iPad iPad 5 should have 32 gb as a minimum.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zellio, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    Seriously, the new app sizes are crazy. There's really no place for 16 gb anymore.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I agree. I think 16GB as a whole should be done away with. I replied to a thread somewhat recently about 16GB being enough. I truly thought with iCloud it could be but when I tried to discipline myself using my 32GB 4S, I couldn't make it with 16GB. I don't even keep a ton of music on my iPhone either. I used to think the people who bitched about 32GB not being the base, but now I completely see it.
  3. Tysknaden macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2013
    Yes. You are right. The time for 16 gb is clearly over. Apple should go 32/ 64/ 128 gb. Without going up with prices! (I know about 128 gb already existing.)
  4. l0gikb0mb macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    They won't. Not this year at least.

    This year = redesign. Next year, it'll be size upgrades. I doubt Apple would do both at once. :/
  5. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    Every single ipad generation except for the ipad 4 has had a redesign/size change though...
  6. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    It better be. I'm going for 128GB and I really don't want to have to spend $799 next month.
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Apple has been milking the 100 dollar storage size upgrades for years. 16GB is pretty low nowadays, it was okay a few years back, so a lot of folks need to pay 100 dollars more to get the larger ones.

    I believe the actual cost of the chip is like 10-20 dollars more.
  8. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
  9. l0gikb0mb macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    Not really. iPad 1 was pretty thick so they thinned it down with the iPad 2.

    There are no design changes with the 3rd. It's just bigger because it has to be. It is not a new design nor advertised as one.

    iPad 5 will be the only real design change since iPad 2 in 2011.
  10. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Agree. Just like the iphone 5s rants regarding same " It better have 32 GB for starters, but Apple is Apple, and they won't. They will say, use the Cloud
  11. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2011
    I don't think Apple can get away with such absurd price hikes this year. With Amazon putting out the kindle hdx with only $100 to go from 16gb to 64gb and other competing tablet makers doing the same thing, Apple will have to modify prices to compete.

    The main reason people used to buy iPads over other tablets was quality and performance of IOS. Now that high quality tablets are being made by Amazon and Google, there is no way Apple can continue to rip off customers.
  12. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2012
    With refurbished iPad 4 128GBs selling for less than 699, maybe they are thinking of that! *cross fingers*.
  13. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    I've been saying the same thing too.....
    HOWEVER, the market is getting tight and Android is gaining market share. I could see Apple throwing down the gauntlet.

    New form factor
    Touch ID
    A7 processor
    2 gigs of ram
    And 32 gb minimum

    It would be a bold statement however unlikely it might be.
  14. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    It would suck but I doubt any of us would purchase a Kindle or Android tablet because we had to pay an extra $100 for more storage. People who are going to buy an iPad are going to buy an iPad, and unfortunately, pay the extra money for more storage or deal with the lower amount.
  15. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I agree 16gb is tight but the storage upgrades do an excellent job of boosting margins. People said the new iPhone 5s would start at 32gb but it didn't for this reason of margin. Apple will continue with 16gb as the base model for as long as they possibly can. Probably at least another couple of years with 16gb as base.
  16. ukiss macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2013
    I guess I'm not the only one who thinks that it's weird to have such a powerful processor and GPU on a 16GB device that can just install a few games on it.:eek:
  17. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Keep 16gb and make the price less than $499 for it.
  18. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i thought that the 16GB iPhone would be a thing of the past too. But Apple thought otherwise and I am guessing the 16GB iPad will remain as well.
  19. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If they're not selling they'll stop making them. If 16 doesn't suit you then don't buy it.

    Not everyone's loading such games. Usage varies from person to person.
  20. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
  21. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    I made my 1st gen 16GB iPad work all these years but I'm definitely going for 32GB this time around whether it's the base memory starting point or not.

    Like others I'm not holding my breath for a new 32 GB minimum. Sure would be a nice surprise though but I'm guessing the iPad's will fall in line with the new iPhones
  22. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
    I also agree.

    They could easily do this, but why would they? They are milking consumers and most people don't know any better.
  23. LennyFL macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    How about an iPad 5 standard with 32 GB and a Memory Card Slot.
  24. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    And a unicorn too! (while we are dreaming....)
  25. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    More device memory SHOULD equate to folks buying more iCloud space to back up all that memory. I'm sure someone at Apple has that figured out.

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