 million iPads since their debut in April 2010.
The latest iPads with 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes remain available, starting at $539. The older iPad 2 starts at $429.
“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,” said Apple senior vice president of marketing Philip Schiller in a statement.
Apple quoted several web application developers who said the additional memory capacity would allow businesses to better serve clients in conceptual design, music recordings and sports strategy.
Apple’s move to expand its iPad following comes as the company faces tough questions from Wall Street over its growth prospects.
Company shares lost about 12 per cent of their value last week after the company reported earnings that showed lower profit margins and smaller anticipated growth than expected.