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Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4 From Next Week

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Matt Gardner
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apple, iOS, iPad, Tablets

Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4 From Next Week

Look, shiny thing! And it's going to be the best, brightest, most shiny thing there is...until the iPad 5 comes out in a matter of weeks months.

Yes, it's time to start frothing at the gills with excitement, Apple fans! There's a new iPad on the horizon, and it's got ludicrous amounts of space inside.

“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, SVP Worldwide Marketing in a press release from the company.

“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.”

The tablet will boast a 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTimeHD camera, and will naturally be sporting iOS 6.1. It's uncertain at this point whether or not the maps will be working properly, mind.

It'll be available from Tuesday 5th, February in black or white at $799(£639) for the wi-fi version, with the 4G model going for $929 (£739).

If that pricing scares you, just remember how super-duper sweet it'll be. Super sweet. Totally.

Add a comment18 comments
Late  Jan. 29, 2013 at 15:42

Holy crap - it's a seven hundred quid tablet!
Ridiculous. Some people have way too much money.





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sosrandom  Jan. 29, 2013 at 18:01

And unlike Surface you can use all 128GB?

BetterThanLife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 18:28

Shivering in the cold the blind sheep waited patiently for their dead god to rise up and show them the way. And yea, verily it was so. For in the haze brought on by huffing the fumes of their own farts in the confines of Shoreditch, many swore that they saw Steve Jobs appear bathed in light to deliver a shiny new iPad. It did not matter that a similar model had released only the other day. Steve said it would change their lives, or a least that's what the voice of Siri inside their heads told them. Some passers-by laughed, but that was ok. They would never know the meaning of cool. They probably worked in banks and had probably never heard of a "naval-gazing and masturbation break" at work. "Can I help you?" asked an assistant. "Tell me what I want," replied the mindless drone, showering the Genius in credit cards and £50 notes. Then they made love on a table built from the husks of Zune MP3 players.

Late  Jan. 29, 2013 at 20:33

Pmsl!

JonLester  Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:11

Sorry Apple, but you've basically lost me now.

See, I love my iPad 1G. In fact, it's one of my favourite pieces of technology I've ever owned. Despite its increasing senility (yeah, thanks firmware updates), I still find it invaluable for work, surfing, viewing media and killing time. It's become a part of my daily life, as much as I hate to admit it.

Thing is, I've been thinking about upgrading, and I just can't bring myself to buy another iPad when Apple will gleefully make it obsolete themselves in a few short months. Time was when each new Apple product launch was a real event and a major step up, not just a little tweak every five months and a kick in the teeth for existing owners.

So, whatcha got for me, Surface Pro (or cheaper ASUS Win8 equivalent)?

bggriffiths  Jan. 30, 2013 at 13:13

Nexus 7 32GB, £200. Loving mine right now.

Late  Jan. 30, 2013 at 13:50

Ditto with the Nexus 7 (I have the 16gb). Can't fault it in any way.

DivideByZero  Jan. 30, 2013 at 14:20

I thought Dealspwn was about games and gaming hardware and gaming related bargains... this news is none of the above.

Sure, tablets and phones play games... but really...

MattGardner  Jan. 30, 2013 at 15:06

These days, my iPad 2 is almost exclusively used for gaming. We've covered tablets before onsite, and we'll continue to do so as the boundaries continue to blur. That doesn't yet extend to iOS and Android reviews, but we'll sling up a news post when there's new hardware out.

Admittedly, this post was a little editorialised.

Ilium  Jan. 30, 2013 at 16:54

Worth it just for BTL's comment I reckon :D

DivideByZero  Jan. 31, 2013 at 09:58

These days, my iPad 2 is almost exclusively used for gaming.


Ha, these days I use my sofa almost exclusively for gaming... perhaps we could get some sofa posts up?

My problem with this is that there is loads of great gaming hardware that doesn't get mentioned. I have never seen a gaming laptop on here (they may have been, life has been keeping me really busy lately so sorry if I missed something). And lets face it, the gaming performance of the iPad 4 is not even on par with 7 year old consoles.

Tablets and mobile may be the future of gaming, but they certainly are not yet. We are losing too many good dev's to go to the quick buck mobile Zynga world and core gaming is suffering.

Sorry, rant over. I don't like mobile gaming and I don't like apple, even if they are the future... but you can probably get that from my posts.

MattGardner  Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:11

My problem with this is that there is loads of great gaming hardware that doesn't get mentioned. I have never seen a gaming laptop on here


That's down to two main factors: the first is that, when it comes to hardware, we can only really review what we're sent. Whereas we will sometimes supplement reviews by buying key games ourselves if publishers fail to send code out (it also helps maintain a consumer mindset - too often journalists forget that games are rather expensive), that's not really feasible with hardware across a broad scale.

We did send a request into Alienware for the X51, but after a month of AW stalling, that went nowhere.

The second reason, to be frank, is that we weren't sure how great an audience there'd be for hardware reviews onsite.

However, it's something that we have been talking about, particularly towards the end of last year and the start of this one. We're not a tech site, and we're never going to be Digital Foundry, but we have run some hardware coverage outside of the main consoles, and we may well start looking further into gaming-related hardware and accessories in the coming months

Last edited by MattGardner, Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:37
MattGardner  Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:13

perhaps we could get some sofa posts up?


You joke but within the first three months of working for Dealspwn, a company emailed me asking me if I wanted to review a "gaming beanbag".

We didn't.

Late  Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:52

That's down to two main factors: the first is that, when it comes to hardware, we can only really review what we're sent...


The truth will out.
You've set your stall out, and are saying "send us some free ipads, please, Apple". Rumbled :p

JonLester  Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:58

That's down to two main factors: the first is that, when it comes to hardware, we can only really review what we're sent...


The truth will out.
You've set your stall out, and are saying "send us some free ipads, please, Apple". Rumbled :p


For fairness' sake, we could also use a couple of Surface Pros with the Type Cover. And maybe those gaming beanbags Matt was talking about, for posture. And a massage. And a pony. ;)

Wow, I really wish it worked like that sometimes.

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:01
Late  Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:01

I don't think there's room for those beanbags in your company porsche is there?

CarlPhillips  Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:21

I don't think there's room for those beanbags in your company porsche is there?


Actually, I traded in my company porsche for the company Zeppelin. Much more roomy.

MattGardner  Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:28

The beanbags didn't look particularly posturous.

Nor did they have any in-built speaker, rumble features, remote controls, or a mini fridge.

So no different to a normal beanbag.

We could definitely use a pony though. Toby the Dealspwny does exist...but only in prototype plushie form currently. A real one would be good. We could take turns to sit on him and look majestic. He'd need a cape, of course, but that could be arranged.

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