Fans of Amazon e-reader the Kindle Paperwhite probably won’t be getting a device update in the near future, but the company is upgrading the existing model.
Amazon decided to upgrade the Paperwhite from 2GB of storage to 4GB, according to The Digital Reader, which first spotted the spec change. For consumers, the upgrade means you’ll be able to keep around 2,000 ebooks on the device instead of 1,000.
It’s a small change but one that might make a difference to rabid readers of ebooks who wish to keep their entire library accessible at all times. As for the motivation behind this move, it’s likely the costs of adding more storage won’t change the overall price of the device ($119 for the base model).
All the other features and hardware on the slightly upgraded Kindle Paperwhite remain the same. So unless you’ve run out of space on your current device, there’s really no need to replace it with this version.