iPad iPad Air 2 64gb the sweet spot?

Ev0d3vil

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Having a little buyers remorse now, thinking of swapping it for a 128gb, I only have 55gigs of usable space. On 8.1.2. Do the later iOS 8 versions take up lesser space?
 

nj-morris

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It depends on what you do. If you are just a casual user, stick with 64. 128 is aimed at people who buy every single app available, download loads of movies, that sort of thing. I have a friend with a 128GB iPad Air, with 200+ apps on it and yet he still has about 35GB free. If you ever run out of space, I recommend iCloud Photo Library if you don't have it already. Since I got it, I've had zero problems with storage on my 32GB iPad, which I use for everything.
 

willentrekin

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I have the 128gb version, and I'm relieved it's the one I went with, but I find most of my storage is games. I only really play a few, and lately I've been keeping only one or two on it at a time, but I know BioShock was like 3gb or something, as was KOTOR.
 

K4LK

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Having a little buyers remorse now, thinking of swapping it for a 128gb, I only have 55gigs of usable space. On 8.1.2. Do the later iOS 8 versions take up lesser space?
I could fill a 256G. I keep my 128 full of movies and TV shows. When I'm sitting in that airline seat, I just don't know what I'm in the mood to watch.
 

Ev0d3vil

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I could fill a 256G. I keep my 128 full of movies and TV shows. When I'm sitting in that airline seat, I just don't know what I'm in the mood to watch.
mmmm wow. I guess if i lug a notebook around a 64gb would be just fine since I can swap the movies I've watched out? I never filled up my 64gb iPad 2 and iPad 4 which I previously owned though..
 

Mliii

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Love my 128 Air 2!
It just means I have to worry a lot less about what I put on it, and when I take things off.
As others have said, I would use 256 were it available. For my needs, more storage is worth the extra cost.
 

Jawnathin

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I do think 64gb is the sweet spot. I ended up with a 128GB since that model was eligible for a promotion and the 64GB was not. This made the 128GB cheaper than the 64GB at the time. In any case, I don't regret getting 128GB, especially as this will be my tablet for the next couple of years, but it is more than I need right now.

With that said, because of all this storage, I am a bit gluttonous with the stuff I load on there. I've got about half a dozen 1080p movies, a few seasons of TV shows, more than a dozen 1GB+ apps, and I still have about 20GB to spare. I couldn't fit this on a 64GB so I am 'using it', but I certainly could have gotten by without it and been more reasonable with my usage.

Anyway, what you use and want from storage is up to you. 64GB is plenty for a tablet, especially since a lot of content (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify) and files (iCloud Drive, Google Drive) are accessible through the cloud so IMO there is less need for local storage. But if you use your tablet in a way that you think you need 128GB then go for it. Someone I know would regularly say 'better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it'.
 

Ev0d3vil

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Well the iPad itself is a powerful device. I'm just glad I didn't get the 16gb. I wonder how can someone cope with just 12gb of free space with apps these days.
 

gostfhery

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It just means I have to worry a lot less about what I put on it, and when I take things off.
 

bhayes444

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Well the iPad itself is a powerful device. I'm just glad I didn't get the 16gb. I wonder how can someone cope with just 12gb of free space with apps these days.
Yeah, I got a 2nd gen mini with 16GB of storage and I quite regret it. It is perfectly usable, but I have to juggle the space with the games I have, and I can't really afford to have movies downloaded on it. Next tablet will definitely be 64GB+
 

Che Castro

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I just got an air 2 from the apple refurb store , and I'm noticing the vibration is not as strong as before with the volume up
 

DavidLynch

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The iPad is actually the one device where I do go with the 16GB after having 64GB and realizing it was too much for me, but I wouldn't advise it if you use a lot of apps. I strictly use mine for web browsing and note taking and have far more apps stored on my iPhone. I only use about half of the 12GB of usable space.
 
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