iPad 5 to be thinner and lighter, could have iPad mini design specs

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    Why stop at 256G why not go for 1TB!!!!!
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    Lmao!!! Then it would cost as much as a computer.
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    The Flash memory is a large part of the cash cow that is the iPad's insane profit margins. Truth is, they could move to 32/64/128 as the spread and still make a healthy chunk of change. They haven't bothered because the low percentage of 64GB models sold tells them demand isn't there, and because... well, you never give a sucker an even break. People are paying top dollar for less, so why offer more?

    I use the AT&T service and it's wonderfully fast and it's more useful now that I've installed iOS6, which frees up some of the services that were blocked previously.
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    Thanks for commenting on all of our posts lol. I didn't realize the demand for the 64GB was so low. Seems like almost everyone on this site has one. For your 4G service do you have a separate plan for your iPad or do you have a share plan and how often do you use home and / or public wifi??

    Happy New Year btw!!

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    Hmm...good point!
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    I know, I bought the 64 so I won't run out of space and have to buy (or do without) another iPad to accommodate my need for more storage. So far my 2 has 50GB of storage available after 1 year and almost 5 mos and as some of you guys know I take tons of pics of Miles on my iPhone which populate my iPads along w tons of apps. Coil be be cuz I don't have any movies on it.

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    On a poll on the forum, I seem to vaguely remember 64GB models doing well, and initially iPad sales figures a long while back had people buying 16GBs and 64GBs most heavily. I've not seen sales figures since, probably because Apple doesn't usually offer them to the public by storage.

    I always buys the most storage available, for convenience's sake.

    With apps getting bigger and bigger, and iOS versions getting beefier as well, along with higher resolutions for various movies and images, storage will be increasingly in demand.

    Streaming and cloud offer users flexibility, but don't meet all user needs. For my uses, more storage will always be better.
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    However, IF, I decide to buy a mini (for pocketbook) I might only buy a 16GB for cost and since I would then have 2 additional iPads which are already at 64GBs.

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    I've had unlimited data from the debut of iPad 1's 3G model, and AT&T has allowed grandfathering, so I still have unlimited. I have unlimited on my cell phone as well. I like to have maximum convenience, so have not bothered with tethering or my-fi. I also don't use public wifi because I can't control its security.
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    I figure everyone should buy according to their own needs and budget.

    For me, it's 64GB on every iPad, iPhone and touch.
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    I could not agree more, as long as funds permit. Additional memory adds flexibility which is enabling.
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    I will use it depending on what I am doing and the location of the public wifi. Definitely no banking browsing or transactions on any public wifi. Verizon has only had the iPhone since early 2011 and later on the iPad. Unlimited data has since been killed off and is only grandfathered on my iPhone. Unlimited data would have been sweet on my iPad. I tether w my iPhone when I need data and not at home on wifiI.

    via paid tethering plan, also can use it on other devices.

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    I have an ipad2 16gb. I have bought an ipad4 64 gb because I ran out of room , mainly with music. Yes the ipad4 is a little faster and a little clearer;the camera is much better. But , if I hadn't wanted more storage, I would be happy with the ipad2 .
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    The iPad is wonderful and we all love it but shouldn't they be focusing their energies and resources in new products?

    Anyway, I hope #5 is a success. Longer lasting batteries and more versatility (maybe a USB port?) would be nice.
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    Whatever features Apple decides to add to the next iPad, it's unlikely that a USB port will be among them.
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    That rumor about teaner iPad for my experience means heating problem, unless they will make cpu in 22 nm process

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    I use wi-fi at home, but when visiting family or at work I use 4G. Since my cell phone is just this side of a bag phone (despite being fairly young, I've got this crazy idea that phones are for making calls), so I've got just the 4G plan on the iPad. Actually, I considered it important enough that I had 4G before Apple offered it - my previous iPad, I used a 4G mi-fi device.

    I'm going to call forum bias on that one - enthusiasts are more prone to owning the top models, but they're a small portion of the market overall. According to acquaintances at both Apple stores close to me, the 16GB and 32GB wi-fi models are the first to go, with 64GB models usually selling to people desperate to get an iPad once the smaller models are sold out. I asked because the last two times I've bought my 64GB models, they've been surprised someone wanted one. And people I've spoken to that try to sell on 64GB models seem to have trouble getting good prices - people point out they can get a 16GB for less, like the extra space means little to them.

    If I'm honest, I could get by with less - I just prefer to have my data available regadless of conditions, rather than relying on clouds and such. Even with a 128GB model, I'd still bring my AirStash and SD cards along.
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    Why do you think they can't be working on new products, too? The company has billions at its disposal. Surely they can figure out how to work on a variety of products at the same time. It's not like it's a handful of guys working in a garage,
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    The forum bias is entirely possible, but that doesn't explain away the original sales numbers running high on 16 and 64. I wouldn't go by anecdotal evidence for sales, either.

    Personally, I don't care which is popular; I just buy what fits my uses and pocketbook, and I'd expect that everyone else does, too.
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    No, I wouldn't expect a USB port from Apple. That's why I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab on order.

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