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Old 05-11-2012, 13:46
Kopite76
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10 year old daughter wants one from santa.

Will I buy the 32gb?

Would 16gb not get filled too quickly?

Can you store stuff on cloud?

Thanks
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Old 05-11-2012, 14:51
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If it's apps and some music, then 16GB should be fine for a child. If you're going to put a load of video (movies, tv) on there and leave it on there, then go for the larger capacity if you can.
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Old 05-11-2012, 15:03
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If it's apps and some music, then 16GB should be fine for a child. If you're going to put a load of video (movies, tv) on there and leave it on there, then go for the larger capacity if you can.
Totally agree with this! I have had a 16Gb IPad for almost two years and it has been hard to fill with music, apps and photos. Video is the real space killer!
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Old 05-11-2012, 15:36
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If you can afford it - go for as much memory as you can.

Certainly I agree with the poster that says 16gb is hard to fill with music and books it isn't impssible.

For a youngster, who will hopefully get some years of life out of it - not so much.

Youngsters will certainly be swapping videos, and music etc and 16gb can get filled quite quickly in that case.

Plus don't forget - 16gb is the total memory. nearly 3gb is taken with the operating system.

For comparrison 16gb on my iPhone is taken up with 1144 songs, 7 videos, 688 photos and 120 apps - some of which do take a lot of space. Coastal navigation charts and TomTom eat memory (about 2gb between them)
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Old 05-11-2012, 16:32
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If you can afford it - go for as much memory as you can.

Certainly I agree with the poster that says 16gb is hard to fill with music and books it isn't impssible.

For a youngster, who will hopefully get some years of life out of it - not so much.

Youngsters will certainly be swapping videos, and music etc and 16gb can get filled quite quickly in that case.

Plus don't forget - 16gb is the total memory. nearly 3gb is taken with the operating system.

For comparrison 16gb on my iPhone is taken up with 1144 songs, 7 videos, 688 photos and 120 apps - some of which do take a lot of space. Coastal navigation charts and TomTom eat memory (about 2gb between them)
10 year old probably not going to need Tom Tom or coastal navigation though!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:07
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thanks very much folks. (The wife) decided to go for the 16GB model (to my surprise) so I'll just explain to her that 1000 photos of random rubbish is not a good idea!

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:30
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32 GB is Best...
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:42
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thanks very much folks. (The wife) decided to go for the 16GB model (to my surprise) so I'll just explain to her that 1000 photos of random rubbish is not a good idea!
I have (at least!) several 100 photos on my iPad and they don't take up THAT much space (~2Gb from memory!)
- very occasionally I do adjust things so the older stuff is only held on the PC.
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