128 GB iPad Available From Today
Just a few days after the surprise announcement confirming its existence, the 128 GB version of the full-sized iPad is now available in Apple’s online store. MacRumors reports that there does not appear to be too much of a shipping delay in the store for anyone wanting to buy one, with most stores in most countries still being able to ship out most models in 1-3 business days. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions are in slightly scarcer supply, as you’ll have to wait 3-5 days for shipping of those, which is still not bad going. Of course, this is a very high-end piece of kit, with the Wi-Fi-only model costing $799, and the Wi-Fi+ Cellular top-of-the-range edition costing $929, so it’s probably more likely that there is less demand for this top-end model, as opposed to the basic 16GB Wi-Fi-only version, for example, or the iPad mini. It could also be that Apple is just very well stocked up on the new model, of course, which it says has been released primarily (but not solely, of course!) to benefit professionals such as designers who use AutoCAD WS for iOS, or high-end music recording and editing apps, such as WaveMachine Labs’ Auria iOS app. The CEOs of some major companies have been quoted by Apple as examples of the sort of users and companies who will appreciate more storage capacity on their iPads.
Source: Apple Launches 128 GB iPad with 1-3 Day Shipping - Mac Rumors
“Our AutoCAD WS app for iOS was designed to give customers seamless access to their designs anywhere, anytime,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products for Autodesk. “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.”
“The features and capabilities of iPad give us the ability to set a new standard for multitrack recording and editing on a mobile device,” said Rim Buntinas, WaveMachine Labs’ CEO. “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.”
“The bottom line for our customers is winning football games, and iPad running our GamePlan solution unquestionably helps players be as prepared as possible,” said Randall Fusee, Global Apptitude Co-Founder. “The iPad’s unbeatable combination of security, being thin and light, having an incredible Retina display and also being powerful enough to handle large amounts of data enables us to deliver a product that takes film study to a new level and ultimately gives our users the best opportunity to prepare, execute and win.”