What size iPad 3 should i go for?!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by slimswannie, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. slimswannie macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    Mac user and iPhone but this will be my first iPad. I haven't reserved but apparently my local will have stock. Anyway, i'm a little concerned that the new iPhoto, iMovie and garageband will hog capacity. Originally planned for the 16GB but now considering 32GB. To us in the UK, its like another £80 for that model and not so sure i would use it. Any thoughts/comments would help?


  2. AndoAU macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2010
    Better to pay that little extra and have too much space, then to skimp and not have enough & be stuck with an iPad that doesn't do everything you want it to do.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    64GB. Better have it and not need than need it and not have it. Go big, or go home. Bigger is better. Big boat go or no go.
  4. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    With the iPad 2 I originally was planning to get a 16GB but they only had a 32GB. Within a month I had nearly 16GB's worth of stuff on it apps, some photos, some saved data, but that was mostly it. By the end of the year though I had the whole thing full, with only my regular (Couple hundred tracks) playlist synced, and apps+app data. With the retina display I am worrying its going to be even easier to fill the 16GB, so I think if you can afford it 32GB will be nice to have a little breathing room. I also am on the fence (I already sold my iPad 2). I want to get the LTE one for sure, but with tax at 32GB's its nearly $800 and I just don't know if I can afford that, so I'm considering the 16gb one, but I just worry about feeling constrained with it.
  5. ri0ku, Mar 15, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012

    ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    When i bought the original iPad I got 32gb..... I havnt even used 16gb up on it... so when I decide to buy the 3rd gen I'm going 16gb.

    Why? Because when I watch a movie I delete it.. i won't watch it again for a long time.... not every single app I install is good either so i just delete them...and only keep ones I really enjoy on the device.

    16gb is plenty of space.... (well for me) I also don't put my entire music library on the iPad as i think its pointless... my iPhone has it and its portable and fits in my pocket which is more handy for listening to music.
  6. johngrant75 macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2008
    64GB - The apps will become huge soon, HD footage will soak up space, if you're using iMovie / iPhoto with RAW images you'll be glad of that extra space.

    I guess it's down to how much the cost difference between models means to you. ENJOY.
  7. tanboom macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2011
    The app size is becoming amazing, thanks to retina display ;) Go for the 64 one if budget permits. Next ipad will be either having more space or external storage :rolleyes:
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005

    will you actually use those apps?
  9. Peanut207 macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    At least 32GB. Apps on The New iPad will require more storage because of the higher resolution.
  10. monkeylui macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    Look at your needs. But I would generally recommend 32 or 64
  11. GaiaAero macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    If I wanted to exchange my 16GB for a 32GB tomorrow, would the chances of me walking out with the 32GB be slim? :confused:
  12. rjan22, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

    rjan22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    Buy the 16gb and use the $100 to buy a pogoplug and attach a 500gb usb hard drive, and still have some -+$25 change, all photos you have upload it on pogoplug as long as you are online tethered on iphone you have a 500gb photo / videos with you on the go, and if you have extra cash buy a vulkano flow, so you can watch your cable channels wirelessly, watch your dvr recordings anywhere as long as you are tethered or wifi connected, plus if you get the vulkano lava or best is the blast model, you can make it as a dvr and record your cable movies, news, tv shows, on an iPad format and just upload it on ipad to watch it even without internet, my family in asia can even watch my comcast xfinity cable when I am sleeping so the monthly I payed is well worth it for my xfinity. Hehe

    And pogoplug can even automatically upload every photos and videos you took from your iPad 3rd gen, just turn the auto upload on the settings, i wish I just bought a 16gb i4s instead of 32gb, and you can even stream mp3 from pogoplug on your iphone , ipad and make a playlist.
  13. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    My thoughts exactly, even as a gamer I have used roughly 9gb of my 16.
  14. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
  15. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Go for the 9.8 inch one. It's the size of a standard sheet of paper!
  16. rjan22, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

    rjan22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    Gamer? You mean unemployed? :p
  17. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    ive had an iphone since they released, never gotten more than the 16 gb thanks to spotify, and netflix the only things that took up space were apps and photos.

    i got my first ipad too, went with the 16 gb. Its plenty, just delete old games you dont play anymore. you can always redownload them if you ever get the urge
  18. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    More like 15 years old ;)
  19. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I would go for the 9.7" iPad 3. :p
  20. ElCidRo macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    I would go for the 128GB
    but its not there yet so go for the 64GB :)

    Seriously though - get the max capacity you can afford
  21. Dane9 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    I have 16GB you can see in App store retina apps section the apps have a good size, with 16GB you can make a good manage of your files, i have 50 apps and 30 books and still 8GB left, and of these books when i read i will delete, apps i don't use all, so probably i will delete some too..

    16GB is the best for a casual user
  22. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    I originally purchased a 32GB with LTE to replace my 32GB iPad 2. But between iPhoto for iOS and the new display, I found myself copying over a lot of photos to the iPad for editing, creating albums, etc. That quickly bumped up against the 32GB limit, so I exchanged it for a 64GB today. The key is to choose based on what you think you WILL be using in 6-12 months down the road rather than what you're using today.
  23. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    By all means, buy the biggest, Apple needs the money :)
  24. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    went with 16gb, but I dont have many movies or music to put on it.
  25. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    64Gb, I dont see why anyone would want anything less.

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