Something strange is afoot, Apple have revised the iPad and they have announced the new version with a press release, not with a conference and four minute long TV advert featuring the latest pop sensation.
Admittedly, the new version isn’t much to sing and dance about as all they have done is increased the onboard storage from 64GB to 128GB. Apart from that everything else is identical to the old fourth generation iPad with Retina display.
“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,” commented Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller.
Now the exciting bit, guess how much the new iPad will cost the lucky Americans who will doubtless be setting up camp outside Apple stores as I type? $799 for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Yep, over $900 to play Angry Birds.
The new models will be released in the US on February 5th, expect them on these shores around the same time.
Source: Press Release.