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    Default 16gb OR 32gb?

    Wondering out loud which one to get? Suggestions or advice?
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    Get 32 ...in the 16 model yu get 13 in the 32 yu get 28


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarhawkGuy View Post
    Wondering out loud which one to get? Suggestions or advice?
    I pre-ordered a 16gb.

    With all the media streaming and cloud services, along with my iPhone acting as my iPod, 16gb was more then enough for me on the ipad 2. I assume it'll be much of the same with the ipad 3
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    Only $100.00 diff..
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    My philosophy is buy the most capacity, be it a truck, chain saw, snow plow, or tablet. My 64GB PlayBook still has 40GB available, so I think I've got some room. Of course, that would change if we had as many apps as you do, but it is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustArborists View Post
    My philosophy is buy the most capacity, be it a truck, chain saw, snow plow, or tablet. My 64GB PlayBook still has 40GB available, so I think I've got some room. Of course, that would change if we had as many apps as you do, but it is what it is.

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    Agree.................
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    HD content will just take up that much more room... apps, high res pics, movies, games, aren't getting any smaller... buy the most capacity you can afford right now
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    I'm replacing a 32GB iPad 1 with a 32GB "New" iPad.
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    16GB for me. I currently have the 16GB iPad2 and that's plenty of storage I don't really store music on it and I have Dropbox, box.net and plenty of other online storage to keep me happy.
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    for my iPads, I always go for the lowest storage. 16GB that is - it's even huge for my use anyway. I only max out on my iPhone. I currently have the 64GB iPhone.

    It depends upon preference though. I have a friend who does the opposite. That's how I do it probably because I have more music which I like storing on the iPhone than the iPad.
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    I still have trouble filling my iPhone with 16GB's I still have over 150 apps and music and photos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybree View Post
    for my iPads, I always go for the lowest storage. 16GB that is - it's even huge for my use anyway. I only max out on my iPhone. I currently have the 64GB iPhone.

    It depends upon preference though. I have a friend who does the opposite. That's how I do it probably because I have more music which I like storing on the iPhone than the iPad.
    I paid $729 for an AT&T 32GB iPad when they came out in 2010. I have never filled it up and only transfer movies form iTunes to the iPad as I want to watch them. I think I'll go with the 16GB this time because I don't want to spend more than $500 considering a new model will be out in another year. I might also get the Apple Care Plus Plan for $99 since it includes accidental coverage now.
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    I go with 16. I had a 32 once, but never used the extra space. Because I stream pretty much all of my media, the only thing taking up space are the big apps.

    16GB iPad + Air Video + iTunes Match (or any music streaming software) + Pogoplug = everything I need or want.
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    I went 32. Thats what i have now with the 1 I have a bunch of magazines and newspapers. That seems to take up a lot. Would rather have more space and not need than not enough. For the extra $100 it's worth it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phreddyl View Post
    I went 32. Thats what i have now with the 1 I have a bunch of magazines and newspapers. That seems to take up a lot. Would rather have more space and not need than not enough. For the extra $100 it's worth it to me.
    Agree with the 32GB for the extra $100.00
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    For the first time, I'm going 32GB for the new iPad. Sixteen gigs fills up rather quickly on my iPhone, I cant even imagine how fast that will fill up on a retina display iPad!
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    You can stream about almost anything to the ipad, i felt like no need of such a large GB. Save the money for accessories.
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    i have a 32 now, so stepped up to a 64... i figure with the higher res, more space will be needed (especially 1080p movies)... streaming is great... if traveling, can't always guarantee a fast connection, and streaming over cellular will just blow through the limits...
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    I went 32 because I am WiFi only so may need to carry content for times when I can't reach the cloud. If I had LTE, I think I'd go 16 and just access from the cloud.
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    I have a 16gb iPad2 now and I'm finding that a lot of the games I like are a bit on the large side (Order & Chaos + 1gb, couple of 500mb+ games..). I opted for the 64gb "new iPad" this time because I don't want to hit the ceiling when I start messing around with 1080p video editing, etc.

    Err on the side of caution for me.
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    How much space does a full 1080p movie take up? That got me to thinking. I might go higher storage for that reason.
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    I always go for the 32gb.


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    I was thinking of getting the 16gb but then I decided to go for the 32gb!! I am excited to get it I can hardly wait! Come on march 16!!!!!!
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    I ordered the 64GB even though my touchpad was 32GB. I figured you can never have enough memory on a device with such a high resolution screen! I am a photographer and I would like to use the iPad to carry some pictures with me wherever I go (photoshop when I have a spare moment!) and edit videos on the go. Even though wifi is almost everywhere I go... at home my "at&t DSL" speeds are ridiculous so using the cloud is annoying with these snailnet speeds !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybree View Post
    How much space does a full 1080p movie take up? That got me to thinking. I might go higher storage for that reason.
    Depends on format and length, but when I rip a BD movie from Blu-ray disc to PC in the iPad format, it generally goes about a gig.
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