The full-size, fourth-gen iPad now comes with extra-high capacity storage.
It's February 5, and that means the much-discussed 128GB iPad is now available for purchase. Announced just last week, the maxed-out fourth-generation, full-size iPad starts at $799 for the Wi-Fi only model, or $929 for Wi-Fi + Cellular. As of this writing, the device appears to ship almost immediately here in the US—one to three days for the Wi-Fi model and three to five days for the LTE version.
Who, exactly, is buying this monstrous (and monstrously expensive) iPad with so much storage space? Apparently a good number of you. When we polled our readers after the announcement last week, we received more than 10,000 responses with nearly 20 percent saying they planned to buy one. As for the reasons, 14 percent said they were doing so because they're running out of room on an existing tablet or smartphone, while just under 5 percent said the 128GB iPad appealed to them because it finally has the capacity they need to replace another computing device.
There were more Ars readers—about 80 percent, in fact—who said they weren't going to buy a 128GB iPad anytime soon, though nearly 10 percent of those were Android users who said they wouldn't mind a 128GB Android tablet. Another 6.5 percent said they had no interest in tablets whatsoever, so they're not buying anything of the like.