Which iPad model do you plan to get, and why?

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  1. JohnnyApple

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    I'm curious what others out there are going to get model-wise of the iPad. I think I might as well bite the bullet and get the top of the line model with 3G. You can't add it later, so it's kind of like buying a laptop and spending more up front but making it last longer... what are your thoughts?
     
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    Here's my line of thinking.

    1) I don't have any more than a couple GB worth of music, and I will only load movies/shows on there temporarily (during travel) and then delete them. So 16GB is fine for me.

    2) I am debating if I really need the 3G/GPS, I'm still semi-undecided on that, but leaning towards getting the Wi-Fi only model.

    3) By buying the $499 base model, this saves me some money for an upgrade when Apple decides to add more features and more memory to the next generation iPad. So I won't take as big of a loss by re-selling mine and buying the new/upgraded one.
     
  3. JohnnyApple

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    I wonder though, resale value will be based on what's most popular in the market. If 90% of the people want WiFi and the big HD, it will have a better resale value.
     
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    What people want and what they can afford are two different things. I believe lower priced items with the majority of the same features will always sell better.

    Look at things like cars, the Porsche 911 for example. Lots of people love them, everyone wants the turbo, but most don't want to spend the money on it. So they go for the standard 911 C2 or C4.
     
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    I would like to get the 64 gig ipad, only because I would like to store my ditigital photos on it while travelling. I really wish there were a choice for 128 gig to 250 gig flash. This would be perfect for travelling on the road, then I could leave the laptop inthe hotel room or carry on overhead and I would not have to be annoyed by the person in front of me on the plane when they recline. I don't want to wait for the larger drive,because Apple can be a litte slow with the upgrade.
     
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    I imagine I'll get the 64GB with 3G. Since you can't upgrade later, need to start with 3G. And my 32GB iPhone is starting to feel cramped...
     
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    Welcome to the site Bill!

     
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    Same and I'll be getting the 3G with mine. Most airports I go to charge for WiFi. And since the 3G can't be added on and doesn't require a contract, I figure I mine as well...
     
  9. JohnnyApple

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    If the 3G was something you could add in later I could make a case for getting the non-version and waiting but since it's not, you really might kick yourself if you don't pony up the dough up front.
     
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    I am planning on buying the 32 GB Wifi Ipad. My reasons for this choice are based on my intended use. I currently own a 3G iphone (no phone service) which I use as a basic itouch. I do use the camera but only limited, I prefer to use my 12 mp digital camera and flip video for superior quality photos and movies. I do not listen to alot of music. I find I use the photo viewer often, I am a big time user of many iphone applications (77 apps loaded now) and the major use is for reading books. I have read 100's of books and keep as many as 10 to 12 books at a time on the iphone. I also have about 300 photos stored. With all the above loaded I am only using 2 1/2 gb of space. I feel that the 32 gb wifi ipad will be more than sufficient.

    My thought is by the time I need more room than the 32 gb offers I will be more than ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest ipad, so why front the money for the space now.

    Even though the 3G would be nice, I have access to many free wifi spots and I always have my cellphone and laptop if needed.
     

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