which capacity to get?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mac Tyson, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Mac Tyson macrumors regular

    Mac Tyson

    Jul 1, 2010
    if you the 2tb icloud plan, should i still go for 256 or is 64 enough?

    wish they made a 128 version.
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Depends on what you need space for of course.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Do yourself a favor and spend a little more, do not get the 64gb.
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    What does a 2TB iCloud plan have anything to do with what storage to get?

    So because you can't make a decision, you want others to.

    Buy the 64gb. Oh, it might be too small? Then get the 256gb. See how easy that was.
  5. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Depends how much storage you use? For example do you download lots of TV, movies and or music? If so I would go with either the 256GB or the 512GB, personally I'm going to get the 512GB because I use a lot of storage and it's better to have more and not need it than it is too need it and not have it.
  6. Mac Tyson thread starter macrumors regular

    Mac Tyson

    Jul 1, 2010
    With ios 11's file system, it'll be way easier to manage local and icloud files.

    I don't download tv eps, movies, and music. I mostly access things from the cloud i.e. Dropbox, icloud, and I stream what i watch mostly. I also sub to Apple Music and may download a song or two.

    I'm leaning towards 256.
  7. SneakerXZ macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    I already use 85GB in my iPad and I even didn't put all stuff in.

    I usually buy a device with small memory and I always regret it later. I would recommend you to get at least 256GB.
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Go for maximum storage. I tried an iPad Air 2 with minimum storage,returned it for the maxed out version in less than two weeks.
  9. italodance Suspended


    Jun 7, 2017
    Wait for next year of 1 TB.
  10. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    On the other hand I am sitting at 40 GB free with the 64 GB Air 2 I have. Haven't been able to fill it in the time I've used it. Depends entirely on how much offline content you put on your device.
  11. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    You can't listen to other people here and base your decision on that. What do you use your ipad for? Are you in range of WIFI most of the time? If so, the 64gb should be fine. Do you play a lot of games, and require multiple games/movies/ tv shows, etc on your ipad? If so then the 256gb would be a better choice. Do you store your entire life's work on an ipad, and actively seek out the newest game to download, and never play? Then the 512gb is for you.

    I have always went with the "second" tier of storage. This year, I moved from a 9.7 ipad pro 128gb to a 12.9in ipad pro (2nd gen) 64gb, and I have plenty of space. I primarily live in the cloud, and Google and Onedrive are my go to file sources. So my photos, emails, calendar, etc are with google. While all my traditional files are in Onedrive. I am able to access them on demand, when I need them.

    I have a few folders of pdfs synced, locally, to my ipad pro. I also have a series of productivity apps, entertainment apps, social apps, nest, etc on my ipad. I use about 11 gbs. I used to use 48...but then I actually took time to see what I used/wasted space. Thus, I opted for the 64gb storage.

    The local file system isn't going to magically increase the amount of files you keep on your iPad. You could already do this, through less conveniently, in iOS 10. The new file system is just going to make it easier. You will still be able to live in the cloud, or store everything locally. It is all up to how you use it.

    I consider myself a power user, and am fine with the 64gb. But you may not feel the same way.
  12. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    Buy the most but not more than you can afford. If you can afford it, get at least 256gb. There may be something that the future brings that makes you glad you have enough storage.
  13. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    It sounds like 64gb will do you.

    Since most people will have this for 3-4 years though, if you could afford more space...you might want to get the 256gb. But again, only if you feel like spending the extra money.

    I make it the general rule to never buy the lowest tier model.
  14. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    I would say it depends on how much of the 2TB you have filled. Honestly think 64GB would suffice if youre constantly connected to networks, but if you ever have the need to store any files offline for flights or anything, I personally would feel more comfortable with having the 256GB.

    I would also consider how long you plan on keeping the iPad. If you plan for long term, I would shell out for the larger 256GB. 64GB seems pretty reasonable in today's day, but remember that apple once thought the 16GB sufficed for the average user... even though some apps started having 1GB+ sizes per app. Who knows what future updates and apps will demand storage-wise?
  15. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
    Like some have said. If your going to keep it long term or store a ton of stuff on your iPad I would get the 256. For me I don't download movies or shows so I got the 64. I stream everything on my UDP. But some prefer to download. It just totally depends on what your needs are.
  16. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I have over 500GB of media in my iTunes library so I will always Opt to the largest capacity. Period.
  17. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    As a rule i always go for the largest so as not to worry about it later on - however, now the sizes are getting larger i just went with the 256 as I've survived fine with 128GB in the past.
  18. unibility macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2012
    If you have the means, purchase the largest you can. I went with 512GB LTE for I'm only on AT&T's 2GB plan.
  19. whg macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2012
    As I plan to use my new iPad for photo and video processing with Affinity Photo and LumaFusion, rsp., I got the maxed out version with 512GB. This time I also went for the cellular LTE model, as I plan to use the iPad on the road where I have no WiFi available.

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