Where to buy Apple’s brand new 128 GB iPad
Apple has already started the parade of new devices it will launch this year, releasing a new iPad model on February 5. Up first is a new version of last year’s fourth-generation iPad, but with one big twist: a giant 128-gigabyte hard drive.
For a tablet, that’s a crazy amount of space, doubling the largest available hard drive in an iPad. It also drives up the price: $799 for the Wi-Fi only model and $929 for the cellular-enabled version.
But if you’re in the market for one, you won’t be able to get the new giant iPad just anywhere. “Authorized resellers” will be able to stock what one assumes will be refurbished models, but it seems other stores, such as Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target won’t be carrying the device.
Hit your favorite Apple store
Of course, if there’s one place you can expect to grab a new Apple device, it’s from Apple. The 128GB iPad is available at Apple’s retail stores, as well as available on its online store. Hitting Apple.com will give you the device and free shipping on orders over $50, plus 1 percent cash back. You’ll also be able to pick from any of the cellular carriers that handle Apple devices.
Check out your carrier’s store
One set of retailers that will offer Apple’s latest version of the iPad are the cellular carriers that provide coverage for the device. All three of the major U.S. carriers that handle Apple devices – Sprint, AT&T and Verizon – have stated that they’ll be carrying the new iPad on Feb. 5. That means that if you’d rather not head to an Apple store, you can check out your cellular carriers instead.
That might be a way to save some money, too. AT&T, for example, is offering up to $100 cash back for tablets, which might help you save on the high price of the new iPad. Try Sprint and you could get as much as $30 cash back.
If you’re set on getting the most storage you can on an iPad this week, your options are somewhat limited. Waiting might net you bigger savings, but shopping around can help keep the costs down.
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