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Is 16GB of storage space enough for an Ipad?

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  • _Eric_ Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Mar 14, 2011 12:52 PM (in response to PrestonV)
    PrestonV wrote:
    I would have to say no. For an iPhone were main use will consist mostly of utility use, less entertainment and heavy application use a 16GB should work well.

    But for an iPad, especially if you plan on this being your main device I would go larger.

    Read this post: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/ipad-storage-challenged/773


    Whoever wrote that article needs a lesson grammar. Right from the first sentence
    Will be the iPad be a big success?

    I know the writer isn't educated.
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  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Mar 14, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to James Ward4)
    I disagree with the music is number 2. Apps are getting really large now, and are eating up way more of my space than anything but movies.

    But then again, this is all relevant to the person saying it, just as i mentioned previously, someone that wants all/lots of their media with them will have space issues.

    Jason
    Mac mini, iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • mg1167 Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to matthewalan)
    I travel every week and the 64 gb is the best for me. I could use more space in fact. I can store about 40 movies on mine which is great for long flights. London to LA I watched 4 movies and still had 30% on battery. I still have iPad 1. Point is if you are away from home base iTunes for a while then the larger capacity is best. IMO
  • lippyloggy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to matthewalan)

    My advice? Save your money by not getting the 3G model (Wifi only), and spend your money on the biggest hard drive available. Why?

     

    Four Reasons...

     

    1.) Free Wifi: It's everywhere, so unless you need to be online while on the bus or in a taxi, you can probably wait until you get to work/hotel/coffeeshop. Besides, if you really NEED to check your mail or browse the web for something asap, use your Phone.

     

    2.) Apps: Believe it or not, the biggest space hog on MY iPad's 64 GB hard drive is apps. For example, my favorite app, "The Periodic table of elements" is 2GBs alone. And my trusty "American Heritage Dictonary" is 508 MBs. And if you (or your kids) like games, forget it. They average 1.5 GBs each.

     

    3.) Photos: And not just the photos you'll be taking using the iPad 2 camera, but every photo you've ever scanned into your computer. Imagine your wallet and how many pics you'd stuff it with if you could? Who doesn't want photos of your dog as a puppy to show every random strangers on a big 10 inch screen?

     

    4.) Video: And I don't mean purchased TV and movies. I'm talking about how the iPad 2 (and iPhone) work surprisingly well as video cameras. And the last thing you want is to run out of space in the middle of your kid's b-day party.

     

    Of course you can (and should) sync and transfer all this stuff onto your PC as often as possible. But trust me - you'll always have a few favorite apps, pictures, and video that you'll never want to NOT have with you. And that number will only grow over time.

     

    So again, I recommend saving by skipping the 3G model, and spending extra on hard drive size.

  • bradleyo Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to lippyloggy)

    I am on the verge of buying an iPad 2 and have been considering which size to go with as well.  As someone mentioned, with the 16GB version, you actually only have 14GB available due to iOS system usage. 

     

    I plan to use the iPad also for comic reading, and I have over 100GB of comics!  Some of the series are over 14GB themselves- and I don't want to have to stop, delete all the read comics and sync new in order to finish the series.  14GB when you think about it isn't really that much if you plan to use this for eBooks, comics, music, movies, and apps.  So I believe I will bite the bullet and go for the 32GB version- because I'd rather spend the extra $100 to be sure that I'll have enough space so I don't have to resync all the time.

  • Seasonsz Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to lippyloggy)

    lippyloggy wrote:

     

    My advice? Save your money by not getting the 3G model (Wifi only), and spend your money on the biggest hard drive available. Why?

     

    Four Reasons...

     

    1.) Free Wifi: It's everywhere, so unless you need to be online while on the bus or in a taxi, you can probably wait until you get to work/hotel/coffeeshop. Besides, if you really NEED to check your mail or browse the web for something asap, use your Phone.

     

    2.) Apps: Believe it or not, the biggest space hog on MY iPad's 64 GB hard drive is apps. For example, my favorite app, "The Periodic table of elements" is 2GBs alone. And my trusty "American Heritage Dictonary" is 508 MBs. And if you (or your kids) like games, forget it. They average 1.5 GBs each.

     

    3.) Photos: And not just the photos you'll be taking using the iPad 2 camera, but every photo you've ever scanned into your computer. Imagine your wallet and how many pics you'd stuff it with if you could? Who doesn't want photos of your dog as a puppy to show every random strangers on a big 10 inch screen?

     

    4.) Video: And I don't mean purchased TV and movies. I'm talking about how the iPad 2 (and iPhone) work surprisingly well as video cameras. And the last thing you want is to run out of space in the middle of your kid's b-day party.

     

    Of course you can (and should) sync and transfer all this stuff onto your PC as often as possible. But trust me - you'll always have a few favorite apps, pictures, and video that you'll never want to NOT have with you. And that number will only grow over time.

     

    So again, I recommend saving by skipping the 3G model, and spending extra on hard drive size.

    I've been trying to get an anwer to this all morning and this is the best anwer I have seen!  I agree that Wifi is everywhere now and it is so easy to stream content!  Going to pull the trigger on this one!!!

     

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00746UJBS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&c amp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00746UJBS;

  • lippyloggy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Seasonsz)

    Glad to help. Just to clarify... I wrote this for someone on a budget. If your company is flipping the bill, or money isn't an issue, get the 3G model. If you can afford the extra 10 bucks a month paying AT&T/Sprint/Verizon for constant wireless coverage, then why not.

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