32GB iPad Pro Owners - Thoughts?

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  1. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently debating getting either the 32GB or the 128 + LTE. I am not sure yet.

    So for all of you 32GB iPad Pro owners out there, what are your thoughts on your choice? Why did you choose to not get a 128gb + LTE model?

    For you LTE iPP owners, feel free to share why you decided that the 32GB was not for you as well.
     
  2. akdj, Nov 23, 2015
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    Sorry about that! I'm a complete rookie with the new 'system' and UI on MR
    I'm in the 128GB camp and like my iOS purchases before, having it but not needing the space ...especially initially in today's world and App Store options ...vs the alternative, needing but ain't no way you're going to be adding more in the future - but not having is an ugly predicament. I'm not a huge 'gamer' per se, but @ 44 and with a ten year at home, I'm reinvigorating my interest in gaming a bit and enjoying iOS as well as Android mobile gaming (I'm ambidextrous;)). Not to the extent it's hogging a helluva lotta space ...but games are large. Decent productivity apps can be big (2-500MB) like the MS office suite, Adobe's mobile extension of The Creative Suite, even the <artsy fartsy> type painting, sculpting, free hand & creative apps are getting bigger and bigger
    I got my iPad Pro Thursday of last week. I set it up on Friday evening after work (my carrot, hadn't even unboxed it yet) as a new iPad. Fresh, and without the extras I've been toting around on my Air 128. With the 12GB model, you're alloted 113GB for yourself, apps, media, et al. I've got 79.3 open, a total of 33.3GB used. The 32 if following the same measure (10% decrease in space from 32GB), you're looking at possibly 29GB to work with.
    The iPad Pro is phenomenal, I wasn't sure I'd keep it but I'm 110%, completely sold. It's incredibly fast, sports a gorgeous display, and I've yet to see, much less use a 'Pencil' or the new keyboard. In fact, I'm not going to buy the keyboard at all. I'm going to grab a pencil but the built in iPP K/B is identical to my rMBP/iMac, Apple or anyone else's traditional keyboard. With shift keys, commonly used punctuation and 1-10/associated secondary keys accessible by still hold and slide up or 'shift'. Bold, italics, and underline, along with undo/redo, twin number and shift keys ...it's a whole new experience typing directly on the iPad. I'm not pecking out 85wpm yet, but I'll bet I can knock out 45-50!
    Everything about it is over the top and built to last. It's doubling the performance envelope of my already wickedly quick Air 2 and iPhone 6s+. Not that it's noticeable right now but as time progresses and developers develop software that's utilizing 4GB of RAM, the insanely fast processing both computationally & graphically --- those AAA apps, or "Essentials' will only continue to grow. As will your images and/or motion capture files if you're planning to edit or manipulate stills/video of 12+ megapixels or 4K capture --- surely if you're into these hobbies, 128 is the only way to go IMHO. That said, if you're buying the iPP as an extra large iPad for consumption; video, music streaming, podcast listening while surfing or primarily as a document tool, 32GB is going to be plenty. I'm ignorant to the price difference as I wasn't at all interested in the 32GB model. But if it's the typical $100 bump, don't think twice. If it's >$150/$200, and you're experience with 16/32GB of storage on previous iPads or iPhones or smart {insert device here} has been pleasant without aggravation or constant juggling of the apps and media and books and magazines to suffice yourself due to storage limitations, it's a C Note (I'm guessing) you'll forget about in a week. And in a year, you won't be kicking yourself for saving the hundred bucks by 'betting low'.
    I've been there, done that and it's miserable.
    I didn't justify the 128 knowing I wasn't going to be buying the keyboard but it's a very nice surprise indeed. I suspect the upgrade price from 32---> 128GB is similar to the keyboard upgrade/peripheral. If that's the case and pardon the pun, but like me you don't need a keyboard case (mine is naked but the iPad cover, they don't make the full cases any more and I'm not going to pursue any more coverage...as the cover is perfect as a handle and screen protector when I'm not using it. It's too damn pretty to cover up the back!
    So, again, if you don't have to have the $150 case or tote, you may be surprised at how little it's needed. I've owned each iPad and all have had cases. Usually more a function of handling with one hand than anything. I've also covered my iPhones --- but since the 6/6s model drop, I'm content with the Apple leather, open face, camera protrusion eliminator case. Perfect grip, thin yet elegant and casual or dapper, they nailed the cases this round too.

    Sorry for the novel. I'm at work, bored and typing this on my iPP! (Keyboard free!) as well as my lack of interest or knowledge about the 32, but IMO... If you're gonna pull the trigger, empty the clip. You won't regret it. This is hands down the very coolest thing on planet earth!

    ...one con that I've found, the only one I'll add ...as mine's never crashed or slowed I glitched before, during, or after charging as some others have reported... Mine is flawless performance wise but it's large. It's not heavy, it's well balanced and the opposite of cumbersome. I can easily hold one handed (thanks to the Apple Cover) and use the other hand to manipulate it... But eventually the day will come that I need a carrying case/tote/ManPurse to travel with it. I'm not anti Murse but I'm not familiar either. Nor excited about the prospect. Maybe not. Thinking out loud, as I made it to work just fine without today!

