What GB 2018 iPad Pro are you getting?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by linkgx1, Nov 2, 2018.


What GB 2018 iPad Pro are you getting?

  1. 64GB

    39 vote(s)
  2. 256GB

    90 vote(s)
  3. 512GB

    19 vote(s)
  4. 1TB

    19 vote(s)
  1. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

    Oct 12, 2011
    Debating on what size to get. Considering just gong 64GB as I stream mostly.
  2. krakenbrew macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2018
    Middletown, CT
    Went with 256gn; thinking that 64gb would be too little and 512 would be way too much.....1tb was considered due to additional ram in that model but the price quickly brought me back to reality.
  3. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    My last two iPads were 128 and I'm beginning to hit the upper limits of space between the large art/textbooks I keep on there, and the many 2-3gb+ games.

    256 is the sweet spot for me - my iPhone X and now XS Max were both 256, so I'm looking forward to more breathing room on the 256 iPad.
  4. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    64gb for me. And even that’s a lot.
  5. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2015
    Gilbert, AZ
    128 is the perfect amount and I'm annoyed that apple doesn't offer it but whatever..

    64GB will likely be good for me but I just don't want to worry about it. So 256GB it is
  6. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    Yes, the 1 TB models are ridiculously expensive. But this will be my only computer. My main content consumption as well as creation device. I plan to edit 4K videos & photos on it as well as using it as a digital sketchbook. There is a chance I could go with 512 if it comes with 6GB of ram. But from what I hear only the 1 TB version does.

    I am having a harder time deciding between the 11” or the 12.9”.
  7. aiyaaabatt macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    128gb should have been the base storage for these “Pro” models. Classic Apple.
  8. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    Wait, I missed all that, so, the amount of ram in the new iPP’s depends on the size of the SSD? Do both sizes, 12.9 and 11”, use that same formula? What amount of ram do the new iPP’s have? I think the more ram the better.

    I’ve got some research to do!
  9. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    I’m thinking 256. 64 isn’t nearly enough (even with cloud storage) and the price premium for the 512 and 1 TB are just not worth it to me.
  10. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    Out of interest why do you not consider 64 enough when cloud storage is available?
  11. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    I often work offline and don’t always have access to cloud storage.
  12. Jimx26 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2018
    64gb for me. I still have 14gb available on my Air 2 so should be ample. I don’t see the need to have absolutely everything stored in the device.
  13. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    I like to have everything local on my device and use cloud services as a backup.

    I’m also making my decision based on RAM. If 512 has the 6GB I’m going that direction, if not, seriously considering the 1 GB. I usually upgrade annually, but this may have hit the sweet spot that I’m looking for to use for at least 3 years.
  14. darthbane2k, Nov 2, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018

    darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    Apple have intentionally removed the tier that most people would have wanted - 128GB.
    Cloud is an option but comes at additional cost. Those who already pay for cloud storage may want to consider that to ensure they are not paying twice for storage.

    I consider iPad users in four groups

    1) casual consumers of media
    2) occasional content creators with access to cloud storage
    3) heavy content creators looking to replace pc / use iPad as main device
    4) creative professionals

    1TB is probably best for category 4
    512 for category 3

    It’s the others that are a grey area. Perhaps category 1/2 would both suffice with 64GB
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2018 ---
    That’s the thing, cloud is supposed to be part of a workflow , not as a backup. You either embrace it or you dont
  15. linkgx1 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 12, 2011
    I'm in category 1. I use my MB Pro/Desktop for creative pursuits.
  16. Socalshocker macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2012
    I went 256 gigs. (WiFi)

    Not that people store full Blu-rays or 4K movies on their iPads. But occasionally I do when I know I want to watch a movie somewhere where there’ll be little or poor WiFi (planes and some hotels).

    One 4K movie is 100 gigs? And a Blu-ray is 30-60 gigs if I’m not mistaken.
  17. mdarcelin macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    I selected the 12.9 inch 1TB (Wi-fi & LTE) model. I tend to go through a ton of storage for some unknown reason. I do also have iCloud storage (2TB) but I’m paranoid about losing files. It happened to me once and since then I have become obsessed with storage. My 512GB 10.5 inch iPad Pro has 380ish GB left.
  18. dsampley macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
  19. Tinototem macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Decided to go with 256 GB, that will be a huge improvement over my current iPad Air 32 GB.
    With 256 GB i can sync 1080p movies and tv shows in original quality thru Plex while i am on trips.
  20. Ethan Coohill macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    I went with 256. Was going to get 64gb but I felt weird spending over 1k on something with only 64gb

    I like to have a lot of movies, tv shows, and music downloaded to my iPad when I travel. So 256gb was the way to go.

    128gb base model would have been perfect
  21. CPTmom2wp macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    Agreed for most of the same reasons. 256 was the sweet spot, as my 128 is nearly full. The extra $200 just wasn't worth it to go with 512, for me. I do have iCloud storage as well, so 256 will be plenty. If I'm wrong, well it will most likely take enough time to fill it up until another upgrade. I hope to keep this one for 2 years or more.
  22. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    Ha ha like with iPhones everyone says go big because this will last 2-3 years. Then 12 months later...
  23. kinster macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2006
    My first gen iPad Pro was 128gb and I've only used approximately half of that. I'll have to get a 256gb then.
  24. multicore macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Agree, but I bet that is the bump the iPP will get next spring.

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