The iPad Air 2 is now on sale, equipped with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as well as a new gold color option.However, if you’re still pondering over which storage size to buy, might we suggest to stay away from the 128GB version.
The iPad Air 2 comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage flavors, giving you a few options to choose from when it comes to deciding how much storage you’ll need, but on thing we can tell you right now is that 128GB will probably be overkill for you and most other users.
I know what you’re thinking: “I might need that much storage eventually, so isn’t it best to be safe and get the 128GB option?”
It never hurts to have more storage than you need, but when you’d have to pay $100 more in order to get the 128GB storage flavor, it’s money that you most likely will never end up using at its full potential. Here’s why you should stay away from the 128GB iPad Air 2 and stick with the 64GB model.
Listen to Your Brain, Not Your Gut
When it comes to figuring out how much storage you might need out of your iPad, it’s best to listen to your brain and not your gut.
If your gut is telling you to get the 128GB version, don’t listen to it. Your gut doesn’t know what’s best. In fact, in this case, your guy is merely just guesstimating, and it’s probably wrong.
We’ve all been there at some point where we go ahead and bite the bullet and buy a higher-capacity iPad with the thought that we’ll probably fill it up eventually with all sorts apps, games, and other files, but come to find out that it never cracks the 50%-full mark.
Of course, if you’ve had experiences in the recent past with old tablets where 64GB just wasn’t enough for all of your apps, music, movies, TV shows, etc., then yes, going for a 128GB model may be a good idea, but that applies to a very low percentage of users, and most iPad users won’t use that much storage.
64GB iPad Air 2 Is the Perfect Model
When it comes to buying an iPad Air 2, the 64GB model is really the perfect one, since 16GB is way too little, and 128GB is most likely overkill. The 64GB version as the perfect Goldilocks option for most users. That model is priced at $599 for the WiFi-only version, while the WiFi + cellular model costs $729.
Of course, if you know that you’re a very casual user that doesn’t take advantage of a lot of apps and games, then 16GB might be enough, but if you’re anything more than a casual user, the 64GB is really the only way to go.
Plus, the 64GB iPad Air 2 is a steal now, considering that the same cost would only get you a 32GB iPad last year. However, you could also opt for the 32GB iPad Air if you think you’ll need the in-between of 16GB and 64GB. It’s the older iPad model, but it still works great, and is only $449 for the 32GB model, while the 16GB version is only $399.
The 128GB iPad Air 2 shouldn’t be completely dismissed, but it’s mostly reserved for those rare users who really need the space. Music lovers who have over 50GB of music would most likely benefit from a 128GB iPad, and photographers would probably want a 128GB iPad as well, seeing as they’ll take a lot of pictures and store them on their devices as a mobile photo portfolio of sorts, which the iPad is very good at.