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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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IPAD with 16GB ?'s please advise

So on black friday I bought an IPAD retina display 16 GB. The price was right and now I am seconding guessing the purchase. I got it as a present for my two daughters to share. I expected them to use it for internet and to add some Apps on it? They may watch a movie but I don't expect them to store many movies on it.

A 32 GB is 180 dollars more and really more than I want to spend but 6 months from now I don't want to feel I wasted money either.

So if you have a 16GB, how is it for you? Did you fill it up quickly? Should I return it and just wait until I can afford one with larger memory?

I should state that each girl has their own IPOD for their music. One has a 32 and one has a 16 (we got this one for free).
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have a 16gb and it's fine for me BUT I don't store music or movies on it. I use spotify and netflix apps and that saves a lot of space.

I think as long as you aren't planning on storing several full length movies on there you'll be okay. And remember you can keep movies in iTunes and then download or remove from your iPad as much as you wish.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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I think you will be fine. I've had my 16 for over a year and have tons of room still. Movies are what will take up a lot of space, if you can stream movies instead of downloading you will be fine
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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We're good with then16 too. I don't store music or movies on mine, though. We have lots of various apps since there are 4 of us sharing it....
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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I don't store music or movies on it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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I bought my son the 32g, and honestly wish I would have done the 16 and saved the $$. He has downloaded a ton, and I downloaded his therapy apps, a total of maybe 25 apps, and he has over 100 pics and last I checked we still had over 20g left!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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I recently struggled with this decision, and I ended up going with the 32GB for my DH. When talking to a salesperson at my local Apple store, he advised that if my DH will be downloading a lot of movies that I should go with the 32GB. He also mentioned that some of the apps being developed now are taking more storage space. I felt safer going with the 32GB. I didn't want to have regrets in the months to come, so the extra $100 was worth it to me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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Well, iPad apps are larger than iPhone apps, so there goes space right there. Also, approx. 2 GB are taken for the software, so you're left with 14 GB.

Coming from the perspective of a 32 GB iPod touch 4g owner...

Get the 32 GB. I've filled mine up in a year (last December), but almost half is photos and camera videos (14 GB). I'm sure mine would last practically forever without that, so I think the better investment would be the 32 GB. That is, unless you can sync things on quickly (I can't.)


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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And remember you can keep movies in iTunes and then download or remove from your iPad as much as you wish.
This is correct. Just move the movies on and off. They can stay on iTunes forever.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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I have the 16 G and I am just fine. I must have 50 apps,music and a to. Of photos. I do not store movies and every once in a while I delete any apps I have not used in a while. I think you will be fine.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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16 gigs in of itself is a huge amount of space for standard resolution media. But saving "HD" resolution media wont get you far.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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As long as you don't plan to store movies, photos or music on it you won't have an issue with the 16gb. If you want to be able to store those things on it, definitely upgrade.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #13
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I have a 32 gb retina ipad and have 25 gb on it. 11gb of videos and 9 gb of music. You also get 5 gb of iCloud storage which I have not used. As you can see most of my space is taken up by music and videos. I really don't need to have them on my ipad but since I have the space I use it. 16 gb should be fine. I also have lots of apps and my whole Kindle library on my ipad.
S you can see its the videos that eat up the space.

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I have a 32 gb retina ipad and have 25 gb on it. 11gb of videos and 9 gb of music.
I just checked that is 25 videos and 837 songs .



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Old 12-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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I debated this and ended up buying my DD a Galaxy Tab 2 10" tablet. It has an SD card slot for up to 32GB. It is currently running about $299.

I should note that we are not really an apple invested family. The girls have old iPods and i have an iTouch that i keep in my car glove box hooked up to my car stereo solely to listen to books on tape during my commute. We have no/little $$ invested in iTunes apps, etc. So it wasn't hard to go with an Android tablet. We all have Galaxy S3 phones.

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