16 or 32gb?
I'm new to apple products and will be preordering an iPhone at retail price (hopefully) at 1am az time. I am unclear with the difference in gb with this phone. Does the amount of apps eat up the gigs or would it be video and music like an iPod or iPad? Apologize for the ignorant question. Thanks guys and gals. It's coming.....
- 02-01-2011, 11:44 PM #2
- 02-02-2011, 06:59 AM #3
I absolutely recommend the 32gb version. I currently have a 32gb iPod touch (and will be giving it to the misses as soon as my ViP arrives) and am really glad that I didn't just settle for the 16gb. When you get your iPhone you are going to want to throw every stupid song you have ever liked on it. Your going to stuff movies on there for the long drives/flights that we all experience, and you are going to beat the brakes off of the App Store whether you think so or not and apps do take up a lot of space if you keep all the ones that you download. Plus, think about it this way; if you get the 32gb version you wont have to constantly police your memory to make sure that you have enough on there for something. You can put however much of whatever you want and just do a regular clean up every now and then by deleting the junk you dont use as often as you thought you would. Its definitely worth it on the back end in my opinion. Hope that helps.
- 02-02-2011, 07:08 AM #4
- 02-02-2011, 07:17 AM #5
Yeah, unfortunately the 16gb iPhone (for me now, not everyone) is like the "fun size" snickers bar...its just enough to **** you off. If its not going to break the bank then your money is well invested in the 32gb version. Plus, you will have a lot better resale value if you ever decide to sell it.
- 02-02-2011, 09:43 AM #6
It all depends on the user. 16GB is sufficient for most people. And there are others that need more. Keep in mind that the amount of space free on a 16GB device is really like 14.1 GB. My wife always had the 16GB and she never comes close to filling the entire capacity. While I need the extra space because of all the media I load on the device. With my iPhone 4 on AT&T after I loaded all my media and apps I was around 22GB. I would say I don't need exactly 32GB but I do need more than 16GB. And with the HD recording you will use more space as well. So it really depends but you cannot go wrong with the 32GB for the extra space and higher resale value when you're ready to get your next iPhone.
- 02-02-2011, 10:13 AM #7
- 02-02-2011, 10:26 AM #8
- 02-02-2011, 11:12 AM #9
- 02-02-2011, 11:21 AM #10
In answer to your question, apps do not tale up nearly the amount of space as music and videos. However, I always go with the higher amount of memory available in anticipation of needing it.
When I got my iPad, I debated in my mind on 32 vs 64 and am glad I went with the 64......those HD iPad apps take up a lot of room.
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- 02-02-2011, 11:25 AM #11
- 02-02-2011, 02:23 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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Thanks all for the discussion. I had been wondering if I should get 16 or 32 GB also.
I have an iPod Classic with ~90 GB of popular and classical music that will remain my main music player. The iPhone will get loaded with a smallish revolving array of music playlists and then the rare movie if I'm travelling. And I'm pretty good about backing up photos and videos so I'm not worried about them filling up the iPhone either. Contacts/notes/data/info take up a relatively small amount of room. That leaves plenty of room for the apps I will use and enjoy.
So for me it's a 16 GB iPhone 4, using my new-every-two discount. Then spend some money on a nice case.
- 02-03-2011, 09:36 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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- 02-03-2011, 09:50 PM #14
- 02-03-2011, 10:54 PM #15iPhone Intermediate
- 144 Posts
I have the 64 GB iTouch almost filled with music and apps. I got the 32 GB iPhone so I can put my favorite music, and have apps like the GPS, and several others which take up quite a bit of space. plus, recording video needs space too. I will be stuck with this iPhone (willingly of course ) for 2 years and a few months until I can get the iPhone 7. I am pretty sure I will find ways to fill up the space.
- 02-03-2011, 10:57 PM #16
- 02-03-2011, 11:37 PM #17