The Coming Storage Crunch
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:27 AM
Lex Friedman has written a blog, available on the Macworld Australia website, tackling the upcoming issue.
Will people be forced to cull apps? Move up in the iPad range to the 32GB and 64GB models?
Does anyone think this will affect their current iOS device?
I would love to know your thoughts.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:34 PM
As for myself i purchased/ordered the new 64gig for that very reason more "space" O and also the sudden reality slap that i should have got one two years ago but i will leave that one for another day.
Anyway still early days thou, its going to be inevitable that as the evolution of apps will take up more real-estate and the need for space you will need to run on these devices, O and the need for faster processors to boot, so to speak.
If they build it, they will come, they will adjust, as they always do.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:04 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:37 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:53 PM
I think people will be forced to upgrade to greater storage capacities and move to the 64GB for example. It's interesting Apple didn't release a higher capacity version with the New iPad, but I guess they are going to do that with the next iPad and entice everyone to upgrade once again.
Edit: Just realised they didn't release a higher capacity iPad as they can't drive the price of flash memory down enough to keep the iPad at the current price point.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:34 PM
I agree also with an earlier post about culling apps. After going through the stage of having as many as possible, and having had an iPad since day one of the first model, I now know what I need to have and what I don't. Yes, I have a gazillion apps in my iTunes folder, but like my iMac, I have found over time that less is more and I think I now have a better mix, given that I do certain things on my iPad and other things on my iPhone rather than doubling up on both devices. For example, I don't do movies on the iPhone and don't do music on the iPad. And to date I have found iCloud and itunes match well worth the price of admission.
So to summarize, get the biggest size you can afford, be objective about what you must have on the device, and definitely take advantage of iCloud.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
That said, I've really noticed the size of apps creeping up recently, and would really recommend you buy bigger than 16GB. But if it's a question of price, then 16GB is better than nothing (or a non-iPad tablet!)
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:09 PM
...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."