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Cheers guys...lots of interesting advice and points raised there.

 

In honesty I am a simple guy with simple needs Smile I dont have unlimited data on my phone so wont be tethering my phone to the iPAd. I also doubt I will use "The Cloud" when it is launched. It is just literally for browsing the internet at home and whilst out and about and then access to my online database and emails for work. It will also be used to atore some apple lossless music on in iTunes and predominantly as a controller for a sonos system and Spotify.

Therefore on that basis I have decided that the 32GB WiFi and 3g iPad is the way to go.....unless I just decide to say What The Hell and pay a little bit extra (£40.00) for the 64GB just to be on the safe side Smile

 

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Just an update regarding my post here.

After careful thought and deliberation I decided to opt for the 64Gb iPad. it arrived today and in fact I am posting using it at this very minute Smile

opted for the largest one possible as my music in tunes is all apple lossless (so quite large files) and I also plan on trying to download a few films for watching whilst out and about. I do also intend to use a couple of apps that can store lots of information (such as workout logs and planners)....better to be on the safe side rather than sorry and struggling for space. I also assume that Spotify Premium save music you want to listen to off line on the actual device

Initial impressions are brilliant......easy to use and navigate around. The screen is bright, clear and easy to read......can't wait to try out a film on the screen.

Once again thanks for all the help and advice guys.....next I'll be after recommendations for good apps Smile

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Smart move - esp if £85 didn't break the bank.

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What business contract are you on that you can get the ipad2 for so little????

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Im with Vodafone.....however the prices are for existing business customers only......not new customers. I must say £85.00 for a 64gb iPad with 3G and WiFi is pretty dam good......and so far I am well chuffed with it Smile

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I also opted for the 64gb in the end and was very glad I did. I always buy Blurays with the Digital Copy if available so already have 12 films loaded as well as 10gb of music. With my offline Spotify playlists its already nearly full. I didn't get 3g and tether it to my Desire HD on an All You Can Eat Data plan from 3. Have to keep my phone plugged in at work though because my Desire didn't need any more reasons to drain the battery. I've downloaded Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Daily Notes and Dropbox for all my work needs and use it for Kindle, Spotify, Zinio (What HiFi) on a daily basis plus all my media apps such as Sky Go, I Player and Catch Up TV when away. I invested in Apple TV and use the Remote App to control it.

Quite possibly it has been my gratest purchase to date - one that I use every single day. My laptop is practically redundant now.

 

 

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thebear29uk wrote:

 

I also opted for the 64gb in the end and was very glad I did. I always buy Blurays with the Digital Copy if available so already have 12 films loaded as well as 10gb of music. With my offline Spotify playlists its already nearly full. I didn't get 3g and tether it to my Desire HD on an All You Can Eat Data plan from 3. Have to keep my phone plugged in at work though because my Desire didn't need any more reasons to drain the battery. I've downloaded Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Daily Notes and Dropbox for all my work needs and use it for Kindle, Spotify, Zinio (What HiFi) on a daily basis plus all my media apps such as Sky Go, I Player and Catch Up TV when away. I invested in Apple TV and use the Remote App to control it.

Quite possibly it has been my gratest purchase to date - one that I use every single day. My laptop is practically redundant now. 

And some said it would never catch on Smile I only have the 16bg version (it was a present so can't complain) and don't have a massive amount of stuff on it. It just means I have to swap stuff around more often. I use mine nearly every day for work stuff as well an find it very useful indeed.

You post does highlight the one issue I have with the Ipad in the fact you cannot add to the memory with expansion cards which would have made this device almost perfect. I suppose the general argument would have been "just buy the 64gb version" but you've already demonstrated that even that will not be big enough pretty soon.

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This whole storeage thing is exactly the reason that many of us have resisted the apple bandwagon for so long. Why can't they fit a USB port to allow you more storeage? I know the obvious answer is profit. The thread above illustrates the Apple model perfectly i.e I really only need 16Gb but maybe 32 would be safer, oh what the hell i'll buy 64!!!
By the way I am not being pompous I have just bought a 64GB IPAD2 (probaly only needed 16gb)  ohhh sure