Which iPad Should I Buy?

Teri Webb first asked me for the Griffin coupon. In the response that followed, she posed an all-too-familiar question:

I am looking for some advice, and think that you may be the smartest person I know when it comes to devices. I am ready to make my iPad purchase. I plan to purchase an iPad WiFi, and get a Verizon MiFi hotspot. I have wireless in my home, but there are two other places that I spend a lot of time, and they [are] a bit remote. My Verizon phones work there, so I have convidence in Verizon.

My question is this: I have been told by a good friend that I should not even consider an iPad 16 or 32, that I should just get an iPad 64 – and don’t even ask any questions, because it is the only way to go.

I do not have a smartphone (obviously, not an iPhone). I am excited about apps and am looking forward to several that I have seen. I really wish there was an app that would allow me to write notes with a stylus, or whatever is used in order to use my iPad as a replacement for the 3+ pound “daytimer” that I have lugged around with me for over 15 years. I cannot seem to find a replacement for sticky notes that can later be entered into the appropriate date for appointments.

But, back to the original question. Can you help me with the decision of which size iPad WiFi I should purchase? I would be very grateful for this help. Whatever I purchase, my mother wants me to purchase the same for her. She is very excited about this new “toy” and is waiting for me to complete my research so she can get the device into her hands.

I thank you very much for helping someone who is not tech savvy, and has no one to really go to for questions such as this.

If you’re trying to save money, go with the 16 gigabyte option. If you’re looking to download tons of apps and store all of your media on the device, go with the 64 gigabyte option. If you’re somewhere in between, go with the 32 gigger.

While I’ve never heard someone exclaim that they had “too much space” on their device, I’ve also heard other people claim they had “more than enough space” on their device.

The frosted side in me would push you to something that would have better resell value, but the practical side would push you to something a bit more friendly to your pocketbook.

There is no right answer to this question, unfortunately. My rule of thumb? You should always get as much as you can afford. If you do decide to buy one online, I’d appreciate the referral through my affiliate link to Apple.