iPad Mini Pre-Order What Capacity?

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  1. The Dougler macrumors member

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    What size is everyone going for? I'm torn between 16GB and 64GB. Why? here are my two reasons.

    1. Iphone 4S is 64GB and it's near full with pics/vids/music, so it would be really easy just to mirror my phone content on new iPad mini

    2. 16GB, it's cheap, but content management would reduce it down to only podcasts, streaming radio, and games/ebooks.

    Ultimately my end game if they release a retina version in a year I'll probably just sell this one to my dad for whatever the going rate is at the time, so I'm still stuck debating what size to go for, what would you guys do?

    edit: how do I add a Poll?
     
  2. Daws001 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 64GB iPhone 5 and a MBA so I'm just getting the 16GB Mini. It's primarily going to be used as an e-reader and a portable tv around the house.
     
  3. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    i plan on getting the 16gb mini. reasons for me is that i will use it primarily as an ereader, browser, email, netflix/itunes movie streaming.

    my iphone is 64gb and is my primary external brain. i plan on getting a 128gb iPhone as soon as they're released. the mini is a temporary larger screen
     
  4. The Dougler thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting, maybe I can get away with a 16gb. Maybe I'll pre-order a 16gb and see if it suits my use case, if not return and bump up to 64gb. Does anyone know if these will be eligible for education pricing?
     
  5. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    Torn between the 16 and 64???

    Then just get the 32!

    That's what I will be picking up. I find the 16 to be just enough, but not always. 64 would be overkill. 32 is perfect.
     
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

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    I'm faced with a similar quandary. Normally go max capacity, but this will be the shortest lived iPad I've ever owned - retina will be instabuy - so Im thinking of going cheap. Only problem is Id struggle with 16gb - I like a nice selection of 1gb mkvs (transcoded to mp4) and a few gb of podcasts. That'd leave exactly zip for apps. Hmm.
     
  7. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I have a 16GB iPad 1 and a 32GB iPhone 4. When I upgrade the phone I will definitely go 64 because I keep a lot of music on there and like to use it to take long videos. My iPad has been ok at 16GB; I don't keep music on there, and I rarely need more than a few movies. What has been the real space hog has been my magazine subscriptions; many are now 500MB/issue, which adds up if you want to keep more than a couple of each magazine.

    I'll probably go 32gig for my next iPad.
     
  8. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    I'm getting the 64GB. Since I'll be taking it with me everywhere I go.
     
  9. ME Nick macrumors member

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    64 GB.
    Reason, when you buy the retina version you'll want the 64GB.
    You'll want to watch movies on it, play 1,000+ games on it, etc.
    So, when you hear the first whisper of the retina iPad mini, sell the first gen for close to what you paid for, then buy the iPad Mini+ for ~$50-$75 bucks.

    Problem solved.
     
  10. The Dougler thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm right there with ya on that point. My concern is that because whenever the retina mini does get released (agreed on instabuy), and we collectively try to sell our 64gb Mini's they won't re-sell as well as typical Apple devices do.

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    My 1080p Iphone4s videos gobble up so much space, which is I guess partially causing my dilemma. I don't see myself loading on music like my phone though, but even my podcasts would eat 5gbs no problem, plus 2gb apps...ugh the known upgrade factor to retina I think is whats making it hard to go 64gb.
     
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I have a 32 GB iPhone 4S so I'll be getting a 16 GB white ipad mini.

    TBH i'm only using 7 GB out of 32 GB on my 4S so I doubt I'll need more than 16 GB.
     
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  14. aneftp macrumors 601

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    OP. Why sell iPad mini to ur dad? I never sell any electronics to my parents. If its used give it to them unless u are tight on money.
     
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Really? Wow. Here's a thought. How about a gift instead? :rolleyes:
     
  16. The Dougler thread starter macrumors member

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    Never thought about it, you guys are right, could give it as a gift as well.
     
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  18. The Dougler thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, for future reference, where does MR hide the option to add a poll to a thread? I'm on tons of vbulletin forums and this is the only one I can't find the dang button.
     

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