5 Things to Know Before Selecting a 32GB iPad

The Apple iPad is a tablet computer that can connect to the internet using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Apple introduced the first-generation iPad in 2010 and has continued to add and refine their tablets' features.

How many files can 32GB typically hold?

With 32GB of space, you can expect to store about:

  • 2,000 apps
  • 8,000 songs
  • 20,000 photos
  • 40 hours of high-definition video

Keep in mind you can expand that storage space if you'd like. The iPad has a Lightning connection rather than a microSD or other type of memory-card slot. You can get an optional connection kit manufactured by Apple as well as Lightning microSD card readers, which are made by a range of third parties. iPad users also get some iCloud storage space for free and can upgrade to additional space.

How do you format the internal storage?

The iPad has sophisticated storage management, and you can delete files and uninstall apps to free up space. If you stored files in the Cloud, you could reclaim them later. As for a total wipe of an iPad's internal storage, you'd need to perform a factory reset, which you can perform by choosing the "Erase All Content and Settings" option in the settings.

Does the iPad have a camera and store photos?

Starting with the iPad 2, these devices have included front-facing cameras for traditional picture taking as well as rear-facing cameras for making video calls and taking selfies. These units can capture still shots as well as high-definition video. That content is saved to the internal storage by default. Users can transfer photos and videos elsewhere or set up automatic backups to the cloud.

Do all iPads have Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity?

All Apple iPad models are released in a Wi-Fi-only as well as a Wi-Fi-plus-cellular configuration. This choice is integral to the design and cannot be changed after the fact. The Wi-Fi models require a local network connection, such as a home or office LAN or a public hot spot, to access the internet. The cellular models can access a mobile network when a local connection isn't available.

What screen sizes are available?

All versions of the iPad Mini have a 7.9-inch screen. The original iPad is available with either a 9.7-inch display or a 12.9-inch display. All subsequent models have either a 10.5-inch screen or a 12.9-inch screen. Although the screen sizes have remained relatively the same, the resolution of those screens has increased. The iPad 2's resolution, for instance, is 1024 x 768. The third generation introduced the Retina Display, which increased resolution to 2048 x 1536.