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16, 32, or 64?
I'm currently working on earning an iPad, and can't wait to get it! My questions is, what effect does the amount of memory have? Is it just storage, or does it affect speed too? Is 16GB enough? I probably won't have tons of movies, etc. on it. Right now I have an 8GB iPod with some movies, photos, etc. on it, and it's only half-full. So I'm thinking 16 GB is probably fine for me, if it's just a matter of storage.
- 04-11-2010, 12:46 PM #2
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- 04-11-2010, 04:35 PM #6
I have about 5 gigs free on my iPhone but I'm a DJ so I carry a lot of music around with me. I don't think I'll be needing that much space on my iPad because I won't need to store a lot of music on it for listening in the car or walking to class. The biggest use of space would be probably be devoted to movies. Then again with Netflix streaming how much space will I actually need to devote to movies?
The iPad is the first device I will have where it is feasible that most of the information I use and receive will be from the cloud.
- 04-11-2010, 06:16 PM #7
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- 04-11-2010, 09:08 PM #11
16 GB has been enough for me. If your 8 GB iPhone isn't even half full, you probably won't be the type who easily fills your iPad. I'm with you on the poor college student mentality. I say save the money and go with the 16 GB.
- 04-12-2010, 12:59 AM #12
I purchased the 32 GB on launch day and just returned it today for the 64 GB. I don't have an iphone, so I wasn't sure about space, plus the best buy guy told me that apps are kbs, not mbs. So why did I return it? I found that the best buy guy was right when it came to iphone apps, however when you download the ipad specific apps, they are much much larger. I filled 4 GB in one week without loading any media on the phone. Just apps. So since you are doubling memory for 1/5th the price increase, I say go for the 64 GB.
- 04-12-2010, 10:44 AM #13
- 04-13-2010, 02:15 PM #14
I am more and more tempted by the 64 GB model. I currently have the 32 GB model with the wifi issues.
Someone here surprised me by saying that they exchanged an iPad with wifi issues for another unit and the new one was free of wifi issues. Maybe I will exchange this one for the 64 GB model.
And, believe it or not, I am now tempted by the 3G model. I wouldn't want to pay on a contract, every damned month, but on a cases by case basis I might decide to get myself a bunch of bandwidth for wherever I am.
Unbelievable. I wasn't even going to buy a damned iPad and here I am considering the absolute most fugging exPENsive model there will be (this year, anyway).
- 04-13-2010, 02:53 PM #15
- 04-13-2010, 03:52 PM #16
I figured I would never fill up my 32GB iPhone, yet sure enough, it's almost full. Sure, you can go with less memory and manually manage the movies, music and other stuff you want to take with you. For me, it's best to have all the memory I can get so I can worry less about hitting a wall.
- 04-13-2010, 05:54 PM #17
- 04-13-2010, 07:24 PM #18iPhone Newbie
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I have a 16gb iPhone and knowing that I am half way on that I opted for the 32gb iPad. I am about half full on the iPad after 3 days. The only thing I have downloaded are apps, contacts, and music. I know I will get a new iPad next year when the 2gen's come out, so this will suffice for now. It's true what one person wrote about most apps for the iPad being a mb or 2, but I think Elements was a little over a 1gb. We all know there will be more apps that will require more and more space.
On a side note: I reformatted all my music to 128kbps (iTunes/ when you sync up your phone/pad) and was able to save more then 3gb on my phone and pad.
IMHO, I wouldn't get anything less then a 32gb, especially, if you're planning on having your ipad for some time to come.