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ucdesai

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Sep 25, 2010
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I have a 64gb version and it is saying capacity of only 57.2gb. Looks like a lot more than iPad 2. This means almost 7gb is used by ios 5. This would mean guys with 64gb are left with mere 9GB.
 

rman726

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Oct 15, 2007
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I have a 64gb version and it is saying capacity of only 57.2gb. Looks like a lot more than iPad 2. This means almost 7gb is used by ios 5. This would mean guys with 64gb are left with mere 9GB.

I had a problem with iTunes match/icloud downloads stalling, and ended up just restoring my ipad. the download alone was 1.06GB. Definitely a sizeable increase.
 
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~Ks383~

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Jul 6, 2011
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I have a 64gb version and it is saying capacity of only 57.2gb. Looks like a lot more than iPad 2. This means almost 7gb is used by ios 5. This would mean guys with 64gb are left with mere 9GB.

IOS does not take up 7 gigs of space. The main difference between the named storage and the storage available that the device is reporting has to do with how storage manufacturers define 1 gig versus how the device reports it. Storage manufacturers define 1 gig as 1000 megs. The device reports 1024 megs as 1 gig. As the size of the storage medium increases so does the magnitude of the difference.
 
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Benz63amg

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Oct 17, 2010
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i got the 16gb new ipad, i loaded up all the games and apps i want (infinity blade etc), loaded my high res photos, and i have 7.5gb left. thats awesome man.
 
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