Yesterday I posted a thread mentioning the 128GB partition information located in the iOS 6.1 BuildManifest.plist, which caused a lot of speculation as to how large of a capacity the next generation of iDevices could go up to. Today Apple confirmed this speculation by announcing a new flavor of iPad 4, specifically a 128GB flavor.

The 128GB model will retail for $100 more than the current 64GB model; a WiFi-only 128GB model will cost you $799, and the for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model will cost you $929. Both will be available in black or white starting Tuesday, February 5, via Apple’s online and walk-in stores, as well as through select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller commented in a media release that the iPad is set to replace your "old PC."

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.

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.
The tablet will launch with iOS 6.1, which debuted yesterday, and should be ready for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak when it is released (expected release date is Sunday).

Apple also reiterated how virtually all of the Fortune 500 and over 85 percent of the Global 500 corporations are currently deploying or testing iPad, and several facts about the App Store, iBookStore, and Newsstand.

Thanks to iDownloadBlog for the information.