Telecom Lead America: Apple has priced 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad with Retina display at $799.
Apple’s new iPad tablet with 128GB versions will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white.
The price of $799 IS for iPad with Wi-Fi model, while Apple has priced $929 for iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
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Apple has dropped its tablet market share to 50.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012 from 59.7 percent in Q3 2011. The main gain was for Samsung and Amazon. Driven by its Galaxy Tab and Note 10.1, Samsung has improved its market share in tablet segment to 18.4 percent y-o-y from 6.5 percent.
Amazon’s third quarter market share stood at 9 percent. ASUS’ market share rose to 8.6 percent from 3.8 percent. IDC said worldwide tablet shipments totaled 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012.
All versions of the 128GB iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
Apple announced the new version one ahead of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch.
“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.
Apple targets segments such as enterprises, educators and artists for their iPad.
All of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 currently are deploying or testing iPad.
Over 10 million iWork users, and customers who rely on other apps like Global Apptitude for analyzing team film and creating digital playbooks, Auria for 48 track recording system, or AutoCAD for drafting architectural and engineering drawings, also benefit from the new version of iPad.
Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products for Autodesk, said: “These files are often large and highly detailed so having the thin and light iPad with its Multitouch display, integrated camera and all-day battery life, is a real advantage for iPad users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD data.”
Rim Buntinas, WaveMachine Labs’ CEO, said: “Users of the Auria app can play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/96 kHz tracks simultaneously, record up to 24 of those tracks simultaneously, and also edit and mix with familiar tools. With its portability and all-day battery life, iPad has revolutionized recording for audio professionals allowing artists to record anywhere.”