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ahmerkhan

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I am going to pick up an ipad tomo morning, and I have decided im willing to spend 650. Cant decide if i want the 32 gb wifi or the 16gb 3g.... I plan to jail break, and I heard that u can attach a portable HD. I have never really used data outside of the comfort of wifi spots (home, work, ect) however u never know when u might need it some day. But i do find the gps usefull, as i use it all the time on the iphone..

I would love to hear from ppl on budgets and how they ultimately made their decision.. thanks
 

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With your current lifestyle and budget considerations monthly I'd go for the 32 GB. You have an iPhone to meet most of your travelling needs. It really is a decision that you know best about. Factor in the cost of accessories and apps you want too.
 

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I currently have the wifi iPad and it's great... I'd definitely suggest the wifi version, especially since the 3G service for the 3G iPad is no longer unlimited.
 

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When it comes to storage size, I think the best way to understand what size you might need is to understand how you will use the device.

For example, in my case, I use the iPad essentially as an extension of my computer. My computer runs a few servers on it which is for the iPad specifically, such as Air Video. Thus I don't really need to store anything on my iPad except apps and books which take up very little space. I stream videos to my device, such as my home flip videos. I also have netflix, which again negates the need for localized storage. With hulu coming along, there will be even more steaming options (if the rumors are true).

And I don't use the iPad for music, as I have enough devices in my home to stream music (like the squeezebox). So I have plenty of room on my iPad.

I use 3G because I want to use the internet on my breaks at work. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with that model and would have gone with the wifi instead. My iPad only stays with me at home or goes to work. I don't travel with it anywhere else.

I hope this helps to think through the decision.
 

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if you plan to do a lot of video and photos, you defiantly need the 64 gb, otherwise 32 gb would do. I have the 64 and it is more then enough unless im downloading a lot of movies. I've got about 30 APPs installed two movies 3 books and 9 magazines and im sitting at 50 Gb free space available.
 

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I would go for the 16 3G.. Like you said, you never know when you'd be in a jam where you would need The 3G. Although you can still do a lot on your iPad without Internet access, it definitely cripples it considerably.
 

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On second thought, if you already have an iPhone, why don't you just jailbreak it and use it with a 32gb wifi iPad?
 

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I'd take the 32g model and pick up a mifi later as you can get those on pay as you go. Basic mifi in uk about £60 and is so small it's easily portable.

Most movies converted take up 600-700 mb and after you have your favourite 5 or 6 installed the others can be streamed (at home) from your main computer.
Books photos and music as well will soon take you to the 16 gb limit.
 

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