Should I get a 16gb or 32gb?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bosoxnm3, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. bosoxnm3 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I'll have about 1000 songs, no pictures, and maybe one or two movies once every month or so.
  2. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    A 16GB will probably be fine for your needs, but if in doubt and if you can afford it there's no harm in going larger.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    1k songs? even with uncompressed thats no more then a few GBs. i say 16GB, i have the 16GB and its plenty!
  4. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    16 GB is fine. Only up it to 32 if you're planning on putting a TON of apps alongside the 1,000 songs and 1-2 movies.
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
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    Get the 32 to play it safe.
  6. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I have always believed that you should get as big as you can afford.
  7. tuamtuem macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2009
    I suggest you to get the 32 Gb.

    Since the screen is bigger that iPhone, the applications or converted movies have large size as well.

    16 Gb is fine if you want only web surfing or big iPod touch :p
  8. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2010
    Get 32 so you have some growing room, especially with movies and stuff
  9. FirePak macrumors regular

    May 5, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
  10. obamtl macrumors regular

    May 24, 2010
    I got the 16GB at first... Even with just 900 songs I found myself feeling uncomfortable with what was left. A movie could take 2 GB and remember that it's actually 14GB that you get and the OS will take room. If you can afford a 32GB model, go for it.
  11. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    32. Even if you don't use all 16 gig, you will have peace of mind and a higher resale value. Also as you use it day to day, you may find more uses for it and the extra 16 gig will come in handy.
  12. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Agreed. The price difference isn't really that big.
  13. shellbryson macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2006
    If you are tempted to start reading magazines on it, you'll start eating up space quickly. Wired magazine (an app) issue 1 was 505Mb... issue 2 was 350mb... that plus keeping 12 months of images synced, some music and games... 16Gb may start to feel small after 6 months.
  14. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I bought my iPad last week and spent a couple of weeks before that pondering the same question. As I intend to keep this iPad for at least a couple years I finally decided it might be wise to ensure there is room for growth over that time period so I went for the 32GB. I'm glad I did as each day I download a new application and add more music.
  15. doodude macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2009
    pssst, look behind you...
    I agree, the files will be bigger & you could wind up using the larger screened iPad more so than you think.

    I have a 16gb iPhone & at anytime have between 3 & 6 gb of free space. Imagine how big a hassle it would be if I had stayed with my 8gb iPhone that I started with. Constantly having to adjust my load, if youll pardon the expression.

    Im getting a 32gb iPad & expect Ill have anywhere from 5 to 10 gb free at any time.

    The $100 for an extra 16gb & the peace of mind & room to grow is worth it IMO... ;)
  16. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2007
    I just purchased my iPad yesterday and picked the 32gb model. It was always a choice between the two larger capacities. I'm storing about 4-5 gb of music. No movies or TV at this time as I am still figuring out how and where this will fit into my needs... Manly I purchased this to be used as an ebook reader. I store hundreds of books on my other devices (iPhone,touches,macbboks)so this is going to follow suit...
  17. iThinman macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    It all comes down to your management of data, or lack thereof. I actively delete things i don't need, others don't. I am not planning a round the world sail trip with no access to the Internet for months, others appearently are.

    16 works fine for me. No clue what you need.
  18. Dyango macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    As others stated above, it really depends on the way you use and manage your data. 16 GB will need you to be more modest on your way to use it and store less stuff in the device. Also, take in consideration that the 32 GB resale value will probably be higher proportionally compared to the 16 GB.

    But anyway, as a "nice internet browser and email checker", the low-end model should suffice so it really is up to you, taking in consideration the way you want to use the iPad, if you plan to resell it, and how much you can spend.
  19. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    I filled up 16Gb of storage on my 32Gb iPad without really trying, so I'd second (third, fourth, ...) the recommendations to get at least the 32Gb model. It's only $100 more and I think it will help with the resale value when it comes time for that.
  20. fruitytotheloom macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2010
    It is easy

    The 16 gb is perfect. It holds more than the average net book. You probably won't fill 32.
  21. btrav13 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010

    You are in my boat exactly. To be perfectly frank, I came soooo close to getting the 16. But for only $100, doubling that size seemed like the safe bet to me. I don't have much music on it due to having an iPod Touch (with 8 gigs of music on it), but I loaded it up with all my pictures (they look better on it than the iPod) and I'm starting to add books to it. I really didn't want to be in a position of having to upgrade this thing again in a couple years because of something like "whups, I liked having movies on it, whups I want more music on it" etc. 32GB and I won't have to upgrade this thing for YEARS.
  22. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Go for 128GB. O wait, what are we talking about?
  23. Subzero12 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    32 just to be safe. you never know when you could find some apps ;)
  24. whitenoise macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    I went with the 32GB

    I too could probably have lived with a 16GB, but I had a nagging doubt I would regret it..... anyway, 32GB isn't a huge amount of space today, its kinda tiny infact, once you start looking at all those apps and games, then there's higher quality audio or a few films/tv episodes to watch on the go......

    I actually have a moderate size cd/mp3/Lossless collection I've collected over the years....I'm trying to put it on one hard drive and organise it all at the vote would be for a 128GB as well.:rolleyes:

    Unless you can wait until the TB comes out :eek: I would say that the 32GB is well worth it, if you can afford the extra.

    Edit: I haven't got my ipad yet, btw, so I could be totally wrong. I may find I never need anything like the full 32GB, but atleast its there if I do. :)

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