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    Hi, I'm trying to decide between the 16gb and 32gb ipad mini with retina. Thinking we need to get the wifi+cellular as we're taking it on a cycle tour across Canada and will be in wilderness a fair bit of the time - is that right? Must have cellular? We probably won't use it much for games, music or videos, but will probably use it a bit for photos (taking camera too). We want to put google earth on it which will probabaly use up a fair bit of space - does it? Can anyone advise?
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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    With your stated use 16GB would be fine but if you can get 32GB I would recommend it.


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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    It's possible you won't have cell service either. If you are in the wilderness cell towers might not be close enough or the signal might be spotty.
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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    If you can afford a 32 get it but if you don't use a crazy amount of apps then just stick with the 16gb.
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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    Apps are so big now. Avoid 16GB if all possible.
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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    Apps are so big now. Avoid 16GB if all possible.
    16GB can be way more than enough depending on what you store on the tablet but if the OP collects movies, a lot of music, or installs epic-type games then 16GB can feel tight. My 4-year-old son has a 16GB iPad 2 and we're constantly, constantly putting new games on it, but just games. ...it still has a ton...I mean a whole lot of free space on it. Apps don't use much space unless you're installing A LOT of really big games.


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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    I'd recommend a 32 GB version with cellular, but for the stated use 16GB cellular would be good too. You might not get any network coverage in the area that you will be traveling to, so check the coverage map of the network you will be using it on.
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    Default Re: 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    Go with the 32GB cellular option.
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    I opted for the 16 GB WI-FI only model and quite please as I don't have as many apps installed and don't use it for music .
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    I always say go for the biggest size you can afford. Nothing like wishing you had more space a few months down the road and not being able to exchange it.
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    I'd take the extra storage over cellular. You can always hot spot your phone if you need data. Besides, if you're some place where you can't get service, then the cellular radio in the iPad would be useless anyway.
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    Default 16Gb or 32 ipad mini with retina

    For me with the cloud services I would go with the cellular, I don't find myself loading a ton of video and music and apps on an iPad anyways.

    Even for things like comics I download them and read them and then delete them, I don't see a need to keep them on the device if I have already read them.

    iTunes Match takes care of my music needs and that would do just fine with the cellular.
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