All iPads What iPad capacity do you have?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by campingsk8er, Jun 4, 2013.


Which iPad Capacity and Network Capability do you normally get?

  1. 16GB Wifi-Only

    46 vote(s)
  2. 16GB Wifi + 3G/4G

    11 vote(s)
  3. 32GB Wifi-Only

    56 vote(s)
  4. 32GB Wifi + 3G/4G

    37 vote(s)
  5. 64GB Wifi-Only

    35 vote(s)
  6. 64GB Wifi + 3G/4G

    29 vote(s)
  7. 128GB Wifi-Only

    8 vote(s)
  8. 128GB Wifi + 3G/4G

    5 vote(s)
  1. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2011
    Elizabethtown, PA
    I was talking with some mates recently and became curious. For all 3 iPads I've owned (iPad 2, New iPad, iPad w/ Retina Display), they've all been Wifi-Only, Black, 16GB. My friends all say that a 16GB iPad is too small a capacity, even for the lightest users. So I was wondering, regardless of which specific generation you own, what size capacity/ cellular capability iPad do you own. I just want to know what other Apple users on this site prefer.
  2. RichP74 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    I could deal with 16, but it would be tight. I'd certainly have to be a lot more diligent at keeping things clean.

    My phone, otoh, I need 32 due to photos and music.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    my iPad 1 was 64GB WiFi only.

    Sold that on eBay to upgrade to the iPad 2 32GB also WiFi only. Didn't feel I needed all that storage and it was about even selling the 64 to get a new 32.

    But I am getting a Mini with Cellular this weekend because I am tired of using my iPhone as much when I am out. I love the weight of the Mini and feel like the screen size is just right. I was originally just thinking 16GB Verizon, but actually think I will get the 32GB. I don't like the idea of not having enough room for the Apps, Games, and content (photos and some movies as I use my iPhone for music) I want on there.
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    ipad 1 (2 of them) 64GB + ATT
    ipad 4 64GB
    ipad mini 32GB
  5. tazz3 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
  6. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
  7. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    I have owned one ipad so far and it has been 32gb wifi. The reason being is it is the right amount of storage for me. I intend to get the same storage if I purchase the 5.
  8. imlovinit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2012
    16GB wifi only. I browse and stream more than I store so it's perfect. My phone on the other hand I need at least 32gb.
  9. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Personal ipad is ipad 3 16gb wifi, jut got a work one ipad 4 32 gb wifi. Originally had an ipad 1 16gb never had issues with space.
  10. Pinkie Pie macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2012
    Los Anhelles
  11. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    wilst i often wish i had 32 gigs or more, i know that the only difference would be id have more big games that i dont play at all, on my machine.

    realistically thats the only thing that takes space.

    i have itunes match so no music stored on my ipad and a bare minimum on my iphone for flying and walking to work.

    i use plex so no movies stored on it. if im flying i might stick a few mind you.

    books dont take up much space. i used dropbox for magazines so just load them, read them and delete them from it.

    and non game apps are generally small.

    so the difference between a 16 gig and 32 gig ipad is that i generally only have 3 or 4 of the big games i keep thinking ill play, Fifa, Bastion, real racing, civilisation revolutions, command and conquor, the walking dead, infinity blade, GTA (various), GTA ripoffs (various), Modern Combat 4, NOVA 3, city of secrets, battlefield 2, bards tale, lili, rage, all downloaded, all paid for, all installed at least 10 times, but apart from GTA 3 and civrev, i dont think ive spent more than 10 minutes playing any of them.

    so i'd never buy a 32 gig machine.
  12. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    Owned a 64gb wifi only iPad 1 from launch day, opted for the space because i figured its better to be safe than sorry, and I do like to keep all my music and tv shows on it.
    Got a wifi only 64gb iPad 3 recently and although it can't fit all my stuff on its a great device.
    Planning on selling up and getting a 128gb iPad 5 later this year, which will be able to accommodate my entire music/photo/video library I'd have thought!
    I'll always buy the highest capacity iPad available, I like to use it as a laptop replacement so I'd love a 256gb option also
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I have only one iPad, a 3rd gen, and it's a 16GB LTE version. It's been great for me and so far has served all my needs quite well.
  14. scottw324, Jun 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013

    scottw324 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2012
    16 GB wifi model. With a JB, I can increase my storage via USB drive and CCK to a total of 48 GB (16GB internal storage, 32GB USB drive). I use the external USB drive for video content and the internal storage for apps.

