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Which iPad2??
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Hi Guys,

I can get an iPad2 on my existing Business Phone Contract and have the choice of all three...the 16GB is Free, the 32GB is £41.66 and the 64GB is £83.33. Not sure which one I would be best to go for.

It will be used mainly for working when out of the office....via a web based database, email, web browsing etc. But will also be used considerably at home for web browsing and adding some music to itune for when I am out and about.

It will also be used as the main controller for a SONOS system I am putting together at home with a NAS using itunes and Spotify.

Is there realistically any point going for the 64GB option...bearing as most stuff is web based I use and any files will be saved back to the laptop in the office? 

Any advice would be welcomed Smile

 

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RE: Which iPad2??

Personally speaking, no. I have the bigger iPhone (32GB) but the smaller iPad (16GB). 

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You really won't need 64g unles you're planning on downloading every app you can find, or storing a lot of music on it. I bought the 64g, and I've used less than 15g, and that's with about 10g of music on it that I don't really need as it's on my phone as well!

 

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If you're sticking to iTunes downloaded music and then - as you mention - streamed content, you should be fine with the 16GB iPad.

Personally i'm damn glad i've got the 64GB version - houses vasts amounts of lossless music plus a small library of movies/TV shows to watch on my travels. Remember that decent-quality video can take @1GB of space for each hour of running time.

 

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I've got the 32GB one and it's amazing how quickly it's filling up. But then, like Clare, a lot of my iTunes music is in Apple Lossless.

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Andy Clough wrote:

I've got the 32GB one and it's amazing how quickly it's filling up. But then, like Clare, a lot of my iTunes music is in Apple Lossless.

 

That's why I went for the bigger phone, as that's my portable music device. MyiPad is more of a sofa-surfer.

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Personally, I think 32GB is the safest option. I don't have many songs, but have many pics. I've already filled up 20GB of my 32GB iPad 2.

Considering that iPad memory is non-expandable, I would recommend a 32GB.

 

64GB is a bit of an overkill.

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Cheers guys,

It seems like the logical option would be the 32GB iPad. My music is Apple Lossless, but I would only but probably 30 or so albums on there for listening on the go...and these would just be changed as and when I want a change. I dont plan on watching HD movies on it so that's not so much of an issue. As far as apps go it would probably be a few games and then the main apps for things like news, sports, few business apps, spotify etc.

As I said it will mainly be used for Controlling Sonos at home and web browsing and then when I am out and about for business for accessing a web based database and emails. I seriously think the 16GB would be fine, but wouldnt hurt playing it safe and getting the 32GB one for £44.00 just to be sure.

Cheers guys.

What apps would people recommend as usefull?

 

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Hi, which network is this on? I was thinking of buying an iPad but if I could add one to my existing iPhone business contract that would be perfect. Cheers!

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Does it matter what size memory your iPad has, as we'll all be using iCloud soon!

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paulyboy233 wrote:

Does it matter what size memory your iPad has, as we'll all be using iCloud soon!

Yeah that'll work on a plane, on the underground, in a tunnel etc etc.
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If you are not looking to use a 3g network to use and browse the internet with then I suggest that you just stay with the wifi version and save yourself the cash.

I mean, the 3g network really comes handy at times but if you are looking to stay on plces with a stable internet connection, then I find them of no significant use.

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hammill wrote:

paulyboy233 wrote:

Does it matter what size memory your iPad has, as we'll all be using iCloud soon!

Yeah that'll work on a plane, on the underground, in a tunnel etc etc.

 

I spoke to a guy in an Apple store today and he told me once iCloud launches he can't see many people buying anything other than the 16GB. Just shows how important research is and how useful forums are. I was ready to buy a 64GB with 3g but realised as I'm on the All You Can Eat Data allowance with 3 I can tether my smartphone for Wifi. If my phone won't pick up the 3g signal a sim in the ipad won't either.

And if I'm on a plane, or on the underground etc 16GB is plenty for the length of time I'm unable to connect to the iCloud.  

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Bear in mind that the extra 50GB - of iCloud space - will cost you $100 per year. (Probably £100 per year in the UK.)

Given that most iPad users will upgrade every year/launch, then that kind of sum will be insignificant compared to the sheer "notice me" factor of being able to shout ... "I just lost the cloud!" ... in a public place whilst waggling their iPads around in a fashion reminiscent of indoor TV aerial users trying to get a signal.

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chebby wrote:

Bear in mind that the extra 50GB - of iCloud space - will cost you $100 per year. (Probably £100 per year in the UK.)

Given that most iPad users will upgrade every year/launch, then that kind of sum will be insignificant compared to the sheer "notice me" factor of being able to shout ... "I just lost the cloud!" ... in a public place whilst waggling their iPads around in a fashion reminiscent of indoor TV aerial users trying to get a signal.

Indeed. As this BBC survey shows http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14574816 3g coverage is still quite ropey.

 

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I wouldn't fancy storing movies on iCloud (though i dunno how it works yet, obv), so i'd go for the 32gig, and would miss out 3g because i can thether to my iphone. Ooo look, i already did...

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