Originally Posted by steelbom
I'm convinced the prices for SD cards and flash NAND aren't the same. I can't find the prices for the iPad 2, but for the iPad 1 it was $29.5 for 16GB, $59 for 32GB and $118 for $64GB and at the time Apple still only charged $100 to go up from each.
Let's say you pick up a 16GB iPad 2 for $499 and then grab a 64GB SD card for movies... that saves you about $120 off the 64GB iPad 2 and gives you a bit more storage. That might sound great for you, but to me it doesn't.
It costs them about $100 more to use 64GB flash nand instead of 16GB. So you're paying about another $100. That was the case with the iPad 1, and I suspect it to be the same with the iPad 2 although I can't find a detailed BOM for all three storage sizes of the iPad 2.
I looked for prices also, but couldn't find any either, so I really can't say how much it costs Apple. I find it hard to believe it costs them that much considering they buy them in bulk in the millions.
I guess my point is flexibility and freedom, yours is simplicity. I still don't understand your reasoning, but if it works for you, then it works for you.
Extra storage is extra storage. Here's a crazy idea, Apple could save costs, and pass that freedom and savings onto the consumer.
For $200, you could get 128GB
with 2 64GB Class 10 cards vs an additional 48GB for the same price.
I'll even give Apple an idea for implementation. Make the Apple logo on the back removable when you push on it, and in place you can insert the SD Card. Or simply insert it at bottom, or on the side, it's really not hard to figure out.
Yeah, that's fair enough. Oh by the way, I might suggest you enable "convert higher bit-rate songs to 128kbps AAC" as it can really cut down on your space and I don't think you notice the difference.
I had to disable "convert higher bit-rate songs to 128kbps AAC" because 80% of the songs I added were not being recognized or added onto the iPod. I even converted them into AAC and I simply couldn't add them, it was really weird. Turning that option off was the only fix that I found online.
My device is not jailbroken or anything either, so it didn't make sense.
Anyway, just so you know, I'm not one of those guys who blindly dislikes Apple, I did my research considering an iPhone 5 vs an Android device. After much deliberation, it's going to take a lot for me to go with an iPhone 5, right now the Nexus Prime is looking like my most likely upgrade. But I'm definitely waiting for both to be released before choosing 1 over the other.
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