1. Rockdog97's Avatar
    is this what is available for storage on the phone or does the operating system take up some of this memory, thus leaving less that 16GB for storage? I know on my Blackberry, the available storage space is always less than what is listed because the OS uses some of this space as well - not sure this is the case with the iPhone as well..
    10-18-2011 11:35 AM
  2. verwon's Avatar
    Yes, same for the iPhone.


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    10-18-2011 11:48 AM
  3. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Thanks Verwon!

    So with a stock out-of-the box 4S, how much "real" available storage is available for new apps, photos, etc??
    10-18-2011 11:57 AM
  4. verwon's Avatar
    I had around 14.8, so the OS uses a little over 1G.


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    10-18-2011 12:14 PM
  5. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Thanks again.

    10-18-2011 12:23 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    I had around 14.8, so the OS uses a little over 1G.


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    I believe that the 14.8 (14.9) GB available is the translation between 16,000,000,000 bytes (often "sold as" 16 GB) and the actual capacity in true GB.

    There's the whole 1 KB is 1024 vs 1000 byes translation thing.
    10-18-2011 12:25 PM
  7. verwon's Avatar
    I believe that the 14.8 (14.9) GB available is the translation between 16,000,000,000 bytes (often "sold as" 16 GB) and the actual capacity in true GB.

    There's the whole 1 KB is 1024 vs 1000 byes translation thing.
    Thanks!


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    10-18-2011 12:27 PM
  8. johndhynes's Avatar
    I notice that under iOS 5 that it's now slightly under 14GB. That's on 3GS, 4, 4S and iPad 2, all between 13.6 and 13.8. They used to be 14 or more. Apparently the new version takes up more space.
    10-19-2011 06:34 PM
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