How many GB's do i need.
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I went 32 GB mainly for the added space to put Movies on it for vacations, so I wouldn't need to bring the MacBook.
Also know that the Apps take up more space than you would think. I have 76 apps so about 6.4 GB in apps and games alone. Then under 4.5 GB in Music, I have most of my music on my iPhone 4. And the rest will be mainly for movies. I also have ebooks in the kindle app and magazines in the Zinio app.
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07-29-2011 03:45 PM
Get the 16gb.
Originally Posted by disneylover1977
I will get whatever your budget permit, I prefer 64gb but I think 32gb will be ok. However you have to think on everything you want to do and remember that you have no way to upgrade the storage capabilities later.
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The 32 is good but $100 more gets you twice the memory.
For most people your biggest usage would be for storing music and movies. If you have no interest in that, or are like me and you stream everything then I would say the 16gb version is plenty big enough IMHO.
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There are innumerable threads on this topic. They all have much the same content..."If you want...", "If you need..." etc.
The bottom line is that you'll find very few posts from people with 32 gig versions who wish they'd opted for more. You'll find more posts from those with 16 gigs who wish they had more space and more posts from those with 64 gigs (like me) who don't come close to using all the space they have.
In short, the 32 gig version appears to be the "sweet spot."
All in all, I agree with this. But, *if* one can afford it, I've always found it best not to skimp on memory, especially when video is coming more and more into the forefront. Besides, most of us will spend $100 on nonsense in the coming days and secondary memory is a very important component of our little toys. Just skip a few things and go for the Gold.
Originally Posted by jsh1120
32, for sure.
16 gb might sound enough, but once he gets hoocked on the appmania the gb's just fly away.
Yeah, I know...In fact, I originally ordered the 32 gig version. Then, realizing I wouldn't be able to upgrade storage I changed the order. Of course, even with 2300 songs on the iPad, I haven't come close to using even 32 gigs. But as I age, I figure someone will come up with a way for me to use that extra memory.
Originally Posted by info
Wait...what was the topic?
I started with a 16 gb iPad 2 which was only about 12 gb after all the stuff apple puts on it and basic hd partition stuff.. After adding some songs and a few apps, I was down to 4 gb. At this moment I realized I needed at least 32 gb. Luckily I have best buy premier silver, so I was able to exchange with no restocking fee. Now I have used about 9 gb which wouldve filled up the 16 gb, but instead I now have 22 gb of space left (down from 29 gb). I kind of figure that by the time I fill up 32 gb, apple will be at IPad 4 with a minimum memory of 32 gb or 64 gb for the price that a 16 gb one is now and will probably be 4g.
If your husband is going to play games, you need to factor that in also. Just last night I downloaded 2 games which came in around 350 mb each.
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Last edited by snowboarder8985; 07-30-2011 at 01:26 PM.
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