iPad Pro 10.5 inch free space

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  1. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas about how much free space will be available on the 10.5 incher out of the box? I have a 64GB model on order, and was considering putting MS Office on it, too. I have 64GB in my current iPad3, and that has 44GB free, without Office. I use it mainly as a consumption device, and don't store videos or other large file things on it. I expect to use the cloud for most data storage. Heck, I have a TB of cloud available with my Office 365 subscription, so why not?

    Anyway, I didn't see a reason to spend the extra hundred bucks to get 256 on it. I wish there were a 128 GB option available. But it all depends on how much free space I can expect to have on the 64GB model.
     
  2. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    Approximately 57Gb but given that you can now delete some system apps, it might be more. Than again, in iOS 11 it might be less. But it won't change by much
     
  3. lockerc18 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. That would give me more space than I need on it. How'd you figure that out?
     
  4. bufffilm Suspended

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    If you have most of your things in the cloud and have the connectivity to access then, you are fine.

    Considering that iPads are a long time purchase for many...then getting the mid-tier model - the 256gb would be a far safer bet.

    If you play games, etc...that space may start to look smaller, pretty fast. Music, photos, etc...do you really want everything in the 'cloud'?
     
  5. lockerc18, Jun 8, 2017
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    lockerc18 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I don't play games on my iPad or watch movies, or do other things that I've found to consume lots of space. My mid-2012 rMBP has a 256GB SSD, and that's half empty, even with MS Office installed and lots of files for that, and Scrivener with lots of stuff for that, too. I have a Yoga with a 256GB SSD, too, and that has over 200GB free. So I think I'm OK for storage with 64GB. If Apple had offered a 128GB SSD, I would have considered getting that instead, but for some unknown reason, they decided not to do that.
     
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    Ok then...seems like 64gb will be fine.
     
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    I'm probably going to get the 256 GB model. I'd love to get the 512, but $200 extra just doesn't seem worth it.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    $200.00 is defintely a price hike, but a nice advantage for those who require that much storage.
     
  9. lockerc18 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just for posterity... I got my 10.5 inch 64 GB iPad today. I set it up so I could see the out-of-box storage available, but haven't restored it from a backup. So, it's as vanilla an iPad as can be.

    It has 5.13 GB used, with 55.08 GB available. For my uses, that's plenty of space. Others may want more.
     
  10. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    IMG_0001.PNG The apps are getting BIG. I already deleted GarageBand which is 1.46GB!
     
  11. rui no onna, Jun 13, 2017
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    And the thing is apps were already huge even back in 2013/14. Apple really should have updated base storage back then. At least they're making up for it now with successive doubling of storage tiers.

    Some apps are actually smaller now. MS Excel and Word used to clock in at almost 400-500MB. Now, they're around 200-250MB. Exception rather than the rule though. I remember back when Facebook was just 20-50MB or something.
     
  12. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    At least with iOS 11 videos and pictures recorded on iOS will use 50% less space with the new formats.
     
  13. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Realistically, unless one has all recent Apple gear, you'd probably want to stick to JPEG and H.264 for better compatibility.

    That said, HEVC for 4K videos is the standard so that particular combination should be fine. If you've got hardware that supports 4K, chances are it's new enough to support HEVC.
     
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    64 is a death penalty, 512 is the only alive option.
     

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