Will 32GB be Enough?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fob, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. fob macrumors member

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    They pulled the same crap on the big iPad like 16GB for the iPhone. Consider optimized apps will be bigger, and potential software updates down the road to befit the "pro" moniker, 64 would be an ideal starting point and they knew it so they pulled a quick one as always. Will 32 be enough for you? Will you put up with their crap or sit this one out for...3d touch?
     
  2. Sarah Jones 799 macrumors member

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    Depends on your usage. I going to wait for iPad pro 2
     
  3. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

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    Well, no matter what the base model is these threads will always exist. 64GB Base model is far too small. @AustinIllini we called it. (Dictionary: 32GB OUTRAGE, THE)
     
  4. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    32GB is definitely not enough for what I want, I'm going to jump on 128GB.
     
  5. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    There's a reason why they started 32gb as a base model. It's probably because some future apps may take up lot of space.
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I've had 16GB iPhone4 and 16GB iPad2, and it was enough for a while, after 2 years I found myself deleting big big games just to get space to take pictures and videos, it felt like it wasn't enough.

    I now have 32GB iPhone5s and 64gb iPad Air 2, a worthy upgrade. And the 32GB iPhone5s has the same content - if not more - than my old iPhone4 on it. And it feels like it's 64GB. Who knows what my opinion is in 2 years from now, but the last 2 years of iPhone 5s with just 32GB storage ... I've always had more than 10GB free space. Never had any issues. That said, I play the games I play, and I know I can just re-download stuff from the cloud if required. And I use DropBox Pro, media gets recorded, edited, organised and then uploaded, backed up, and I clean up the devices again.

    So in my use-case, 32GB is more than plenty, I feel no need for more. I'd love 256GB on both though WINK WINK
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Apple could put in 1 TB and still people would complain.
     
  8. Mivo macrumors regular

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    32 GB wouldn't work for me, just going by how I use the Air 2. 64 GB is sufficient for me, though if I get a pro, I may go for 128 GB. But strictly concerning "need", I usually have 25-ish GB free on my 64 GB devices.
     
  9. wksj macrumors member

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    16GB is more than enough for me right now. However, that doesn't mean I'm happy with it since Galaxy phones now start at 32GB.
     
  10. JAT macrumors 603

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    I have 32GB Air right now, it's not enough. Jumping to 128 in some newer iPad. (although I'm annoyed there isn't an Air 3 with Pro-like specs) And I don't even take pics/videos with the thing, but I do want to occasionally download them from various sources, and this just isn't cutting it.
     
  11. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    It's all a usage question. I have a 32gb mini that has zero music, pictures, or video stored on it. Without those things I've never come close to filling it and it has suited my needs. I have all of that other content on both my phone and laptop, so I'm satisfied.
     
  12. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I am going with 128gb. 64gb is the minimum for all new devices IMO.
     
  13. sracer macrumors 603

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    It's not the same thing. Considering the audience and use cases that the iPad Pro is aiming at, 32GB is no different than 16GB for the iPhone and non-Pro iPad so the "outrage" is relative to the device. It isn't of the "no matter what the minimum storage model is there will be complaints" vein.
     
  14. G5isAlive macrumors 6502

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    Something to consider on size is the impact on speed... I don't know if this is 100% true or not... but it makes sense as you get close to filling your storage up, you will start to slow down the device. It gets fragmented and has to spend more time looking for the pieces. I was told this by an Apple Store Genius. Now, the reason I am a tad skeptical is we were discussing my iPhone 6+ performance at the time. It was noticeably slower to me. She was trying to say my battery was fine. And then said, its probably i was close to using up all my storage. I told her I had plenty of space left, it was a 128 gb device, and she made me show her. I was using maybe 70gb. to me thats plenty left. to her? she was like, see! anything more than half full starts to slow you down...

    anyway, my iPad mini is 16 gb. i only using it for reading and browsing the web. for that its fine. my iPad Pro is 256, I watch and store movies on it.. so like the extra leg room. Apple's minimal configuration is always useable, for minimal application :)
     
  15. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Not if you use iCloud for Music and Photos.
     
  16. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    If you use iCloud, 32gb is fine. I have 2 iPads and an iPhone SE with 32 each and not even approaching limits.
     
  17. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    It really depends on how much storage you need when offline. I'm subscribed to 200GB iCloud but that's not gonna do me any good when I'm in an area with poor or expensive internet connection.
     
  18. LovingTeddy macrumors 65816

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    Or..., I upload all my photos to Google photos. After backup finished, Google Photos will suggests me delete local files. I managed to regain 10GB worth of spaces. For some reason, even if I enable upload photos to iCloud, there were still 10GB stored locally for some reason.

    Music, I uploaded entire music library to Google Play Music.

    All free. Google photo allows unlimited storage, Google Play Musics allows 20,000 sings. All enough for me, plus I got see all the photos took from my Android phones.

    By doing that. I managed to pull of with 32GB iPad with 23GB spaces.

    P.S. there is also a feature let iOS automatically delete a app if inactive for period of time.
     
  19. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Cool, that works too. I tried Google Music once, but wasn't a fan.
     
  20. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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  21. LovingTeddy macrumors 65816

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    I actually did not subscribed to Google Play music at all. It allows upload 20,000 songs free to Google Play Music. You cannot beat that.
     
  22. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Yea I didn't pay for it either. I uploaded my songs, but the app was just kinda crappy. I ended up moving on.
     
  23. Falhófnir macrumors 65816

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    Well that's ok then as the pros do now start at 64 ;)
     
  24. bwfcbecky macrumors newbie

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    I’ve just bought a second hand iPad 9.7 for £250, got the 32gb version. I use about 9.7gb of storage atm, as I stream all my music from Amazon/iTunes and just use Google photos for pics. If you want to store all your music on it, I’d go for 128gb.
     
  25. strawberryshortcake, Feb 23, 2018
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    Depends on one's usage. But 32 gb is way too small. I have the 512gb and I will be completely full once I have converted all the videos I want into compatible formats. Give me a minimum of 1 tb the next go around.

    Having to store things in the cloud is tricky. You're relying on data or wifi.

    I already used up OVER 400 gbs.

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