1. stogiefan@cox.net's Avatar
    In August I will be purchasing my 1st iPhone...I am wondering if I should get the 16 gb or 32 gb model.

    I use my phone for work, personal calls and web surfing not so much for texting

    any suggestions??
    06-02-2010 07:30 PM
  2. gieaz2's Avatar
    Movies take up the most space on my iPhone, then comes music. It's really what you are going to put on it.
    06-02-2010 08:37 PM
  3. anon(4671651)'s Avatar
    8 gigs

    i dont nee that much stuff, i use pandora for my music, other than some 2 gigs of music i have. then the movies and apps take up the rest of the space. I also have about 1500 photos on it, so i have to save room for those
    06-02-2010 09:59 PM
  4. Smlk's Avatar
    It's funny though how quickly it grows on you! The iPhone is addictive! My daughter wanted a BB- she was convinced she would like it better. She got my iPhone and 3 months into her BB contract we were switching her over. You start to love having your stuff with you.
    06-02-2010 10:13 PM
  5. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    16gb will do u fine OP
    06-02-2010 10:25 PM
  6. sony83's Avatar
    i agree 16 gigs is ample
    06-02-2010 11:58 PM
  7. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    I got 32 and am just about full. It's nice to have some movies with you and be able to play them whenever you want. Better to go big and have extra space then go small and regret it because you don't have any room.
    06-03-2010 05:36 AM
  8. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Well my 32GB stopped syncing photos because it is full. I guess 26GB of music will do that to ya. Anyway. Chances are the iPhone being released in the coming weeks will be 32GB and 64GB, I say 64GB all the way. The extra hundred bucks upfront is nothing compared to the usage charge you pay month to month. Besides, wouldn't you want space and not need it, then need space and not have it?
    06-03-2010 07:45 AM
  9. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    26gb of music???????????? Holy Crap!! i cant even think of that many songs...lol
    06-03-2010 07:56 AM
  10. tbran's Avatar
    I have a 16gb and between apps, music, photos, video, it fills up fast. You will likely be getting a 4G, which will have HD video capability and so on. I would go for the 32GB if you have the cash or it's possible you will regret not going bigger, like I do
    06-03-2010 09:53 AM
  11. audit's Avatar
    I have the 16GB 3GS and between music, apps, photo's I'm fine. Maybe 6GB is on it, nowhere near 16GB. I always move the pictures off the camera roll when I take them and if I want to keep them then after I'm done cleaning them up, I'll compress them and then sync them on my iPhone. I really only listen to music when at the gym or before a fight so I only have 144 songs on it, and 6 of those are actually audio books.
    06-03-2010 10:01 AM
  12. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I still have my 8GB 3G and have 4 movies and about 60 apps/games, pics and still have 3.5gb of space on the phone. I think 16gb is fine but 32gb seems like over kill.
    06-03-2010 10:25 AM
  13. big9erfan's Avatar
    I got the 32GB 3GS last year thinking I was going to need the space. I rarely use my iPhone as an iPod or movie watching device ( I like to save battery and the screen is too small for long duration watching ).

    While I have a ton of apps and a few GPS apps, I find I still have 24GB free. Were I to have had the 16GB device I'd still have about 1/2 free. I would have been fine with the 16GB.
    06-03-2010 10:32 AM
  14. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I use my phone for work, personal calls and web surfing not so much for texting
    If you are only using your iPhone as an actual phone the 16gb should be fine. If you plan to use it regularly as an iPod as well I recommend looking at how much music/movies/shows, etc you have in iTunes to help determine what size to get.

    Take into consideration that 16gb and 32gb aren't really 16gb and 32gb. I think my 32gb 3GS technically has storage space for like 29.xx gb. I'm not sure what the 16gb has for actual space but if you look at the media files you want to put on the phone and it seems kinda close to 16gb you might as well play it safe and get the bigger model. I usually have around 10gb free but as my music library expands and the number of TV shows and movies I put on my phone increases it's nice to know that I don't have to move stuff off the phone to get new stuff on.
    06-03-2010 10:46 AM
  15. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    26gb of music???????????? Holy Crap!! i cant even think of that many songs...lol
    Haha ya. It really is not that many. Only 3300 or so.
    06-03-2010 03:33 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    If you dont load much media on it, 16GB is fine. I came from a 8GB last year to a 32GB and I only have 2.9 GB's available so if a 64 GB is released, I will be buying that
    06-03-2010 04:01 PM
  17. lonbeehold's Avatar
    32GB seems right for me. I am about half full at this point. 163 apps, 500 photos, 800 songs and 55 videos. I think I can easily fill it up, but I think 64GB would be way more than I need. And yet...I hate the idea of running out of space, so I wouldn't be surprised if my next iPhone is 64GB, lol.
    06-03-2010 08:37 PM
  18. crovax85's Avatar
    Get the 32GB. More is always better
    06-04-2010 07:35 AM
  19. r.ghilardi's Avatar
    if you have a lot of music, 32g is the right choice
    06-05-2010 05:27 AM
  20. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    Go for the gusto , go big or go home . 32GB all the way , lets hope the 4G has a 64GB option
    06-05-2010 05:34 AM
  21. stogiefan@cox.net's Avatar
    thanks i think I will get the 32 can always use the memory, huh?!
    06-05-2010 04:28 PM
  22. stogiefan@cox.net's Avatar
    thanks for the input

    I think I WILL go for the 32 and not regret not having the xtra memory!!
    06-05-2010 04:30 PM
  23. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I hope the new iphone has a 64 GB option because I have 37 GBs of music. If I were you op, I would at least get the 32 GB. I have only a few songs on my iphone, apps, and photos and i'm a little more then half my space right now.
    06-05-2010 07:48 PM
  24. DJNYC's Avatar
    i say 32GB cuz I sure hate the fact that Apple files take like 1/4 of the total memory
    06-06-2010 02:47 PM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    The firmware is only 250mb. Formatted space is different from advertised/listed capacity. 16GB =\= exactly 16 GigaBytes. It's not the same thing.
    06-06-2010 02:54 PM
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