Originally Posted by simtub
I know I can back up to iCloud but I would need to purchase extra storage on top of that too.
I have the sneaking suspicion that this is the exact intention.
It really makes little overall sense to not offer at least a 128GB version of the new iPad.
Not only are apps much larger (2.5-3x it was said), but also you'll be shooting much higher res pictures and movies. And download HD movies too.
A 64GB new iPad will seriously feel like a 32GB iPad 2.
Out of the box.
How much room is there to grow? None.
Juggling data onto SD cards as extension is not going to work well either.
The only real option is to upload all your movies and pictures and music to the cloud, especially iCloud, to keep data on the iPad lean.
One seemingly has little other choice.
So I think Apple wanted
it that way.
you to feel crammed on your iPad, to force you onto (i)Cloud.
That is the only explanation I can think of why they did not offer a 128GB version.