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Apple adds new 256GB storage option for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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Apple has been busy rounding out its iPad line-up today, adding not only a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but a new memory option for the 12.9-inch model, taking its maximum storage up to 256GB. For this amount of memory, though, you need to pay top dollar — $1,099 to be precise. (There's a 256GB option for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro as well that costs $899.)

This is the most memory we've seen in an iPad, but it makes sense. Apple is determined to position the iPad Pro as a replacement for users' PCs, and during their presentation today they highlighted a number of stats — including the Pro's processing power — in order to make this comparison. Having enough memory to do serious work on your tablet and rely on it as your main device makes 256GB a necessary option. Now if only they'd reconsider offering such little storage on the new iPhone SE.

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