4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 1:04 PM by Andrei_O
Penny Morris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi I'm getting the ipad 2 16gb white tomorrow and want to know if 16gb is enough from to hold all the videos, Music,books and apps. I already have 59 music songs, 5 tv shows(videos) and 1 book. Also I want to download 20-40 more tv shows(videos), 20-40 music videos/songs  20-40 app, 20-40 books and the same amount of my own photos/videos . Do you think 16gb will be enough to hold all of these.










  • 1. Re: 16gb iPad enough?
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    No way for us to know... it depends on the size of all those media and they can all vary greatly.


    Since the iPad's storage cannot be increased, buy as much as you can afford.  Better to have and not need than need and not have.  Plus it will be worth more when you sell it.

  • 2. Re: 16gb iPad enough?
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,310 points)

    Generally I'd say buy the most storage you can afford. IMHO 16 GB is fine for web browsing and light emails. But if you plan to add more than a few apps, photos and movies I'd recommend more storage. At least 32 GB.

  • 3. Re: 16gb iPad enough?
    appleuser1322 Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)

    As others have said, get as much storage as you can afford. I'm guessing because your're buying the ipad 2 16 gb that your 're buying a new one at $399.00. In March '12 we were going to buy the "new" ipad for my husband. After a lot of research, we decided to get the ipad 2 32 gb. We couldn't find new ones anywhere, so for the first time we bought refurb, and because it was $499.00, we went to 64 gb, and are happy we did. (The refurbed ipad 2 with 32 gb is $399.00, but it's been out for a while. (Things come on and off the refurb store, so you have to check often.)


    We ordered the ipad and had in about six days at the most. My younger son decided he wanted one, and it took about six weeks before the 64 gb came up in the refurb store.


    The refurbed ipads come with a brand new front and back, a brand new battery, and a full one year warranty. My son needed the 64 gb for college, and my husband doesn't really need it all yet, but it's good to know it's there.


    Note that the ipad, when new, will have already used up space that is necessary for it to work. So you won't start with 16 gb. Also, as my husband has been learning about all he can do on it, he uses more space.


    You cannot increase or upgrade the storage on your ipad, and there are a couple of external hard drives where you can store music, movies, etc., but they cost as much and more than the extra $100.00 to get the 64 gb.


    Hope this helps and enjoy your ipad when you get it.

  • 4. Re: 16gb iPad enough?
    Andrei_O Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

    Go for 32GB. You'll be sorry you didn't in the long run.