16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB

max2

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Now to my next question which space is recommended ? 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB ?

I know the lowest is the cheapest but I am not sure if I can make do with 16 GB.
 

nickyD410

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After making the mistake of getting a 16gb ipad3, never again! Ill always get the middle tier or high tier storage choice.
 

Capt T

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What do you plan to do with it...and where? That will make a difference in amount of storage.
 

max2

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Mainly use the iPad at home. Load a few apps. Take no pics. May just stream a lot of my video onto the iPad with Air Video HD or StreamToMe haven't decided which app I will buy yet.

Sense it is the Wifi version only my iPad I will maybe load a few video files on it when there is no access to wifi.
 

sracer

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Now to my next question which space is recommended ? 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB ?

I know the lowest is the cheapest but I am not sure if I can make do with 16 GB.
IMO one thing to consider (among others): the longer you plan on keeping it, the greater the capacity you should buy.
 
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sjleworthy

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Definitely not 16GB.

Go with the most you can afford.

It's always better to have it, and not need it, then need it, and not have it ...
completely agreed.

i have a 64 ipad. in the last few years i've gone through putting nothing on it, where 16 will do, to jamming my whole life on it where 64 is too small.

its like RAM and memory on your main computer - the more the merrier. you might not always need it, but you're glad you have it. it always gets used in the end :)
 

sparksd

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I went with 128GB on my Air 2 and I'm glad I did as I'm finding it easy to fill with content. Go for the most you can afford - it's easier to get by with too much as opposed to too little.
 

Tsepz

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Do not touch 16GB, rather get a 64GB. My iPad 4 is 16GB, got 2GB left, I am going straight for the 128GB iPad Pro next, never will I get anything less than 64GB again.
 

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I could probably have gotten by with a 16GB; my Meizu Note phone is 16GB with just 3 of that used...but when I was in the Apple Store decided on the 64GB - who knows? maybe I'll want to store many large games or other files on the Mini 4.
 

burts

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Now to my next question which space is recommended ? 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB ?

I know the lowest is the cheapest but I am not sure if I can make do with 16 GB.
I am now on my third Ipad, and I have bought the 16gb every time. The only time I run out of storage is because of photos and video, when that happens I transfer my pics and vid to the pc.
 

MetalCores

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I feel like you need the 64GB to get everything out of it. I wanna be able to store lots of pics and videos and songs and still have room for all the apps i need. But to each their own.
 

Skylitfly

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16Gb is manageable but it might be pain in the ass. In my opinion 64Gb is clearly a best choise. 128Gb seems like overkill for most people.
 

nburwell

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It really depends on how you plan to use the iPad. While I buy the 64GB model iPhone since I have a lot of apps and media. On the iPad, I don't download a ton of apps, so I can easily get by with the 16GB model.
 

max2

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No a Android LG2 it is 32 GB.

I bought a 16 GB iPad and so far am making do with only 14 apps installed.
 

kgian

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I had a 16gb ipad 1 and a 16gb ipad 3. I don't take photos, or store videos and music, but I like to have some photo albums on the ipad. I also use it for comic reading. I would say 16gb just is not enough. When I get my next ipad I am going for 64Gb.
 

mlody

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different people, different use cases, different needs. it is hard to tell guess how you going to use and what you will need but this is the break down of the devices we have in our household:

wife - ipad 16gb / 64gb iphone
older daughter - ipad 64gb / 64gb iphone
younger daugher -ipad 32gb / too young for an iphone
myself - 64gb iphone /i got macbook air (256gb) instead of ipad.
 

Fzang

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My iPad gets modest usage, but still has about 20 GB worth of stuff. 16 GB is really cutting it too close if you want to load on some games, some movies and stuff, without having to delete in the other end all the time.
 

max2

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My iPad gets modest usage, but still has about 20 GB worth of stuff. 16 GB is really cutting it too close if you want to load on some games, some movies and stuff, without having to delete in the other end all the time.
True I agree.