iPad mini What size memory did you get?

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  1. Martylaa macrumors member

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    I plumped for the 16gb one but a little piece of me is thinking I should of went for the 32gb as I want to put seem films on it to watch when I work away?
     
  2. d123 macrumors 68000

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    16GB, I was going to get a 32GB, but they only had the white in 16GB.
     
  3. fsumom macrumors regular

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    16gb but if I was replacing my proper iPad would have needed 32gb
     
  5. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    32Gb but I'm having second thoughts. Since I need to stop by the Apple Store, I'll exchange it if they still have 16Gb in stock.
     
  6. BulkyCranium macrumors member

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    32 gig. I wen't all out on the original iPad 1, 64 gig with 3G. Never used the data much, and less than half the space (with my music collection on there).

    I was going for the 16, but then thought, "it has a Video camera on there" so I bumped it up to 32, just in case.
     
  7. RichyB macrumors regular

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    Got 16gb because I wasn't sure how I'd get on with it. Now I wish I went for 32gb.
     
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    Haven't bought yet (waiting for the LTE version) but can't decide between 64GB and 32GB. My original iPad, my iPad 2 and my iPad 3 were (are) all 64GB models. I do fill it, but the bulk are movies that I only occasionally watch and certainly don't need to carry around at all times.

    I could live within 32GB if I kept it to only a few movies. And since it's only 1024x768, I could go with SD instead of HD video and further save space compared to my current iPad 3.

    I'm having an existential crisis over it.
     
  10. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    The real question you should ask yourself is... what could you do with that extra $$ that would be more worth it than the extra storage ?

    If the answer is "nothing" then get the 64 !
     
  11. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Mini is about low cost, so 16GB, its just an extra device for around here.
    Maybe I can now keep my hands on the big iPad...
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I bet you can find plenty of things to do for the price of the iPad.
     
  13. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Probably ;) To be clear, I was thinking about the price difference btw the 32Gb and the 64Gb, not the whole thing.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    But you can apply your logic to a luxury gadget like the Mini. You can always find something to do with that $100 just like you can always find something to do with that $430.
     
  15. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and I do apply it. Sometimes I fail, like when I preordered the mini while half asleep with 32Gb instead of 16Gb. But it's still a good logic to keep in mind. That, plus the "don't buy it if you don't have the cash" one !
     
  16. jmxp69 macrumors 6502

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    32gb. iPad 3 was 16gb and I was annoyed at only having a couple of movies at a time while constantly keeping an eye on storage. IP5 is 32gb too. No regrets this time.
     
  17. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    The difference is the spouse-acceptance factor versus the spouse-annoyed-at-yet-another-expensive-Apple-toy factor.
     
  18. Casey3557 macrumors newbie

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    16 white. Seems okay for how I will be using it.
     
  19. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    2 32gb White, 1 16gb Black, 1 16gb White, and 1 16 gb Slate Black
     
  20. PBz macrumors 6502a

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    16GB white.
    I *think* I need 32GB but not sure.

    Is it just me or do apps seem to be smaller in size on the Mini?
     
  21. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    16GB. I'd rather have 32 but 16GB will hold value better and I honestly don't expect to keep the Mini for more than a year. I'll upgrade if the iPad 5 is significantly lighter than the current full-sized iPad, or to an iPad mini with retina. But I know 16GB will require compromising. A lot of shuffling of games and media. also I think $100 to go from 16GB to 32GB is a rip-off.
     

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