Jan 28 2013, 2:00am CST | by Mark Raby
A new iPad is reportedly in the works, but it won't push the number up to "iPad 5." Instead, it is firmly believed that this new model will simply be an addition to the current iPad lineup. This leaves the primary conjecture to be that it will be a higher-capacity version of the devices that are currently on store shelves.
In other words, it's believed that some time in the near future, Apple will reveal an iPad that has a 128 GB hard drive, which would be more storage capacity than any other unit on the market.
Even though streaming media is becoming all the rage, there is still a distinct need to download content, especially on devices like the iPad which are very popular during situations where it is impossible to connect to the Internet, like on the subway or on a plane.
It is crazy to think that 64 GB is not enough capacity to satiate users, but to those who absolutely need to have every piece of multimedia content in hard storage on their iPad, it is comprehensible.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all the different iPad models. Because Apple has a tendency to release new units on an annual basis, the company realized that it needed to halt on the whole numbering thing, and instead started to just revert back to the original "iPad" name for all units.
In spite of the company's marketing efforts to have everyone call every Apple tablet they ever buy an "iPad," those within the industry are still keeping track, and right now we are up to the iPad 4.
So this new model appears to be a new version of the iPad 4. Of course, Apple has not said anything about this.
Via 9 to 5 Mac
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.
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