1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't see a logical reason to have the 64 gb if they're starting at 32. Just go to 128. Makes perfect sense to me.
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    06-12-2016 03:58 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    I still disagree...have you ever seen how many Androids they have in a store? Those all need different SKU's as well, but they have plenty of different Android devices
    And which one would you buy? Too many options. Plus with only a $50 difference it would seem the options are too close to have a real differentiation.
    06-12-2016 04:39 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    Once again it's a matter of opinion. Anything is possible.
    Definitely. But after this long with only 3 storage options I doubt it.
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    06-12-2016 04:40 PM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    And which one would you buy? Too many options. Plus with only a $50 difference it would seem the options are too close to have a real differentiation.
    I'm greedy...I would get the 256gb and keep it moving
    06-12-2016 05:35 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm greedy...I would get the 256gb and keep it moving
    But which? They have like 15 different choices at 256
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    06-12-2016 08:02 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    256 is really overkill. Many people have laptops and don't even use up that much storage.
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    256 is really overkill. Many people have laptops and don't even use up that much storage.
    I agree, but I guess I'm just GREEDY...LOL
    06-13-2016 11:44 AM
  8. dragontology's Avatar
    16 is just too small. 32 is the new 16. It's good enough for most people but not enough for many.

    Personally I think 256GB is too much, but hey, that's just me. Maybe somebody wants to record a ton of 4K video... or carry their entire film library with them. More power to them. I wonder how many people sprung for 128GB vs 64GB last year. My 6s is 128GB, but I have 75GB free space, so I could be using a 64GB model and have the same experience... but I'm only 2 months into it, so I may put a bunch more stuff on it.
    06-13-2016 11:43 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    16 is just too small. 32 is the new 16. It's good enough for most people but not enough for many.

    Personally I think 256GB is too much, but hey, that's just me. Maybe somebody wants to record a ton of 4K video... or carry their entire film library with them. More power to them. I wonder how many people sprung for 128GB vs 64GB last year. My 6s is 128GB, but I have 75GB free space, so I could be using a 64GB model and have the same experience... but I'm only 2 months into it, so I may put a bunch more stuff on it.
    I had plenty of space on my 64gb but as time has gone on, not so much (about 7gb free). I'll get the 128gb next time.
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    06-14-2016 06:10 AM
  10. tokuzumi's Avatar
    That 256GB variant is going to be some serious coin. I can see $100 differences between the 64GB and the 128GB variants. But the 256GB variant is going to be at least $150 more than the 128GB. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Plus model top $1000.
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    06-14-2016 02:43 PM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    That 256GB variant is going to be some serious coin. I can see $100 differences between the 64GB and the 128GB variants. But the 256GB variant is going to be at least $150 more than the 128GB. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Plus model top $1000.
    I've been wondering the same. But curious to see how it shakes out. Wouldn't be surprised if they figure a way to do it.
    06-14-2016 05:28 PM
  12. dragontology's Avatar
    I had plenty of space on my 64gb but as time has gone on, not so much (about 7gb free). I'll get the 128gb next time.
    That's the problem with phones lacking a memory card slot. For six years with Android, I refused to get a phone without one. My last phone was a 32GB HTC One M8, and I had a 64GB card in it. So 96GB total. I had Nandroid (full system) backups, Titanium backups (apps and their settings — yes, this was somewhat redundant), and a bunch of other crap I didn't need, but I never felt like I had too little space. $30 128GB memory cards didn't even begin to tempt me. Still, I decided that 64GB wouldn't be enough. 96GB was fine. When the Nexus phones came out with the 128GB size (I think Apple had this with the first iPhone 6 but I'm not sure), I thought, I could go without a memory card slot if I had 128GB. And when I went to get my iPhone 6s, I planned to get the 64GB. Figured, without the Nandroids and Titanium backups, 64GB would be enough. And maybe it would be. But you can't get more space on a fixed storage phone like the iPhone or Nexus. But Nexus phones, like any Android phones, are disposable. They don't hold up more than 18-30 months, at least in my experience. Others keep 'em longer but I never did. 24 months was the longest I ever kept one and I had to. I'm thinking, and I hope I'm right, that I'll keep my iPhone 6s for 3-4 years. I know some iPhone 4s users are going on five years with theirs, and that's a 4s (first iPhone I considered owning was the 5s, for widescreen and Touch ID and the specs didn't turn me off, though I realize now they matter less here).

