iPad 16gb iPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Do you think Apple will really drop 16gb models in the next gen ipad as some have speculated?
  2. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    It would be nice if 32GB became the standard, but I don't see it happening next go round.

    The industry and competition would really have to push them into doing that. They love capitalizing on 'storage inflation.'
  3. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    No. Too much profit to be made in overcharging for storage,
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Would be even cooler if they start Ipad at 32 GB and charge the same price of the original 16GB
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    16GB was doable in the iPad 2 back in 2011

    16GB in 2013 with an iPad Retina (whether it's the 3 or 4) is joke. charging a $100 premium per storage upgrade is an absolute joke. but let's face it - we all deal with it and end up paying for it. mehhh

    i have an iPad 3, 64GB LTE refurb for $679.
  6. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    Apple has been milking the 100 dollar storage upgrade for years.
  7. macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    would it be cooler? yes.
    Would it happen? NO. As long as people still buy the 16GB iPad, apple is going to keep milking it.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2012
    I could see them doing away with 32 or 64. But not the base 16. Apple wants you to upgrade, not buy the base unit.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    No I don't see them dropping the 16g. For folks like me who don't need much local storage its perfect. Its enough to store a ton of pictures but then we have icloud for that. I stream all my video content so....Meh no need for all that. Music, well thats in my phone. 16s are all good for me...
  10. macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    16gb should be dropped.

    They have been offering it for 2-3+ years now and charging the same price. So you're telling me that the price of storage hasn't dropped in the past 2-3 years? Give me a break.

    Yes I understand they could of used that savings for other components but with the amount of content available to ipad users it need to be 32-64-128 with pricing being around the same.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    Yeah, that's true. With HD content eating up at least 1GB for a 1 hour TV show, it's ridiculous that price hasn't gone down. I understand retina is probably more expensive to make, but come on.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I use Cloud storage, Dropbox and Spotify, Netflix with a fast unlimited data tariff. So I always buy the lowest GB. I just don't need it. I think this is the way Apple should go. The price for the higher storage models is a joke.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    I do the same, and with 30 or 40 page PDFs, it's not a big deal to do a quick download from dropbox into whatever app I'm using.

    But try downloading a 4GB movie. It will take you as long to download it as it will to watch it.
  14. TacticalDesire, Mar 18, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013

    macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I got the same exact model brand new a few weeks ago for $490

    I don't buy into the entire streaming, cloud thing. Yes I use the cloud and love it but when it comes right down to it, I prefer local storage. On my mobile devices I don't really need that much unless I'll be traveling but on my main desktop, I need 1TB minimum. Laptops don't really need much either but when I need to pull up something I need it now. I don't want to and often can't wait for it to download or stream. Some documents are vital and I have to have them on local storage for quick access and when I don't have a connection which can often be the case depending on where I am.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013

    You got a brand new, 64 GB LTE iPad 3 for $490?

  16. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
    Apple should drop the 16 gig .32 gig memory only cost a little bit more* lets keep our fingers crossed
  17. macrumors 68040

    Jul 18, 2011
    I think apple might keep the 16/32/64 option for the ipad mini while upgrading to 32/64/128 for the ipad, to better differentiate between the two. This might explain why we have not seen a 128gb model for the ipad mini yet.
  18. macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Apps have only gotten bigger and bigger as they take advantage of newer features such as Retina resolution, with some games over an entire gigabyte. I can't honestly recommend a 16 GB device, be it iPhone or iPad, to anyone who does anything beyond listening to music, web browsing, checking emails, and video streaming. If you intend to do any amount of gaming on a device, 32 GB should be the absolute base.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I wish they would, but I doubt they'll drop it. There are some people who don't need much storage
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
    Apple has doubled the minimum storage size of the iPhone twice over the years, so doing so with the iPad would not be uncharacteristic. I actually believe they will rather than have 4 storage sizes and thus 8 models of each of the next generation of iPad model.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    One good reason for Apple to increase iPad storage: more people will hit the space limit of their free iCloud backup, and start paying for increased iCloud storage.

  22. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
    Interesting. Hadn't even considered that.
  23. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Apple did not realize apps size are getting bigger and apps for retina are away bigger 16GB is not enough space for those apps. I am happy with 32GB iPad :apple:
  24. Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    I'm glad I decided to cough up for the 64GB back when I bought the 3 at launch.

    I never need to worry about space.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    Those who are only going to use it for web browsing (and keeping a few games and movies on it) won't need more than 16 gigs. I have a 16 GB iPad 2 and it's enough for me since I can manage the space (at the moment). But when I upgrade to either 4 or 5, I'll get one with no less than 32 GB, and probably the 64 GB, even.

    The worst is when you have made a strong effort to stretch down to 16 GB - and the moment you connect to iTunes the first time, it turns out that it's actually only 14 GB. And you know you can't just swap out the storage media later, the way you can with a Mac.

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