Anyone order the 64GB?

darthbane2k

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Just wondering if anyone ordered the 64GB out of principle?
The price jump across tiers is huge. There’s something very unsavoury about spending just shy of £1000 on an iPad. Particularly as it’s a secondary device at best for me.
 
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darthbane2k

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Was that due to your use case or partly anger at the price.
Must admit , my previous pro was 128GB (although I didn’t use half the storage), but it’s the price more than anything that’s pushing me towards 64GB, because anything £1000 and up is MacBook territory.. and I already have one of those..
 
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Was that due to your use case or partly anger at the price.
Must admit , my previous pro was 128GB (although I didn’t use half the storage), but it’s the price more than anything that’s pushing me towards 64GB, because anything £1000 and up is MacBook territory.. and I already have one of those..
Partly anger regarding the price. I wanted 256GB, but didn't want to spend that much more. It is more for convenience, I use cloud storage mostly for my files, but did like to keep some movies on there. Now I'll just have to keep a few less, which is fine.
 

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I had always been ordering the lowest storage and except for 16gb iPhone 6, I never had any problems.

Subscribe to icloud for $1/month for 50gb, or $3/month for 200gb, if it's necessary.

Only music and some apps need to be installed, everything else I can stream/store online.
 

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Yep, I did. I’ve had the 10.5 pro 64gb since release and I’ve only ever used ~40gb or so. I store a lot on the cloud and stream a lot. 64gb should be fine for my needs going forward with the new pro.
 
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I'll be ordering the 64 GB today. I use my iPad as a drawing tablet which can mean large canvasses but I keep Procreate pretty tidy and export projects I no longer need to iCloud. Just a tap away if I want to work with them again.

I don't have any movies or videos. Just a few Spotify playlists I keep offline. No huge games either. I'm only using 30-something GBs of my 128 9.7" Pro so I'm fine with 64.
 
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There's always the thought of future-proofing.

But the flipside of that is you could just put the £150 saved in a pot and then get your eventual next iPad a year earlier because of it.
 
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I could probably get away with 64 but didn’t want the headache of deciding what had to go in order to fit something else on it if it came to it. My current 9.7 is a 128 and it has plenty of room....that’s why I was hoping the rumor of starting at 128 was true. Had to do the 256 to make sure I have more than enough room.
 

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I did, I can work with 64GB
What size screen did you get?
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Partly anger regarding the price. I wanted 256GB, but didn't want to spend that much more. It is more for convenience, I use cloud storage mostly for my files, but did like to keep some movies on there. Now I'll just have to keep a few less, which is fine.
Likewise here. I typically use < 32GB but have always gone with the mid-tier so I have room for media if I need it. I haven't decided if I'm upgrading because the cost with all the accessories is going to be quite high, but if I do I'm leaning toward 64 GB because I know I can make it work (most of my stuff is stored on my local NAS).
 
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Yes. Have 32gb IPP now and have almost 17gb free. I use the pad as a surfing device. If I need my stored music, I play off off my Mac mini at home, or just take what I need for a trip but typically I use my phone for music so it’s redundant and not necessary. I don’t store heaps off photos on it either. Those are stored on my Mac. I use it to surf at home daily, YouTube, watch my racing series (send to ATV from Safari) and interface or control the ATV’s in the house. If you have another device such as a laptop or desktop I don’t know why you’d store heaps of data on it. 64gb is an upgrade for me. On flights that means I can d/l a few movies and remove them as needed. Just don’t need the storage on my pad, need more if on the phone, and real storage for my Mac is cheap in the form of external tb drives.

You load up an IPP with a bunch of storage from Apple? Me, I’d rather buy a base IPP and grab a MBA also.
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Forgot to mention, I already pay Apple for 2TB of iCloud storage - so even more reason to resist lol
No brainer man, just upload to the cloud. Pointless as you’d be paying twice for storage.
 

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What size screen did you get?
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Likewise here. I typically use < 32GB but have always gone with the mid-tier so I have room for media if I need it. I haven't decided if I'm upgrading because the cost with all the accessories is going to be quite high, but if I do I'm leaning toward 64 GB because I know I can make it work (most of my stuff is stored on my local NAS).
I went with the 11 inch. The 12.9 is still too big and the price was too high. Yea it's pricey no matter what nowadays, but I can do the 64 as I store everything on my NAS also. My iPad is my main computer and I sold my 10.5 for $600 so I don't mind the 3 and change for the upgrade.
 
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It’s funny because I’ve always overestimated my needs. I used to always get middle tier storage just because. I’d tell myself I was future proofing. Last time I got a 12.9 2nd gen in 512gb just to “be safe”.

I ended up deciding that 12.9 was too big for my liking and it went down to a 10.5 and thought to try a 64 GB and you know how that’s treated me? Check the screenshot. I was figured are used way more than I actually do it. It turns out most of the stuff that I do is either streaming or in iCloud and everything else can be offloaded. I don’t use more than 30gb. Coming to this realize Asian, I will literally save hundreds of dollars when I finally upgrade again
 

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I went with the 11 inch. The 12.9 is still too big and the price was too high. Yea it's pricey no matter what nowadays, but I can do the 64 as I store everything on my NAS also. My iPad is my main computer and I sold my 10.5 for $600 so I don't mind the 3 and change for the upgrade.
iPad is my primary as well but I don't think I could give up the 12.9" screen (also have a Mini for when I just want to do reading). Unfortunately for me, I can't sell my old device as I sort of need to pass it down to a family member. If not for that the decision to upgrade would be so much easier.
 
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iPad is my primary as well but I don't think I could give up the 12.9" screen (also have a Mini for when I just want to do reading). Unfortunately for me, I can't sell my old device as I sort of need to pass it down to a family member. If not for that the decision to upgrade would be so much easier.
I use my iPad on a desk a lot so I was considering the 12.9, but I also use it lounging around the house and walking around the office a lot. I feel like the 11 inch is better for my needs, kind of best of both worlds.
 
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I just placed an order for the SG 11, 64GB wifi. The shipping has already slipped to Nov 16-22 for that configuration, bet it's the most popular one.