iPad 64GB a wise choice?

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I usually go for 16gb, had 32gb Iphones before and Ipod touch even that got filled with apps and video and no space left. Not a fan of the cloud based storage so is 64GB a nice investment given it's the price the 32GB use to be?
     
  2. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    It's like the only choice as far as i'm concerned :D
     
  3. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    16gb is only viable if you plan on tethering with your phone a lot or getting the LTE version. I went with the 128gb whole I won't fill it I want to know I have the space
     
  4. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    You can fill it up plenty quick if you half-way try. I got a 64 GB iPhone 6 up from a 32 GB 5s, and with everything I had installed plus two movies and season 5 of Archer I'm a few gigs away from full. Not necessary to do, but I did it because I could. Long story short, you can always do more with more but you don't really need to.
     
  5. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My iphone pics take upto about 10gb I always have to transfer them over to the PC be nice to use my Ipad more of a computer rather than just web browsing.
     
  6. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    thats what i ordered. i thought it was a no brainer to spend $100 more to go from 16gb to 64gb. thats a big jump. we plan on keeping it for a long time.
     
  7. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    That's what I ordered. My current ipad 3 is 64gb. I still have plenty of space. Oh well. Like the standard line " if I ever change......."
     
  8. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    it's not the wise choice, it's the only choice. 16GB is too small. I am using 16GB iphone and not the type to install many apps but it's still not enough. 128GB is just too much unless you want to put lots of videos in your iPad and/or gonna hold on to your ipad for a long time. 64GB is just right.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say since apple dropped the 32GB model, its your safest bet. I think 16GB may be too limiting.
     
  10. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    The 16GB option shouldn't even exist. It's not enough anymore.
     
  11. cannono macrumors regular

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    That's exactly why it does exist. It makes us pay a whole lot of money that we wouldn't have otherwise just for storage, which is one of the cheapest things in tech.
     
  12. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    64GB Absolutely. Personally I have always went with the max available storage options on my iPhones because I have lots of music, take lots of photos and video and have lots of apps (not to mention the extra space that apps take up and "other" space that is used). plus the extra space needed for OTA iOS software upgrades (4.6GB for iOS 8.1 on my iPhone 5s). 64GB is the minimum I would get for an iPhone or iPad at this point. I think it is slimy for Apple to still have a 16GB option at that price when it should be 32GB then 64GB and 128GB.
     
  13. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Apple wants you to upgrade 64GB
    That's why they still have a 16GB instead of a 32GB
     
  14. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

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    Anyone know the usable storage left on the 16 air 2/ air? I am thinking the 16 gb might be enough as I wouldn't put music or video on it and don't use the camera; mostly just apps on it.
     
  15. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    I have picked 64gb option but I'm still having a second thought. I have 64gb iPad 3 and it's about half filled. But, I want to keep Air 2 for longer and not sure 64gb storage size will be the bottleneck.
     
  16. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    Yeap. They hook you in to 64GB with comparison strategy.
     
  17. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    In order to get iOS 8 upgraded on your tablet, you need 8 gigs of space. Apple knows this. That's why they dumped the 32 gig option and kept the 16, because they know the 16 gig option is a terrible one. They couldn't be more anti-consumer if they tried.
     
  18. Hakone macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they'd kept the 32GB option but as a $50 premium over the base.
     
  19. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    You can take it as an evil move or simply they wanted to keep the price point for those who truly need the minimal storage and others for the rest. So, it's a price increase for many of us with a bonus storage upgrade.

    I'm sure there are many government purchases that need only 16gb with a volume discount.
     
  20. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I would definitely recommend the 64 over 16 with an iPad. Although this year I went with 128GB knowing that I'll never have to worry about filling it up before I sell it.
     
  21. SuperPolli macrumors regular

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    Yes.

    64 GB at the old 32 GB pricepoint is the best thing to happen to storage on iOS devices since Apple did away with the 8 GB option on regular iPhones (regular meaning brand new phones, not the previous year's phone still available at a cheaper price).
     

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