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    I have decided to purchase an iPad Air 2 for college classes but I am not sure how much space would be sufficient. Used for ebooks mainly, but i'm sure other apps will slowly be added as well. Not familiar with space on apple devices. Please help?
    08-10-2015 10:48 PM
  2. phreddyl said: Best Answer

    I have decided to purchase an iPad Air 2 for college classes but I am not sure how much space would be sufficient. Used for ebooks mainly, but i'm sure other apps will slowly be added as well. Not familiar with space on apple devices. Please help?
    Hard to say but I wouldn't go less than 64


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  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    I have decided to purchase an iPad Air 2 for college classes but I am not sure how much space would be sufficient. Used for ebooks mainly, but i'm sure other apps will slowly be added as well. Not familiar with space on apple devices. Please help?
    Hard to say but I wouldn't go less than 64


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    08-10-2015 10:49 PM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    I'd say go with 64 GB. 16 won't be enough, even if you ONLY use it for eBooks. 16 will run out very quickly once photos, games, apps, music, and TV shows/movies are loaded onto the device, so I'd recommend 64 GB.
    08-10-2015 11:44 PM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    If you can afford get the 128gb imo though the 64GB version isn't bad


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    08-22-2015 03:00 PM
  6. nhlfreak9's Avatar
    I would get 64, I have a 16 gb one and filled it up with books and a few apps and I have no more space
    08-22-2015 04:43 PM
  7. whiteshadow001's Avatar
    I have a 64 gig through verizon and I love it. Gives me a peace of mind about storage space


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    08-24-2015 10:34 AM
  8. JOSH_WH1TE's Avatar
    I wouldn't go any less than 64GB, 16GB is way too small
    08-24-2015 11:11 AM
  9. jpgti's Avatar
    I wont buy anything less than 128GB now. I have kids though, and having a handful of movies/tv shows and music available at all times is extremely handy.
    08-24-2015 02:48 PM
  10. Bane310's Avatar
    Definitely would recommend getting the 128gb which is what I have plenty of space for you .


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    08-27-2015 02:21 PM
  11. excpomelo's Avatar
    According to my opinion, you should buy a 64GB, if possible, buy 128GB
    08-28-2015 05:35 AM
  12. Evilguppy's Avatar
    As a teacher and a student, I recommend the 128GB.
    You will need books, you will take notes and you will study, possibly using Pages or other similar apps for papers and tests.
    On top of everything else you might use your iPad for.
    Whatever you decide, do not go under 64 GB.
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    09-01-2015 10:56 AM
  13. 66cinelli's Avatar
    I just bought a Air2 today (actually a birthday gift from my wife) and it is a 128GB. I would recommend that you buy the 128GB if you can as they fill up faster than you think they will especially since you are a student. Mine is probably a bit of overkill as I am retired, but I have filled up a tablet or two without even trying.
    09-02-2015 12:24 AM
  14. gmonkey88's Avatar
    Target has a great sale right now on 64 GB for $524.00. BestBuy price matched it, so that's where I just got mine. 64 GB space grey.


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    09-15-2015 11:13 PM
  15. MrRJ's Avatar
    You should get the capacity that suits you. If you only use it for the most basic of tasks - even 16gb can be sufficient. I used a mini 2 for 18 months for browsing, a few basic games and reading which has 16gb. I never once came close to capacity!

    You don't have to do what others have suggested and buy the 128gb 'if you can afford it'. If 16gb is enough, 128gb is a waste.
    09-16-2015 03:39 AM
  16. Closingracer's Avatar
    You should get the capacity that suits you. If you only use it for the most basic of tasks - even 16gb can be sufficient. I used a mini 2 for 18 months for browsing, a few basic games and reading which has 16gb. I never once came close to capacity!

    You don't have to do what others have suggested and buy the 128gb 'if you can afford it'. If 16gb is enough, 128gb is a waste.


    If you can afford the 64GB or 128gb you should get it.... If your planning on keeping that iPad for 3-5 years how do you know if 16GB will be good enough for you then? Yeah it could be OK now but 3-5 year? How do you know. My mother has a 16GB iPhone 6 which has 11.3GB of space avaliable after you take the requires space for ios 8.4. She regrets getting it and would love to get the 64GB.


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    09-16-2015 11:49 AM
  17. LewLew23's Avatar
    I feel like 64GB is the best bang for the buck, but if you can store everything on the cloud, especially with 50GB storage being $1 a month now, 16GB can work.

    Personally, my phone is a 64 with my iPad being a 16. The 16 has served me well for the last 3 years BUT if I upgrade to the Mini 4, I'm most likely gonna get the 64. Like others said, the 16 fills up faster than you think because you're gonna want apps. Take it from another student/teacher: get a 64 to be safe ^_^
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    09-17-2015 07:00 AM
  18. Closingracer's Avatar
    I feel like 64GB is the best bang for the buck, but if you can store everything on the cloud, especially with 50GB storage being $1 a month now, 16GB can work.

