iPad Well....16 GB was a mistake

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  1. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    have about 3 pages worth of apps and less than a gig left. i either need to dole out another 100 bucks or apple needs to make the starting storage 32 gb.
     
  2. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Or you could have anticipated your storage needs and gotten something bigger from the get go.
     
  3. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I don't see how this is apples fault...?
    Shoulda bought a 32GB then.
     
  4. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I went back and forth before eventually getting the 32gb. I was jus being cheap. I read somewhere that the Apple apps installed with a game like Infinity Blade 3 was a little over 7gb.

    16 won't work if you store anything on your iOS devices.
     
  5. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is definitely true but coming from an ipad 2 16 gb that i didn't come even close to filling, i had no idea that i'd be able to fill the ipad air so quickly

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    never blamed apple...

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    most of my space was eaten from apple apps, infinty blade and asphalt. didn't realize how big apps have gotten i guess
     
  6. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the 16 but within 2 days had returned it, got a 32, and am now happy as can be :D :apple:
     
  7. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    You kind of did...
     
  8. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would prefer if that's where they started to be competitive with the market but at the same time they don't need to because people like me will never go back to android
     
  9. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    The 16GB version works great for a large portion of the general public. My mom, my GF, lots of "non-techie" users. It doesn't work fine (most likely) for a significant portion of MacRumors users. That doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't be selling it still.

    When in doubt, double up your storage. :)

    On the other hand, hopefully you bought from a place with an easy exchange policy!

    Clint
     
  10. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Its all about personal usage. I mostly stream movies and music is on my phone. 16 suits me well.
     
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    You can see the size of each apps. You might have just a few that are eating up all the space. Maybe you can delete some?
     
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  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Apparently it still meets the needs of a large user base
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    "Purchased a two door vehicle and after seeing all the kids scrambling into the back seats realized I need a four door.
    Damn Ford."
     
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  16. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    16 works for me but I will be happy when 32GB becomes more standard. Power users will always need more but 32 is enough to fill a lot of people's needs.

    With 16 I just have to be conscious to delete stuff I'm not actually using anymore. If I had more space I'd just let it get cluttered.
     
  17. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    people don't listen to forum members when they say that 16GB is not enough. i've been one of the vocal ones when people come on here and ask which size. i say 32GB should be minimum and if they have the extra $100 get 64GB.

    i had a 32GB iPad 3 and i kept running out of space from the get-go. i returned it and bought a 64GB iPad 3 as a refub after the 1st refurb price cut (when iPad 4 came out) . i am really glad i got the 64GB iPad for sure

    i would get 128GB but the price at that point just can't be justified
     
  18. kerr macrumors member

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    To the OP, take it back and get a 32GB model. I assume most places exchange within 14 days if not 30 days.
     
  19. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    I feel 32GB is now the sweet spot and I recommend 64GB to stay ahead of the game and have high resale value. I would even buy the 128GB if I had the money. Let's face it Apple is coming out with these things every year and we are always going to want the latest and greatest. Thinking about resale value should be considered in your purchase.:rolleyes:
     
  20. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Actually the consensus around here is usually that the resale value of the higher GB models doesn't really hold up.
     
  21. bambooshots, Nov 9, 2013
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    Competitive with the market?

    Which other tablet computer gives you 32GB of storage on a base model?
     
  22. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how many base models start at 500.00?
     
  23. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I'm fine with my 16GB. 2 pages of apps plus a folder full of games and 5GB left. I could easily delete some of the games (which I got mostly to try out) if I need more, but can't see that happening.

    The 16GB is fine, just not made for people with certain usage patterns. I keep all my music and pics on my 32GB iPhone, so my iPad is for browsing, email, skype, and eBooks. Primarily use is for my couch and bed.
     
  24. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    My 16Gb is fine.

    Your requirements surpass that of 16Gb, only you are at fault for cheaping out and buying the 16Gb.

    Return it and get the 32Gb, think all Airs have the holiday return policy?
     
  25. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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    theres your problem right there....Ford...
     

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