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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:23 PM   #101
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I would like to take my library with me on my "computer replacement" iPad, why not 256 gigs? Flash memory is dirt cheap these days.
I like the spirit. Personally I won't be satisfied until I see a 1TB iPad.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:26 PM   #102
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Way overdue. We should be at least at 256GB by now.
you mean on MACs right
imagine if you have MBA with 64-128GB SSD
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:27 PM   #103
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I think some of you should consider THESE points on why not to buy a 128GB device:

- Updates. The device will only get three major iOS updates. After the third, you'll only get about a year or so of additional use before your apps start begging you to upgrade.

- Backups. That's going to be a PITA update to deal with. HOURS to backup that device if the stuff isn't already on your machine. Kiss your iCloud storage goodbye too.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM   #104
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I like the spirit. Personally I won't be satisfied until I see a 1TB iPad.
256 GB Nand is still theoretical the best I can tell. And 128 GB is not cheap.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM   #105
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I like the spirit. Personally I won't be satisfied until I see a 1TB iPad.
I'm not asking much but I'm tired of managing 32 gigs of the iPad should have bought the 64 gigs but even then I would still end up carrying my music on an separate iPod since games and apps eat gigs for breakfast.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:29 PM   #106
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If Apple makes 32GB the base model then yes.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:29 PM   #107
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I've never seen the need for 128 gb. I have a 32 gb iPhone 5 and I still haven't used all the space, despite an hd movie, 400 songs, 1000+ pictures and a ton of apps. 128 seems like overkill, especially with iTunes in the cloud.
Hundreds of pdfs and epub documentation I have that will fill that 32gb.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:33 PM   #108
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:34 PM   #109
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Interesting no one has mentioned the iPod Classic yet. With iPod Touches at 128 GB will Apple continue to make and sell 160 GB iPod Classics?
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:36 PM   #110
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If you're using more than 64GB of storage on a handheld device you're a pack rat who is doing it wrong. But more power to you.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:38 PM   #111
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Interesting no one has mentioned the iPod Classic yet. With iPod Touches at 128 GB will Apple continue to make and sell 160 GB iPod Classics?
I've seen at least an post referring the death of the iPod classic. They should had killed it a few years ago, but now might be the perfect time since flash memory is cheap. They could make an limited edition of the iPod, at least they could give the iPod classic an proper last revision before pulling the plug on it.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:44 PM   #112
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In, Canada, if a 128GB iPhone follows the current pricing trends, it will cost $999 unsubsidized, which is absolutely frightening for a phone.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:45 PM   #113
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I think some of you should consider THESE points on why not to buy a 128GB device:

- Updates. The device will only get three major iOS updates. After the third, you'll only get about a year or so of additional use before your apps start begging you to upgrade.

- Backups. That's going to be a PITA update to deal with. HOURS to backup that device if the stuff isn't already on your machine. Kiss your iCloud storage goodbye too.
Your have a kink in your think I think. That is what night time backup is for.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:46 PM   #114
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And all for the price of $599 on contract
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:50 PM   #115
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Probably costs Apple $20 to bump from 64 to 128 GB. But they will raise the price for the 128 GB model by $300...

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In, Canada, if a 128GB iPhone follows the current pricing trends, it will cost $999 unsubsidized, which is absolutely frightening for a phone.
That's the standard price for an iPhone in Europe, already.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:51 PM   #116
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Never been anywhere close to the 16GB limit of my phone or tablet. What do people need to store that requires 128GB?
My 16GB iPad 1 has 13.1GB available to the user. Checking the usage tab under settings on my device shows that the Elements app I have installed uses 1.6GB, Real Racing 2 HD, Our Choice book, and Rainbow Six at 1.1GB a piece, Infinity blade and Dead Space at around 900MB each, Hot Pursuit and GTA 3 at around 800MB each, etc... If I loaded all of my apps alone at once I would need a good 40GB or so, and yet at the same time I have a ton of movies I would like to put on the device, so anything more than 64GB would be great.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:52 PM   #117
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I find it pointless to buy the higher capacity phones on contract. The iPhone 5 64Gb costs 399 + tax + 70 plans every month. Might as well shell out 1000 once and choose my own plan.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:52 PM   #118
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I think this is going to be for iPads. The price apple would have to charge to keep their margins high on iPhones would make them more than most would want to spend and need. It makes more sense this being for iPads especially with them touting iPads for the post pc era.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:55 PM   #119
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My 16GB iPad 1 has 13.1GB available to the user. Checking the usage tab under settings on my device shows that the Elements app I have installed uses 1.6GB, Real Racing 2 HD, Our Choice book, and Rainbow Six at 1.1GB a piece, Infinity blade and Dead Space at around 900MB each, Hot Pursuit and GTA 3 at around 800MB each, etc... If I loaded all of my apps alone at once I would need a good 40GB or so, and yet at the same time I have a ton of movies I would like to put on the device, so anything more than 64GB would be great.
Why would you need to have 300+ apps on a device?
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:57 PM   #120
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Yes but one users experience or requirements is not indicative of everyone else's needs or desires.

It's why they offer different sizes as is...
That was the old argument that Windows/Fandroids use...that one users experience or requirements is not indicative of everyone else's needs or desires...hence why open eco-systems should be the norm.

We keep seeing how that turns our every quarter with more and more people switching to Apple.

The 'Average' user is someone who is not going to need 128GB...that's a rare rare case. As we start moving into higher size apps and movies, then yes, there will be a nature move to higher sizes...just like any media does.

Sure it's about time they did it, but I haven't heard one person I know that has an iPhone or iPad that needs 128 or complained that their 32 or 64GB wasn't enough.

That's not the norm.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:58 PM   #121
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The day Apple launches as 128GB iOS device is the day the iPod Classic, and the click wheel dies. You will be missed, my friend.
Send me an IM when the 512 GB model comes out.... Or one with an SD slot so that I can carry a number of 128 GB SD cards with my music albums.

Or how about a USB 3.0 port so that I can connect a 6 TB RAID array with my videos?



My real point is that for any fixed capacity point, that point will be too small for some people. External expansion is the answer.

And why not magical T-Bolt - it's not getting any traction so far.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:00 PM   #122
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People who can't fill up a 16gb or 32gb device don't need a smartphone, a feature phone would suit them just fine.
I don't fill up my 16gb iPhone or ipad how do you know I don't need a smartphone? Unlike some who sit on their phones all the Time watching movies, etc, I use my phone for email, running a business among other things. Sorry I don't waste space on things I will never use just 'to have it' your accusations show just how shallow minded you are....
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:01 PM   #123
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I hope it's true. Not so much becuase I need more storage, becuase I don't, but because it should make the device I buy $100 cheaper
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:06 PM   #124
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Why would you need to have 300+ apps on a device?
The why is not important. Having the ability to do it if you want is.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:12 PM   #125
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Forget it. Just allow us to put our own microSD cards in instead of making us overpay for extra space.

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The why is not important. Having the ability to do it if you want is.
No, unless you just feel like wasting money. My Mac Pro has 4 hard drives in it, totaling about 4.5TB of advertised storage. If I didn't have these hard drives lying around when I got my Mac, I wouldn't have bought them. A 128GB iPhone is a waste of money.

128GB. That's twice the size of a MBA SSD, and it's also all flash.

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People who can't fill up a 16gb or 32gb device don't need a smartphone, a feature phone would suit them just fine.
What if you have very little music? The other stuff doesn't take up much space, but you can't use it well on a dumb phone.

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