Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 6:37 PM (in response to jsenuta)
I have a 16 gig iPad 2 and I get along just fine. I have a few hundred documents, couple dozen apps, few albums and a couple of movies and I have a couple of gig free.
So you can get by with a 16, you just can't data hoard.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to jsenuta)
As others have and almost always suggest, get as much space as you can because you cannot increase that.
Often ipad owners end up wanting to use their ipads/minis for more than they planned as they learn to do moore with it. I think space is much more important than a retins display, particularly when you're on a budget.
If you're on a tight budget, I strongly suggest you skip the retina mini and buy a non retina mini from the Apple certified refurb store (online only.) They come and go as they are refurbished by Apple, so if you see what you want, buy it.
Each refurbished ipad and mini comes with a brand new front and back cover, a brand new battery, and a full one year warranty. It will come in the white box with the charger just as a new one does, and free and fast shipping.
Right now the new mini retina is $399.00 for the 16 gb. and $499.00 for the 32 gb. In the refurb store, the original mini 32 gb is only $339.00. You get twice as much space and save $60.00 over the price of a 16 gb mini retina. And if you're lucky, the refurb will come with ios 6.1.3, so you can avoid many ios 7 issues.
We have had two 64 gb refurbed ipads for almost a year and a half. They have been great!
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to jsenuta)
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