Having a hard time adjusting from 64gb to 32gb ipad mini

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    Hello! I sold my old iPad mini64GB for the iPad mini wRD. I had to go with the 32GB though to cut back on the price. Well now I'm kicking myself thinking for only $100 more I could get double the storage. Ive already gotten the low storage error. 272 mb left and only 5 songs on here so far. I'm a gamer and a music guy so I'm thinking I can't live with the 27GB of storage. Will Apple allow me to return this and pay the difference to the 64GB model? I hear there's going to be sales on Friday on Apple.com wondering if the mini wRD will be discounted and I could get the 64GB that day? I guess I'm quickly realizing I am becoming a one device guy. I can do everything from my iPad that I need to so I guess thinking about it as my primary computing device $600 isn't as hard to swallow. I might sell my windows 8 laptop to help offset the difference too as it not been getting used anymore. Idk if I'm crazy but I feel like the iPad mini wRD is so good it makes me feel like no matter what the cost it's worth it.
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    All I can say I feel you. That's why i'm throwing down for the 128GB model. I'm going to be dumping some devices soon, too.
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    You can return a device within the 14-day window, for any reason.
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    I hear ya, I went with the 32gb just like last time but added cellular support so that ate up the 64gb storage money. Honestly, for how little I actually use the cell data I probably should have got the 64 GB wifi model. Oh well. It just requires a little more intensive space management. You can always find apps and songs you aren't using right now.

    For any newbies out there, think long and hard about storage space.... The more the merrier pretty much everytime. Resale is better too.
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    So I won't have any issues walking into the Apple store and they'll just charge me the extra $100 for the 64GB? That sounds like the best idea right now as I'm literally hitting the low storage space everyday. Also I would really like to restore my previous 45GB iPad mini backup, something I couldn't do with the 32GB.
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    Nope, you should be fine. As long as you are within the return policy window and have all the paperwork and box, yer good to go.
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    Thanks everyone I could tell I wasn't going to be happy with my $499 purchase unless I spent the extra $100. It might be highway robbery for apple to charge so much for the capacity increases but I'm so happy with this iPad I can't complain too much.
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    I exchanged for the 64GB Last night is what I forgot to put in there haha.
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    And that is exactly why it is not highway robbery. You (and me) are willing to pay these prices. Apple will be perfectly happy to let you keep your 32gb device or even return it. :)
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    I went for the 128GB mini with retina in White and wifi as I can tether my ipad to iPhone if I need 3G
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    It's not robbery, but it would be nice if the entry level $499 model was 32 GB and went up from there. Oh well.
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    Agreed!
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    Just a curiosity question if I may? What are you doing to use all that space? I have an old 32g iPad 2 that I've had almost two years and I still have 17 g available.

    No music though, I use Pandora at home and Sirius on the motorcycle. I use the iPad all the time for movies and TV (Dish) and a big bunch of Apps.

    Remember I'm not finding fault just wondering.
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    I have no movies or music on my iPad. However, I have about 300 apps. Lots of photos (4GB), Navigon as nearly 2GB in maps, Goodreader has over 4GB on PDFs, iBooks has 5.2 GB, Waite's Birds 1.2GB, CR Mag (1.6GB), Spotify 1.1 GB, Starfront, 1GB, AirSupremacy 1GB, etc. I have lots of magazines that eat up GBs. Too long to list it all. And I have taken most of the games off, too.
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    This is my first ipad the mini so I got as much space as possible , I don't know what at the moment I will put on it as still getting used to it that's why I came on here
    Going to transfer all films and photo who knows what else I love my mini ret just the right size
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    I think the key is how much music you have and how much video you store on the device. Photos can add a lot too but they should be easy to archive off or clean up frequently. For music I just use iTunes Radio or accuradio and like both plenty enough. Videos are all streamed from the usual sources. 32GB really should be enough for most people. 64GB is just better. ;)
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    Not all is good my new black 64GB mini wRD screen has bad yellowing on the bottom it's in the process of being exchanged. It goes from white on top to yellow and it's extremely ugly looking ew.
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    Did you take a pic of the screen with the yellowing? I'd like to see what that looks like, if possible.
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    Who uses 300 apps? I got my mini from winning a contest and it is only 16 gb wifi. I don't take pics with it and there's virtually no music on it. Still have 9 gb left.


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    Everyone uses their devices differently.

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