When most people consider purchasing an iPad 2, they usually opt for the entry level 16GB version, but although the this version comes at a nice $499 price, there are several reasons why you won’t be able to survive with just a 16GB iPad 2. Read on to find out more.
You’ll Store More than Music
When comparing the different storage capacities of the iPad 2, most consumers – and salespeople – reference MP3 songs to explain the difference in capacity sizes – e.g. “The 16GB can hold about 4,000 songs; the 32GB can store approximately 8,000 MP3s, and you can fit a total of 16,000 tunes on the 64GB.” Most people make the assumption that with their small MP3 collection that they won’t need more than 16GBs of storage space, but MP3 songs aren’t the only thing to be considered – what about apps, movies, eBooks, and all the other goodies that you’ll want to store on your tablet?
It’s a given that apps will take up a lot of space, but what’s not always evident is the fact that most of your apps will have a large storage footprint. Think about all of the documents that you’ll store in Pages, the hundreds of photos that you’ll take in PhotoBooth, the movies that you’ll want to edit in iMovie… and the list goes on. In addition to the millions of apps that you plan to add to your iPad 2, you’ll also need more than 16GB of storage space to store all of the junk that you’ll accumulate in all of your favorite apps.
IPad 2 Apps Will Require More Storage Space
Apps on the original iPad were huge – gaming apps were known to reach up to 1GB of storage space needed – but iPad 2 apps will require even more space. The new iPad has great new features like a dual-core processor, double the RAM, 9 times the graphics power, front and back facing cameras, a gyroscope and other features that can only spell on thing for Apple’s second generation tablet – apps that will require more storage space.
You’ll Store Way More Files on the iPad 2
In addition to having “larger” apps, more app footprint, and storing more than just MP3 songs, you’re likely to store way more files on your iPad 2 than you ever did on your original iPad – assuming that you owned one. Photos, Music, Movies, and other file taps will play a bigger role on Apple’s second generation tablet due to its more advanced specs and the addition of the front and back facing cameras.
For more, read How to Get the Absolute Most Out of Your 16GB IPad , Why the iPad 2 Won’t Replace Your Laptop Just Yet , and iPad 2: Why Tablets with Better Specs Don’t Matter
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