- 07-03-2008, 11:44 AM #26
- 07-03-2008, 11:54 AM #27iPhone Newbie
- 40 Posts
- 07-03-2008, 12:08 PM #28
My rule of thumb is that if you are advanced enough to be posting on these forums, then you need the best specs you can get. Shoot, your email archive alone (from push mail) will eat up precious storage. For the average Joe, who hasn't even started a real audio collection, 8gb (and saving $100) may be acceptable, but forum stalkers will need more. In fact, I'd bet many of us will snap up the 32gb version as soon as it is released as well.
- 07-03-2008, 02:52 PM #29
- 07-03-2008, 02:54 PM #30
I think that 8GB will be okay for me.
But does anyone know if the iPhone still does that thing where after every video, it annoyingly asks you if you want to keep or delete that video? I hated that on my unlocked iPhone I had a long time ago.
- 07-03-2008, 09:06 PM #31
I've got 3.5GB of music, a few hundred MB of photos and a bunch of videos to choose from around 600-700mb each. Since I'm not getting one right away, I imagine the 8GB drive is more like 7.5, I'll wait and see if I can figure out how much the OS takes (unless anyone already knows).
- 07-03-2008, 09:15 PM #32
- 07-04-2008, 12:03 AM #33
I'm definitely springing for the 16GB version, 8GB just won't be enough for me. My brother has an 8GB original iPhone and he claims that he's got plenty of room but he also has a much different use pattern than I do. I'd be much happier with 32GB....
- 07-04-2008, 12:23 AM #34
- 07-04-2008, 02:29 AM #35
- 07-04-2008, 04:10 AM #36
- 07-04-2008, 11:22 AM #37iPhone Intermediate
- 176 Posts
Get the most you can afford. You'll be glad you did.
- 07-04-2008, 11:49 AM #38
- 07-04-2008, 06:23 PM #39
- 07-04-2008, 08:31 PM #40iPhone Newbie
- 40 Posts
I'm still on the fence. I only have maybe 3 gigs of media stored in iTunes as of right now but I might be more prone to rip DVD's and whatnot and put them in my library when I do pick up my iPhone 3G so I'm thinking 16 gigs is the way to go. Not to mention I'm going to go app-crazy if/when I get my device.
- 07-04-2008, 08:39 PM #41
- 07-05-2008, 01:21 PM #42
- 07-06-2008, 05:52 PM #43
Just as a heads up for everyone:
I just converted ONE video to work on the iPhone and it took up 663MB (the movie was only 85 minutes.. most movies are much longer).
So the 8GB iPhone is really = 7.24GB - 5 movies (approx 3.5 GB) = 3.74GB left (which is about 1/2 the memory) for mail, apps, music, pictures, podcasts, email attachments, etc.
Doesn't seem like enough now... plus I keep thinking about the resale value and I am not sure why. Chances are the 3 generation of iPhone will be drastically different and no one will want my iPhone 3g just like no one wanted/wants my 2g iPod Mini.
- 07-06-2008, 06:10 PM #44iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
If you already have just an ipod you can understand how much space you use and limit yourself and only upload music or movies that you absolutely LOVE and 8G will be amazing use for your phone. Just manually manage it and you can have the right amount of
memory and movies from itunes will tell you how much gig's they are and I can't imagine Apps will waste that much space.
- 07-06-2008, 06:14 PM #45
- 07-07-2008, 05:22 AM #46
- 07-07-2008, 05:39 AM #47
- 07-10-2008, 06:18 PM #49
- 07-10-2008, 07:41 PM #50
And no, 8GB isn't enough. Heck, 16GB isn't enough. For those who own a house, you'll be very familiar with this axiom. Stuff always expands to fill the space available. That goes double for memory, disc space and expenses rising to meet increased income!
Last edited by volsfan0911; 07-10-2008 at 07:47 PM.