iPad Pro Am I going to regret going with 64 Gb only?

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  1. karinatwork macrumors regular

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    I bought a 64 Gb iPad Pro 11" a couple of weeks ago. I have time until January 8th to decide if I want to upgrade to a bigger storage model. Sadly, the next size up is 256 Gb (no 128), and that's $ 200 more. I am worried that I will run out storage soon. I shouldn't because my main use for it is to draw and illustrate, but somehow it's already 1/3 full. Which storage size did you choose? Are you regretting what you chose? Thanks for any info!
     
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    In the past I've always gone with the lowest storage option (mainly due to cost) on my iPhones/iPads and regretted it. I always found myself having to delete/offload apps, etc to make room to install updates or download content. This time I got a 512GB iPad Pro 11 knowing that, like you, I was going to be doing artwork and would probably need/want additional space. I also don't upgrade my devices too often and wanted to make sure I had extra capacity for the future.
     
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    I plan on choosing 256 GB when Friday rolls by (the day I’ll buy the 2018 iPad Pro), the amount I chose for my current 2017 iPad Pro.
     
  4. secretk macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the question but what do you mean by illustrate? I mean would you use something like Procreate or Affinity Photo for example? If yes do you want to store only the end result images or also the projects in Procreate/Affiny Photo as well? Do you plan to use Photoshop once it's available?

    I am asking because I think that 64 GB might not be enough if you want to store the projects as well.

    Also what matters is do you use the iCloud or you store files locally on your iPad. And lastly would you buy WIFI version (more restrictive when it comes to using the cloud as you don't always have Internet connection) or cellular?
     
  5. kazmac macrumors 604

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    I draw and annotate PDFs and got a 64gb 10.5 so I have to constantly save my work from Procreate to my Mac. I do not use cloud services.

    Unless I exchange it for a Surface Pro 6 as the 10.5 was $820 with AC and a pencil on sale. If I am going to spend over $1k on mobile now, it better serve all of my needs and wants.

    So while I am not upgrading to the 2018 iPP models for various reasons, I am in the exact same boat.

    I cannot answer for you OP: maybe there will be a sale between now and then. I have til Jan 10 to exchange.
     
  6. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    To answer some questions:
    Yes, Photoshop when it comes out (I have a CC subscription)
    Yes, Procreate
    Yes, I have a tiny iCloud storage subscription (50 Gb)
    Wifi iPad only, no LTE

    I do want this to be futureproof. But I have a 256 Gb iPhone which I think is overkill. But I guess, better too much storage than not enough?
     
  7. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    As I always like to say, overestimating is better than underestimating.
     
  8. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, thank you so much everyone! I suppose there is only one right answer to my problem, is there. :)
     
  9. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I think if you are going to keep it for a few years go bigger so you don't have to think about it.
     
  10. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, when it comes to me and Apple devices and "keep it for a few years"... then I only say "I wish!" The upgrade fever is too strong at times. But I will try to hang on to this one like I did with my iPad Mini. :)
     
  11. cornerexit macrumors 6502

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    No way. 64gb is perfect. apple overcharges for storage and ram. There is a wireless external hard drive device available to work with ipad's and it's $65 iirc. Then you can hook up a 1TB or 500Gb drive.
     
  12. BaddAdvice macrumors regular

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    I generally try to get a bit more storage than I think I’ll need, then end up filling it anyway. This time around, I went with 256gb - I travel a lot and like to have movies, shows, and music in case I get wtuck somewhere with no WiFi. Right now, 256 seems to be the sweet spot for me. I blew past 64 pretty quickly.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 28, 2018 ---
    I’m interested to hear more about this - any links or product names?
     
  13. Kate. macrumors regular

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    I'm an illustrator and I'm happy with the 64 GB model. I don't keep all my work in Procreate or Designer though. Export to iCloud when complete and reimport as needed.

    I normally keep my iPads for 2 years. 2 years of iCloud storage is a whole lot cheaper than a bump to 256 GB.

    It's what works best for your workflow though.
     
  14. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

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    I use the cloud and dropbox so it's a no brainer to just take the 64gb, it's the memory upgrads that Apple skins people with high cost memory, that is cheap for them but really expensive for the buyer.
     
  15. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.
     
  16. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    That's the RAVPower FileHub for $43 -

    https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Wireless-Portable-Streamer-Cellphone/dp/B016ZWS9ZE

    I've used one for 3 years now and it's great - I generally use it with a 4TB HDD. Having said that, I prefer on-board storage - it's so much faster and convenient - and I have a 256GB LTE 10.5" iPP. I use the FileHub in lieu of cloud storage as I often travel to places where Internet connectivity is dodgy or totally nonexistent.
     
  17. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors 6502

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    Can iCloud storage be an addition to local iPad storage? What I mean is I thought iCloud storage just backed up the files, you cannot keep a file on iCloud for example and delete from local storage. Am I wrong? Could I have a 256gb iPad and use more than 256gb storage on iCloud?
     
  18. Kate. macrumors regular

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    You can have files in iCloud that aren't on the device. We're talking about files stored in the Files app not the automatic backups you do.

    I have a 200 GB iCloud plan and a 64 GB iPad. I can access all the files in my iCloud just fine. I download them as I need them.
     
  19. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that. So say you create a file in pages, how do you store it in iCloud but not on your iPad?
     
  20. Kate. macrumors regular

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    iCloud manages itself.
     
  21. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

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    Use your pages on your iPad to make a doc. pick icloud from left side bar, then on iCloud use pages to find your doc.
     
  22. MACTAPAXP macrumors newbie

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    A year from now spending not spending that extra 200 is gonna seem like a bad move imo...once you get over sticker shock
     
  23. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    Totally true.
     
  24. shinseiromeo macrumors 6502

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    If you have a microcenter and Best Buy nearby, you can get the 256GB for the same price as the 64GB MSRP.
     
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