Holy cow. Some intel crossed my desk here.
If you have kids and went for a 16GB iPad, you might want to rethink that idea.
Look at this, available for the iPad next Saturday:
That would be near 1/32nd of a 16GB iPad’s storage. So, get 31 more games like that — only US$247.69 if they’re each just US$7.99! — and bam! that iPad is almost filled.
Don’t think this will stop with games! Multimedia digital books are large too.
In my iTunes Library, I have the Vook edition of The Sherlock Holmes Experience, which was given away free during the Christmas season. Look at its size:
And now look at the Enhanced Editions version of Bunny Munro:
Both of those multimedia digital books are for the iPhone. The videos are scaled to the small iPhone screen. How many hundreds of megabytes would be added when the videos are re-encoded for the larger iPad screen?
And now consider how much multimedia would be inside a digital book for children! It would be much more than that for an adult.
If you’ve been planning on buying a 16GB iPad, you might want to start rethinking that idea. It could fill up very, very fast.