12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2012 1:50 PM by stevejobsfan0123
amy123xx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was thinking about getting a ipad 3 16gb but i dont know if it will be big enought. I want to use it for about 300 songs , 300-400 photos , 50-60 apps , a few tv shows and some books. Also renting a movie when travelling. Need some advice.


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  • 1. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    ousmanefrommuncie Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    the 16 GB should be plenty, I have over 1000 photos, 4-5  movies and maybe around 30 apps on mine, and i still have around 7-8 gb to spare. Just remember files sizes of photos and resolution will effect how much memory the photos will take.

  • 2. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,035 points)

    When I bought my iPad 2 I thought 16GB would be more than enough.  However I was quickly proved wrong and swallowed up the 16GB very quickly. I had to contiuously 'housekeep' the iPad and move stuff off to iTunes.  Now I have an iPad 3 and went for the 64GB model.

     

    Go for the biggest model you can afford.

  • 3. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)

    The iPad's memory can not be upgraded.

    I would surest you get a larger amount of memory.

    It is $100 more together the 32 GB model. Then you wont need to think about how much memory your downloads are taking up as often.

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    PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    I had a similar situation and had no problem with the 16 GB original iPad. With the new retina-compatible apps taking up more space, however, I found my 16 GB new iPad pushing the edge of space - so I returned it for a 32 GB.

  • 5. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    rkh48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    Read your post and was wondering the same thing. Did you get 16GB ipad 3 model? This will be my first ipad so I have no comparison. My thoughts would be I would use it for apps, internet, email, some pictures. Would not  put music on it. Might download some movies too.

     

    Which model did you get and are you happy with your choice?  Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • 6. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    I'd like to add to the recommendation for 32GB. TV Shows and books take A LOT of memory.

  • 7. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    R167 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Definitely get a 32 (atleast) if you are storing all of that. Of course, it all depends. A 30 minute TV show of mine took up over 600 MB in HD. Also, some apps are ginormous. Finally, remember that the iPad operating system is nearly 3 Gigs or so (maybe more, one thing that I really wish would be online). Try to calculate the aproximate size of all videos and stuff before hand if you want to. If I were you though, I would spend the extra money to get the 32. That way, if you get more things over time, you won't have to worry. Last suggestion, keep any apps you get organized. Our iPad is a mess which "inspired me to keep my iPod nice and organized.

     

    Hope this helped!

  • 8. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    R167 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    If you can afford it, get the 32 atleast. The 16 is nothing unless you are a minmalist with no apps or anything. Music is fine, unless you have a big library it takes up little space. Pictures (especially on the iPhone) will hit you hard. Email doesn't really store on the device. All depends on how much you use it. If you don't need 32, don't get 32. Whatever you choose.

  • 9. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:

     

    I'd like to add to the recommendation for 32GB. TV Shows and books take A LOT of memory.

    IMHO: I would recommend the 64 GB as it is only $100 dearer than the 32 GB for TWICE the amount of memory.

    Once you buy an iPad with XX GB on it, you are stuck with XX GB { you can't add more memory }

  • 10. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    animartinez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello amy123xx !!!

    First of all, sorry for my English ... Can you tell me which Ipad did you buy al last ???

    16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB ??? Because I have the same question than you ... the 16GB will be big enought???

    Thank you !!!

  • 11. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    AJay_9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an ipad 3 on 16Gbs but it tells me that i have 3.7GBs available but on the capacity it says 13GBs, so i dont really know what to pay attention to if i run out of space

  • 12. Re: Will getting a ipad 3 16gb be big enought?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    The operating system takes up a little space. 16GB -  ~3GB = 13GB capacity.