what size ipad mini are you ordering

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what size ipad mini are you ordering

Poll closed Nov 9, 2012.
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  1. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    what size ipad mini are you ordering and why?
     
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  5. caligurl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i'm torn: i got the 64 gb iphone and it's only 1/2 full! i won't put music on my ipad... probably not even movies... mostly just apps and photos!

    i'm leaning toward the 16GB mini cuz i know i'll want to get the retina version if/when they come out with one next year!

    decisions! decisions!
     
  6. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Me, I'm going for the 32GB (WiFi only), not sure about color quite yet (tick TOCK on that, eh?)

    Why 32GB? Usually I follow "go big or go home" on storage, but I am also upgrading from my iPad original to a 4 and wanting to do it this fall, although not in the pre-order period. For the larger device, I'll spring for the 64GB. I just can't go big on both this fall.

    So, my pick for the iPad mini storage size is about a budget constraint, tempered by the knowledge that I lived in 32GB with the iPhone 3GS and it worked out OK (although I went to 64 on the iPHone 4S).

    I want this mini tablet size for ease of reading books. I expect also to refresh some selections of "new to me" music on it, and maintain a fairly stable collection of certain music plus revolving picks of old favorite movies and TV shows. Not many apps short of a few utilities and mail. Not spreadsheets and databases and other space taker-uppers like my magazine and newspaper archives, that stuff can stay on the larger iPad and laptop.
     
  7. irDigital0l Guest

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    If I were to get one I think 16GB...

    Mostly for books, magazines, movies, some apps and games.
     
  8. GSF macrumors member

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    I'd go with the 64GB my past 2 iPads were 64GB.
     
  9. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Already have a 9.7" iPad 64gb, will be picking up at 16gb mini 4G to use as my reading/browsing device on public transport.
     
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    I already have an ipad 3rd gen 16gb and an iphone 5 16gb so its gonna be 16gb again. I change every year no point to go bigger.
     
  12. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    The Big Mini

    I have a 32 gb iPad2 and it's almost full sooooo I'm opting for the 64 gb iPad Mini.
     
  13. jnick macrumors member

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    I was disappointed that it took 10 posts before someone said that ! #
     
  14. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    remember those 8 GB rumors last week and how so many were fuming? :D
     
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Same here. I had a 64GB iPad 3 that I never filled and I sold a while ago to go back to the iPad 2 16GB which always runs out of space. I definitely will want the Retina version so Im thinking 32GB because it feels the most balanced and should resell good enough.
     
  16. MistaGavin macrumors member

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    Black 16GB. Just (about an hour ago) sold my iPad 1st gen 16gb for $240, and then bought a $150 apple gift card for $110. My total out of pocket expense is 50 bucks.:D
     
  17. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Nice :)

    $240 for 1st generation iPad..

    And how many dummies are selling iPad 3 for $350?
     
  18. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    I will probably get the largest capacity as I aim to get the most I can when I re-sell it (to upgrade when their upgrade the mini again).
     
  19. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    You will lose at least 10% to 20% on the extra capacity you pay when you resell and not the full amount.

    Say you paid $100 + tax from 16GB to 32GB, when you resell you will recoup maybe $80 (you lose $20 + tax you paid).

    pointless unless you will use the capacity.
     
  20. MistaGavin macrumors member

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    That's what I love about Apple stuff. Really holds its value. I had it on Craigs for less than a day and didn't get any lower offers, just an "I'll take it".
     
  21. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah exactly the point

    if someone paid $499 + tax, now selling for $300, they lost $199 + tax, wait another 2 years and sell for $240... wow that's only $30/year for the lucky buyer lol...

    Better yet, once people realize iPad 4 isn't that much of a deal for the majority of the users, iPad 3 and iPad 4 2nd price will converge... and people who bought for $300 can probably resell for $350 or more.
     
  22. lowlypeace macrumors member

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    I realised if I synthysis the music that I like to listen to often, it reduces my songs down to about 30-50

    so with 32gb there is plenty room for videos and apps - applications are getting big now some over 1 GB

    I think apple should recognise that and make 32GB the entry level
     
  23. 314631, Oct 25, 2012
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    If you want to enjoy all the incredible content available for iPad Mini you really have no option but to buy the 64GB model.
     
  24. The Dougler macrumors member

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    pre-ordered a 16gb black. Once I load it up how I'll use it, if I don't think there's enough space it's going back for a 64gb one.
     
  25. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    Don't you show me your logic! :p

    I just think it will be easier to sell because usually people tend to look for the best when buying used... wether it's correct or not, that's my underlying psychology.
     

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