1. WesTCoasTMouA's Avatar
    Ok so I was looking through my Iphone right now and I came across the Capacity and Avaiable (forgot how to spell it ). I have a 16GB 3GS and on the Capacity it only says 14.3GB. Does anyone know why it isn't 16GB?
    08-04-2009 09:32 PM
  2. xultar's Avatar
    08-04-2009 09:38 PM
  3. chobbs1's Avatar
    yes. the IPhone OS takes up space as does your applications and phone numbers etc..etc..I am unsure as to exactly how much space each takes but I am sure that is the culprit.
    08-04-2009 10:48 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Yeah, it's all about 1000 vs 1024 as the divider.
    08-04-2009 10:50 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Memory manufacturers report their sizes in decimal (base 10) numbers. Computer OS's can only read binary (base 2). It has been like this since the dawn of computers. Never noticed the max capacity on your HDD is not what was sold to you? The iPhone OS takes up about 300MB.
    08-04-2009 10:55 PM
  6. WesTCoasTMouA's Avatar
    Alright thanks guys. The Math and Marketing helped. I understand now.
    08-04-2009 11:08 PM
  7. GMJeff's Avatar
    Also, the formatting of the memory space to make it useable takes a chunk out, also. It has been this way since the inception of physical storage, like hard drives.
    08-04-2009 11:56 PM
  8. djbbox's Avatar
    lol damnnnn where is my other 1.7GB? wow i knew i cound trust that guy at the store baby i told you he looked familiar i saw him at americas most wanted damnnn
    08-06-2009 01:19 AM