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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by netnothing, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

    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
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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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
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    I did the same thing, ws set on 16GB but ordered 32GB. 1080p videos will eat so much space.
     
  6. Radio macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  7. mszpara macrumors regular

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    I too bought a 32gb for this reason - almost caved and got a 64 :D
     
  8. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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