On Tuesday, Apple surprised the tablet community by unveiling a new high-capacity 128-gigabyte model of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display.
The new tablet effectively doubles the previous maximum capacity offered by the iPad. As a result, some are saying this could be the tablet that helps to more rapidly drive mHealth adoption at hospitals and medical facilities everywhere.
“Dspite the lightweight and portable conveniences that come with using mobile devices in the administration of health care,” says mobile tech analyst Bryan Kenders, “many of today’s leading mobile devices lack the sheer power of commercial grade medical equiipment. More powerful tablets will certainly speed up th process by which these devices become critical tools in hospitals and clinics.”
The 128-gigabyte version of the fourth-generation iPad will go on sale Tuesday, February 5th. The high-end model will cost $799 for the Wi-Fi version, while the cellular-capable model will cost $929.
“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,” says 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.”