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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jbg232, Mar 8, 2012.


Would you buy a 128GB iPad?

  1. Yes

    87 vote(s)
  2. No

    101 vote(s)
  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    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:

    -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?
  2. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    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.
  3. jbg232, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    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....
  4. iSingandiDance, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    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.
  5. miraclehobo macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
  6. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
  7. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    I wouldn't buy it but you can't go wrong with more options...
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
  9. homeboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007
    128GB in combination with the Retina display would make the Macbook Air look a bit silly.
  10. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I was hoping, but will have to be content with the 64GB, just have to manage things better I guess. It's no deal breaker, just a wish.
  11. crghwkns macrumors member

    May 31, 2011
    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.
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    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:
  13. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    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:
  14. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2009
    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 :(
  15. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    Wow, you really need to go outside instead of buying an iPad.
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    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.
  17. miraclehobo macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    • Sarcasm
  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010

    LOL! and you said you were over it. LOL!

    It is ripping your heart out!

  19. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    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.
  20. miraclehobo macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    Look I know you just want to quote me in every thread dude but resist ;) you're embarrassing yourself.
  21. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2009
    Don't you hate ASD sometimes? :p
  22. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
  23. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    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.
  24. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    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.
  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    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.

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