All review units have been 1TB models

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  1. Unregistered 4U macrumors 6502

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    It’s for who most of Apple’s products for. People that have the money to spend and who would like to spend it on an Apple device.

    Many people posed with the question “What are you buying this for” would likely just answer “Me”. :)
     
  2. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Yes I know it is the most expensive but what if I want performance and not so much storage? Nobody really needs 1TB of storage but I do want a top display, fast processor and bags of RAM. I want top of the line specs but my question is how come storage determines other specs, in this case RAM? That's a load of BS.
     
  3. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    This kind of storage is not the same as simply plugging in a different hard drive. RAM and storage are linked together on devices like tablets. Maybe the 1TB device needs the extra RAM to maintain performance across all the models.
     
  4. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    When at home, the iPad is my number one go to device. My Mac which I still love is second, based on my personal needs.

    My phone is plenty when on the go. I’m keeping this one 4/5 years so 999 for the 12.9 is justifiable imo. Looking forward to the purchase!
     
  5. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    I’ve been heartened by the amount of reviewers calling for more USB-C functionality - it is only right that if you ship a computer with such a multi-purpose port, it should behave the way users could reasonably expect (external storage and whatnot). I’m confident that Apple will loosen its grip on this at some point, possibly with iOS 13; maybe not fully, but I think there will be some added functionality between external storage and the files app.
     
  6. shinseiromeo macrumors 6502

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    This seemed odd and may make sense now. Best Buy is sold out of space grey for launch day, silver is readily available.
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Kills their ripoff storage plans so I can"t see it.
     
  8. Hendo999 macrumors member

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    Do reviewers keep the iPad for free or do they have to return it ?
     
  9. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    Return it. These are review units only.
     
  10. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    Really? You know NOBODY really needs 1TB of storage? I have a feeling the people who work with raw images and videos and will be using the 2019 version of full photoshops, taking their iPad on the road to clients, etc. are going to disagree with you.

    Storage CAN dictate RAM. A 1 TB drive needs more RAM to aid in it. In another thread on these forums somebody has the numbers, and a 1 TB drive required 0.5 MB of RAM more than the lesser storage options. 4.5 GB and 5GB of memory don't really exist all that much, so Apple had to go up to 6 GB. On the flip side, if you are actually after the most RAM, a smaller storage solution requires a smaller amount of RAM for the cache. So if all the other models do have 4GB then the ones with less RAM would have more access to it.

    That aside...did any of the reviewers really even tax the iPad to show even a 4GB would have been taxed? By this I mean, short of some hefty hard-hitting programs that are not even out yet, or maybe hard hitting games (which won't be developed JUST for the 1 TB 6GB iPad anyway), many people are not going to be seeing the difference in real life, and reviewers didn't have access to programs written to take advantage of 6 GB either.
     
  11. BWhaler, Nov 5, 2018
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    BWhaler macrumors 68030

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    Big error by Apple in my opinion.

    One, every review mentioned the $2,000+ price.

    Second, it made the hard comparison against PC use cases, which iOS does not support well.

    It's subtle, but I think this was one of the biggest snafu's by Apple marketing.
     
  12. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Good observation. Wonder why they did that.
     
  13. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    For sure, planned obsolescence on release day... that’s how Apple rolls now.
    Ha ha ha!


    Kallum.
     
  14. cryptonator macrumors member

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    To showcase the 6GB ram without explicitly saying so.
     
  15. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    ^^This^^
    accessing the storage quickly and keeping it all refreshed and performing as good as the lower tiers, DOES indeed need more RAM.


    K.
     
  16. Marzel macrumors regular

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    I agree. I don't understand why they didn't provide the 256GB version which has enough storage so that reviewers don't immediately complain about the base model and costs significantly less.
     
  17. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    I think many are over-reacting like I did when I first saw the Geekbench.
    But logic set in and I remembered my knowledge about computers and had people here remind or teach me to not care as it really makes no difference.
    So, I say either get and pay for the 1TB or just stop worrying and being mad about it. Cause if it truly does bother you, you can simply hold off buying an iPad u til you can afford the 1TB... or in 2020 when the iPad X arrives and most likely will have all models with 6-8GB RAM....
    But for now, even if you got the 1TB option... you will NOT notice any difference as the RAM is barely higher at 5.52GB.
    Maybe a tiny percentage of a difference, but really (like a 2-7% difference IMO.
    I just can’t wait to get mine tomorrow. *knock on would that I get a good non damaged, no QC issues, or glitchy iPad. :D

    (especially) with any screen uniformity issues, not being able to reach 600 nits brightness, light-bleed, or dead pixels.
    Sounds like a long list, but it actually isn’t asking a whole lot. lol



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  18. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, nobody really needs 1TB on an iPad. As for the storage thing I was trying to say that I shouldn't have to buy more storage in order to get more RAM. The amount of storage I need shouldn't dictate the performance I get from the device.
     
  19. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Hi! I'm nobody. :p
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    How did you survive previously?
     
  21. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    Bigger flash storage is usually faster. I'm not surprised they are sending them these units. ;)
     
  22. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    What apps right now would be taking advantage of that 6GB?
     
  23. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Frequent shuffling of content which, given I have to download from the internet and babysit the app while downloading, I find mighty annoying (is there a way to circumvent Apple's 10-minute restriction on background app downloads?).

    Admittedly, I don't need the 1TB immediately. I have a 256GB Pro 9.7 and 512GB Pro 12.9, and I've got data split between the two based on what tasks I'm most likely to do on them (or simply because I have no other choice since the 256GB 9.7 is almost full with data I don't wish to delete). Since the Pro 9.7 is my go everywhere iPad though, I would like to replace it with a 1TB config within the next 1-2 years.

    Fast, inexpensive internet is not exactly ubiquitous in my experience.
     
  24. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    And it won't. As long as you have enough RAM, more RAM doesn't increase the performance of your device. You say nobody needs 1TB of storage, perhaps nobody really needs more than 4 GB of RAM on on iPad unless, because of the 1 TB storage and need for accessing that drive because of its size, the computer needs a bit more RAM to do so.

    Whatever computer you are on right now, access the program that lets you see how much memory you are using (Task Manager in windows...performance monitor on macs?) and see how often you hit max memory. If your peaks are averaging up close to that number you need more RAM. If not, you don't. Unless you are doing high-end gaming (not available on the iPad, and if it is with these new pros, those games will have the 4GB models as their target), heavy photo/video editing (which you'd probably opt for 1 TB for the storage as RAW adds up in a hurry), or extremely heavy other apps (again, even available on on iPad?) you are not going to notice a difference between 4GB and 6GB.

    Or are you saying that if you iPad memory usage never really peaks over 3GB, that having 6GB instead of 4GB will magically somehow increase performance where you are saying "wow, I am so glad I got this extra memory, it makes a world of difference?" And if so: :rolleyes:
     
  25. Robertjan88 macrumors regular

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    How are you planning to test if your iPad is able to reach over 600 nits as well as uniformity? Do you have special tools?
     

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