In response to some reader questions I’ve been receiving via email, I realized that I made a mistake. I have wrongly assumed that all of you are as tech savvy as API’s geeky tech writers and that you know all there is to know about apps and the internet.
Never fear! This post is meant to be a reference for those who have general questions about apps, the iPad, or the iPhone.
Get Your iPad Questions Answered Here
I am encouraging readers to post questions in the comments. If your question is not already answered here, leave a comment and I will add it to the post. I plan to regularly update this article.
Question #1 – How much storage (GB) is needed to run the best apps out there at the lowest cost?
The storage options available on the new iPad HD, the iPad 3, are as follows.
16GB – $499
About 140 apps
32GB – $599
About 280 apps
64 GB – $699
About 560 apps
*The iPad 2 has the same storage options, just cheaper.
So, here’s the bottom line – it all depends on how you plan on using the iPad and what you’re willing to pay. Yeah, the price per GB goes way down as you get to 64GB, but who really needs that much storage?
Also, if you’re okay with deleting apps from your iPad that you don’t use anymore (don’t worry, they can easily be re-downloaded for free), then you could probably get by with the 16GB and save yourself $100. If you can afford it, and you don’t want to have to worry about storage issues, just go for the 32GB.
Also, I would recommend just getting the Wi-Fi version; no need to shell out extra money for a 3G data plan.
Question #2 – Do most of the apps you review on Autism Plugged In run offline?
If I’m not mistaken, all of the apps that we have reviewed on this site run offline. You won’t be able to download full versions of apps from inside the game or get any patches, but all of the functions of the app should work. You probably won’t run into any problems on this point.
Question #3 – I’m looking for a protective case: the Survivor is expensive, but looks very protective … I am concerned about whether or not the audio is loud enough when played through the case?
Here’s a link to where we talked about the Griffin Survivor iPad Case, if you don’t know what it is.
Yes, this case is extremely sturdy, and yes, it is rather expensive. (Not as expensive as buying a new iPad if your kid breaks it, however.) In regard to the question about audio, here’s a video provided to us by the makers of Griffin Surviror that demonstrates the sound playing through the case:
The makers of Survivor have provided a grill-like opening over the speaker … and it seems to work pretty well. Hope this helps!
Remember – submit your questions in the comments and I will answer them as best I can!