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sjleworthy

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Dec 5, 2008
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Penarth, Wales, UK
Probably on the next version :p

Cant you store stuff somewhere else instead of all locally on the ipad? I personally use my ipad more of a rolling platform rather than a dump to store my life's worth on. This time next week/month the media stored on it for usage would have changed completely.
 

max2

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May 31, 2015
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Probably on the next version :p

Cant you store stuff somewhere else instead of all locally on the ipad? I personally use my ipad more of a rolling platform rather than a dump to store my life's worth on. This time next week/month the media stored on it for usage would have changed completely.

Yes my computer which I do with my 32 TB of a storage.

Yeah I need to start using it as a rolling platform as well.
 

Davefevs

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Dec 14, 2015
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Bristol, UK
I've only got the 32gb IPP, and am saving all of my photos and videos onto OneDrive. I'm still storing them on IPP until I start running out of space.

Just been given a 64gb iPhone 5S....and might start using that for taking pics rather than Panasonic Lumix. Spec us similar, camera is a few years old now.
 

masotime

macrumors 68030
Jun 24, 2012
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San Jose, CA
I'd be really happy if Apple shifted the storage capacities of the entire iOS lineup as follows:

16GB => 64GB
64GB => 256GB
128GB => 512GB

without changing the current pricing scheme. An iPad with 512GB would mean enough to store large amounts of media without ever having to shuffle data in and out for the vast majority of use cases.

For the iPad Pro at least, it would put it roughly on par with the MacBook Pro storage lineup.
 

Ghost31

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Jun 9, 2015
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I'd be really happy if Apple shifted the storage capacities of the entire iOS lineup as follows:

16GB => 64GB
64GB => 256GB
128GB => 512GB

without changing the current pricing scheme. An iPad with 512GB would mean enough to store large amounts of media without ever having to shuffle data in and out for the vast majority of use cases.

For the iPad Pro at least, it would put it roughly on par with the MacBook Pro storage lineup.
Hahahahahaaha
 

moxxham

macrumors 6502
Mar 8, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
256GB, 500GB or 1TB would be an absolute dream come true! iTunes had such huge file sizes, I now just sync over movies that have been blu Ray ripped and compressed as they still retain the same quality at much smaller file sizes. I travel a lot, so having a huge range of movies and tv shows means I need a lot of space. Also being a photographer, I dump a lot of photos and videos on it as a back up.
 

Ghost31

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Jun 9, 2015
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I think 256gb or even 1tb is possible at some point, it's just gonna take awhile. With people moving more and more into cloud based technology, that point will be slower than we want, but someday we will be able to get a 1tb iPad for the exact same price as today's 128. I know it. But by then things will be different. The iPad itself will not be thought of as a consumption/toy like device like it is today but as a real computing "main computer" type device. The future is bright for iPad
 
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Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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I definitely needs more than 128GB for my iPad. I have about 1 GB left on my 128GB iPad air 2. I would jump at 256gb.
 

kiranmk2

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Oct 4, 2008
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The next sizes will be 32/128/256 and will likely continue down the x/4x/8x path for a while. The IPP has set out with the first twopoints and I'm guessing Apple was waiting to see how it sold before introducing a 256 GB model. Exact releasing may depend on which model they pick out as most likely to sell - my guess is it will be the iPhone 7+ model and Apple may be very annoying and tier storage according to model size - at least for a year or two:

4" iPhone/iPad mini - 16/64
4.7" iPhone/iPad Air - 16/64/128
5.5" iPhone/iPad Pro - 32/128/256
 
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jamesrick80

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Sep 12, 2014
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Even if you need media storage, no way you can watch it or use all of it at one time, that much storage is still useless on the device itself unless you are editing tons of video or doing tons of graphic intensive things that require that kind of storage...I'm just happy that I have 1 TB onedrive cloud storage, 50 GB box storage, and 19 GB from google cloud. At least it's accessible when I need it and it's not taking my iPad pros storage ....the cloud is making high native storage requirements pointless.
 

kevroc

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Oct 15, 2011
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I think 256gb or even 1tb is possible at some point, it's just gonna take awhile. With people moving more and more into cloud based technology, that point will be slower than we want, but someday we will be able to get a 1tb iPad for the exact same price as today's 128. I know it. But by then things will be different. The iPad itself will not be thought of as a consumption/toy like device like it is today but as a real computing "main computer" type device. The future is bright for iPad

I don't think this will ever happen, everyone is all about the "cloud" these days, including Apple. Best bet is one of those wifi drives...
 

Ghost31

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Jun 9, 2015
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I don't think this will ever happen, everyone is all about the "cloud" these days, including Apple. Best bet is one of those wifi drives...
So you think 50 freaking years from now we won't have a 1tb iPad?!
 

0928001

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Sep 15, 2012
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The next sizes will be 32/128/256 and will likely continue down the x/4x/8x path for a while. The IPP has set out with the first twopoints and I'm guessing Apple was waiting to see how it sold before introducing a 256 GB model. Exact releasing may depend on which model they pick out as most likely to sell - my guess is it will be the iPhone 7+ model and Apple may be very annoying and tier storage according to model size - at least for a year or two:

4" iPhone/iPad mini - 16/64
4.7" iPhone/iPad Air - 16/64/128
5.5" iPhone/iPad Pro - 32/128/256

I think they only went with 32GB base on the iPad Pro because apps would have to be built for 2732x2048, and would take up more space than 2048x1536. They were just avoiding consumer backlash. If they could have gotten away with 16GB on it, I know they would have.
 

temna

macrumors 6502a
May 5, 2008
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I'd be really happy if Apple shifted the storage capacities of the entire iOS lineup as follows:

16GB => 64GB
64GB => 256GB
128GB => 512GB

without changing the current pricing scheme. An iPad with 512GB would mean enough to store large amounts of media without ever having to shuffle data in and out for the vast majority of use cases.

For the iPad Pro at least, it would put it roughly on par with the MacBook Pro storage lineup.

And I'd be complaining "Where is the 4tb model?!?"
 
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