Cant Decide!

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    Marilyn, good idea, thanks!

    I have some music in amazon actually that I purchased.
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    Or just load all your music into google play. 20,000 songs is free. Ive got all mine in there and use gmusic to access it all. I dont keep any songs or videos on my ipad. Between google music and airvideo its not necessary.
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    Thanks for the options!
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    That's fine and dandy if you have a constant WiFi connection (or you have a cellular iPad with a good connection)........
    There are many times that I don't have a connection but still want music, videos, or other media available to use.

    IMHO you just can't beat having all or some of your collection available on your iPad for immediate consumption.
    I find the 64GB iPad is nothing to big.
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    Im always in lte or wifi coverage so its never been a problem but your correct.
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    I probably should have coughed up the extra $ for 64GB.... But, I always have my phone with all my music on me. In the 1.5 years I had my iPad 2 with all my music, I listened to it....twice?? At most. I dont really need music on it but having some movies would serve me better i think.
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    I have the 64 just because I won't upgrade until this one craps out on me. Which if our other apple products are any indication, it will be years before that happens. Anywho....
    I do have all my stuff on my iPad but I find that I don't listen to 99% of it at any one time. Even on my running iPod shuffle, I find that it is only 1gb full since if I add the other gig and have it full, I tend to skip more songs because I'm just not in the mood for them. Pairing stuff down just gives me my faves!
    Anyway, another perspective on music and availability. Just because you can store all your "albums" in an easily carried device doesn't mean it's a good idea or even a good use of storage. I mean, do you really need the whole Billy Joel boxed set collection when you really only like a few songs?
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    That's my solution. I listen to music on the phone, not the tablets. Also, I rarely need games on the phone, so those stay in the tablet. Audiobook stay on the phone, not the tablet. I take photos on the phone, but like to view them on the tablet. Productivity apps go on the tablet, music apps like spotify, pandora, etc, my live on both.

    If you try to duplicate everything on each device, there is little point having 64GB on each...so you partition stuff up according some logic that works for you.
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    Sounds confusing when you read it but I understand what your saying.
    Bottom line is to customize each device to where you actually use the specific media...........each person will have different needs/desires.

    Since I don't need/want a smart phone most of my media is right on the iPad..................seldom used stuff in the Cloud.
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    I wish I could be content to not own a smart phone. I hardly ever talk on it (mostly when I travel), but I have it with my 24/7. Weird, I know, waste of money in a way. My main uses for it are 1) email, 2) music, 3) pocket camera, 4) audiobook player, 5) reader, 6) youtube viewer, 7) backup nav, 8) finding places to eat in other cites, 9) Glee Karaoke (not that I can sing, mind you) 10) Alarm clock. I guess when I write this out I see that I do use it, just not much for talking.
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    Totally, my phone is really text message device, music player and alarm primarily.

    I will remove my music from the iPad and keep a few good playlists and load my music to google and amazon.
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    I look at it this way...........
    I need a break from all this media overload as I deal with it all day at work and a lot at home.
    When I'm away from all this I don't want another device strapped to my hip.

    I have a basic cell phone with me only............yes, they do still make them. :D
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    Get iPad 3 apple sell refurbished for a big saving I got 64gb iPad 3 for £429 ! Not a lot of difference between 3 and 4 apart from speed which you probably won't notice ... Some apps loads a couple of seconds faster but for the dosh saving its worth the delay . Search google for apple refurbished
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    In my opinion I wouldn't buy the ipad 4, I still have my ipad 2 and everything works fine on it I tried the ipad 4 and I really didn't even notice a difference. The only way I'd upgrade my ipad is if it wouldn't support any apps that I liked anymore or it couldn't upgrade to the latest iOS.
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    You couldn't tell any difference between retina and non-retina display? Hummmmm.
    Huge jump from iPad 2 to iPad 3. Even bigger jump to iPad 4.
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    I've been playing around with my iPad 4 and noticed that its much faster than my iPad 3 using home wifi for some reason.
    Like night and day compared to my iPad 1. My old iPad was so choked the click sound happens about 15-20 seconds after I press the off button.
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    On the same boat here...I was planning to upgrade my iPad 2 to the 4 when it was released in March '13, but the fact that it came around earlier is forcing me to make a decision.

    Better screen, cameras and speed are enough reasons to upgrade, but no jb does not only mean no tweaks, xbmc, etc...currently it also means no proper Google maps and no nice youtube app. So I would be missing a lot.

    I don't want to just buy it and wait for a jb as that is a horrible feeling I don't want to go through again (I got my iPad 2 on launch day).

    So no upgrade for me for now and I will see who wins the race, the jb for the iPad 4 or new Android tablets with retina and a more stable release of xbmc for that os.
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    I agree with all here! I first bought the iPad Mini. I thought it was amazing! Then my eyes started hurting me. Exchanged for the iPad 4 and wow what a difference the retina display makes. And watched an HD movie on it and you feel like you're there! To me it's definitely well worth it. Good luck!
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    I can definitely tell the difference between a retina iPad and a non-retina iPad. And while I love the new mini, I do so wish it had a retina screen. I'm already planning to buy that model when it comes available. At that point, Apple will have achieved tablet perfection, I think.
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    Agreed......the retina display on a true HD movie is absolutely incredible.
    I played with the iPad Mini for quite a long time and while a lot of people like it, it's not for me.
    The screen isn't bad but it's defintely not retina...........

    Plus I just don't like the size.......easy to carry yes but much harder to use than an iPad 3 or 4 IMHO.
    I'll stick with the full size model. :thumbs:

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