iPad Pro Do I need to get the 256GB iPP?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by biopig, Oct 3, 2016.


Do I need to get the 256GB iPP?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2016.
  1. keep 128GB and save money!

    8 vote(s)
  2. get 256GB and save my OCD!

    15 vote(s)
  1. biopig macrumors regular

    May 15, 2014
    So I bought my 9.7" 128GB iPP a few days ago. Then I found that I've used over half of 128GB storage by now and my over 60GB of iCloud Photos Library hasn't been enabled on iPP yet. I like reading magazines(only downloaded a few of them), playing music and movie (either streaming or playing the one I downloaded from iTunes Store), viewing pictures, and so on. Everything is a storage beast on iPP. So I think the storage is running out in quite a bit.

    I'm kinda an OCD and have a habit of buying the biggest storage capacity of iOS devices because it freaks me out when my devices running out of storage. I bought the 512GB MBPR, 128GB iPhone 6s, 64GB ATV.

    However I thought 128GB shud be enough for me cuz 256GB is $100 more expensive, and I didn't want to invest more for something that's going to be outdated in a few months. Now I'm hesitated. There are only 10 days I can return my iPP and buy a new one before the 14 day returning period. Please help me!!
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    I normally would say no - 128GB is fine. But the $100 might help your mental condition. :)
  3. Jessemtz25 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2011
    If you can spare the $100 bucks go for it.
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    I recently discovered how to Convert 1920x1080 movies into mpeg4 format and load them onto my 32GB iPad Pro 9.7 and take my advice get the 256GB each movie is about 3GB and watching stuff on the 9.7 Pro is a visual treat.
  5. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I usually would say NO... but since you seem like you may NEED more space then maybe exchange the 128gb for the 256gb.
  6. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    Upgrading is cheaper than a therapist
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I wanted 256, but got 128.....honeslty, 256 might have been overkill. However if you have the money go for it is what i always say!
  8. MaloCS macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2011
    No, the 128 GB is fine. However, if Apple introduces a new model with 8 GB of RAM I would definitely upgrade. More RAM equates to larger canvas sizes for digital paintings. Otherwise, the current specs are more than adequate (more likely overkill) for surfing, gaming and watching movies.
  9. biopig thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2014
    That's exactly what I need;)

    100 bucks is a big money to me:(

    Thank you for the advice about converting, but I find it painful to choose which movie I shud transfer to iPad. And also my photo library is a storage hog too!

    Actually what made me so hesitated was that: does the 100 bucks worth? by comparing the wireless drive I've gotta say yes :)

    exactly!!It makes me feel much better now :)

    same here :) so I did exchange it today

    hell yeah but I don't think apple will introduce any iPad with 8GB RAM in 2 years so I went for the 256GB storage :)
    --- Post Merged, Oct 7, 2016 ---
    thank you guys I appreciate your replies! So I went to get the 256GB iPP today. OMG it really heals me!
  10. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I bought the 256GB iPad Pro 9.7 a few days ago...don't regret it at all
  11. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    Keep in mind that, as a brand new device you're shoveling tons of content on it right away - not atypical behavior. This means that your storage needs are not going to grow by the same rate. It seems like you're in danger of running out, but you're probably fine. Once the shock of using so much storage in such a short time wears off, you will consume storage at a much slower pace (typically).

    If $100 is a big deal to you, take a deep breath and realize you're okay. If need be, there are ways to extend storage down the line (though online storage, streaming, even Lightning/WiFi thumb drives).
  12. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The 256 GB iPad Pro (in my opinion) is ideal for those who wish on having the iPad replace their laptop or Mac. I have the 128GB iPad Pro coupled with the 2TB iCloud storage. I intend on having this specific iPad Pro to last up to 5-7 years, so ensuring the longevity is key for me.
  13. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
    I say get the 256GB model. No one ever said, "Gee, I have too much storage..."

    Especially 2 years after the purchase.
  14. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    I always lamented on the price, but still buy the biggest. Only my MacBook Pro 13" didn't get the 1Tb SSD, that was really over the top, price wise.
    So my iPad pros 12.9 ang 9.7 are 256+lte my iPhone 6s is the biggest variation.
    It's simple: I've never thought "oh, I've got to much space", yet I've had several instances where I needed more space, certainly after a few years. And you can't add memory once you've bought it.
  15. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    You're already spending 699/829 for the 128GB model, I say, if you spend that much, just go all the way and max it out, it's only $100. Or go the refurb route.
  16. cfs123 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I was thinking if getying an iPad to replace my iMac as well and am researching. My question is about space. Isn't 2Tb of iCloud too big for the iPad? I'm not saying it is, I am doing research myself and interested on your set up.
  17. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    The 2GB are not supposed to all be put onto the iPad. iCloud storage can be used by other devices and services as well.

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