Is 64GB iPad faster than 32/16GB models?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by katewes, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    I wonder if the 64GB iPad is faster than the 16/32GB models because of the extra memory.

    In deciding between the 16/32/64 models, I can't see the iPad being my iPod replacement, since it's dorky to walk around with a 10" screen listening to music. Rather, I need to iPad for email and web browsing, hence, I can't see the need for extra memory -- UNLESS the extra memory makes the iPad go faster when web browsing.

    Any comments?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    It's 32gb faster.

    Kidding, storage space doesn't affect the speed of the device. All current models have the same speed.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    it's extra storage space, not extra RAM or processor speed.

    that's why i didn't get the 64 GB iPad.

    I've managed just fine with 8 GB of space on my iPhone, so i figured 64 GB was way too far of a stretch, and 16 GB was too little for the number of apps, movies, music, and ebooks I wanted to put onto the iPad.

    so a 32 GB iPad was nicely sufficient. I've only filled up about 10 GB of it so far, but then again, I haven't added the books i want yet.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I agree with the others. The ONLY reason I bought the 64gb unit is in hoping that Apple will update the software to give me FOLDERS to keep my docs and data in.

    WTF, how hard would it have been to give us a place to store spread sheets and word files!:mad:
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    well...they are already stored on the iPad itself, are they not?

    if you mean you want a place to visibly look at all of them and transfer between an iPad and another computer, you could always use airshare or another app.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    Is 64GB iPad faster than 32/16GB models?


    at depleting your bank account. :D
  7. macrumors 68020

    Sep 3, 2009
    I have the 64GB WiFi iPad. Best decision I ever made. Have tons of music on there, pictures, and videos. And I have a 16GB iPhone 3GS. So I went with the smaller memory on the phone, but the largest on the iPad. I figured if this was going to be a computer I travel with, I want all my content with me when I'm on an airplane or something like that. Sure I could use my iPhone for music, but then I'm running down my cell phone listening to music. I'd rather use the iPad's ginormous battery.
  8. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Why would you make that assumption when Apple has signaled that kind of file structure is clearly not the direction it is taking iOS? You can only be mad that your own hope has fooled you. If you place a glass vase on hope it breaks, every time.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Exactly. You have to *REALLY* research a product before you buy it. Extensively.
  10. macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2010
    Actually I have a lot of work docs (I'm a lawyer) stored as pdfs in iBooks. We have some lengthy pleadings with exhibits (some in color) that I need to refer to periodically and it's very handy to have them on my iPad pdf iBookshelf.

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