iPad 32GB iPad owners, get rid of your's now. It's the new black sheep.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Judging by the iPhone's sizes, it looks like 16, 64, and 128 is the norm. If a 32GB used to cost $600, and you try to sell it for $450 used, it will still look like a bad buy considering you can get a 64GB iPad Air 2 for just $150 more.
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Those sizes may not apply to the iPad. There are many who don't need 64GB and others like myself who feel 16GB is not enough. I have always found the sweet spot at 32GB. If Apple drops the 32GB so as to increase the price, they can keep it. I'll be upgrading a lot less in the future.
     
  3. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But they aren't dropping 32 to increase the price, they are dropping 32 and giving you 64 for the same price.
     
  4. Toltepeceno Suspended

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    But instead of replacing the 16 with the 32 they are keeping the 16 to push to upgrade to the second model. They upped storage in all but the 16 base model to push people to upgrade.

    They also may NOT apply to the ipad, time will tell.
     
  5. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    It's just storage space. I really doubt anyone is going to care that 32 MB isn't available anymore.
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Oops my bad, I misread that. OK sweet deal then :)
     
  7. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Maybe so but I was planning on hanging onto my Air for a while anyways so this doesn't affect me. Heck, it's good news as far as I care. Next time but an iPad I know I'll end up with more storage for the same money. Sign me up. :)
     
  8. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    This. I'm not planning to upgrade yet either but when I do it would be awesome if I could get 64gb for the same price that I paid for 32gb before.

    And yes it is obvious that they are trying to increase the up sell to the more expensive models. $499 for 32gb would have been sweet but this is the next best thing.
     
  9. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    OP has a point. 32 and 64GB iPad Airs will instantly lose $100 (more) in value if the Air 2 goes 16/64/128.

    I don't care. I use my iPad enough that I wouldn't care if it was worth nothing after two years.
     
  10. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

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    32gb is the sweet spot for me, I don't use 100% of it so there is always room for expansion with a few gigs free. I think if a new touch released at 16gb for $199 I would get that though and just manage my content.
     
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree with your last sentence. Why is everyone so concerned with resale value? My iPad mini 1st gen is still perfect and I use it so often I don't care if it's worth zero dollars!
     
  12. Badrottie Suspended

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    I wonder how many 16GB iPad Air Apple have sold so far? If not much then Apple might not include 16GB iPad Air 2 anymore? :apple:
     
  13. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    I'm keeping my 32GB ... it'll become a classic and be worth a fortune when it is the last one left in the world.
     
  14. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    This honestly doesn't bother me. I plan on keeping my current iPad for a while, and 32GB is plenty for my needs. I was able to fit 2 1/2 seasons of my favorite show on my iPad and its just perfect. I original only bought 64GB models because I always wanted to carry a lot of media with me, but I now realize that for my needs for a tablet, 64GB is overkill. 16GB is too small however, so 32GB is perfect. I removed the TV seasons from my iPad and I have 16GB free. I could squeese by with 16GB, but if I ever wanted to load a movie or something I couldn't (I learned this lesson with my 1st Gen iPad).

    Its great Apple is increasing the capacity, but I don't need it. Plus I already bought AC+ and just bought my iPad in June. I also agree with the others, I don't think Apple is going to remove 16 or 32GB from the iPad line quite yet, otherwise they would have already considering the fact that they already have 4 capacities (16, 32, 64, 128GB) ].
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha yea I would bank on that if I was you ;)
     
  16. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. Well, I still have a 2003 white (can't remember ... iBook?), everything still works, never been repaired apart from battery replacement, that was a recall and was replaced free by Apple. My 2007 iMac also, never been repaired, and they both worked very hard in their prime time. But now with soldered in, non-upgradable everything, and the constant app updates for iPads, things won't last like that anymore.

    At least iPads are cheaper, I won't mind upgrading my $589 iPad Air in 3years nearly as much as I will mind being forced by software to upgrade my MBPr if the hardware is still ok.
     
  17. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Since I have an iPad with 32GB I hope next iPads will have 16, 64 and 128 like the new iPhones, so I'll get 64GB at the same price.

    My aunt will get my old iPad so I'm not worried about price drops of current models :p
     

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