Is anyone else upset there isn't a 128GB iPad model?

Would you buy a 128GB iPad?

  • Yes

    Votes: 87 46.3%
  • No

    Votes: 101 53.7%

  • Total voters
    188

jbg232

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Oct 15, 2007
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This may seem strange but I probably won't upgrade because there isn't a 128GB model. Nowadays with a 17gb iTunes matched 256kbps music library and about 100 apps my 32gb iPad is full (and that's after deleting about 40 apps). That's all in well now but in the near future apps are going to be much bigger with the new HD screen - they're already hitting 1GB - so I foresee 2GB apps being "normal" now. Plus, I shoot 20MB RAW photos on my DSLR. I usually bring my iPad on trips but there's no way I would be able get away with using a 64GB model for what I think are MAJOR things:

-Music
-HD Apps
-RAW Photos to edit in the new iPhoto
-HD video rentals (for watching on a plane)

I don't think having an iPad that can hold a decent music library, 1000 RAW Images (the current photostream limit), 4 HD Movies, and a nice suite of HD apps is asking for too much for a CONSUMER product.

I really want to upgrade but think that likely this issue will come to focus once HD apps are released forcing Apple to update the iPad with a 128GB model next March. Hence, I'll probably wait for that as even now my needs wouldn't be met if I went HD.

Does anyone else see this as a concerning issue?
 

goMac

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So if your 32 gig iPad is full, why are you complaining about no 128 gig version when there is still a 64 gig version between you and that?

My 32 gig iPhone was full (keep the same content on there as my iPad.) Moved to a 64 gig and no issues so far.

I'd love to see a 512 gig iPad someday, but you don't see me mad they didn't release one today.

I don't think apps will be that much bigger. The iPhone 4 is still higher DPI.
 

jbg232

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Oct 15, 2007
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So if your 32 gig iPad is full, why are you complaining about no 128 gig version when there is still a 64 gig version between you and that?

My 32 gig iPhone was full (keep the same content on there as my iPad.) Moved to a 64 gig and no issues so far.

I'd love to see a 512 gig iPad someday, but you don't see me mad they didn't release one today.

I don't think apps will be that much bigger. The iPhone 4 is still higher DPI.
64GB wouldn't be enough for those 4 things with the size of new apps. That's my point - 128GB or more is required to do those things.

Also: iPhone 4/4S screen is about 600,000 pixels compared to over 3 million for the new iPad....
 
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iSingandiDance

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Apr 24, 2010
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Stop hoarding all those apps and all of that music.

People are treating the iPad like it's a Mac; it's not.

Edit: I see that you have a Macbook. Teehee.
 
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crghwkns

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May 31, 2011
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32GB is fine for me. I just about got away with 16GB for iPad 2 for an entire year. The idea of having your music library on an iPad is quite alien to me. I'll always leave that to an iPod touch.
 

Stealthipad

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Apr 30, 2010
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I would have bought the 128GB unit if it was availble, BUT, not having 128GB was NOT a deal breaker for me!

I am not close to filling my current 64GB iPad 2.

You will need to decide what you must have and put the rest into DropBox.:rolleyes:
 

jmpnop

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Aug 8, 2010
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Its typical Apple, the next iPad will have 128GB option and they'll call it revolutionary, magical, etc. Same goes for the front camera, quad-core CPU, etc:rolleyes:
 

PhantomZone

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I came close to suicide over the lack of a 128GB model...I'm really not sure how I'm going to cope over the next 12 months :(
 

Stealthipad

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Its typical Apple, the next iPad will have 128GB option and they'll call it revolutionary, magical, etc. Same goes for the front camera, quad-core CPU, etc:rolleyes:
It is called marketing. Apple "seems" to be quite good at it, at least when I look at the Apple stock I bought many years ago.
 

OSMac

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Jun 14, 2010
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The new camera is 1080P only in the 4S and new iPad,
means lots of storage used for videos.
Wish they would offer a 720P / 1080P switch.

The new iPhoto app means many more albums on the iPad, again storage getting used.

Also like using iMovie to make video again lots of storage used.

So 128GB would have been great, I'd bet we see it in the next model,
as other than more storage I can't see much of a reason to upgrade this one.
 

SporkLover

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Nov 8, 2011
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That's quite a collection you keep on your iPad.

While I would love a larger iPad (I travel in Europe for business, so movies/tv shows is what fills my iPad), if I were in your situation I would be a little more discriminatory with what's once iPad as far as content and apps go. I'm actually already there, I have 150 or so ripped movies that I can't keep on my 64gb all at once.
 

SteveAbootman

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May 12, 2008
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Nope. I stream all media (music, tv, movies) from my iMac. In the case of traveling I just put on what I'll watch and use iPhone for music.

With iCloud, iTunes Match it's clear apple is moving away from physical storage. Unless apps balloon in size, it's a safe bet to think 64 might be the highest iPads will go.
 

PDFierro

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I would have bought a 128GB model and was really hoping for one, but I don't think you can be too upset here. Not with everything else Apple gave us. I can see them putting it in next year.