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    Default How important is device storage?

    I'm switching from Blackberry to Apple (no comments required) and am having trouble with the concept of not being able to increase device storage via a micro SD etc. Considering all the cloud storage available (which I'm already using), how important is device storage when considering iPad mini models (ie. 16/32/64 GB)? Just looking for opinions, thanks.
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    You're not going to always have wifi or cellular data available... you have to decide for yourself how much room you want to have for storing audio/video files for off-line use.

    Personally, I get by fine with 32GB devices - iPad & iPhone - store all my music on device (about 5GB worth...) - and selectively sync video (movies & TV shows) - it works for me...

    Just know that down the road, for resale value - the 32GB and up models hold value more than the lesser models.
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    It depends on how much music, photos, and video you want to keep on the device. Personally since my iPad is wifi only and mainly gets used in the house, I get all my video via streaming from Netflix and I also use iTunes home sharing so my video is on a PC which is constantly running. My music comes via iTunes Match so that also doesn't need to be on device and I'm really anal about backing up my photos to my MBP so I don't care about space for photos because I always delete them after making sure they are on my MBP (and also backed up to an external drive).

    So for me I'm only concerned about space for apps and I still go with the 64GB because I'm always downloading lots of apps. I've probably gotten it about full.

    TLDR depends on how much music, video and photos you want to keep with video being the primary space hog.
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    Its very important, it sucks when you want certain apps music movies etc. On your device and your just short a few Mb/gb's.

    Even if you get the 64gb mini there is also the option of getting the Seagate wireless plus. A 1tb wireless hard drive. Its 200.00 but I can say it is a awesome piece of hardware, I've had very little problems with mine, and its exceptionally easy to use on ios devices. The Seagate app is pretty nice
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    I load all my music and everything on my iPhone so a 64GB was a must. I don't load any of that on my iPad Mini so I get by fine with 16GB. I was more interested in cellular data for my Mini so I spent the extra money there. Just depends on what your needs are. It's different for everybody.
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    Because of the increase in App size these days unless you are not planning on having that many I would at least go with a 32GB size if you can afford to. If you go with a 16GB size you won't be able to add more memory should you find that you need it.


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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    Thanks to everyone who replied. For a wide range of reasons I'm opting for the 32. Thanks again.
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    I have the 32g on the i5 and iPad, and seems to be the just the right size for me, my 4s was a16g , great phone but just found it to a little to small for storage .
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by bysselstein View Post
    I'm switching from Blackberry to Apple (no comments required) and am having trouble with the concept of not being able to increase device storage via a micro SD etc. Considering all the cloud storage available (which I'm already using), how important is device storage when considering iPad mini models (ie. 16/32/64 GB)? Just looking for opinions, thanks.
    It’s probably less important now than previously. More stuff than ever is available in the cloud... but depending on how much stuff you have, you still need enough to store what you consider "critical". Typically, I buy the 32GB version of iPhones and iPads... but sometimes, it’s based on what’s available - when I bought the iPad 3rd Gen, all they had was a 64GB model, so I popped the extra $100 to get it...
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    Default Re: How important is device storage?

    It is not important to me cus i dont take pictures often and i dont put music on my devices

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