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Posted 12/3/2012 by sewforabbi in NSBR Board


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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:55:27 AM
Anyone purchased a 16 gb and wished they had purchased a 32 gb instead. Buying one for a 17 year old and don't want to spend the extra if i don't have too.




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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:05:49 AM
My DH got a 16 at first and returned it for the 32. You'd be surprised at how much space gets used up quickly.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:28:38 AM
Definitely go for the most you can afford. I started with 16, went up to 32, and wish now I had 64. My teen DD has a 64GB iPad 2, and it's about 3/4 full right now.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:00:43 AM
I bought a 64 and have plenty of room left on mine. My DH bought the 16 and hates it-it is always full, can't update properly and has to be reformatted to add/delete and is a royal PITA. If can afford the 32 that would be my choice. I am assuming a 17 year old will want music, movies, and apps the 16 is tough to live with. I wouldn't waste money on the 16- it's better to have one that functions well for the little difference in cost. I'd rather get a mini with 32 than the full size at 16 KWIM?


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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:03:17 AM
My iPhone is 16GB and that's enough, but for an iPad I would never get less than 32.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 3:58:40 PM
I fill my 64 frequently.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:05:21 PM
a 17 yr old should never complain that her gifted ipad hasn't enough space. she would be a horrible person unworthy of said gift.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 9:10:11 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I will go with the 32.
It's for my daughter and I think she would be tickled to death even if I chose to buy her the original ipad.

Thanks again,



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Posted: 12/4/2012 9:26:14 AM
I'm glad you are getting her the 32.

I filled my 32 with Kahn Academy's Chemistry & Algebra II series for DD last year. It doesn't take much to fill up.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 10:57:48 AM
That's what I am worried about. In little over a year she will be college bound(finger's crossed)

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