While Apple fans are overall quite content with the new iPad, there are still many who prefer iPad 2. But regardless of the version, the limited space on 8 GB or 16 GB version of the new iPad can be problematic, particularly when you are traveling frequently. The Retina Display of the new iPad has turned many users from simple users to power users. People who previously used to only check mails and occasionally browse on their iPad now like to do much more things. Besides, the powerful processor of the new iPad, coupled with Retina Display, is a huge attraction for gamers. However, under such a situation, the 16 GB version can be quite a limitation and users indulging in too much use would certainly need to go for higher capacity version. There are many games and apps that exceed much more than 1 GB and a total memory of 16 GB seems next to nothing. Excessive use on 16 GB version would eventually force you to delete some of the previous content which you might not like.
The 16 GB version is also not recommended for people who have to travel quite frequently. This is because, quite naturally, one needs books, movies and other content to pass his time during traveling. However, 16 GB, being very limited, can hardly contain more than a handful of HD movies. This once again forces you to delete the previous content which you might not like. So basically if you like to travel a lot and want to purchase the new iPad, you should certainly go for something like 32 GB or 64 GB version since 16 GB would not be sufficient enough to fulfill your needs. Same applies to people who like to watch HD movies or play high end games.
Finally, if you are just a home user and also don’t have much interest in high end games and can afford watching films in reasonable resolution, 16 GB won’t hurt. If you use your iPad for occasional browsing, watching films at intervals and playing around with a few documents, 16 GB can actually be more than sufficient for you. But still, it is better to go for more space then regretting later, although budget limit also comes into play here. So before you purchase the new iPad, make sure that you have evaluated your memory requirements.