    I have a iPad 3. I did buy the AT&T LTE model but never use the LTE since I tether now to my Verizon iP5. When I buy the next iPad Mini it will be a wifi 16 GB model. Just waiting for retina to come to it.

    Most of my video requirements are streamed from my home computer, netflix, TWC TV app, ABC, etc... The only time I download video content is when I am traveling and will not have wifi or cellular signal (on a plane or something). The rest of the time I stream my content. I do not play many games on my idevices. Temple run, angry birds, plants vs zombies, etc.... so there is plenty of room for those on my 16 GB model. I use a lot of cloud storage apps as well such as Dropbox and Google Drive so my documents are pretty much with me as long as I have access to wifi or cell signal. Works extremely well for my school work. Download everything on my computer at home to my Google Drive folder and have access to it all on my cell or ipad while I am away from home.

    The only reason I would consider getting a Verizon LTE model mini is to get a data plan and cut out my iphone completely. Use VOIP apps like Skype, Vonage or something to make/receive phone calls. Since the Mini is a nice size and extremely light I might be able to get away with it. Pair a BT headset with it or just us headphones since I hate holding my phone to my ear anyway. I usually use speaker phone or handsfree in my car.
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I've owned iPads 1-3 plus the mini, and I got 64GB wifi+cellular every time. If the iPad 5 comes in 128GB, I'll definitely get that. I have a bunch of music videos and video podcasts that I'd like to carry with me all the time, and currently, I can't fit them all on my iPad.
  16. Badrottie, Jun 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013

    Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    ipad 1 16GB wifi + 3G upgraded to iPad 2 32GB wifi + 3G next will be iPad 5 32GB wifi + LTE. Reason more space for more apps and picture/videos :apple:
  17. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    16GB iPad 4, wifi & 4G

    16GB iPad mini, wifi & 4G

    I buy iPads for fun and entertainment. There's nothing that warrants a larger capacity, since I have a huge library of music and other media in iTunes which resides on my server.

    That allows me to load whatever I want onto each of them, without using them as storage devices.

    In addition I like to buy new ones each year, so that's another reason a larger capacity would be a waste of money.

    I have very distinct usage patterns for each size, therefore it's nice to have those choices as well.
  18. ladybev macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2013
    Just got an iPad Mini 16GB wifi & 4G. Don't need anything more than that. Most of the movies I will be streaming.
  19. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    16GB. I have a 64GB SD card in my Airstash where I store movies. 16GB is enough for everything else. I don't play games or listen to music on my iPad, so that helps.
  20. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Looks like 32GB is the sweet spot and wifi only is about 2 to 1 over Cellular except in the case of the 16GB which indicates that some people get the cheapest just to get one. One could say that at 128GB price isn't an issue between connectivity models, but with a sample size of 4 there isn't enough data to really draw a conclusion.
  21. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    16gb Mini at present, though if it was retina I would've gone for a 32gb due to the increase in image sizes.
  22. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    iPad 1 16GB WiFi
    iPad mini 16GB WiFi

    If you play a lot of games or want to store a large music library, spring from the larger capacities. I don't.
  23. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    In my experience with both computers and iDevices, it's important to have the largest capacity available at any given time. It isn't how many apps you have on there - it's the fact all apps are getting increasingly complex. This equals more memory use per app, even the ones that WERE simple and have grown in capabilities via updates.
  24. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Not true. This only applies to graphically complex apps like games. Better graphics = bigger graphic assets. If by memory you mean app size and not RAM (which is the de facto), apps are changing all the time (increasing and decreasing). For apps that aren't graphical (like games), adding new features equates to a very small increase in app size. I'm a mobile app developer (iOS and Android) so I have first hand experience in this area. Most of the stuff I work on try to decrease app size and memory usage while improving performance.
  25. AlexBerkman macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2011

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