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iPad 3 Question

Journal Entry: Sun May 27, 2012, 3:01 PM


Hi, all. Just passing through, and I have some questions for you all:

I'm most likely buying a 3rd gen iPad in the next new months. For those of you who have one, how many Gig do you have: 16, 32 or 64? Do you find the amount of Gig you have fine, or do you wish you had more?

Also, does anyone out there have an iPad with 3G or 4G capability. If so, why did you choose to get that model over wireless only?

Finally, what you predominantly use your iPad for?

If it helps anyone with giving input, I will predominantly be using mine as an ebook reader, for web browsing, as a camera for point-and-shoot situations and HD video, for social networking like facebook, tumblr, pinterest, etc. (this includes text, picture and video posts), and for games.

I may eventually purchase the Pages, iPhoto and iMovie apps if I think I will use them.

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Patilda Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
:wave: Hey Sam! :)

First of all, I have to say that the best thing I did after buying my tablet was when I bought my ipad. I have an ipad 2 - 32 gig, more than enough for me. I have tons of things on it and I've only used 10 gig so far - for more than a year already and it's fair to say that I can't live without it. :) I use it as an e-reader and it's wonderful for fics as well if you have apps like instapaper - very useful app!!!! I use it for social networking as well and I even draw on it - there are tons of drawing apps to chose from and some are really good.
But, the most important thing on my opinion, is that it depends on the kind of apps you install on your ipad. Evernote, dropbox, flipboard, imdb, amazon, internet browser - you don't have to use only safari, yellow pages, i-write, pages, etc. There are tons of apps out there that allow you to do whatever you want with your ipad. You can start writing something on your ipad and finish on your computer and vice versa. You can start a sketch - with layers!!! - on your ipad and finish on your computer. :) God saves apple!!! :)
And just one more thing, buy it 3g, 4g or whatever g is at the moment. Mine is only wi-fi and now I regret it, cause it restrains you to your home network or the network hotspots. There's an app that finds the wifi hotspots for you, but when you have tons of leftover mobile phone credits - download time - per month like I do, I want to smack myself in the head for not buying a 3g one back then. :)
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I actually got the 64gig with 4G. I'm not using the 4G at the minute, because you don't have to have a contract and can just purchase it as you need it. I plan on using the 4G mostly when we travel. So far I am using it as an e-reader, for my music, games, photos (love instagram!), and I think that I have already downloaded every single one of the apps you've mentioned. ;-) I don't have pages yet, because it costs and I'm waiting on an iTunes gift card from my hubby for our anniversary in a few weeks, but then I will probably purchase it. I also have a Netflix streaming subscription, so I use it to watch that. So far, so great!
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CosmicCoz Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll first say that I don't have an iPad 3, but I am well informed. I do have an iPhone (which is my LIFE). . .

It all depends if you are pinching pennies or not, and what sort of setup you have at home. It's +$100 for each data upgrade and +$130 for added cellular. It can really stack up.

I'd personally only get the iPad with cellular connection if I had no wifi at home, or I spent most of my time away from hot spots. It's expensive, plus you have yet another monthly billing for internet connection.

$500 is the base price. Unless you plan on stacking your IPad with as many HD videos as possible, 16gb is very workable. It's super easy transporting movies to your device, and your computer makes for a much better storage space.

A good mkv player app would also be helpful. While downloading HD from the iTunes store will always give you a compatible file, much of the TV I download online *coughs* uses mkv.

Anyway, hope that was helpful in some way.
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was very helpful. I'm not really pinching pennies. I've been saved for awhile, so the money is there to get any of the models, but I don't want to spend money on something I won't really need or use.
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