no 64GB iPad Pro 9.7 :(

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  1. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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    anyone else annoyed there will be no 64GB iPad Pro 9.7 version?

    I currently have the ipad air with 64GB and now have to either downgrade to 32GB or upgrade to 128GB and its a lot more $ to upgrade :(
     
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  3. mcorleone macrumors regular

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    32 GB is the new 16GB which was the new 8GB. My iPad 3 is 64GB and after 4 years of use, it is almost full so if I were to buy a new one from this generation (haven't decided yet) I would go with the 128GB. Remember that over time, these apps (pics and videos included) take up more space than they did 4+ years ago, and that trend will continue in the near future as well.
     
  4. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Double down. Silly the new SE will be 64gb but the 9.7 pro will be 32 or 128. I would of prefered an SE 32gb and pro 64gb. Now I have to have a 64gb SE and 128GB iPad. Annoying.

    EDIT: in fact it royally P****s me off.
     
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  6. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Looks like I will be buying the SE in 64gb and the pro in 128. Yes 4K takes more space but I do not shoot many videos. On the plus side once the JB comes out I will be DL a lot of movies onto the pro, which will be used as a media hub streaming to my TV.

    Still a dirty move by Apple. Then again whats new? Will I still buy both? Yes, due to the quality and IOS. I'd rather cut my own hand off that use Android or use any of the associated devices.
     
  7. RadioGaGa1984 macrumors 65816

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    Yes this is such a horrible move on Apples part, what do they think they are a business?
    People on here seem to think they are a benevolent society and they are suppose to give them everything.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes. I think it was so shortsighted of TC and crew. 32 is too small and 128 is more than I want to spend. The wholesale cost difference between 32 and 64GB flash is like a $1. So Apple effectively lost $829 (inc. $99 for the pencil) in revenue because TC didn't want to spend that extra $1 to make 64GB the stock storage. Brilliant.
     
  9. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    lol, right. And how much have they gained by people choosing 128 over 32? I love it when people extrapolate their anecdotal experiences. It's quite amusing.
     
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Not as amusing as the lemmings that think a $1000 iPad isn't going to make people reevaluate the whim to upgrade. Sure my post is based on my personal experience but I am Apple's target, I've never missed an upgrade except for the iPad 4. I would spend $800 as in he past. Apple decided to lay poker and raise. $1000 w/ pencil is too much for what it is - a spec bumped Air2 with pencil support. I'm out. I don't think I'm alone but we'll see later this year when 3Q earnings are released if iPad sales and revenue are increased appreciably.
     
  11. mrex macrumors 68020

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    all mobiles i have had has been 64gb.. that is enough. i dont need 128, it would be waste of the space and less is too little... this was just a business choice and done for a purpose. they want you to pay more because they know you will buy the 128gb model rather than the 32gb model.
     
  12. mcorleone macrumors regular

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    When I bought my iPad 3 four years ago, I intended to get a 32GB model but they were out of them so I went for a 64GB. Since I'm still using it to this day, I'm glad I did because I have less than 10GB free space left. As time goes on, apps, videos etc. will take up more space as the resolution and size increase so it pays at least in my opinion to go for the larger sizes with each upgrade.
     
  13. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I'm certain they did market research to determine if the gambit would work. They may eventually be proven wrong but you know they were are trying to get more consumers selecting the higher tier model. I'm sure they also know that some will be priced out of the market too.
     
  14. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I would have gotten the 64GB but got the 128GB instead of course.. think about it this way, that second 64GB is half the price it used to be.?
     
  15. mattburley7 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    so i caved in last night and pre-ordered the 128 GB space gray wifi version $150 more then the air 2. no big deal.
     
  16. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I would've ordered already at 64GB, now I'm taking a step back to see what I'm going to do.

    I sold my Air 2, so now I need to decide if I will repurchase an Air 2 at present sale prices, take advantage of the great deals ($150 off) on the 12.9 IPP, or wait for a better price on the 9.7....
     
  17. temna macrumors 6502a

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    #FirstWorldProblems.

    You're complaining because Apple did the right and smart thing by upgrading the storage tiers. Really? Let's not complain that the 9.7 only has 2gb of ram or only 10 hours of battery life, you're complaining that they upgraded the storage tiers. You do realize that basically you're getting 64gb free because if they kept the 64gb version, it would be priced the same as the 128gb version is now because it would have been the second storage tier.

    The things people complain about baffles me. :rolleyes:
     
  18. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    As someone else mentioned I think it's intentional to make you "size" up and spend a few more $$$. I could probably get by with 32GB as I don't store a lot of stuff but it would be tight. Where as with a 128GB it's way over kill for what I need. 64gb has been the sweet spot for me for quite some time.

    Edited to add: I do not mind purchasing the 128GB model as I'd prefer to have too much space vs not enough. But I did wonder when they announced the 12.9" what a huge difference it is between do you want 32GB or 128GB almost seems like a no brainer to just go 128GB.
     
  19. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat. Have owned every iteration of the iPad (and iPhone). Coming to the point where I'm just not willing to spend the $ anymore. And if I'm not willing (being a "hardcore" customer) then I doubt that the average person is about to shell out $1k (or even $600) to upgrade when their old iPad is working fine. Most people use iPads for internet surfing, email, media consumption, and casual gaming. An older iPad can do this just as good as the Pro models. I just asked my wife if she wanted to upgrade her iPad Air 1 and she said she would use it until it completely crapped out. I think Apple didn't think this one through and is getting greedy but sales have proven this wrong time and time again so I'm interested in seeing what happens sales wise.
     
  20. CE3, Mar 24, 2016
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    Just as it was with the Air 2 64GB last cycle vs 32GB. But with this being marketed as the new Pro line of 9.7 inch iPads, 64GB would've been a much better base and the ideal size for me. I've currently got 22GB of used on my 64GB Air 2 and don't want only 10GB of space to juggle (a couple more big Auria projects and that 10GB is close to gone). I always like to keep a decent amount of storage free on any internal computer storage, because I think things typically run smoother this way. I guess the good news is this shouldn't be a problem for me with 128.

    ETA: basically what @kupkakez said.
     
  21. DNichter macrumors 68030

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    I went with the 32GB. I am noticing that I really don't store a ton of anything on my iPad. Photos/Music is all in the cloud. Apps take up about 11GB total. I don't see my uses changing so it should be fine I think.
     
  22. mrex macrumors 68020

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    im actually surprised how much space apps take finally... your apps collection is growing and growing.. and some apps are huge.

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