iPad 16GB of storage is not enough.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Goldenswo140, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Goldenswo140 macrumors newbie

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    How long before we see the storage of the base model bumped up from 16GB to 32GB. The price of memory is signifigantly cheaper now then when the iPad was first introduced and yet we still see the same pricing structure. As the device continues to become more and more powerful, we will see bigger apps and games that will require much more space. I for one would be shocked if they did not make the base model 32GB next year.
     
  2. irDigital0l Guest

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    Hopefully Apple will do 2 things next year

    1) Drop 16GB, make 32GB base model for $499
    2) Lower price of upgrading to Wi-Fi + LTE models
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    If you need more, then just buy a bigger model. No reason to get rid of the 16GB because it doesn't meet your needs :).

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    The prices will not go down. Even if they dropped the 16GB option, the 32GB would remain the same price.
     
  4. irDigital0l Guest

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    The price isn't going down. It's remaining the same.
     
  5. btallada9870 macrumors member

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    Please tell me you're kidding.
     
  6. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    There's a reason that Apple was able to bring the ipad at the 499 price point, and that's because they know people will pay for 32GB, yet still have that crucial price for people who don't need it
     
  7. Scorpion008 macrumors member

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    Amen. I hate the 16gb model almost as much as I hate paying the $100 fee to get a 32gb version. It's so tempting, being cheap, but gives you buyers remorse when you need more.
     
  8. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I agree; with the introduction of the 128 GB iPad "4", I really expected that the next generation(s) of iPads would have 32 GB as the minimum. Nearly a year ago, wanting to spend as little as possible for mine, I still couldn't bring myself to by a 16 GB model. I felt then, that the minimum acceptable size was 32 GB.
     
  9. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I, too, hate paying any of the $100/storage doubling charges. What bothers me most, is that the "best value" - mathematically - in every case, is the largest option. I'm sure many of the brilliant minds, who frequent these boards have already figured this out, but:

    Theoretical Costs
    16 - 32 GB @ $100 = $6.25 per extra GB
    32 - 64 GB @ $100 = $3.13 per extra GB
    64 - 128 GB @ $100 = $1.56 per extra GB

    Actual Costs
    16 - 32 GB @ $100 = $6.25 per extra GB
    16 - 64 GB @ $200 = $4.17 per extra GB
    16 - 128 GB @ $300 = $2.68 per extra GB

    This is why it really bothered me to get the 32 GB iPad "4", but I knew that 16 GB wouldn't be enough and I just didn't want to spend the extra $100 for the "better value".
     
  10. Scorpion008 macrumors member

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    qft.
     
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  12. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Believe it or not, some of us are just fine on 16.
     
  13. Peter K., Oct 23, 2013
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    I am sincerely happy for you, but I believe that I stand with many in another camp. Speaking for "us", if I may, we just don't like that the 16 GB models have been retained as entry level options, both in size and at the already established "base" price, now that the 128 GB versions have been introduced.
     
  14. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't wireless backup kinda answer this? Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader for Smartphones and Tablets (MLW221)
     
  15. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    No need to be happy for me.

    But, you must admit, it's great business to keep the low price on the 16 and squeeze an extra $100 out of the people in "your camp."

    It's just good business.

    It is a growing trend at apple. Make older devices slower on the newer os software so that people will feel a need to upgrade their devices. And, make lower storage models more frustrating to use so that people will feel the need to buy more storage.
     
  16. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not exactly sure, about which you are speaking; however, if what you are referencing relies on cellular data, then that brings up the problem of unlimited cellular data's imminent extinction. OK, so that was a little dramatic; but with Verizon and at&t using every trick in the book to get people off of their grandfathered plans and the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile not yet being up-to-snuff, unlimited data is no gimme.

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    I can't argue with any of what you've said here, but I am happy for you.
     
  17. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    What are you guys storing on your iPads that requires all if the extra GBs? (Serious question, I'm truly curious)
     
  18. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I would assume a heavy music user would need the extra space. Or someone who needs videos stored on the device. Like if you commute daily by train or something and need the entertainment.
     
  19. Peter K., Oct 23, 2013
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    Movies

    If I had room, I would have several kids' movies - and one or two of my own favorites - on my iPad, as on my iPhone.
     
  20. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    the kingston has nothing to do with cellular they way i understand it.Its like diy to increase your storage
     
  21. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I just read up on it; thanks. It is pretty cool, but on-board storage is the best, IMO.
     
  22. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Good point. I don't keep movies on my device all the time, but I do like them for a plane trip or a long drive.
     
  23. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Wow - only 13 different threads started this week about 16gb.
     
  24. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I think this is becoming an argument like the one calling for larger storage on the iPod classic. The iPod page usually has someone asking for this near the top for many years now. I think a significant number of users - not macrumors members, but the Ma and Pa Kettles arent clamoring for something larger. They probably don't know, or care about storage and do not own enough digital documents to even full up 16 GB. Until that changes, no reason for Apple to get off the gravy train.
     

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