- 10-25-2011, 12:48 PM #26
I thought that the resale of my 32GB iPhone 4 would be better then the 16GB, but it doesn't seem to be all that much better. I almost never used more then 16GB, so I went with the 16 this time. I can't sync all my movies, but I still have enough.
- 10-25-2011, 04:10 PM #27
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- 10-25-2011, 06:00 PM #29
I went 64GB so I could finally fit all my music on the only iPod I use anymore, my iPhone. I have ~43GB of music, then the rest will be there for pictures and videos. I might even have to take off some of my music to leave more room for pic and video, that 1080p is a storage space eater!
- 10-25-2011, 06:04 PM #30
I got 64 because i use a lot of apps. From experience, you usually fill the space you have. I usually keep around 4gb free even using the cloud more.
- 10-25-2011, 09:15 PM #31
I got the 64GB because
a) my 32GB iPhone 4 had about 2GB free, and that is because I was continually deleting stuff.
b) I will be able to sell it for more when I get the iPhone 5
c) I will be able to store more apps (apps account for about 10GB of my space right now - many are ones I am in the process of reviewing).
- 10-25-2011, 10:12 PM #32
i just got back from bestbuy for my 64gb replacement.at first i thought 16gb is enough but i was wrong because taking pictures and videos needs alot of memory.iphone 4s only record on 1080p and suck alot of memory plus 8 mega for still pix.200 dollars more is worthy for me.
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- 10-26-2011, 08:46 AM #37iMore Intermediate
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I had the 32gb iphone 4. I sold it on ebay. Check the average prices. The 32gb was only going for about $25 more then the 16GB. There just is not as much demand for the larger capacity phones. I hope that wasnt the only reason you went larger.
I have the 64gb now. I have about 30gb of music and I hate being 2 hours from home and thinking of a song, just to realize that it was not on my phone. now I am sitting with 7gb of free space and my entire library with me.
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- 10-28-2011, 06:18 AM #42iPhone Beginner
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I have to agree with those who say resale shouldn't be a factor in your purchase.
Just the other day, when I compared online resale prices of the iPhone 4 16 vs 32 there wasn't much in it.. maybe £10 to £13 more!
I think, for someone who isn't going to be utilising the extra space, you're basically throwing your money away.
I also believe the 16GB are probably more popular than the bigger sizes, it was defnitely my experience when trying to order my iPhone last year, my carrier was always sold out of the 16GB but usually had the 32 to offer me... plus with the added benefits of iCloud... it would seem the 16GB are even more value for money imo.
Now the 16 gig being more popular anyway well duh of course. That's the consumers model especially in today's economy. Most aren't just walking around with 399.00. Look at the blackberry their top selling device is the curve it's smaller cheaper and more affordable (just common sense logic there) of course it will be more popular. And being more value for money well depends on what you consider a good investment. For me it's always been the 32 everyone I bought then sold it had more then enough to get the new iPhone without having to get more money from my pockets. We always fall short reselling my wife's 16 gig, by about 100 bucks.
- 10-28-2011, 07:57 AM #44iPhone Intermediate
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I'm just not cheap. I think about using my phone to it's maximum capability. I'm all for icloud and whatnot, but the extra space that I like to use ON device would be better suited for me.
Now... I'll say this... if they would've released Itunes Match the same day as the iPhone4s, it would've been obvious to get the 16gb, but since they didnt, I got the 64gb.
I also am glad I didnt wait for the Galaxy Nexus on Verzion. smh. And just to think... I was Team Android for years..
- 10-28-2011, 09:42 AM #45iPhone Beginner
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In your case and I think its a exceptional case that you are able to always sell your used iPhones and recoup more than enough to buy the next gen. But like I said before online comparison sites are suggesting otherwise. Again, I understand the american mobile market is somewhat different to Europe/UK.
- 10-28-2011, 09:50 AM #46iPhone Nanite
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- 10-28-2011, 10:30 AM #47
I had an 8GB BB Torch before moving back to iPhone and I never maxed out my Torch, granted BBs have a worse app selection. If I had never moved from my 3GS to Torch then back to iPhone4S, I probably would have needed a 32GB, but since I lost a lot of stuff when my 3GS died, I won't come near the 16GB for awhile unless I put several movies on the phone. I plan on keeping my 4S until the iPhone5 refresh comes out in two years so I'm sure in two years I'll have filled up the 16GB.
- 10-28-2011, 12:09 PM #48
- 10-28-2011, 01:31 PM #49
Hey everyone. First post here. I have been a longtime Android user, still have one Android device. Switched my other device from EVO 4G to iPhone 4S on Sprint. I got the 64GB. I chose it for two reasons:
1. I have too much stuff to fit on smaller device. Actually, I have too much stuff to fit on this one as well, but it gives me greater flexibility.
2. When I went to Sprint to get it on launch day, all they had left in stock was the 64GB. Didn't want to wait for new shipment.
- 10-28-2011, 02:20 PM #50
My reason is simple, just because I wanted to and my own self rationalization that I would be using the video a lot. Truth be told, the 32g is probably more than enough but I'm fortunate enough to have some disposable income so what the heck.