1. Tartarus's Avatar
    Updates don't need as much as they used to. Where back on iOS 8, you needed 5 gb available, now only about 2gb. Most updates now need maybe 1.3 gb for the update.
    Yup, that's right. I didn't mention any space requirements though, but this extra information could always come in handy for people willing to know how much space they need for OTA updates.
    07-04-2016 04:31 PM
  2. thebizz's Avatar
    In my opinion I would steer clear of the 16gb model. It's sad that customers are letting Apple get away with offering the 16gb storage size. 16 gigs works for a company supplied work phone or a pro-cumer who knows how to actively manage their storage. This is an upsale model for Apple to raise profit margins. I don't know what other company could sell an expensive phone with so little storage and get away with it.
    07-04-2016 11:23 PM
  3. dpscott's Avatar
    I've found photos take up most space as it's generally the only content on the device these days.

    I use Google photos to keep my pics off the device and manage with 16gb easy
    07-05-2016 03:15 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    In my opinion I would steer clear of the 16gb model. It's sad that customers are letting Apple get away with offering the 16gb storage size. 16 gigs works for a company supplied work phone or a pro-cumer who knows how to actively manage their storage. This is an upsale model for Apple to raise profit margins. I don't know what other company could sell an expensive phone with so little storage and get away with it.
    If there is enough demand for the 16, they'll never stop. You don't eat the chicken laying golden eggs until it's sick or dead. 16 is still neither.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-05-2016 03:41 AM
  5. randally's Avatar
    16 gigs works for a company supplied work phone ...
    This is THE market for the 16g. But if they only offered it to businesses, people would scream for them to make it available to the general public anyway.
    Want more? Buy the bigger one and stop trying to tell Apple how to run their business. (Removed snarky comment concerning their success).
    07-05-2016 09:44 AM
  6. thebizz's Avatar
    This is THE market for the 16g. But if they only offered it to businesses, people would scream for them to make it available to the general public anyway.
    Want more? Buy the bigger one and stop trying to tell Apple how to run their business. (Removed snarky comment concerning their success).
    At no point have I said how Apple should run their business. I simply stated the truth the 16gb model is an upsale model to increase asp. That's all, a lot of consumers would be better off with 32gb shoot many wouldn't even jump to the higher storage model. But I did not state or imply that Apple should use that as its base. Unlike a lot of consumers I believe it is our job to influence the market and not be told what we should want or what is acceptable. Apple is wildly successful but that doesn't diminish the consumers role in things. I don't like Apple's charge for higher storage tiers sorry but it's way to expensive. $50 more for a $2 more expensive chip is fine $100 is just ridiculous
    07-05-2016 11:55 AM
  7. ChrisS9938's Avatar
    When I got my 6 a little over a year ago, one of the things I insisted on, and a lot of the reason I did not get a 6 Plus, was 64 GB. My beloved 4S had one issue by the end of its usable life (I still have it!), and that was memory! I had to continually strip things off of it just to keep it going. And it was a 16 GB phone. I would avoid the 16 unless you are one of these people who upgrades every year. If you keep your phone a while, you are better off with 64. I think 32 will become the standard by the next generation and 16 GB phones will follow 8 GB into the history books. Really, I'd like to see Apple take the lead again and just go to all 64 GB and up.
    07-15-2016 01:03 PM
  8. yurias's Avatar
    For me 16GB is ok, i am not a heavy user. I mainly use my phone for social chatting , not for games and videos. so it enough.
    libra89 and Drivalen like this.
    07-18-2016 05:04 AM
  9. WeTheNorthRTZ's Avatar
    16GB can be enough for alot of people! Ive used 16GB phones since they became standard. Heck, I even got my first iPhone (3G) with 8GB.

    As long as you dont take a HUGE amount of photos and videos or download tons of games youll be fine!

    Cloud memory is pretty important these days!

    Ive got a 64GB iPhone now because it was such a good deal I couldnt pass it up... and so far ive used a grand total of 9GB lol!

    Ive got 265 photos, 45 applications, 202 songs (downloaded to my phone from Apple Music for offline play, lots more available to stream), and 7 videos!