    Personally, my phone is a 64 with my iPad being a 16. The 16 has served me well for the last 3 years BUT if I upgrade to the Mini 4, I'm most likely gonna get the 64. Like others said, the 16 fills up faster than you think because you're gonna want apps. Take it from another student/teacher: get a 64 to be safe ^_^
    Technically the 128gb is the best bang for your buck since it's price per GB is the cheapest

    But yeah the 64GB is a great option if you don't want to spend $200 more


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    09-17-2015 08:21 AM
  19. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    I'd say if you stream music use for basic website viewing or if you play small games 16 could be okay. Everyone says no to 16gb anything it's the way the apple crowd is. I have a 16gb iPhone and I've always had on average about 2 gb left. I swap out my music pics taken backed to iCloud. I don't play games on my phone so 16 for my phone is fine for me, I know everyone is going disagree tho I'm used being chewed out on here for my opinion. Now reason I don't play games is because games I play are big in file size. I purchased a 64gb iPad Air. More then I need but problem is 16 wasn't enough. 6 games I play r 9.5 gb so I got 64 and filled it up and it's still not even half full. So for me 64gb is more then needed way more, but 16 wasn't enough and I have enough left for very long time. So pick what's best for u my aunt got 16 gb cus all she does is search web go on Facebook and read
    09-23-2015 05:23 PM
  20. Closingracer's Avatar
    I'd say if you stream music use for basic website viewing or if you play small games 16 could be okay. Everyone says no to 16gb anything it's the way the apple crowd is. I have a 16gb iPhone and I've always had on average about 2 gb left. I swap out my music pics taken backed to iCloud. I don't play games on my phone so 16 for my phone is fine for me, I know everyone is going disagree tho I'm used being chewed out on here for my opinion. Now reason I don't play games is because games I play are big in file size. I purchased a 64gb iPad Air. More then I need but problem is 16 wasn't enough. 6 games I play r 9.5 gb so I got 64 and filled it up and it's still not even half full. So for me 64gb is more then needed way more, but 16 wasn't enough and I have enough left for very long time. So pick what's best for u my aunt got 16 gb cus all she does is search web go on Facebook and read
    No to a 16GB phone period be it Android, ios or Windows.....2gb left isn't enough and I rather not play what to delete game with my files.


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    09-24-2015 01:01 AM
  21. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    No to a 16GB phone period be it Android, ios or Windows.....2gb left isn't enough and I rather not play what to delete game with my files.


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    That's your opinion I disagree 110% with your statement I do not pay for more then what I need. If I don't need it it be waste of money I could use on important things ur opinion 2gb isn't enough my opinion it is. Now tho with new leasing and easy pay options, it's only couple dollars more so my opinion changes now. However when paying contract pricing or retail if it's not needed I never would get more then needed.
    09-24-2015 10:02 AM
  22. Closingracer's Avatar
    That's your opinion I disagree 110% with your statement I do not pay for more then what I need. If I don't need it it be waste of money I could use on important things ur opinion 2gb isn't enough my opinion it is. Now tho with new leasing and easy pay options, it's only couple dollars more so my opinion changes now. However when paying contract pricing or retail if it's not needed I never would get more then needed.
    With iPads not being upgraded typically like you do with phones 16 gb is never enough. Plus with newer updates taking more space it makes it even worse. The iPhone 6 has 11.3 GB of space left so I'll assume an iPad will have around the same


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    09-24-2015 10:06 AM
  23. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    With iPads not being upgraded typically like you do with phones 16 gb is never enough. Plus with newer updates taking more space it makes it even worse. The iPhone 6 has 11.3 GB of space left so I'll assume an iPad will have around the same


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    Wasn't talking about the iPad in that statement u said 16 gin phone. I originally said that I would go with 64 gab only because there's no in between of 16 and 64.
    09-24-2015 10:12 AM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    Wasn't talking about the iPad in that statement u said 16 gin phone. I originally said that I would go with 64 gab only because there's no in between of 16 and 64.
    Yeah I forgot lol just woke up. Either way still applies with apps being bigger and more so if you follow the two year upgrade cycle. My mother has very little apps on her phone but with 1gb of photos and video along with music she only has 800mb left....Yeah that's enough but it's well worth it to spend $100 for the piece of mind. It would suck if you wanted to take a picture or video and your phone telling you its full....


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    09-24-2015 10:17 AM
  25. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    Yeah I forgot lol just woke up. Either way still applies with apps being bigger and more so if you follow the two year upgrade cycle. My mother has very little apps on her phone but with 1gb of photos and video along with music she only has 800mb left....Yeah that's enough but it's well worth it to spend $100 for the piece of mind. It would suck if you wanted to take a picture or video and your phone telling you its full....


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    I have like no apps on my phone besides couple photo editing apps camera apps with few tweaks social media and a pedometer. I also only keep about a gig of music or so. I guess I just go out of my way to save not being able work cus of psychical spine condition i just go out of my way backing up resizing etc swapping music etc to make do. With new carrier options and with sprint only costing 4$ more month for 64 gb first time ever having more then 16gb lol.
    09-24-2015 10:48 AM
  26. ogilvie69's Avatar
    Always, with any computer system, buy the largest memory you can afford. With iPads, you can't add to it later. Judicious use of Dropbox, Evernote, Google photos etc, however, will free up memory on a smaller iPad.
    11-22-2015 08:51 PM
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