Traded in 16gb for 64gb

Jackintosh

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Well, you guys were right. I should have listened. After getting the 16gb today from FedEx, synched apps I already owned. Available storage immediately dropped from 13.8gb to 10gb. Local Apple store had what I wanted in stock - 64gb wifi white.

I can only imagine how new, upcoming apps are going to additionally crunch space. Breathing sigh of relief and happy Apple provides their generous no questions asked 14 day return privilege.

Now future proofed.
 
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imeth

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Told ya. Congrats we are the 64s and we don't worry about anything anymore regarding our iPads.
 

Michael CM1

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At some point Apple is going to have to stop selling 16GB devices in their latest iDevice lines. I mean maybe keep one at the bottom rung of your chain in the very very cheap range, but 16GB is almost nothing now. My first iPod was a 30GB model, and I swear it seems like only my 64GB iPad 2 compared to the wealth of storage capacity. 256k music files, videos galore, huge apps. It's hard to get by on tiny storage. Maybe next year Apple could throw in minor other upgrades and just bump everything up to 32GB minimum.
 

SirithX

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Probably not. Cloud-based technologies are evolving fast, and Apple is trying to stay on the cutting edge but building more and more humongous data centers to house all the cloud data. Soon enough, all your pictures and videos will be joining your documents (Pages, etc. in iCloud) and music (iTunes Match) in the cloud. Wait a while longer, once LTE technologies and better start becoming pervasive, then streaming technologies like OnLive will make it so you don't even need to store apps locally anymore, just play through the air. We are heading to a hard drive-less future.
 

BluAffiliate

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Feb 16, 2010
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Got the 16GB and I am not complaining. Videos? From web. Music? Use spotify and have a huge library without taking up space. Only store a few gigs of obscure space. Don't install a ton of apps that you don't use. I have all the apps I will ever need and they dont take up more than a few GB. Not quite sure what people need 64GB for but I sure as heck don't need that much!
 

pdawg

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Jul 9, 2008
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Good decision! I opted for the 64 G each time as well. Did not want to deal with running out of space when I was planning on pretty much putting everything possible on it. :D
 

coolbreeze

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64 really is the only option. Anyone who says 16 GB is enough is just trying to justify their cheapness. :D
 

pure3d2

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64 really is the only option. Anyone who says 16 GB is enough is just trying to justify their cheapness. :D
Hey hey hey you be nice now. Some of us can only afford to get the 32GB version because we have to buy one for the wife too! :cool:
 

GravityEyes

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64 really is the only option. Anyone who says 16 GB is enough is just trying to justify their cheapness. :D
Yeah let's see... I've had every iPhone & iPad on launch day. Actually two of them, one for the wife too. Both prior iPads were 32gb. This time round I bought 16 gb. Why? Because I'm cheap? Hardly... I don't need the space. I manage my content, most in the cloud these days. My iPhone has plenty of space too.

Some of us are well endowed and don't overcompensate with "large capacity" :D
 

Built

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Well, you guys were right. I should have listened. After getting the 16gb today from FedEx, synched apps I already owned. Available storage immediately dropped from 13.8gb to 10gb. Local Apple store had what I wanted in stock - 64gb wifi white.

I can only imagine how new, upcoming apps are going to additionally crunch space. Breathing sigh of relief and happy Apple provides their generous no questions asked 14 day return privilege.

Now future proofed.
Good move.

Enjoy. :)
 

seepel

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There're two sides. I primarily use my iPad around the house so I was have Wi-Fi and my media server for the most part 16 GB is fine. But then when I am gearing up to take a plane ride I want to load the sucker up with as many videos as possible so sexy 64 GB version works well.

P.S. I used dictation for this post and it's actually kind of cool!
 

Jackintosh

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So instead of 10GB free, you now have 61GB free. Sounds like you didn't even need the 16GB.
Not so. 10gb free was only after syncing apps left over from iPad 1. Nothing else was synched. I'm not planning on standing still and never adding anything. Music collection never fit before, and now does easily.
 

lcseds

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I received a 32 yesterday and decided to order a 64 instead. I realize there is a lot of streaming content, but I do travel where there is no internet. I want to load up some hi def movies.
 

Dstopsie

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LOS ANGELES BABY!!
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As the saying goes " the bigger the better makes the boys like them better".

32gb was fine for this lady..
 

Dstopsie

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LOS ANGELES BABY!!
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As the saying goes " the bigger the better makes the boys like them better".

32gb was fine for this lady..
 

firstapple

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My honest opinion is that even the 64GB will be too small for me. Which means that when the next gen iPad comes out I will have to get that one because they will have increased storage sizes. Wish apple would have given us a 128GB option this time around...
 

Tom G.

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An in old sage rule that goes back to the early days of computers, "Always order the maximum amount of memory that you can afford. You'll never be sorry."

I also used dictation on this posting and it may be my imagination but, I find that it is better then on my iPhone 4s.
 

jacktorrance

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As the saying goes " the bigger the better makes the boys like them better".
What?