Would you consider this a downgrade?

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  1. eyeseeyou, Mar 27, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016

    eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Im considering selling my 128gb iPad Air 2 and using that money to buy the 32gb 9.7" iPad Pro mainly because of the updated tech and to get as much money for the air 2 as possible before its value drops even more. Plus the pencil seems interesting whenever I dabble in illustration.

    For my use 32gb will be fine and I don't ever see myself using even close to 128gb on a tablet, ever.

    Considering at the end of the day you can essentially get the same tasks completed with a similar user experience do you consider going from 128gb to 32gb a downgrade?
  2. FFR macrumors 601


    Nov 4, 2007
    Then it will be an upgrade from your iPad 2, not a downgrade ;)
  3. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    I would consider it an upgrade. The pencil is a great bit of kit.
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    It's not a downgrade. However, if you end up with more items, photos, music, video, apps than you can comfortably fit, it will be an upgrade with a nuisance.

    Nevertheless, many people will not find 32GB a nuisance. My earliest iPads were 32GB. I need a bit more now. Many do not.
  5. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The 9.7" Pro is not a good upgrade on an Air 2. I realise it holds value ect if you sell now but it is also £100 more expensive this year. Will it still hold that next year? I doubt it I believe it will drop most of that £100 in value.

    iPad sales have slowed because Apple has not put anything in them worth upgrading to.

    When 3D Touch and 4K displays are just around the corner I would be waiting for the next iPad. Anybody with the Air 1/2 not a good update.

    If you have an iPad 2/3/4 update yes as the newer designs are better. But many will happily for the older Air models. I updated from the air 1-2 last year and with general use I couldn't tell the difference. It did have more ram so that's the only area now the new Pro still has 2gb ram.

    So yes update but I don't believe you will notice much difference. The pencil and keyboard are niche products. Buy a Bluetooth speaker better than any sound from single or duel speakers. And let's be honest few people take photos on the iPad especially if you also have an iPhone.
  6. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    I like to down grade from iPad pro wi fi + let 128 GB 12.9 to the smaller one 9.7" it just way to big to move around if you keep it on a desk all the time thats a deferent story, but for that I have the MBP 15". the only reason I bought the pro is the pencil.
  7. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I downgraded memory when I got the new IPod touch went to 16gb as they use to be 32gb standard but Apple playing memory again 16gb was entry level and the 5th gen was painfully slow as it had an old processor.

    No 64gb this time is a downgrade if anybody what's to drop to a 32gb.
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I would wait, save up, and buy the highest storage I could.
  9. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
  10. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    Depends on your drawing needs, apparently. If you draw a lot, the Pencil will be better. If not, you'd be better off spending less by getting something like a Jot stylus.
  11. FairyCatInPink macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
    Not at all. If you are sure you don't need 128GB but need only 32GB, you don't need to pay extra for something you don't need/want to have. I'm 128GB 12.9" Pro and 64GB iPad mini 4 user, and each one of them fit my propose of use, and Totally happy about it.

    People better start choosing which one/what device they buy based on their needs and what occasions, instead of which one has most highest specs and newest. If your choice fits your purpose of use, that's the right choice whatever other people say about it.
  12. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I had had a 32 GB iPad Mini for a while. This was a companion to a 128 GB iPad Air, so it was fine. After giving the Air to my girlfriend, I bought a 16 GB Air 2 (reasoning that the Air was the companion, and 128 GB seemed too much).
    BIG mistake!

    32 GB quickly became a nightmare. I had to manage which apps I had on the device, what I stored, etc. I even used iTunes Match, iPhoto Cloud, and stream all of my content and it was still annoying. The iPad was ALWAYS less than 1 GB from being full.

    Your mileage may vary, but I will never go less than 64 again!
  13. mobutt macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I'm going from a 64 to 32 but I'm pretty sure I could manage.
  14. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    This is the only real answer. Postpone your urge to buy right now and save up a bit longer. In the long run, it'll be worth it

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