    Now what I'm wondering, having fallen in love with the smaller size, if there'll be an SE-sized iPhone when I decide to replace my 6s. No one can really say now, but the SE topping out at 64GB was kind of a disappointment. When I do decide to trade up, if there's a 4" iPhone with the specs of the current ones, with 128GB storage, that's what I want next. Done with big phones. Wife's got a Droid Turbo 2 and it seems huge, though it's only, I think, 5.3". It's a beautiful phone, too, it's just so big. But, it's really not big enough to watch a movie on. It doesn't have a kickstand either, and the back is way too pretty to stick a Flygrip, or a Flygrip and case, on, though the latter would work in a pinch. For all the things a bigger screen would do for me, I'd rather have a laptop, or a notebook, or whatever they're called now. Maybe a MacBook, even. I've only ever used Windows, but only because I'm a gamer. Either I'm getting a gaming laptop, or I'm not, and if I'm not, why suffer Windows? OS X, or, sorry, macOS, is just so much nicer.
    06-15-2016 03:24 AM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It definitely makes sense to me. As my music collection grows, my available space decreases. I only have 13GB of my 128 left
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    06-15-2016 09:13 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It definitely makes sense to me. As my music collection grows, my available space decreases. I only have 13GB of my 128 left
    Exactly this. I do understand that some do/ have storage in other places, but I like to keep everything on my iPhone. Out 128gb I have approx 25gb left, so I'm looking at 256gb for my next iPhone. For me there is no such thing as to much storage..."it's better to have and not need than to need and not have"
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    06-15-2016 11:17 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Exactly this. I do understand that some do/ have storage in other places, but I like to keep everything on my iPhone. Out 128gb I have approx 25gb left, so I'm looking at 256gb for my next iPhone. For me there is no such thing as to much storage..."it's better to have and not need than to need and not have"
    But you would soon have 256 gb filled. Then what? Storage management makes it workable. There's nothing wrong with using photo storage apps like Box and Dropbox. It's not like you can't see them on the phone, because you can. Just not in the camera roll.
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    06-15-2016 11:47 AM
  16. Spencerdl's Avatar
    But you would soon have 256 gb filled. Then what? Storage management makes it workable. There's nothing wrong with using photo storage apps like Box and Dropbox. It's not like you can't see them on the phone, because you can. Just not in the camera roll.
    512gb??...LOL
    06-15-2016 12:34 PM
  17. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I've had Dingle Berries in the past with SD cards. I hated having to manage them. (Also out of the countless devices I've had with replaceable batteries , I never once bought a replacement battery.) When I tried Android, I went with an HTC M7. When iPhone 6 series came out 6+ 64 Gig. Loading all my music, or most videos on the device would be overwhelming. Besides if there is something I want and don't have, it's simple enough to remote in to my NAS drive.

