My first iPad. Should I get a 32 or 64GB?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by crovali, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. crovali macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011
    I'm planning on finally purchasing the iPad (4th Gen) but I don't know wether to get the 32 or 64GB. I'm going to school for computer science and plan to eventually create my own apps, if that helps with your suggestions. For those of you that own a 32, do you wish you had more space? If you have a 64, do you think it's too much? Thanks in advance!
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I've always purchased a 32 which works for me, but storage can never be added. FWIW, I may end up getting a 16 Mini since everything I do is streamed. Get the amount you can afford. 64 will help your resale down the line though.
  3. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I have no clue how much space you need to develop apps, but I'd probably go for the 64 if you can afford it...if not the 32 is pretty sweet.
  4. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    32 is not to small or too big.

    Unless you want like 12 movies, hundreds of apps, thousands of music and photos and like 60 books.

    32GB will be more than you need.
  5. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I agree that it all depends on how you plan to use it.

    I travel across country quite a bit, and like to watch movies on the plane, so I opted for the 64GB, and couldn't be happier. Also, I use an Apple component video output cable to hook my iPad up to the TVs in my hotel rooms to watch movies there, too.

    With many of today's new blockbuster movie DVD releases being packaged with digital copies, the 64GB version made the most sense to me.

    Just my $0.02.
  6. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    my iPad 2 was a 16GB. i was running out of space frequently.
    when i got the iPad 3, i got the 32GB model. i would still run out of space somewhat frequently.

    i said enough is enough, for the iPad 4 (30 day return policy) i got 64GB. i should be good to go now
  7. crovali thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Thanks for the comments! I'll probably go with the 64. Now the question is... Smart case or Smart Cover?
  8. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Are you planning to have lots of movies, podcast, and music on it?

    Do you plan on taking lots of videos and pictures with your iPad?

    Check your iTunes folder size.

    I actually use more storage space on my iPhone because I don't use my iPad for taking photos, recording videos, and listening to my purchased music.
  9. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    Get the 64GB if you can afford it. This is your only chance.
  10. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Ironically you can not develop iOS apps on an iOS device.
  11. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    One thing to note: you'll, if you sell it again, get more for a 64 GB model than a 16 GB model, but you won't get $200 more.


    I don't think you need 64 GB, though - but it's better to have space left over, than that you're out of space.

    Personally, I'd take a smart cover because it also covers the back of the device. If you don't care about possible scratches on the back, than a smart cover will be sufficient to protect the display.
  12. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Ha see I told you guys I had no clue. That is pretty ironic.
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I have a 32GB and have never had a problem, I find it to be more than enough. I have 10 films, 40 books, 1,000 songs and about 10 games with a few GB to spare too.
  14. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Definitely 64. Retina apps are huge as are 1080p videos. I only have about thirty apps and a season of The Sopranos in 1080p and I only have about 3GB left. I definitely couldn't get by with a 32 GB.

    Technically 64 is more cost effective than the 32, too.
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Go with the 64 if you plan on storing a lot of photos or movies on your iPad.
  16. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    My personal choice is Smart Cover. The case has sharp edges and dug into my palms.
  17. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    neither, go with this:

    i tried both the smart cover and smart case, the problem is they can't stand up on an uneven surface (like a bed). it falls over and needs to be propped up by a pillow.

    this belkin case, while not entirely aesthetically pleasing, is much more functional and less expensive.

    buy it at costco for lifetime warranty
  18. Nate. macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    "32 is not to small or too big."

    Quoted for truth, honestly.

    I use the cloud to store most of my stuff, and have my photos send over the air to my laptop and then I don't have to worry about them clogging up the space they do.

    However, I will also evenly distribute video/music/book/everything else content among my iPad and iPhone when the Mini gets here.

    So it's kind of a preference on what you need, but 32 is probably the best option, I think.
  19. atopos macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2011
    I'd like to make 1080p videos by my iPad Mini.
    How many hours of it can I have on the 16 GB version ?
    Or minutes per Gigabite... ?
    Wchich should I buy in such a case ? 16 or 64 GB version ?
    I've heard also that I can't upload my films on SD card !?
    Is it true ? Why ?!

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