Apple Releases The 128GB Fourth-Generation iPad Variant

Apple today quietly released a new variant of the fourth-generation iPad with a whopping 128GB of storage space. This is nearly double the storage space of what the 64GB iPad offers. Details about the 128GB iPad first surfaced in iOS 6.1. It was initially believed that the next-generation iPad will be available in 128GB storage capacity.

“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, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”

With iPad apps and games getting bigger in size due to the Retina Display, Apple might just phase out the 16GB variant of the tablet when it unveils the fifth-generation iPad later this year.

The 128GB variant of the iPad will be available starting next week Tuesday, February 5th, with the Wi-Fi only variant costing US $799 and the Wi-Fi + 4G model being priced around US $929. The 4th-generation Wi-Fi only iPad with 128GB of storage will be available for Rs 49,900, while the 3G model will cost Rs 56,900.

Apple Releases iOS 6.1; Brings LTE Support And New Lockscreen Music Controls

Just a couple of days after releasing the fifth beta of iOS 6.1, Apple has released the final build of iOS 6.1 to consumers. Besides fixing some bugs, the latest iOS update brings LTE support in 36 different regions of the world including Italy, Denmark and Finland.

The update also showers some love on Siri, and allows iOS users in the United States to purchase movie tickets directly from their virtual assistant. Other changes include new lock screen music controls, and the ability to download individual songs from iTunes Match directly on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Apple TV owners can now also use a Bluetooth keyboard, thereby greatly enhancing their experience. On the developer side, Apple has released new APIs in iOS 6.1 that will allow developers to better integrate Apple’s Maps in their app

The iOS 6.1 is available for iPhone 3GS or higher, iPad 2 or above, and the fourth-generation iPod Touch or newer.

Fifth iOS 6.1 Beta Build Released To Developers

Today, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 for developers for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPhone 3GS/4/4S and 5.

Surprisingly, according to the hacker community, the fifth beta can be activated “without developer registration and has no release keys.” If Apple wants, it can very well release the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 to the consumers as the final version without making any changes. The beta also carries the build ID of a final iOS 6, and not that of a beta build.

iOS 6.1 will bring with it the ability to purchase movie tickets via Siri in the United States, new lock screen music controls, and the ability to easily report issues in the iOS6 Maps app. Other changes include the option to download music from the iTunes store over a mobile data connection, enhanced iCloud setup and other minor tweaks and enhancements.

Via – 9to5Mac