32gb vs 64 gb

Discussion in 'iPad' started by coachbrady79, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. coachbrady79 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2015
    Anyone with experience with ipads what would you suggest 32 or 64 gb?
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    It really depends on your needs. I think you mentioned that you currently have an iPad Mini 2? What's its capacity, and have you found it to be sufficient?
  3. coachbrady79 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2015
    16 gb and its terrible,
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Okay, well do you think that double that will be sufficient or do you need 4 times?
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    get the most you can afford.

    personally, 32 is ideal for me as all i need it for is apps. i dont store music or video on it.
  6. coachbrady79 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2015
    all i will doing is loading apps for my daughter, i mainly use it for youtube,web surfing, and social media
  7. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Apps are actually my biggest issue with lower capacity models. They've gotten much bigger compared to before and unlike photos, videos and music, you can't just offload and/or stream apps. They have to be installed locally. On my 16GB iPad Air, I needed to install/delete/reinstall apps frequently. Can't even have MS Word installed because it uses too much space and I'd need to delete some of my other frequently used apps.

    I reckon 32GB is workable but I wouldn't be comfortable not having any breathing room.
  8. coachbrady79 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2015
    so i geuss i should go with 64gb
  9. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Yup, get the most you can afford depending on your use. I know I will put movies on my iPad, so I always bought the maxed storage ever since iPad 1. I'm on 64GB mini 2 now, and it's already quite full (only about 5GB left, and that's because I'm cherry picking things I put in there and regularly delete apps I no longer use).
  10. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    32GB would be plenty for me. I bought a 64GB iPhone SE because I needed to store more music on it than 16GB would allow after installing everything else. I had so much storage left over that I downloaded every episode of Game of Thrones from Play Movies and still have 15-20GB remaining.
  11. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2011
    I went from a 32 to a 64GB model, the extra space feels so luxurious. I install apps freely & get a lot more enjoyment from the device.
  12. Tsepz macrumors 68020


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Get 64GB and you will be more future proofed.

    I came from a 16GB iPad 4 to 64GB iPad Air 2, couldn't be happier, it's always great to have more local storage even if you use the cloud storage. Heck if I could I would have gone 128GB, but couldn't justify paying the price.
  13. Mike B in ok macrumors member

    Mike B in ok

    Sep 15, 2015
    It depends on your needs for storage. In my own experience, I bought one of the 32GB iPad Pros, and I find it usable but occasionally a nuisance when I have to hastily delete something. I run all the time with just a couple of GB empty, and occasionally things overflow.

    I have a fair. Umber of large apps. If you don't suffer from that need, 32GB may be great, but I'd get the higher GB if the cost isn't a large deal.
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I've always been a bigger fan of higher storage on a tablet compared to a phone.
  15. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Me too. 32gb is definitely not enough for me for an iPad (64gb is enough, 128 is luxurious) but I just did an exercise today, where I removed everything from my iPhone that I never use (pages, numbers, garage band etc, plus all the music that I have moved on from, unwanted photos etc, and I'm only using 17gb. So I think I can be happy with a 32gb iPhone 7(+)

    Other people will be the other way around, it just depends on what you are using your devices for.
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Lol, same here. My first iPad was a 32GB iPad 2 and I managed to fill it up with manga/comics the same weekend I got it. Immediately ordered 64GB and just gave the 32GB to a family member (didn't want to return since I got mine launch and the wait time for the new iPad was like 2 months). From then on, I've pretty much always gotten the top capacity model.

    Having 256GB is really nice. The 128GB was barely enough to hold my most favorite titles and TBR. With 256GB, I've got some breathing room and can even throw in a few movies and TV shows.

    Back when I only had an iPad 3 64GB, I kept getting 0MB free space messages whenever I update apps. :mad:
  17. RoadWarrior56 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2014
    My rule of thumb in purchasing Apple devices. Determine the storage size you think is going to meet your needs. Then purchase the next available size. I end up almost always using some of the extra storage along the way.
  18. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    Only problem for me is I think the size that will meet my needs is 512GB and the next size up would be 1TB, but neither is available...

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