Apple Breaks the 64GB Barrier with 128GB iPad

Apple announced its new 128GB iPad on Tuesday, confirming rumors that a higher capacity version was on the way. The new model shares the same specs as the other fourth generation Retina Display models and is available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus LTE versions.

Apple's 4th gen iPad, now available with 128GB storageApple's 4th gen iPad, now available with 128GB storage

Word of a possible 128GB model surfaced over the weekend after developers found references to the higher capacity version in the final beta of iOS 6.1. Apple then released the public version of iOS 6.1 on Monday.

The iPad has been available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities ever since it was first launched, and Apple offers those same storage capacities on the new iPad mini as well.

The fourth generation iPad includes a 7.9-inch multi-touch Retina Display, FaceTime HD camera, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Apple's A6X processor, built-in speaker and microphone, iOS 6.1, and the new Lightning connector.

The 128GB model is priced at US$799 for the Wi-Fi model, and $929 for the Wi-Fi plus cellular data model. It will be available on Tuesday, February 5.