Apple has made available some refurbished models of the iPad 4 (or 4th gen) and iPad mini. These are being offered at between 6-10% off at the Apple online store.
For iPad 4, there are 5 refurb models available – one WiFi only and four WiFi + Cellular models.
The iPad mini refurbished selection is much more limited, with just two models currently available – a 16GB WiFi + Cellular at $429 ($30 off) and a WiFi only 32GB for $389 ($40 off).
If you know anyone in the market for an iPad 4 or iPad mini at a little bit of a discount these are good deals.
Hat tip to everythingiCafe for sharing the news.
As expected, Apple has made the new 128GB models of the iPad with Retina Display (aka iPad 4) available today.
The new 128GB models are available in black or white and are priced at $799 for the WiFi only model and $929 for the WiFi + Cellular model.
Shipping time for the WiFi only model is listed as 1-3 business days. I called my local Apple store this morning and they have the WiFi only models available, but are not sure as yet about when they’ll have the WiFi + Cellular units in stock.
Are any of you planning to get a 128GB iPad this week?
Wow, that latest iPad rumor took just about no time at all to prove true. Today Apple has announced a new 128GB version of the iPad 4, or 4th generation iPad with Retina display. The new version will double up the maximum storage capacity for both WiFi only and WiFi + Cellular models of the iPad 4.
Apple’s press release on this is aimed squarely at the business and enterprise market and cites a number of examples of the sorts of uses that make the doubled up storage extremely useful.
“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. “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.”
iPad continues to have a significant impact on business with virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 currently deploying or testing iPad. Companies regularly utilizing large amounts of data such as 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits, music tracks, project blueprints, training videos and service manuals all benefit from having a greater choice of storage options for iPad. The over 10 million iWork® users, and customers who rely on other incredible apps like Global Apptitude for analyzing team film and creating digital playbooks, Auria for an incredible 48 track recording system, or AutoCAD for drafting architectural and engineering drawings, also benefit greatly from having the choice of an iPad with more storage capacity.
The new 128GB versions of the iPad 4 will be available starting next Tuesday, February 5, via Apple retail and online stores and other Apple Authorized resellers. They’ll be available in black and white and priced at $799 for the WiFi only model and $929 for the WiFi + Cellular.
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Would you be interested in an iPad with 128GB of storage? It looks like we may soon be seeing one if 9to5Mac and their un-named sources are correct. They say Apple is preparing to release a single additional iPad model, as an additional model in the iPad 4th gen lineup.
Here’s their sum-up on what’s know about this new model:
- It is a fourth-generation iPad, not a new design.
- It comes in both the current black and white color options.
- It comes in both WiFi-only and WiFi + Cellular versions.
- It is a more premium SKU that will join the current line of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB fourth-generation iPads.
- 10-pack deals (in both colors) for educational institutions will be offered.
In an update on their original post, 9to5Mac have said prices will be $799 for a WiFi only model and $929 for WiFi + Cellular. There is also some speculation that this new model might be for specific markets – like education or government for example.
If Apple does release a 128GB iPad 4 over the next few months, would you be rushing to grab one? I think if there is no other upgrade to the iPad then I would still stick with my iPad 3 – and await a hopefully lighter, slimmer, more iPad mini like model later in the year.
Everybody loves a super slim iPad keyboard case right? Well, maybe not everyone – but iPad keyboard cases styled to look thoroughly ‘Apple-like’ or to make the iPad look a little but like a MacBook Air have certainly proved popular.
Here’s one from a surprising source that looks very promising. It’s the ARCHOS Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad. ARCHOS are well-known and have a good reputation for making portable multimedia players – this new iPad accessory is the product of a new division in the company that’s focused on ‘sharing ARCHOS innovations with other brands’.
There’s a lot to like about the specs for this product – starting with its claim to be the thinnest of the thin when it comes to ultrathin keyboard cases of this kind. It’s just 5mm thick and weighs only 0.5 pounds – both are well under the specs of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad. The rest of its key features sound quite good too:
- Adjustable kickstand – Allows one to adjust their iPad for the best viewing experience possible
- Magnetic bonding to the iPad – The keyboard is magnetically held to your iPad
- Automatic screen switch on/off Function – The iPad will turn on or off when the keyboard is removed or placed in the cover position
- Long battery life – Enjoy with your iPad for months thanks to a long battery life via a Bluetooth connection
- Aluminum Back casing – Stylish aluminum back casing to match your iPad
- Full QWERTY keyboard – Type easily with a full keyboard and work quickly with iOS shortcuts
Oh, and it’s going to be priced at $79 – which is well below any iPad keyboard cover of this type that I’ve seen.
It’s due out in March and I’m definitely looking to get hold of a review unit.
You can see more detail on the new ARCHOS Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad at its product page on the ARCHOS site.