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I had to delete a movie from my 32GB iPad 2 when a few apps wanted to update after iOS 5.1, for want of space. I can't imagine what would happen to 16GB models, if you have apps optimised for retina display.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1165797/retina_display_ready_apps_and_th...

 

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

I expected Apple to be much smarter than that and manage the apps better with regard to storage neefs i.e. not overload the lower-rez devices with hi-rez graphics. Very odd.

128 gig ipad 3 also sounds as good to have now but again not offered. Hmmm. I am considering ipad 3 and i will use it for thousands of alac files and thousands of pics but now i am not sure if the capacity is sufficient. My iphone 64gig is full and cannot fit all songs so with retina pics on ipad 3 it will be worse!

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

Apple wants you to use iCloud & iTunes Match.

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

Without match and icloud I have lossless alac and do not pay extra for storage. With match and icloud I cannot have alac and have to pay extra...

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

You can't have it both ways according to Apple  Wink

Or check this:

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-wifi-hard-drives-2011-8#

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

According to Apple (If they chose to make an honest statement) would be "We set our gizmos up to screw the customer so they have to fork out for higher Gig models or pay for our cloud instead of providing an sd slot...and stuff our customers wanting a USB input and all"! Angry

I mean.....16 ruddy Gig is all the starter I Pad has been for two years...even though memory now is cheap as chips and the truth is in the pudding. Wink

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

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According to Apple (If they chose to make an honest statement) would be "We set our gizmos up to screw the customer so they have to fork out for higher Gig models or pay for our cloud instead of providing an sd slot...and stuff our customers wanting a USB input and all"! Angry

I mean.....16 ruddy Gig is all the starter I Pad has been for two years...even though memory now is cheap as chips and the truth is in the pudding. Wink

Why would you put sd or usb slots on an Apple portable product apart from there laptops which can be used as your main hub.

The hole idea is for to be able to share all your information between your products wireless, and so far they have done a great job.

Not everything falls to everyones expectations but we all know there are things in Apples pipelines to improve things further and further.

You say Apple is ripping people off? Would you buy from someone you felt that was ripping you off? Then its simple don't buy one.

I would buy one if i had the cash and i wouldn't feel ripped off.

 

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

boozercruiser wrote:

According to Apple (If they chose to make an honest statement) would be "We set our gizmos up to screw the customer so they have to fork out for higher Gig models or pay for our cloud instead of providing an sd slot...and stuff our customers wanting a USB input and all"! Angry

I mean.....16 ruddy Gig is all the starter I Pad has been for two years...even though memory now is cheap as chips and the truth is in the pudding. Wink

1) I have three PCs in the shed, each of which became obsolete as Windows became more bloated.  One has an 8GB hard drive (which cost me £250 extra).

2) Memory costs have doubled in the last year.

3) Nobody's making you buy it.

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

My OH has an 8 GB iPhone - it's all she needs as she doesn't want to fill it with music / videos. She has a few apps, but they're mostly just a few MB each. There are quite a few people who are the same - a cheaper 16 GB model is perfect for their needs.

On the other hand, I have a 64 GB iPhone - I fill it with stuff, most of which I don't really need on a day to day basis, but I like to have the option. If it had been available and was a reasonable price, I may well have purchased a 128 GB version (if it had been available). The trouble is fulfilling the second part of my want i.e. reasonable price - remember this is all SSD storage we're talking about which is signigicantly more expensive than a standard hard drive and the costs rise exponentially as you increase the size. Right now, a 128 GB USB pen drive will set you back nigh on £150 - £200 whereas 64 GB costs less than £50. So introducing a 128 GB iPad right now would have meant too high an RRP.

In a years time, I expect the storage brackets will increase then (or possibly for the next iPhone later this year).

 

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

I wonder if the 16, 32, 64Gb models actually have different chips installed or do they just jumper a couple of pins to ground to disable the memory on the lower spec models? Big savings on production costs and inventory management with ability to respond to sales demand.

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

Apple is a business like any other and businesses are there to make money.If you rather, apple could just stop bringing out products all together I believe they got enough money now to go around the world a fair few times, forget the world the universe. 

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

Just tried the 'new'. Looks much like the 'old'.

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

John Duncan wrote:
Just tried the 'new'. Looks much like the 'old'.
Agreed especially with 5.1 installed.I'LL wait for the next one. iPad 4 ?  excellent!

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iPad 4?

'The soon-to-be-old iPad'

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RE: 16GB not enough for retina display-optimised iPad apps

On the issue of storage, I have an 'old' iPad 2 32GB and already wish I'd gone for 64GB as it's nearly full with all my Apple Lossless music files. Frown

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The lack of bump up on the storage to 128 gig in combination with quadrupling the rsolution is odd. Lots of hirez pics + lossless music + some vids will fill 64 gigs too quickly. This should not be the case with a premium priced product. There should be an option with more storage.