iPad Which iPad Mini 2 - 128 GB WiFi or 32 GB LTE?

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Which iPad Mini 2 - 128 GB WiFi or 32 GB LTE?

  1. 128 GB WiFi

    22 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. 32 GB LTE (Verizon unlocked)

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. dmk1974, Oct 27, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014

    dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    If given the choice for the same price, which iPad Mini 2 would you rather have? If it matters, assume you also have an iPhone that you can tether to. Thx!

    A.) 128 GB WiFi

    B.) 32 GB LTE (Verizon unlocked for any carrier)
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I love my lte on my air 2 so I would say that but 128 gb of storage is Great ...I would go with the 128gb since you can tether
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's why I have the dilemma. 4x storage? Or GPS and LTE option? I have a T-Mobile sim so free 200 MB per month, but then again, I can tether to my iPhone and doubt I'd go higher than the 3 GB/mo allotment. Nice to have that option though.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I personally would go with storage if money is tight specially with 3G. Of tethering. I initially went 128gb wifi with the iPad Air 2 but decided to get the cellular one and love it. Got match my data so I have 5gb of LTE data for $10 a month and 3gb of tethering with my t-mobile unlimited data plan
     
  5. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    I would've gone LTE for a full size iPad; mini is too close to iPhone size to justify LTE in my opinion.
     
  6. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Per the voting, looks like a pretty strong preference so far.
     
  7. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Also, are there many people out there that actually fill up their iPads with over 100gb of apps/media? For my use, it's mainly for future-proofing.
     
  8. luked14 macrumors 6502

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    I voted for the 32GB LTE, but that would just be my preference. It depends on your needs, but if you're on the go a lot, the LTE could be more beneficial. Sure, you can tether, but that can drain your iPhone battery pretty fast.

    32GB should be adequate storage for most purposes, and you can always use cloud options if you need more in the future.
     
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    I voted LTE because that's what I would get, but I think the 128GB would be a better option for most. I make great use of the GPS on my ipad mini.
     
  10. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I voted for the LTE option as I've an rMini 2 with LTE myself (16GB model) and in terms of being able to use cellular data where WiFi isn't available is a god-send.

    It ultimately comes down to what you'd prefer... if you store a lot of photos, music and apps with plentiful access to WiFi where you travel then 128GB is the way forward.

    If you travel a lot away from hotspots and use it to store little on there then the 32GB is the one I'd suggest (personally.)
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I just picked up and mini 2 with 16gb, LTE for $349 from the refurb store. I have tmobile, so for $10 I get 10GB LTE :)
     
  12. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I wish we could get 10GB of 4G LTE data over here in the UK for £10!
     
  13. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    When I had my cellular ipad, I chose it for the addition features of cellular and gps. Turns out I never actually used it for the gps feature, since I always had my phone on me for this purpose, and the cellular I used for about 2 months before I felt like I was just wasting additional money every month. From my experience, I want to go with the increased storage capacity, especially if you have the ability to tether to your phone. What gps feature would you use on your ipad that you couldnt/wouldnt do on your phone?
     
  14. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I'd get the cellular since I doubt that I would even find 128GB worth of stuff that I need to put on my iPad. I have a 128GB iPhone that I use way more than my iPad and it still has 80GB free. 32GB is a good amount as it's enough to hold all the apps and leave room for several videos and other media.
     

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