    Im a pretty light user storage wise it seems!

    Lastly the odd few times (Once in 4 months) I mightve hit my max capacity (when i had 16GBs anyway) I would just transfer everything over quick and have a fresh start in minutes!

    So it CAN be done! Does 64GB offer peace of mind? Sure... it does for sure! But 16GB can be easily manageable if thats what you go with!
    robertk328 and libra89 like this.
    07-23-2016 08:42 AM
  10. eriks1805's Avatar
    I have got an Iphone 6s with 16Gb. No problem at all. All the photo's and video's i take transfer directly to the cloud. Don't have any music on it and only apps that i use.
    08-11-2016 09:23 AM
  11. badelhas's Avatar
    I believe the 16Gb should be dropped permanently. Its definitely not enough.
    08-17-2016 05:13 PM
  12. AustinIllini's Avatar
    I believe the 16Gb should be dropped permanently. Its definitely not enough.
    I'm inclined to agree. I get the business reason, but it's not very consumer-centric. The idea is to lure users to the 64 GB option for $100 when in reality the price of both are essentially the same if you're Apple.
    wilber1 likes this.
    08-17-2016 10:20 PM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    I believe the 16Gb should be dropped permanently. Its definitely not enough.
    Agreed.

    But Apple needs those extra
    08-19-2016 12:12 AM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    My wife had the 64 GB and she has just used all her space. And she certainly isn't the most techie person who does a whole lot. Pictures and music is what did it for her. She's had her phone for almost two years though.

    Point being, had she went with the 16 GB (which she initially wanted to do for cost savings but I decided against it) she would have been frustrated and upset a long time ago, lol.
    08-19-2016 09:27 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My wife has the 32 gb 5c. She's used about 10 gb over 2 or so years. And 1 gb is stuff I put on her phone for me. LOL She doesn't use much.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-19-2016 09:29 AM
  16. Daniel Castroman's Avatar
    Yeah, I got the 64gb
    08-19-2016 02:06 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    64GB is the sweet spot for most users.
    alc1575 likes this.
    08-19-2016 09:18 PM
  18. jenni122701's Avatar
    My 6 Plus is 16 gb. I do pretty well with it. As long as most my pics are stored and cleared off the phone. I use Amazon Photo to store pics. I think if I got a new phone I'd go ahead with 32 gb, but that would be more than enough for me for sure. I'm only using 8.9 gb at the moment.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-19-2016 09:50 PM
  19. alc1575's Avatar
    I started with the 16 gb iPhone 6, but quickly started having to manage my storage. I underestimated how much I would use and was not enjoying my first iPhone experience at all. Now I have a 64 gb 6s and feel like I have plenty of breathing room. I have used just under 18 gb, most of it being music. My dh, on the other hand, is a very light user and is happy with 16 gb. He has very few apps, takes virtually no photos, and streams all of his music. Some people are capable of making it work, but I am not one of them.
    08-20-2016 10:26 AM
  20. cupofkona's Avatar
    NO NO No...my first iPhone5...ran out of room, got slow. So finally on my 6 I got 64GB...Still have plenty of room. And speed. Happy...Never go for anything with that little room.
    08-20-2016 06:31 PM
  21. AustinIllini's Avatar
    The thing is, the difference between 16 and 64 GB is HUGE. Do I use 64 GB? No, I probably don't even use 32, but I use in the 20s, which makes 16 GB far too small.
    libra89 and alc1575 like this.
    08-20-2016 09:57 PM
  22. arm71654's Avatar
    it is not for me , anyway
    08-24-2016 10:49 AM
  23. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Not for me either. My 128 Gb is good so far.
    08-24-2016 10:17 PM
  24. have24's Avatar
    I had a 16gb 6 plus and I got the storage full warning probably 4-5 times throughout the 1.5 yrs I had it. Would just backup photos on Google Photos and clear them off and continue. Decided to get a 64gb 6s this time just for peace of mind. Also would like to keep more documents on my phone for work as I am out in the boonies with no service regularly. Oh and those 4K videos of the kiddo will eat up a good chunk. Ha
    08-27-2016 05:24 PM
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