Thursday, 21 February 2013

As storage demands increase Apple to bring out an iPad with storage of 128 GB – The Notebook Company

As the demand for more data and storage continues unabated Apple is poised to bring out an Apple iPad with storage space of 128 gigabytes, up from the current 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte versions, said Christopher Riley, managing director of Pretoria-based notebook and accessories retailer, The Notebook Company – and one of the biggest sellers of Apple iPads in the country.

“You would think people would go for less storage, what with the advent of cloud computing and icloud storage capabilities. But it seems, despite the cloud, that people want more storage capacity – hence Apple’s decision to move to market with a 128 GB unit.”

Riley said people tend to “over-buy” frequently and buy computers with features that they don’t often use – “well, not all the features, and certainly not all the capacity”.

“This,” he said, “seems to be a continuing trend. But, with the rapidly increasing demand for more and more data, storage space is becoming a concern. Rather than look to the cloud, consumers are still wanting this capacity directly from their equipment.”

Riley said storage space on tablets could reach 1 terabyte within the next three to five years.

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