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Do you wish you had purchased the 64gb?(32gb owners)

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by G.P, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. G.P
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    Hi everyone,

    I've already decided that I want one of these :ipad-front:. My main issue now, is determining whether I should get the 32gb, or go for broke and get the 64gb.

    So my question is, do any 32gb owners find themselves wishing they had gone for 64 instead? Is 32gb enough? I have at most 1000 songs, a few hundred pictures, some movies, and I plan on getting a few apps( IBOOK, a few games here and there etc). I don't really have an issue syncing in and out songs and movies for space conservation purposes. I'm thinking should I just absorb the high upfront cost of the 64gb and not have to worry about space, or should I get the 32gb and use that $100 difference to load up on some apps.

    Any suggestions, feedback is most appreciated. Thanks for reading :)
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    I have the 16Gb iPad and i use GoodReader and an FTP site for PDFs. I think there are similar apps for music & movies.
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    I have a 16gb iPad with almst 800 songs, 43 apps and over 500 photos and I still am only about half full. Granted, I only have 2 full-length videos, but there is still room for plenty more.
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    The question is, how much video do you think you'll have?

    I have the 32GB and wish I'd gotten the 64GB. I have a lot of videos on there and yes, I could have less. But I'd really rather not have to manage it.
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    i have the 32Gig and i'm happy with it.

    was planning to get a 16gig but got the 32gig because the 16 gigs were sold out. I filled the 16 gigs faster than I planned since my iphone i had a 32gig and only used up maybe 5gigs. right now my 32 gig has about 5 gigs of free space and thats because I have video's loaded on it that are several gigs each. I can easily dump the movies if needed. I think the 64gig is just overkill.
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    I think this REALLY depends on how you plan on using it.

    I have an Archos 604 movie player that I filled with movies and then, a year later, realized I only watched a small percentage of them and freed up 75% of the capacity without any issues. I now use my iPad for movie watching.

    If you plan on toting a half dozen movies with you then I doubt you'd need more than the 16GB.

    But, as has been posted above, if you would rather throw everything you got on there and not worry about it then get as big as you can afford.

    But, as a movie watcher with a 16GB I can attest that I am very happy with my decision.
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    I have a bunch of movies in the 700mb range. As I was saying before, I don't really have too much an issue with syncing in and out as needed. I'm never in a situation where I'll need to have every movie and song available to me. Even my songs can be trimmed down because frankly, I have a set of songs I listen to fairly regularly, and some that really don't get played much at all. I don't mind 'trimming the fat' off my playlist, so to speak. I'm mainly thinking will 32gb cut it for the apps? I do want to get a few games, not sure how much space they take up, but I can see myself going app-crazy and filling up space fast.
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    I told my wife to get me the 16 and she picked up the 32. I am memory conscious and don't think I will ever fill up the 32.
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    I would imagine in terms of usage, that it would be a mobile internet device first, an app/game player second, movies third, music last. I don't really feel the pressing urge to dump my entire media collection on there, just that I know for many people, it's about the convenience and peace of mind of not having to worry about space issues. I had a 6th gen Ipod classic 80gb, and I didn't come CLOSE to maximizing that, though you couldn't put the amount of games/apps on it like you can with the touch/pad series. I had about 12 movies and 1000 songs on there, and I must have had at least 60gb left.
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    32GB 3G and happy with it. I still have 21GB free. It's because I now use StreamToMe if I want to listen to movies,music of video. No reason to download unless I'm planning to travel, and there's a fat chance that I'd do that. I use the iPad mostly to surf the web, read books and magazines.
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    I'm a 32 gb owner and not yet regretting it..


    Plus they have bt mem card adaptors now..
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    It's $100 extra, get the 64g and forget about it.
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    I have the 32 GB model and think it is plenty big. I have 20 or so games, about 5 gigs of music and 15 or so videos. I have a ton of space left and don't see myself filling it up anytime soon.
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    I got the 32gb, in hindsight the 16gb would have done.
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    I got the 32GB and it was the best choice for me. I have about 11GB left for movies as I need.
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    As everyone has said, it really depends what you will be using your ipad for. No one knows but you what size you'll need.

    I had planned to get the 64gb but got the 16gb instead as I found a 16 at best buy, and i decided to buy it rather than waiting 2-3 weeks for apple. I made a deal with a friend who will be buying this from me this fall for $400 so i can upgrade to the 64gb at that time. However, over these laat few weeks I have found out that for my needs,16gb is plenty.

    As long as I am selective with what goes on my ipad, 16 gb is perfect. I am a full time student, so i mostly use my ipad at school. All I need is some music, a few ebooks, and some apps. Right now I have 10gb free, and I have no doubt I won't be filling it anytime soon.

    If you plan to put lots of music and videos on your ipad, get the 64.

    If you plan to just use apps with streaming video with a minimal music collection, get the 16.

    Or, just get something in between.

    Personally, I am perfectly happy with 16gb.
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    I mentioned above that I would be using it as a mobile internet device first, game/app player second, movies third, music last.

    At most, I may put 500 songs on it. There are some albums that will always be on there no matter what for repeated listening. At most maybe 10 movies, though I'll keep many more on the itunes, and swap out as needed. That's really not a big deal, just takes a few minutes to look through my collection, and pick out whatever I feel like watching.

    Judging by the responses here, I think the 32gb will be a happy medium. The $100 saved on the 64, I'll load up on some apps. Thanks everyone for responding!!
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    Get the 64GB and you will never think about it again.
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    My wife and i both have the 64 and with no regret.
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    I bought the 32 gig 3G because the 16 & 64 gig ones were sold out, I have no regrets. I'm over 16 gigs, prob around 19 now. I have a lot of apps they only take up 2 gigs, the rest is music and movies that I can put back on my laptop anytime if need be to free up space, I really don't need 50,000 songs on my iPad.

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