    A question I asked and have not really gotten a response to is "What difference does the amount of storage on the entry level make ? Yes, for me 16 Gig is too little, but I buy the one that has the storage I need/want.
    06-15-2016 12:57 PM
  18. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    Personally I think they should drop the 16 and 32 all together and make the base 64 then go to 128 and 256. There is no way I could deal with a 16gb device, not without taking serious care to keep storage open. The he 32gb would be workable. My 5s was 32 and didn't have any issues. Then, that also had only an 8mp camera and no 4K or 240 fps recording rate. Even if the 6s Plus had a 32 option, I would have opted for the 64 that I have now. It's really nice to be able to download apps and games and take pictures and high frame rate video (720p60) without having to consider storage for quite a while.
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    06-15-2016 01:52 PM
  19. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Exactly this. I do understand that some do/ have storage in other places, but I like to keep everything on my iPhone. Out 128gb I have approx 25gb left, so I'm looking at 256gb for my next iPhone. For me there is no such thing as to much storage..."it's better to have and not need than to need and not have"
    Indeed There's no such thing as too much

    But you would soon have 256 gb filled. Then what? Storage management makes it workable. There's nothing wrong with using photo storage apps like Box and Dropbox. It's not like you can't see them on the phone, because you can. Just not in the camera roll.
    It's not really the pics I care about having on hand, it's my music and videos. I'm on a plane every 3-4 days, so having my music, movies & books at my fingertips is a must. I don't have time to download different playlists and things each time I travel & I'm not sure that would help because I usually don't know what I want to listen to, watch or read until I get on the plane. I'm a woman constantly on the go, so having a ton of storage on my iPhone is definitely a must.

    512gb??...LOL
    Oh happy day
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    06-15-2016 10:10 PM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Indeed There's no such thing as too much



    It's not really the pics I care about having on hand, it's my music and videos. I'm on a plane every 3-4 days, so having my music, movies & books at my fingertips is a must. I don't have time to download different playlists and things each time I travel & I'm not sure that would help because I usually don't know what I want to listen to, watch or read until I get on the plane. I'm a woman constantly on the go, so having a ton of storage on my iPhone is definitely a must.



    Oh happy day
    I TOTALLY agree with this post .
    06-16-2016 04:18 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Indeed There's no such thing as too much



    It's not really the pics I care about having on hand, it's my music and videos. I'm on a plane every 3-4 days, so having my music, movies & books at my fingertips is a must. I don't have time to download different playlists and things each time I travel & I'm not sure that would help because I usually don't know what I want to listen to, watch or read until I get on the plane. I'm a woman constantly on the go, so having a ton of storage on my iPhone is definitely a must.



    Oh happy day
    Yeah, if you need a lot of music and other media, then you need more space.
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    06-16-2016 08:27 AM
  22. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I'm not in marketing but it totally makes sense from a marketing standpoint.

    Largest option: Like a lot of people, I always get the largest capacity available just because you can never have too much storage since you cannot add afterwards and yes, I do use a lot of my storage (and would not want to consistently have to get rid of stuff like I do on my MacBook Air with the largest storage available at the time). I currently have the 128gb and am just at 97.7gb so obviously the middle option 64gb would have been too small for me.

    Middle option: BUT, the current 64 *is* enough for the majority of iPhone users who do keep a normal amount of photos, videos, music, etc., on their personal phone.

    Basic option: Then of course, there are the gazillion businesses that buy iPhones for corporate-only use -- and those would most likely be basic models with enough storage for some media for work purposes (depending on the industry, of course) with no need for space for movies, music, etc. There are also some people who still actually use their phone just as a phone. For example, my older relatives have iPhones just for emergencies. So, the first tier phone (currently 16gb) is fine for this group.

    For this 7 series, of course storage capacity should get bumped up a notch. And I'm guessing the idea behind the marketing: they offer the basic option (32), middle (128) and top (256) because if they start at 64 as the basic model, everyone in groups one and two will all buy the lowest-priced basic option and the basic group just scored a whole lot of unnecessary extra storage. Apple would rather have that extra $100 or so dollars from the majority of users who would be fine with 64gb but now they are getting double the storage so they're counting on an easier decision on the buyer's part to choose the bigger capacity and pay the extra money.

    That said, I am really hoping they do the 256! It will be tougher to back up my phone to my MacBook Air, but I'll just have to get a bigger one soon!
    08-24-2016 10:54 AM
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