Capacity on 64gb Ipad

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  1. Phish311 macrumors regular

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    Itunes shows a Capacity of 57.18 GB on my ipad. I know the applications that come on the ipad take up space, but it seems like 7+ gb is a lot to take up on factory apps. Just wondering if anyone else's ipad shows the same or something different
     
  2. Built macrumors 68020

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    I show 57.17 on my ATT 64GB iPad 3...I'd have to check but this is about the same capacity as my ATT64GB iPad 2, as well.
     
  3. Martyimac macrumors 6502a

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    Can't give you an exact number cause I just reset and wiped all my data on my 64 GB iPad 2 prior to selling it but with all my photos and my 6 apps, I think I was down to about 56GB so your number seems reasonable to me.
     
  4. scriptlol macrumors member

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    my 32 came with 27 gb before putting anything on it. There are the system files, and then the difference between 1 gb in marketing speak and 1 gb in computer speak. Its normal.
     
  5. ebika macrumors 6502

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    I just turned it on out of the box and mine says 56.8 GB free.
     
  6. cosmicdust73 macrumors newbie

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    My new 64gb also shows 57.17, however, my iPad 2 showed 58.1gb. I'm really not sure where all the space is going...
     
  7. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    It's obviously because Apple didn't want us to have the best experience we could have.

    /bradllez
     
  8. zerolight macrumors 6502

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    From Apple. But basically 1MB should mean 1000 Bytes. But because of the way computers use memory, 1MB is treated as 1024 Bytes on a computer.

    32 billion bytes, in english is 32GB. 32 billion bytes to a computer is 28GB.


     
  9. sotosoul macrumors newbie

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    Nope. Let's do the math (for 64GB):
    1024^3 = 1 073 741 824 Bytes in one GB.
    64 "GB" = 64 000 000 000 "Bytes"
    64 000 000 000 / 1 073 741 824 = 59,60...
    My iPad reads 56,98 GB capacity
    59,98 - 59,60 = 0,38 GB.
    So, some 380 MB are lost. Error. Kernel Panic. I know it's not that much space but it is an indication that there's something else besides the marketing GB and the actual GB conversion.
     
  10. The Oak macrumors newbie

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    Well ... it is a heck of a lot better than the Surface where if you purchased a 32GB version, you only ended up with something like 10GB (if that) for personal use.
     
  11. Meister Suspended

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    What is surface? :confused:

    Bought an ipad mini 64gb yesterday. It came with 57.2gb.
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    And the higher the capacity, the higher the amount of space is "missing" such as on a 128GB iPad. On the 128GB, there is 115GB free space.

    Even computer hard drives are the same way no matter if it's a Mac or windows computer.
     
  13. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    That's supposed to be:
    59.60 - 56.98 = 2.62 GB

    The operating system does take some space, you know. :) At least iOS doesn't take up as much space as Windows does. :rolleyes:


    This part, I actually don't get. I can understand having less space due to the disparity between binary and decimal but I don't get why system files would use significantly more space on higher capacity iPads.

    128,000,000,000 / 2^30 = ~119 GB
    119 - 115 = 4 GB

    4 (iPad 128GB) - 2.62 (iPad 64GB) = 1.38 GB

    What is that extra 1.38 GB used for?
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Taken from Settings > General > About > Capacity on iPad 3 and 4's running iOS 6.1.3. Alas, I don't have a 32GB version.

    iPad 4 16 GB: 13.3 GB
    16,000,000,000 / 2^30 = 14.9 GB
    14.9 - 13.3 = 1.6 GB

    iPad 3 64 GB: 57.2 GB
    64,000,000,000 / 2^30 = 59.6 GB
    59.6 - 57.2 = 2.4 GB

    iPad 4 128 GB: 115 GB
    128,000,000,000 / 2^30 = 119.2 GB
    119.2 - 115 = 4.2 GB
     
  15. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Applications + iOS. The actual software needs to be accounted for as well - you cannot just ignore that.
     
  16. sotosoul macrumors newbie

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    Oops! My bad. :p
     

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