For casual users, tablets are media-consumption devices. We use them to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, play games and read books and magazines. All those files take up memory on your internal hard disk.
Today’s high resolution photos and videos are increasingly storage. It’s easy to see how someone with a lot of downloaded files might eventually run out of room on a 64GB tablet.
But 128 gigabytes? That’s the equivalent of about 100 DVD-quality movies, 30 Blu-ray movies, 30,000 songs or 40,000 photos.
Everything else about the iPad announced Tuesday is the same as the current fourth generation models a 9.7-inch Retina display, a dual-core A6X processor, a Face Time HD camera, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
Apple’s stock took a big hit after announcing its earnings last week and has fallen more than 12 percent since it peaked at just over $700 per share in September.
The 128GB, WiFi-only version of the iPad will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for $799, and the model with cellular connectivity will go on sale the same day for $929.