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    Hey guys, I can't decide. Which one do you guys think it's better? 32 or 128? Thanks
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    What do you plan on doing on the device?
    Will you be storing a lot of media (movies, videos, pictures, music)?
    What other uses do you have planned?

    Typically, it is advisable to buy the most storage you can afford, but if you are only using it for email and internet browsing, then you might not need the larger capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biazinham View Post
    Hey guys, I can't decide. Which one do you guys think it's better? 32 or 128? Thanks
    This really depends on how you're going to use it. If you do not plan on storing any videos or photos the 32 GB will most likely meet your need. Otherwise if you are planning on a lot of things like music, movies and photos, then go for the 128 GB so you have the storage to accommodate it.
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    Default Re: 32gb or 128gb

    iMore has just updated their iPad Buying guide. Here is the link for storage advice.
    What iPad storage size should you get: From 16 GB all the way to 256 GB? | iMore

    In my experience 32 GB is tight. I own a 32GB Nexus 7 and currently have about 11 GB of space left. I have about 9 GB of apps and 4 GB of selected music. The OS takes about 7 GB of space.
    Keep in mind that the OS will take up space especially with future updates.
    I personally wish the Nexus 7 had 64 GB of space. That is sufficient in my opinion.
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    Personally I would get the 256gb since I love local storage over cloud solutions. I don't like cloud services since I don't trust Google and Dropbox and one drive free space is pretty constricted so I use one drive for school related stuff and Dropbox to backup my photos which is now around 5-6 GB worth. I just lost my 50gb which I got when I got a Samsung device which probably was my s3 or s4? I only pay for Apple iCloud but that's to hold my iPad and iPhone backup which is around 6GB total between the two. Honestly for most people I would suggest the 128gb one of you can afford it. 6GB if they offered it
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    Default Re: 32gb or 128gb

    128gb would be better. It all comes down to what you want to have installed/stored on your iPad.
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    I am upgrading from an iPad 3 with 32GB, which is currently down to less than 2GB available. Most of the apps on my iPad are games. Needless to say, I am going with the 128GB on the iPad Pro.
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    128GB is probably the best middle ground. Not overkill and getting the 32GB you might regret it later when you run short. Depends on what you use it for though.
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    128 gb 32 only gives you about 2o gb useable
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    32 GBs is plenty if you're not going to load up the device with music, pics & videos, in my opinion. My iPad Pro is primarily for business, just like my iPhone. I don't play a lot of games, I don't store videos or home movies on it, and I don't have any plans of taking pictures with it so I could easily get by with the 32 GB model.
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    Yes me is after a 256 gb Ipad Pro.
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    Keep in mind how you plan to use the iPad. My old iPad Air had around 20GB in use all the time. That included around a thousand of my favorite songs, 4,000 photos (synced with iCloud devices), 200 books, 150 apps. When I traveled I added a few movies, which pretty much filled up my 32GB of storage.

    This time I opted for the 128GB model. 64GB would probably have been plenty for me, but that's not an option now. Also keep in mind that the new iPad Pro 9.7" has a greatly upgraded camera that will now shoot regular photos, Live Photos, and 4K videos. The 12MP camera's files are now 50% larger, and each Live Photo is a mini 3 second video. 4K videos are huge. If you ever plan to make use of the great new camera, you'll need the space to store those larger files.

    One final caveat, if you ever plan to resell the iPad, the extra storage capacity will likely affect its value in a major way.
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    My iPad 4 has 128 GB with only 7 GB left. Mostly downloaded videos.
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    I have the 32GB version. I mostly keep everything on my iphone and i use spotify for music so i dont store any music on the ipad.
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    People generally keep their iPad longer than their phone. That could make a difference as well. I could make do with 32 myself.
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    I had a 32 gig Nexus 6 since launch and I never seemed to fill it more than 1/2 full at any given time.

    However, I just ordered a 128 gig model iPad Pro because I had the funds available. I will probably load this one up with music and movies.
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    One thing you will have enough space.
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    Get the 128 at least. 32 is too little and for most people 256 is overkill. I have the 256 and don't ever see myself maxing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmartin1 View Post
    Get the 128 at least. 32 is too little and for most people 256 is overkill. I have the 256 and don't ever see myself maxing it out.
    One less worry in your life.
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    My iPP is my first iPad, and I wasn't sure how to size it. I eventually chose the 128GB version, and currently hover around 60GB free. I sync a lot of video content from iTunes from one of my storage computers.

    If you're getting a wi-fi only version, I recommend 128 or 256gb. You're trading the cellular for local storage.
    If you're getting the wifi+cellular version, you could probably get along with 32gb, but would become reliant on cloud storage of some type.

    If you use Microsoft apps, you get 1TB of storage with OneDrive, so consider that in your usage profile.

    Apple really isn't that cost efficient on storage options. You're paying about $150 for 96GB of additional local storage. It's fast and seamless to use, but as far as memory goes, it's not really that great a deal. If you threw 150 at DropBox, how much storage could you buy over two years? A lot more than 96GB. I use DropBox for the example because it's one of the fastest uploader services, because it will saturate your network and steal bandwidth from everything else to achieve really useful speed.
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    32 GB is not going to be enough. My Nexus 7 topped out at 32 GB and I had to ration what apps, movies, and music I was putting on it.
    I'd go with the 128 GB since that is the largest size for the 9.7 iPad Pro
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    I went with the 128. It seemed like the sweet spot memory wise
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    i went with the 128 gb version ,just for the extra storage ,you can use the other ways to store things on it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scionluna View Post
    32 GB is not going to be enough. My Nexus 7 topped out at 32 GB and I had to ration what apps, movies, and music I was putting on it.
    I'd go with the 128 GB since that is the largest size for the 9.7 iPad Pro
    Yet I never got close to filling my 32GB Nexus 7, which is why I went with a 32 GB iPad Pro.

    It really comes down to what a person is going to do with his device and what other devices the person has. I store files locally when it comes to my iPhone, and I've only got less than 7GB left of 128. I won't store much locally on my iPad, so I'll be fine with 32.
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    I chose 256 GB. Go big or go home, lol.

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