    Good luck n Happy iPP'ing!
    J
     
  3. Mike B in ok macrumors member

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    For me it was simple....the 32 gig model was all that was available at Best Buy,and since I don't plan to take my Pro on the road, it was sufficient! Since I will seldom be out of wifi range of home,I had no use for LTE.

    My planned uses are Web browsing,reading illustrated ebooks, doing light nonprofessional photo editing,and occasional video consumption when I don't want to use the HDTV, so I'm not really a typical buyer for the IPP.
     
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  5. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    32 is just right for me. Giving Apple extra money just because I think I may need it doesn't make any sense to me. Besides I'd rather spend the extra money paying for streaming services and not on storage space for my iPad pro.
     
  6. Older bird macrumors regular

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    I feel the same, 32 is gonna be plenty for what I do at home with the iPad Pro. Web browsing, movies and photos. I have a decked out mini 4 I use outside the home. Perfect combo.
     
  7. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    32 GB is perfect for me. All of the iPads I have had in years past have been the 16 GB model and I have never run out of space on them. Granted I came very close on my last iPad, but it never became a problem. I use my iPad primarily for streaming movies, other media, games, and taking notes in class, so 32 GB is all that I really need.
     
  8. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    A 32gb could barely hold my music so there was no way I was going to get one.
     
  9. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I was going to go for the LTE since it has wireless internet, but remembered that mostly where I go has wifi. So no need for LTE. And I don't store anything on my ipad. Everything is on my iMac.
     
  10. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    I've still got 5Gb left on my 16Gb iPad Air 1.

    I think the days of needing massive +1000Gb internal storage capacities is fading away. The pendulum is swinging the other way. Mobility is and will be the future.
     
  11. mdridwan47, Nov 24, 2015
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    Why would anyone buy a $800 32GB iPad PRO and not pay $150 more and get 4 times the storage?
     
  12. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Because "It's just Banter".

    I for one would opt for the 128GB WiFI model, 10Gigs of Data on my phone for 27.50 a month so hotspot for the win!
     
  13. woozor1 macrumors regular

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    I have only downloaded some apps on my 32gb model thats not including games. I dont have any movies or music on it either and I have around 15gb left. I am going to be trading myne in and going for the 128gb model when back in stock at my store grrr. I plan on keeping this for a couple years and 15gb is not going to cut it at all. When in time all the new apps and im sure some nice games will be more designed for the pro also then the factor if you go away and want to store a couple movies for offline your memory is gone. And id rather not worry about filling up my device.
     
  14. acastic macrumors regular

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    About how many apps installed before you got down to the 15gb mark? Thanks!
     
  15. hagalah macrumors member

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    I got unlimited data on my ipad pro LTE....and leave my iphone with prepaid plan....totally worth it without jamming in my office WIFI network....:D
     
  16. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Just eyeballing the storage numbers, the iwork suite is over 2gb by itself. The adobe apps total another 1 gb or so.

    Doesn't seem that bad, but you also need to remember the caches for many apps take up significant space and grow the more you use them. Perfect example is google play music. The app itself is minuscule, but it also caches the songs you play so the cache size ends up being huge (to be fair, you can clear the cache in the app thank god).

    Finally, if you want to edit any photos or videos, you will need the storage headroom to process them. So I'm inclined to think 32gb is insufficient. The perfect tier would have been 64/128/256. But hey, the 32/128 gambit worked in that it "convinced" people to pony up for the 128. There's a reason why most of the iPad Pros in stock are the 32 model.
     
  17. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    I had a 32GB and returned it the next day for a 128 after I installed all of the apps I wanted to have on it lol. I was at 58 apps, and at 11.4 of empty space before music and videos. I'm enjoying it so far.
     
  18. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Oh gosh, campus WiFi is just... ew.
    Well played, I opted for the £27.50 10GB as it was less than my older 8GB! Bearing in mind this is SIM-Only etc.
     
  19. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. 128GB would only hold about 1/4 of my music so either way what's the point?

    In response to why would anyone not pay the $150 extra. It's not $150 extra it's $150 and tax. And for that $150 I can pay for Apple care plus and upgrade my iCloud storage for a couple of years. 128gb does nothing for people who have 500gb music collections. Hell my pdf. Sheet music collection is damn near 128gb. And that is just PDFs.
     
  20. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The point is 128GB will hold the stuff I want and 32GB will not. And there is no sales tax in my state.
     
  21. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I dunno. A 32GB Pro is like a 4 cylinder Corvette.
     
  22. woozor1 macrumors regular

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    47 apps I have
     
  23. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are all correct. I'll return my 32. It's a piece of junk. I'll wait for the 3TB model in 2030.

    Honestly I'm almost to the point of just getting rid of all my files. Who wants to manage that? I don't. Once I finish school and work full time, I'll just pay for streaming services and not manage anything. Simple and easy. Works better for me. Who wants to manage GBs of music or movies when one could be out listening to music and dancing or having a drink with friends.
     
  24. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I do.
     
  25. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    32 GB is as silly as 16 GB on an iPhone and Apple should have started with 64 on the iPad Pro.

     

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