128 GB iOS Device Outed, Could be iPad 4 Variant
Recent launch of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 confirms mysterious device.
A reference to 128 GB capacity devices was uncovered after iOS 6.1 Beta 5's recent release to developers. The reference is made within the SystemPartitionPadding key and is said to have been absent from previous releases. Apple has failed to launch 128 GB variants of its iOS devices including the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone.
A new fourth-generation iPad with a Retina display and 128 gigabytes of memory is apparently scheduled for a release, sources have told 9to5Mac. The rumored device won't sport a new design but exist as an addition to the current fourth-generation line.
The new model is dubbed as a "premium SKU," which would accompany the current 6 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB iPad models. A source at a large U.S. retailer provided the site with the alleged SKU listing for iPads; in it, it depicts a fourth model entitled "Ultimate".
Elsewhere, Apple is reportedly scheduled to announce and launch an iPad Mini-inspired iPad 5 during October of 2013.