Changed my order from 16GB to 32GB - app size increases

netnothing

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After reading a couple tweets:

https://twitter.com/tapbot_paul/status/178123409081896960
https://twitter.com/tapbot_paul/status/178124368482799617

And seeing how some apps are going to increase in file size to support the new 2x resolution.....I changed my order from a 16GB to the 32GB.

We are seeing 150+% increase in size. I have 7GB worth of apps on my iPad 2 16GB now....even if they all got updated and doubled in size....I wouldn't be able to fit all the current apps on a 16GB device.

-Kevin
 

HazyCloud

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I didn't change mine, but I was really close to getting 16 GB LTE. I instead opted for 32 GB WiFi and this was one of my reasons.

Just think if you have an 8 GB iPhone 4. o_O
 

netnothing

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I didn't change mine, but I was really close to getting 16 GB LTE. I instead opted for 32 GB WiFi and this was one of my reasons.

Just think if you have an 8 GB iPhone 4. o_O
Yeah the other thing to consider in all this is exactly that.....these apps that are Universal will all be getting updated. That means people with current iPhones and iPads will suddenly start to see their available capacity shrink.

I think by next year we might see the 32GB be the minimum with a 16GB as a lower priced option.

-Kevin
 

HazyCloud

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I totally agree that the 32 will indeed be the entry level storage space eventually. Apps are just getting too big to keep the 8 and 16.
 

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What is a shocker is the addition i16 gb of memory costs less than $40 for apple

I really hope but doubt they'll ever let go of the 16 gb capacity.
 

homeboy

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What is a shocker is the addition i16 gb of memory costs less than $40 for apple

I really hope but doubt they'll ever let go of the 16 gb capacity.
I think that next year they will have to. Files sizes will start getting so big that 16GB users will get sleepless nights from contant 'low capasity' warnings. It will be to the point that one cannot enjoy the device properly.

A collegue of mine just bought an 8GB iPhone 4 today, I shrugged at the sight of it. After formatting and installing the OS there is nothing less. Sure spotify is an option but try having that on for a few hours for streaming and you're battery will be dead before dinner.