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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Which GB of iPad mini did you buy?

I bought the Black and slate 32gb. I know in the past when I have owned a 16 gb Ipad, I had to be very conservative with my space, and I didn't like doing that much.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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I usually always buy the 64gb versions but this time bought the 32 black/slate as well. Main reason being that this is the first time I'm expecting to upgrade at the next update so can't justify spending more than AU$700.

Usually it's music that takes up most of my space but I always have my 64gb iPhone 5 with me and I'll just use iTunes Match on my mini if I need it.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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I picked up a 16 GB and I see what you've saying about being conservative. Though I'm not extremely concerned because I have a 64 GB iPhone so I can store most of my stuff on there.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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I got the 32. I had an iPod touch with low storage and I filled it up so fast that I had to delete an app every time I wanted to add a new one. It strongly negatively impacted my enjoyment of my device. I've been waiting so long for this mini I didn't want anything to ruin that for me.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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Not yet purchased, but I'll be getting 32GB. I feel its the sweet spot.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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I got a 32 gb LTE. 16 is juuuust a little too small. But I didn't wanna go with my normal 64gb size because I know I'm gonna be selling this next year when the retina version is available, and the additional storage doesn't bring that much resale. Plus, I have an LTE 3 with 64gb.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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I bought the Black and slate 32gb. I know in the past when I have owned a 16 gb Ipad, I had to be very conservative with my space, and I didn't like doing that much.
+1 some thing happened to me, my 16 gig iPad 1 was always filled so I got the 32 gig mini.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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The base Mini is what I'll be targeting. Spent a good chunk of money on a release day 64GB Playbook, loved the form factor but definitely over spent on storage I didn't really need. The base iPad 3 I've been using has served me fine, as I rarely need to store much media on there unless I'm on a long trip overseas.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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16GB

Wish they did an 8GB though.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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16 GB. I don't keep music or vids and use a few apps. Mostly browse.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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32 GB. I've purchased the 32 version since the iPad 2 and it has always worked for me. Since I mainly use iTunes Match and Netflix, space isn't something I need a lot of.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:41 PM   #12
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I have owned 6 ipads for family and biz - all model years so far. I have bought every GB...the sweet spot is 32 gb for me - enuf to hold a good music collection and all my other stuff.....
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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My iPad 1 is 64 gig...... More than I ever used.
My iPhone 4S is 16 gig.......not quite enough.
My iPad Mini is black 32 gig.......just right :-)
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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You people need to seriously learn to keep most of your stuff in the cloud and pluck it out when you need it.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/1...ive-ipad-mini/
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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You people need to seriously learn to keep most of your stuff in the cloud and pluck it out when you need it.
I keep all my media on a Synology NAS drive, it's safer than the cloud. I've owned three iPads and always go with the 16GB ones. I can offline music from the NAS with the Synology audio app. For my iPhones I tend to go for the 32GB as its dimension means it's a better Walkman-like device than an iPad, I'm more likely to want to access music away from home on the iPhone.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:44 PM   #16
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For my iPhones I tend to go for the 32GB as its dimension means it's a better Walkman-like device than an iPad, I'm more likely to want to access music away from home on the iPhone.
Me too, but I stream it off the internet with Pandora.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:48 PM   #17
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32 gb... I went 16 on my iPad 3 and still have over half the space left but I will likely hold onto the mini longer.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:47 PM   #18
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:50 PM   #19
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16gb. Mostly using it for reading, note taking, organization, and a few game apps. Put some music on there to listen to while reading but no video, which is the gb eater. I'll just stream any videos I want to watch.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:24 PM   #20
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64 esp. for music space. Replacing my iPhone where I keep music, getting rid of the 4s before it's too outdated. Cell service providers in Canada cost an arm and a leg every single month. And I've an anti-social streak, not really caring to be plugged in all of the time. So Mini seems the perfect solution. It'll also be so much easier to use for everything else I did on the phone. 64 GB is bargain for me.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:27 PM   #21
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32GB. I've bought the base model for every other iDevice that I've ever bought, but after running out of space on my 16GB iPhone 4S I decided to splurge.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:57 PM   #22
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Wanted 64 but was out of stock on launch day, settled with a 32

Enough I guess
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64 GB is bargain for me.
$200 for an extra 48GB is not a bargain.

For the same amount, you can rent 100GB of storage in the Cloud for two years and share it between devices.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:36 AM   #24
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16GB, but I'm already down to 7 gigs. I waging that Apple will bring out version 2 of the mini by next Spring, so I'll wait til then for the 32 gig retina.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:51 AM   #25
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ordered two 32 GB (both in black slate)
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