new iWork for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gt1948, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. gt1948 macrumors regular

    gt1948

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    Anyone have a clue on the file sizes for these apps for the iPad.

    Pages is a definite for me for sure. But still debating between a 32 and 64 gb model.

    Theunknown is those file sizes for all the new iPad apps coming down the pike.
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    You mean the size of the actual apps? The desktop version of all three iWork '09 apps are <700mb for the Universal binaries. I suspect the iPad version will be less than half that. Programs are small, I wouldn't worry about them in picking your iPad capacity, but rather the amount of medial you want to carry.
     
  3. macduke macrumors 604

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    Well crap, I didn't think about the iPad app size being larger. I guess movies would be larger too on that display if shown at full resolution? Crap maybe I do need the 64gb one. This is getting expensive.
     
  4. thejakill macrumors 6502

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    i'm excited about pages for ipad. hope there's an easy printing solution for it.

    also, not as worried about memory for ipad, since i won't be putting music on it. i think i can get by pretty well with the cheap (16GB) version.
     
  5. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    iWork is a universal or "fat binary" meaning it has binaries for both intel and PPC, so it is at least 2X as large as a native app would be on the iPad. Based on what the games on iPhone run, I bet iWork on iPad will come in around 150-200 megs maximum.
     
  6. macduke macrumors 604

    macduke

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    Yeah, but app sizes will be larger in general. The 3.2 SDK apparently has the ability to create universal apps that run on iPhone in standard lo-res mode and iPad in hi-res, with more screen real-estate goodies. Combining these apps into one will surely increase the size. Plus iPad games will have larger texture maps, etc, making them quite a bit bigger. It's going to be difficult selling the wife on the 64gb model, especially now that I'm considering 3g. I don't know what to do now. At least $300 of it is being paid with Chegg marketing reimbursent and $250 with birthday money.
     
  7. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Sure, they will be large than iPhone apps, some of the time, but they're not going to be HUGE by any means. The largest iPod apps I have at the moment are about 100mb and those are games with lots of graphics and music and whatnot, and most of the apps are <10mb. I doubt we will see many iPad apps top the 300mb range, with most being in the <50mb range.

    A single standard def TV episode from iTunes is about 500mb, for reference. In other words, I would be VERY surprised if most people use more than a gig (or two SD TV episodes of space) on apps.
     
  8. marksman macrumors 603

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    This is a good point. I carry my podcasts and music with me on my iphone or with apps that allow me to access my library remotely (which should work on ipad as well), so I won't need any of that space for the iPad.

    I am really intrigued about the iWorks apps on the iPad.

    I don't use iWorks now, but this could be very useful for me and my business.
     
  9. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I want iWork apps for the iPhone, besides the iPad.
     
  10. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Documents to go for iPhone is good, but doesn't support editing iWork files (only Office files).
     

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