Storage upgrade on ipad3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by borgqueenx, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Ok i asked this before, but id like more people to see this question and discuss this. I want to know how you think about a chance for a storage bump to 128gb.
    Micgadget thinks(actually pretty sure of themself) it will remain 64gb max, wich will be unfortunatly:(
  2. emoore macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2003
    I'm not sure what you want to discuss. Nobody really knows if there will be a 128 GB version. Unless there is a leak of a specific 128 model and even then it could just be a prototype. You will probably find out in 2 weeks.
  3. falcora macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    It's hard to say really. It would be kind of odd to go 3 generations with the exact same storage options. This is the history:
    iPad 1: 16 GB - 32 GB - 64 GB (April 2010)
    iPad 2: 16 GB - 32 GB - 64 GB (March 2011)
    iPad 3: ? ? ?

    Especially since the iPad 3 is expected to keep up with all the new apps and stuff coming out in the coming year, I expect them to double the memory for each price point. The iPad 3 is also going to be capable of displaying video content at full HD (1920x1080), and those video files will be very large, on the order of 5-7 GB.

    Personally, I have a 16 GB iPad 1, and i'll probably buy whatever they sell at the $599 price point. Hopefully 64 GB, but maybe 32 if they decide not to upgrade them.
  4. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Expected upgrades:
    4G LTE
    Storage options

    As much as I want a base 32gb model, there are so many expected upgrades that I can see Apple choosing not to upgrade the storage options until iPad 4.
  5. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I'd love to see a storage bump to 128 but I don't think it will happen. I'd be just as happy if we get a price reduction at the same sizes

    16gb $399
    32gb $499
    64gb $599

    That seems to be the going rates with other tablets, when I bought my 32gb Transformer Prime it was 32gb and $499, and that also had expandable storage
  6. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    ^ If they do that, I'll bet that $400 16gb is an iPad2.
  7. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    thats what i thought...64gb wont cut it for me. i ofcource will get it, but i hate to go deleting stuff off it, wich will need to be done....
    I hope they do a storage bump. happily will pay 100 dollar more for it.
  8. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Why do you need that much storage?
    A laptop would solve this. 128 GB is still expensive and if Apple doesn't want to lower their profit per product, if such an option is offered then it will cost a lot.
  9. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    lower their profit? i just said i'd pay 100 dollar more^^ it may be a 900 dollar ipad 3 imo if thats the one that got 128gb and 3g.

    I need that much storage for games, movies when on holiday, comic books, my complete photo collection of HD wallpapers. The apps i use are not that big. the games are. some go over 1gb.
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011


    No way.

    Why does it matter? Why do people think this is a valid counter argument? No one has to justify what they want or need to you just because you can't imagine such a need.
  11. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Obviously (apparently not quite for your understanding) I was assuming Apple would like to maintain the current standards in price. Thus why adding probably nowadays pricey hardware and at the same maintaining a certain price would lower their profit.

    I'd defenitely make a selection.
    I'd have understood it if it was for some work-related reason, but in this case my personal opinion is that you can better manage that space.

    "Counter argument"? "Justify"? Oh boy, here's a nice guy.
    I asked why did he/she need that much storage because my cat told me to do so. If you have any problem you can contact him, I'll send you his (Jack) email in PM if he says it's ok. Have fun.
  12. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    I'd kind of be surprised if they do bump the high-end to 128GB since Apple still sells Macs with smaller SSDs (11" MacBook Air base model only has a 64GB SSD).

    But if they did, I'd probably consider it. Right now my 64GB iPad 2 has only around 8GB free. 8GB is still a lot of space, but I could find a way to fill it... 128GB I'd probably have a tough time even coming close to filling, though.
  13. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    I have 2 64GB iPads and they both have less than 3GB free space. I would be very happy with a 128GB iPad 3. I don't like syncing or icloud thats why I hoard what I NEED on both iPads.
  14. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Totally understand you...i fear the worst though. No othet phone or tablet comes with 128gb:(
  15. falcora macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    Yeah I could see that. To me, its pretty clear that Apple will keep selling the iPad 2, most likely at a $399 price point.

    iPad 2 16 GB $399
    iPad 3 32 GB $499
    iPad 3 64 GB $599
    iPad 3 128 GB $699 (maybe?)
  16. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    What are the costs for apple? Does the 64gb in ipad 1 costs as much as now 128gb for ipad3?
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    It would not cost Apple buy less than $30 to double the storage to 128GB but if they do it will be another story.

    NO ONE knows right now.
  18. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Mic gadget says they know:(
    Unfortunatly it seems no upgrade:(
  19. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Lots of people "say" they know.

    Does not matter to me as I am not near filling my 64GB 3G.

    Unless Apple lets us set up folders and store our own file more memory is useless to me. Apple is not going to do that.
  20. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    My view on this:
    The new iPad will have 4 times as many pixels which means apps will be much bigger to support the increase in resolution. So apple will sell a low end iPad 2 with either 8gb or 16GB at $400. This will target educational institutions and the like. They would then have iPad 3 starting at the usual $500 but with 32gb and going up from there. I'm sure apple by now has some of the best prices on flash memory. So this doesn't seem so far fetched.
  21. Jordom115 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2005
    Albany, NY
    True, no other tablet has 128GB but many other tablets do have expandable storage that would allow them to reach that level.

    So many people (I'm not one of them) like to complain about how iOS devices do not have expandable storage. If Apple wants continue to deliver the best product at the top end (top price point iPad), they need to go to 128GB. I think this is very likely.

    Personally, I will be buying a 64GB LTE iPad3 regardless of the price point. I can't justify a 128GB since I have the majority of my data backed up to multiple locations and on my MacBook Pro.

    One exception (if they don't offer LTE right away and are still offering 3G, I will go for a WiFi model and just add tethering to my iPhone4) In that case I might spring for the 128 if it's available just because of the cost savings.

    It is always nice to have the top of the line model.
  22. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    thats true. maybe with some luck we'l see it appear.
    Personally i only like removable storage for storing temporary stuff. Like a movie for watching on TV. I dont really need it for a ipad.

    but still im afraid for the sources of micgadget claiming 64gb will remain the top model :(
    Who else did say something to know about this for sure?
  23. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    I wholeheatedy agree with this comment. I would LOVE 128 GB on the iPad 3, but there is no way in hell that Apple gives us all of the things above in one upgrade. Since the Retina display, CPU, GPU, RAM and Camera upgrades are pretty much given, that leaves me to question whether we will even get 4G LTE. But the one thing I'm sure of is that there is no way we get 128 GB this year. Plus, 64 GB chips (of which they will need 2 of) are still pretty darn expensive.

  24. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    someone else said the price isnt that much higher then a 64gb version of the ipad 1 was.
  25. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    That person is wrong. :)


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