which capacity to get?

Mac Tyson

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

wish they made a 128 version.
 

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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.
 
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Dave245

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

SneakerXZ

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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.
 
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Stefan johansson

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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.
 

kasakka

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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.
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.
 

BlueGoldAce

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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.
 
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IPadNParadise

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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?
 

areyes163

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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.
 

Shirasaki

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I have over 500GB of media in my iTunes library so I will always Opt to the largest capacity. Period.
 

AFEPPL

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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