I wish they made a 256GB iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    I have so much media. I need more than 128 GB.
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Rumour is the next iphone will so the next pro could have that storage.
     
  5. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    The next iPhone - 16, 128, 256

    Apple's ideal lineup.

    Wait, the ideal Apple lineup would be 16, 64, 256. That way, they could milk all those who need more than 64.
     
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    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.
     
  8. masotime macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Hahahahahaaha
     
  10. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it's definitely a pipe dream lol. Still, perhaps in 5 years...?
     
  11. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    In 5 years, there is a good chance we are still at 16Gig base.

    You know, because someone's grandma doesn't use that much space.
     
  12. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    Why stop at 256, I want 1TB.
     
  13. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I have 328GB on mine, so no issue here. ;) (I use iCloud more than the built in memory) so I always have 80 or 90GB of free space. Sure 256 would be nice, but for an iOS (semi-portable device, i'm good) I want more space when it comes to Laptops and Desktops.


    Kal.
     
  14. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  15. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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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.
     
  17. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  18. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  19. kevroc macrumors 6502

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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...
     
  20. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    So you think 50 freaking years from now we won't have a 1tb iPad?!
     
  21. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  22. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I wish they made a 10TB iPad, I have so much media
     
  23. temna macrumors 6502a

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    And I'd be complaining "Where is the 4tb model?!?"
     
  24. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Meanwhile I'm making do with my 16gb devices....
     
  25. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Well howdy. I heard people like you don't exist
     

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