10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 11:17 PM by Mathambo
brysie22 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just bought  new ipad 32g, I also own an ipad 2 64g, on my old ipad (2) the memory usage for my iphoto photos is 7.7 gb the same data on my new one takes up over 14 gb, is this because of the new retina display using bigger files


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  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Yes.

  • brysie22 Level 1 (0 points)

    **** if I had known that I would have bought a 64 gb one.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    You're still within your 14 day return period.

     

    Because of the 4 times larger screen resolution, the size of apps optimised for the retina display is also increasing - quite considerably (2+ times) in some cases.

  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)

    While new iPad apps are definitely getting larger as they up the resolution of their artwork, a personal photo moved from the old iPad to to new one shouldn't have gotten larger.  My photo library didn't increase in size when I restored my old iPad data to my new one.  A 1 MB image saved on your old iPad should still only take up 1 MB of storage on your new one.  Photos taken with the 5 MP camera in the new iPad will be MUCH larger than those taken with the 0.7 MP camera in the iPad 2.

  • brysie22 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been down the apple store and changed for a 64 gb one, however the photo data does change as I reloaded all iphoto files to my ipad 2 and they took up 7.5 gb but on the new ipad they take up 14.4 gb.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    We're referring to images transferred originally from a computer, which are downsized when synced to the iPad. For iPad 2 they are downsized for the 1024 x 768 screen. For the new iPad they are downsized for the retina display, and are therefore up to 4 times larger in pixels.

  • brysie22 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes you are right, still problem solved Apple were more than happy for me to return my 32 gb ipad and exchange for 64 gb.

  • Mathambo Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPad shows I have 10gig worth of photos , however , after deleting most of these there is no change to the memory used???

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    Try a rest: Simultaneously hold down the Home and On buttons until the iPad shuts down. Ignore the off slider if it appears. Once shut down is complete, if it doesn't restart on it own, turn the iPad back on using the On button. In some cases it also helps to double click the Home button and close all apps from the tray before doing the reset.

  • Mathambo Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately it still shows 10gb on the photo library !!