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If Capacity=12.8GB is this a 16GB?

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I think this is an iPad 2 but it's of no consequence to my inquiry. The machine is a good 6 or 7 or more years old. Under Settings>>General>>About it lists Capacity as 12.8GB. But that isn't a power of two, so I presume it's not including a few GBs allotted to iOS and so this is a 16GB machine. Am I right? I'm shopping for a new iPad (for the missus BTW so I am kind of unfamiliar), and since this one shows 3.2GB storage still "Available" I want the new device to have more storage, so 32GB, if this one is indeed 16. And I am a might confused as Wal-Mart has some of the "latest model" 9.7-inch Wifi 32GB iPads for a low $329 but they are model MR7F2LL/A; whereas low-priced sellers on eBay have the (brand new) "6th generation" iPads also 32GB with WiFi only and also 9.7-inch display but they cost more and are model MRJN2CL/A. Perusing the specs I fail to see any obvious differences. Can someone point out what I am missing plz? Maybe the eBay models are Apple Pencil compatible. If that is the ONLY drawback I would opt for the cheaper Wal-Mart thing. This is just a tad too much complexity for my aging aching brain and I am so sorry but I fail to spot the relevant difference. THANK YOU for any help!
 

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If you go to ‘Settings’ ‘General’ ‘iPad Storage’, you will be given a list of all your apps with their storage space, and right at the bottom of the list it tells you how much space the OS is taking.

Edit: This is using iOS 11.3, but I see you have an ipad 2, so I don’t know what OS you’re using.
 

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It looks like your current device is an iPad with 16 GB of storage.

The models you were looking at were both the 6th generation Wi-Fi only, released a few weeks ago. The only difference is their colour, thus the different numbers.
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I thank you to the extreme, J.A., as your reply is superbly helpful!
 

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When you decide to buy a new device such as an iPad, a laptop, or a laptop phone, you need to choose the one with the most memory if you have a lot of data to store.
 

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This thread was started in 2018. The OP hasn‘t been back since 2019. Thread closed.
 
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