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Big three of US carriers all to offer 128GB iPad 4

Everyone wants a piece of the new iPad 4
Everyone wants a piece of the new iPad 4

The big three wireless providers have confirmed that each will carry Apple's newly announced 128GB iPad 4.

TechRadar received confirmation from representatives at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint that each plans to carry the 128GB iPad 4 when it launches Feb. 5.

One of the additions with iOS 6.1 was to offer expanded LTE support with new carriers around the world.

However, in the U.S., the iPad 4 will continue to only be compatible with AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint's networks, so don't expect more carriers to come out of the woodwork offering the new beefed up model.

Size matters

The larger storage space should appeal to home users wanting to carry more movies, music, and apps, but Apple is also hoping to attract more business users with the larger storage space.

The high-capacity tablets will better fit companies with data-heavy needs like 3D CAD files, X-rays, film edits and music.

The new, new iPad will offer the same Retina display iPad 4 hardware released last year, with the benefit of double the storage capacity that was previously available.

It will launch in both black and white, with a Wi-Fi only model priced at $799 while the Wi-Fi and cellular model will run for $929.