Apple iPad 4 128GB announced with February release date

New 128GB iPad with Retina Display arriving 5 February

The iPad 4 128GB is now official, after leaked code had hinted at a new 'Premium' iPad model appearing in the next few months Apple has released the new flagship tablet

Apple has announced that they will be launching an iPad 4 128GB model with a UK release date of 5 February, the tablet will come with a Retina Display and has been added to the existing lineup instead of replacing the 64GB model.

With prices starting at £639 for the WiFi-only version and £739 for the Wifi and 4G model the new top-of-the-range tablet won't be for everyone however this does confirm that Apple is now looking to increase its product ranges in order to compete with Android and Windows Phone.

With rumours circling that Apple will also be looking to update the iPad Mini this new iPad 4 could suggest that the company will be expanding the storage options for the mini iPad as well as giving it an upgrade in the screen department.

Currently sporting a non-HD display the iPad Mini has been clearly marketed as a more affordable tablet however the news that Google could be upping the screen resolution of the Nexus 7 will almost certainly add to the rumours that Apple will update the screen of its own tablet.

The iPad 4 will remain the flagship model however sporting a Lightning connector and the latest version of Apple iOS 6.1 which has just been released offering some new updates including LTE support for new countries and the ability for users to now download individual songs from iCloud if they have iTunes Match.