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Apple prepping 128 GB iPad model: report

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Leaked inventory listings suggest that Apple will soon launch a 128 GB version of its popular iPad. That would give it twice the storage of the largest iPad available now, reportedly for a $100 premium.

The information comes from a few sources, with code in the latest Apple iOS and iTunes releases suggesting upcoming 128GB devices, and more recently from an inventory listing leaked to

The listing has iPads at prices $100 over the existing models, totaling $799 for a Wi-Fi only version, or $929 for a cellular-enabled one. The description in the listing is "ultimate," which makes sense: Existing 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte iPads have been described in inventory descriptions as "good," "better" and "best" respectively.

Together, the pricing and description are highly suggestive of a new 128 GB iPad model, but there's nothing yet to indicate timing. Apple's release schedule has grown increasingly difficult to predict, and while the last iPads were unveiled in October, the company previously updated the device line earlier in the year.

Some think that an early-2013 event will bring the larger iPad model and some other refreshes to existing product lines, while brand-new versions of both the iPhone and iPad will be released later in the year, possibly in October. NBC News contacted Apple for comment; if we hear back, we'll update this post.

Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBCNews Digital. His personal website is