9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has received word from sources, which indicate Apple’s eventual release of a brand new SKU in the full-sized iPad lineup. The report aligns well with the 128GB iOS device finding that we posted in the early hours this morning.
Interestingly, Gurman’s sources pinpoint the exact device lineup that the SKU is targeted to hit — the full-sized forth generation iPad with Retina Display.
As per normal Apple internal designations, this latest SKU is labeled Ultimate, which, obviously, indicates that it is a step above the GOOD (16GB), BETTER (32GB), and BEST (64GB) models. Although nothing can be 100% confirmed about the features of this new model, given the findings as of late, it’s highly probable that the upgrade will include a storage bump.
Along with 128GB of storage space, the Ultimate designation may carry with it additional features, but the design will remain consistent with that of current fourth-gen models. 9to5Mac conjectures that this new SKU could be made exclusively for specific agencies — i.e. universities, government, etc. For a few more interesting tidbits.
Meanwhile, a developer @iNeal have also found out that code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that points to 128GB iOS devices:
"We should be seeing 128GB iDevices soon. iOS 6.1 beta 5 has 128G system partition key in BuildManifest."
Have 64 GB iPad been crowed for you already?