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128 GB iOS Device Outed, Could be iPad 4 Variant


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.

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  • joytech22
    What did anyone expect? Of course they will push for more high-end storage in their devices as will any company for their high end.
    We weren't going to sit at 64GB forever. Hell they even have 128GB SD cards and 256GB models from Lexar too.
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  • getochkn
    19 clicks to look at 2 pictures and get back to the story. I hate toms picture "zoom" which never usually has pictures that are bigger anyways.
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  • Spooderman
    And I bet they're literally going to ask for a sizeable sample of your blood and vital organs as payment.
    /overpriced
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  • g00fysmiley
    the annoyance is the usual 100 between step ups in memory, i gave up on memory not costing an arm and a leg and bought a wifi hdd (patriot gauntlet node w/ 1 Tb hdd ) but i would love to see 128+ gigs become the new high end 64 the standard and 32 be low end, really with current mid being 16 fo rmost makers you are very limited on what you can put on it unless there is removable storage (and sadly alot of manifacturers are moving away from this)
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  • dragonsqrrl
    "The new model is dubbed as a "premium SKU," which would accompany the current 6 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB iPad models."

    Wow, there's a 6 GB model of the iPad now?
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  • sundragon
    dragonsqrrl"The new model is dubbed as a "premium SKU," which would accompany the current 6 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB iPad models."Wow, there's a 6 GB model of the iPad now?
    No, that's Tom's amazing editing. It goes along with the amazing ability to let anyone sign up and spam us with offers.

    the 8GB model refers to older devices iPhone 4 8GB that run iOS
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  • jn77
    its about time something mobile came with 128gb of storage on it........ Hopefully the GS4 will be available in 128gb variants as well.
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  • nitrium
    its about time something mobile came with 128gb of storage on it........ Hopefully the GS4 will be available in 128gb variants as well.
    Pffft. What's the point? Don't all iOS users use iCloud now for all their storage needs? Given all the cloud based services, I would have thought SMALLER/cheaper storage was where it's at. Sure you need to upgrade your data plan and sign away all your privacy, but it's a small price to pay.
    /sarcasm.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    sundragonNo, that's Tom's amazing editing. It goes along with the amazing ability to let anyone sign up and spam us with offers.Sometimes sarcasm just doesn't carry over.
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  • camp_over_the_north_pole
    ,, now the apple is trying to be more friendly to users albeit the costly way

    they say that such manufacturer has a good deal of patents list but most of the time only for registration and not a significant portion is brought to user's consumption even if every mac enthusiast is willing to empty their pockets,

    and what about this latest move, maybe it now feels threatened by the competition (especially the USB-toting Microsoft Surface) thereby nullifying some of apple fanboys' hard-to-swallow statements -- that may contradict the need for space -- that apple has always been gearing for cloud storage as the future for consumer mobile contents storage,
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