All iPads Ipad air with 32gb or 64?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alundra, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Alundra macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2012
    My mini had 64gb which felt overkill even with jailbreak. 32 gb might be enough for me if i dont jailbreak but im still not too sure about which one to get.
  2. MandyAW92 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2013
    You may as well get the 64GB, so you don't have to worry about running out of space
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    32GB is the sweet spot. Really hate how :apple: overcharges on the storage upgrades.
  4. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I agree, I wish it was $50 bucks per storage upgrade. My iPad 2 is 32 GB and that always seemed enough for me. I don't store much music or video on my device though. Those who do probably need 64gb or higher.
  5. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    The new spaceship office isn't going to build itself.
  6. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Who knows, maybe it will... :D
  7. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    I got a 32 GB iPad 4 today, ordered a 64 GB Air because I find 32 to be too low.
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Same quandary here. My first two iPads were 32GB. I upgraded to 64 with the 3 b/c app sizes were starting to creep upward. But a "snapshot" of my iPad 3 today shows me using slightly more than 32GB. On one hand I enjoy the fact I can put media on my iPad an not worry about having to make space for it but on the other the 64GB iPads have lousy resale value (% of original cost recouped) compared to the 16 and 32GB version.

    Truth be told I have a lot of "abandoned" and junk apps I never use on my iPad + old magazines and such whereas my 16GB iPad mini forces me to keep only what I actually use. So right now I'm leaning on going back to 32GB. I can use the $100 not spent tomorrow to cover the increase in the mini price. But it's a difficult choice.
  9. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
  10. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    64 has always served me well but I have to sacrifice keeping movies on it. With 128 I could keep a lot more movies on it for road trips. Still deciding though, $100 for twice the space...
  11. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea
    I'm with you on that. With the travelling I do, I need to go for the larger storage. :mad:
  12. pear21 macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    It is pretty sad that we all have to worry about this issue, we all would love having more storage and not having to fork over another $100 for something that only costs a few dollars for Apple.

    If you really think about it, a tablet, which is a device that is steadily replacing laptops should have way more than 16GB of storage, even more than 32GB IMO.

    Wouldnt it be awesome if the 3 options were 64, 128, 256? Not sure why they cannot do this. Set the prices $500, $550, $600 accordingly. Sure they might not make as much off of each Ipad, but if you think about this, that would be a huge hit to Android. I think having these options would really cripple the competition. But that is just my opinion and I know it will never happen.
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    They shouldn't even be selling the 16 gig anymore but I know they want to get people in the door. Each year people will buy a bigger and bigger iPad as their stuff accumulates and they don't want to hit the delete button.
  14. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    I agree. It should be 32, 64 and 128.
  15. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    old one was 64b... worked pretty good

    But, you can DOUBLE it for $100
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    While I agree that it should be lower per increment, paying that much upfront is cheaper than two years of increased data usage streaming everything on cellular.
  17. cardfan macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2012
    128gb is the best buy to me. I don't care about the 16gb one. I do wish they'd increase your icloud storage for free if you buy the bigger ipads. Backups become larger.
  18. dgreene196 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    It's strange how things change. I remember saving up as a teenager to buy a 16 MB stick of RAM for a little more than $100 to play X-Wing (or maybe TIE Fighter) on a Performa 5300.

    Now we have to decide if it's worth $100 to move from 16 GB to 32 GB to 64 GB to 128 GB.

    For me, my next iPad will definitely have at least 64 GB. I've stuck with 32 for awhile, and, the past several months, it's been a challenge to decide what I want on it when I'm going away for awhile. Usually involves deleting some apps and media.
  19. shadow puppet macrumors 6502

    shadow puppet

    Dec 2, 2012
    4th padded cell on the right
    I wish you could add memory like you do to your computer. So you could test drive 32gb or whatever and if you need more, add it later.
  20. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    My wife's iPad 3 is 32gb and she is constantly bumping up against the limit. Next iPad is going to be either 64 or 128, probably 128.

    Apple's pricing is a bit strange since it's $100 to double the storage. that 1st 16gb bump is $100 and the last 64gb bump is $100. Doesn't really seem fair.
  21. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I know. :p

    If they had a 256GB model for the same $100 bump over 128GB, that's actually pretty fair pricing for the NAND ($0.78/GB from 128 to 256, $1.67/GB for 16 to 256).
  22. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    On iPad, I use the wi-fi version and therefore is a streaming device mostly. I use 16GB for iPad, but I may do a 32GB this go around.
  23. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    I'm in the same boat, but trying to decide if I could get by with a 16. I am using 25gb right now and have plenty of crap that I don't use.
  24. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    32GB should be standard, have a couple magazines and some large apps and you're already at the limit, and that's not counting any music or movies on the device

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