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    Default 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    Just curious, why would I need 256gb of space on my iPad? LTE model that is
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    How would we know what you need or don't need? Only 'you' can answer that question.
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    Default Re: 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    If you take lots of pictures and videos and edit them. Or you use it as your laptop or desktop replacement. Normally I get the bare minimum but in this case I got the 128gb because I find myself getting more involved with video creation and editing than I thought before.
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    Default Re: 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    How would we know what you need or don't need? Only 'you' can answer that question.
    Was speaking on a general basis, not me personally. Just see lots of complaints regarding 256 not being available sooner. Just wanted to understand how could that get full.
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    Got it, thanks.
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    I don't personally use that much space on my iPad. I don't take pics or store any on there. I stream a lot. I do have lots of books but they're not space intensive. I doubt I'll ever need 256.
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    With the cloud becoming more mainstream I really don't see the need for such large capacities for casual users.

    I always buy the highest capacity mainly for their better resale value but never actually find myself using all the space. Max I've hit is 80% capacity and that's because I took a lot of photos and videos on a holiday. I think 64 GB or 128 GB is more than enough for most users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wysiwyg86 View Post
    Was speaking on a general basis, not me personally. Just see lots of complaints regarding 256 not being available sooner. Just wanted to understand how could that get full.
    Oh okay. I understand. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_fan View Post
    If you take lots of pictures and videos and edit them. Or you use it as your laptop or desktop replacement. Normally I get the bare minimum but in this case I got the 128gb because I find myself getting more involved with video creation and editing than I thought before.
    Or if you plan to store iTunes movies on there for travel.
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    I've had my MacBook since 2009, and it came with 128 GBs of storage. To this very day, it's not full. Then again, I take advantage of cloud services like iCloud, Evernote, Dropbox and OneDrive as well as save copies of important pics and docs on an external drive, and therefore, I don't need an iPad with that much storage. My iPhone 6S Plus has 64 GBs of storage and I'm not even close to filling it up, and my TV and iPad Pro have 32 Gigs. Still, I know how I use my devices and I know that what I have is MORE than sufficient for me. Others use their devices differently and need more on-device storage. Some people buy the 256 GB model just to brag that they've purchased the most expensive model. To each, his or her own...
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    Default Re: 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    With all the large apps I have, plus PDFs and music, I need about 180-200gb of storage. You don't. Good for you. Others, like me, want or need the space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trigati View Post
    With all the large apps I have, plus PDFs and music, I need about 180-200gb of storage. You don't. Good for you. Others, like me, want or need the space.

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    In my previous reply, I stated several things, and one of them was this: "Others use their devices differently and need more on-device storage."
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    For me I got the 256 so that I could add as many apps and files as I want without having to check my space. I have never been a cloud guy so internal storage made sense. High quality pictures and video files can take up space quick. I agree 256 may be over kill at this point. But thinking long term. For most people 128 is more than enough. My Surface Pro 3 is 128 and has plenty of room left.
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    I use my iPad Pro for media consumption, and travel a lot. I like to have as much space as possible to keep seasons of my favorite tv shows along with a handful of my favorite movies. I don't want to have to download and remove them every time I travel. Streaming isn't always perfect and I like to just have my favorite content available any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam13141 View Post
    I use my iPad Pro for media consumption, and travel a lot. I like to have as much space as possible to keep seasons of my favorite tv shows along with a handful of my favorite movies. I don't want to have to download and remove them every time I travel. Streaming isn't always perfect and I like to just have my favorite content available any time.
    Are you getting them from iTunes or somewhere else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmartin1 View Post
    Are you getting them from iTunes or somewhere else?
    I use iTunes for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam13141 View Post
    I use my iPad Pro for media consumption, and travel a lot. I like to have as much space as possible to keep seasons of my favorite tv shows along with a handful of my favorite movies. I don't want to have to download and remove them every time I travel. Streaming isn't always perfect and I like to just have my favorite content available any time.
    That's the same thing I said in post 9
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    Default Re: 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    I just got tried of not having as much as I later need. I get the highest GB available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker800 View Post
    I just got tried of not having as much as I later need. I get the highest GB available.
    If you find you only use like 16gb obviously don't get the biggest but if you tend to use it quite a bit it can save some headache later if you're planning to keep it a long time get as much as you can afford.
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    Default Re: 256gb iPad pro, just curious

    I used to get the highest GB available, but then I started using iCloud.
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    I will purchase the 265 gm iPad Pro next year. The bigger the better.
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    Cool!
    I don't think I will go over to a 256 GB iPad/iPhone for awhile..
    128GB is more than enough for me.. For now that is :P
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    256 is even low for me, I usually buy Movies and TV shows from iTunes and of course in HD, So every movie is around 4 or 5 GB and TV Shows (Seasons) would be 15 to 25 GB, So i need more :''( 256 is tooooo low , I always want to keep all my purchases on my device, I even use Plex but my archive is huge as i said, In the near future phones and tablets get huge size like TB, I guess next iPad would be on TB specially since 4K is growing for various people on multimedia such as photographers and editors.
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    Damn it, As i mentioned above the 256 GB one is lowwww, :''( need to removed watched TV shows now, Apple is so crazy a big iPad with low storage why? it is not a phone or smaller tablet What should i do now? i wish it had at least 1 GB storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by italodance View Post
    Damn it, As i mentioned above the 256 GB one is lowwww, :''( need to removed watched TV shows now, Apple is so crazy a big iPad with low storage why? it is not a phone or smaller tablet What should i do now? i wish it had at least 1 GB storage.
    It's because Apple still has to use mobile-optimized flash memory, and current technology limitations prevent you from realistically getting more than 256GB on a chip. That and 1TB of flash storage is very expensive at the moment, at least in a tablet. Would you really want to spend, say, $1,400 on an iPad Pro to get that kind of capacity right now?

    Unless there's a 12.9-inch iPad Pro revision this fall (and technology allows for 512GB or more), you'll probably have to be content with 256GB for a while, I'm afraid.
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