Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to allison263)
You'll probably be fine with a 16. I have a 16 and I have a couple of dozen apps, 3 movies, couple albums and hudnreds of documents and I have a gig or two free.
I have a 32 gig Touch and have tons of videos and music on it. So if you like to data hoard, go for the 32, but if it's just like you said, you just do e-mail and surf, etc you should be fine with the 16.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to allison263)
For this use 16 GB might be enough. But a good rule of thumb, since you cannot increase the storage later, is to buy the most storage that you can afford.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to allison263)
Just for comparison I'm on the other end of the scale. I carry an iPad now instead of a laptop while traveling during the week for work. I load my iPad up with my entire music library, the unread audio books, photos and typically a couple of movies and I sync around 30 TV Shows from my iTunes media library at home.
I'm a big podcast fan using Downcast to download and stream audio ad well as HD video. My podcast library can get quite large depending on how much time I have to catch up on shows. Another reason I chose the bigger model is I instead on using it as a photo backup of the photos on my DSLRcamera's SD card while on vacation.
I could make do with a 32Gb iPad but I usually end up maintaining only 3-4Gbs free on my 64Gb model.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to allison263)
This may help decide among the various capacities:
It applies to iPads as well.
In broad terms:
If you want hundreds of songs, dozens of apps, and a couple of movies: 16 GB
If you want thousands of songs, hundreds of apps, and several movies: 32 GB
If you have more money than time to think about this any more: 64 GB
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to allison263)
16GB is actually enough. With multiple cloud applications like google drive, box and dropbox out there, you wont need to worry about extra space.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to allison263)
16GB vs 32GB vs 64GB: Which new iPad storage capacity should you get?
How much content will fit on my iPod or iPhone?