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    Can a 16GB iPad be upgraded to 32/64?

    1. I'm supposed to be getting a 16GB iPad as part of a promo. I would like more storage, but is it something that can be done, specifically by me?
    2. I've seen a reference to WEP keys, but does it support WPA2?
    Last edited by gentlefury; 11-20-2010 at 10:36 AM. Reason: correction

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum!

    #1 - It can not be done by anybody. If you need/want more space, sell the promo iPad and buy the bigger one!

    #2 - Yes!

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    You'll find 16gb surprisingly useable, especially if you use streaming apps like Air Video and Zumocast.
    Most apps are fairly small and once you've finished downloading far too many when you first get it, you'll find you only use a certain number of them on a regular basis.
    Unless you travel a lot it should be more than adequate as it really shines when connected to the internet.

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    Thanks to both of you for the replies. Can I assume that it uses standard micro flash cards that can be substituted for the original 16Gb one? If so, what kind, i.e. sd. cf, or?
    Last edited by ajricaud; 11-07-2010 at 03:39 PM. Reason: more info

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    The problem is with opening the iPad and reclosing it tightly without breaking the seal. This must be time consuming because even Apple will just switch iPad's with you instead of repairing it when it breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajricaud View Post
    Thanks to both of you for the replies. Can I assume that it uses standard micro flash cards that can be substituted for the original 16Gb one? If so, what kind, i.e. sd. cf, or?
    You may assume that, but you would be incorrect. Best to assume that the memory cannot be upgraded, swapped, altered or changed in any way. Then you would be correct.

    Do what my friends who purchased the 16gb model have all done, be sad about the choice, sell the device and get a 64gb iPad.
    Posted from my iPad WiFi 64GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasty View Post
    Most apps are fairly small and once you've finished downloading far too many when you first get it, you'll find you only use a certain number of them on a regular basis.
    True I've been able to pair it down to 150 Apps I use regularly. I've tried to get rid of some useless Apps I never use, but Safari, Notes, and YouTube cannot be deleted. That and my music and Video libraries make 32gb woefully inadequate.
    Posted from my iPad WiFi 64GB

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    As I understand things, the iPad processor has the memory integral to the processor chip. So no memory upgrade and replacing the chip [if possible] would cost more than the "bigger" iPad IMO, even if you could get the chip in quantities of one.
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    Its not that you cant change the chip, its the $6000 in technical eqp needed to do it... Plus the training to setup and run it..... Yea go for it!

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    Be happy with what you got. Otherwise if you cant afford a "bigger" ipad, then this is a luxury item youll have to deal with. Bummer dude.
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