1. jjj651's Avatar
    I am waiting on my white 16GB iPhone 5 to come in and I can't say that I am satisfied with my choice after reading around. I had a 16GB iPod Touch back in 2007 and it was enough for me. But now that the apps of today are much larger, I am not certain if 16Gb is enough. I will probably have like 400 or so songs with maybe 1 or 2 movies/shows on it at a time. I am not the kind of user that has like 200 apps, I may have 50 or 60 at most? I am kind of stuck in a bind because if I cancel the order and place a new one for the 32GB iPhone I would be put back into the back of the queue which may be another few weeks at least. Or I can wait for it to come, use it and then try to find a Verizon store that will have the one I want within 14 days. But of course if 16GB is enough then I won't bother with the trouble of getting it exchanged. So do you guys think it'll be enough?
    10-03-2012 07:38 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I see words in your post like "Like 400 songs" and "may have 50-60 apps" and "maybe 1 or 2 movies", these tell me that you were rationalizing keeping your storage low on the iPhone, and my answer to your situation is this, why put yourself in a situation where you have to pick and choose what you want on your iPhone? If you have the means to buy the 32GB of course it would be a better idea to have it.

    As they say, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
    10-03-2012 07:47 PM
  3. jjj651's Avatar
    I see words in your post like "Like 400 songs" and "may have 50-60 apps" and "maybe 1 or 2 movies", these tell me that you were rationalizing keeping your storage low on the iPhone, and my answer to your situation is this, why put yourself in a situation where you have to pick and choose what you want on your iPhone? If you have the means to buy the 32GB of course it would be a better idea to have it.

    As they say, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
    I am not a power user at all. I honestly won't have many apps. I don't have the need for them. And I will really only be putting movies on my phone if I have to travel, and even then I will mostly be listening to music. Don't most people get the 16GB iPhone's anyway? They are always the first to sell out on launch day.
    10-03-2012 07:51 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    So I have a 4s 16 gig. Right now I have 305 songs 414 photos 202 apps and have 5 gigs left. Truthfully more than half the apps I don't use.
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    10-03-2012 07:51 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Will the 16GB work for you? Probably.
    10-03-2012 07:53 PM
  6. jjj651's Avatar
    Okay thanks guys.
    10-03-2012 07:54 PM
  7. boomhower1820's Avatar
    I am not a power user at all. I honestly won't have many apps. I don't have the need for them. And I will really only be putting movies on my phone if I have to travel, and even then I will mostly be listening to music. Don't most people get the 16GB iPhone's anyway? They are always the first to sell out on launch day.
    They are the first to sell out because they are the cheapest. Of they offers an 8GB for $99 it would be the first to sell out.

    Different people have different needs. I'm going with a 32gb this time around. My music collection is still relatively small at 11GB so I want to take it all. Between that and podcasts I'm right at the edge. A lot of games are north of 500MBs so a couple of those and I'm out of space. I'm currently streaming all of my music as I just don't have room for it.


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    10-03-2012 07:58 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I have 78 apps, about 1,300 songs, and two tv shows on a 16gig device.
    10-03-2012 08:41 PM
  9. CandyBean's Avatar
    I think it all depends. I got a 32gb because I use a lotta apps and keep lots of movies and songs in mine. I'm pretty sure a 16gb would be enough but just in case... since I have a 32GB ipad which i thought was more than enough but isnt..
    10-03-2012 08:48 PM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I look at this question differently... to me, another $100 for double the storage (16gb to 32gb) is a no-brainer. Especially when you think of the total cost of your contract... and when you do that, to me another $100 for 64gb becomes a no-brainer. I would say though that the 32gb seems to be the sweet spot with all the cloud services available these days. IMO of course...
    10-03-2012 08:49 PM
  11. jjj651's Avatar
    Thanks for all your answers. I'll be getting the 32 if I can within those 14 days. If not I can live with 16.
    10-03-2012 08:56 PM
  12. BrennB's Avatar
    I got the 32 instead of the 16 like I had on the 4S because the 32 was instock at 10pm..... and I'm the Official Instant Gratification Queen. LOL I can't wait for nuttin
    10-03-2012 08:58 PM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    I have a 16gig 4s and its been enough and I don't regret getting it but I wouldn't mind another 16gig. I have a 64gig iPad 2 that I load up with movies and music which is why I went with a 16 gig iPhone. If the iPhone is your only mobile device you may want to get 32 or 64gig.
    10-03-2012 09:02 PM
  14. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I have been thinking of a 32 myself cause pictures take up more space compared to my 4. I say load it up and see where you are in those 14 days could also check out iTunes Match?
    10-03-2012 09:09 PM
  15. slalomskie's Avatar
    Go 32 if you have the cash. It's worth the money to not have to worry about managing storage. Plus it brings more money on the resell side. I have 500 gigs of music so I have to manage anyway but not photos movies and apps.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 baby.
    10-03-2012 10:02 PM
  16. big9erfan's Avatar
    I went 32GB simply bc I take a lot of pictures, wanted to keep more music on this than I did my 4, and I like to keep a lot of apps ( though I've gotten better about not being an app ***** anymore. The wife yells when I download too many and they get synced to her device too LOL ).
    10-03-2012 10:39 PM
  17. pink2's Avatar
    I went in thinking I would get the 32gb since that is what I had for my 4. But all they had left was the 64gb and I am really glad I got the 64 because I already have 28gb used and I don't want to worry about space and its my belief that the more free space there is the better the apps I use will run.
    10-03-2012 10:42 PM
  18. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    I went with the 32gb model bc honestly, better safe than sorry. Better resale value too! And less chance if a total sellout. Seems you can always find a 32 or 64gb model somewhere.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    10-03-2012 10:48 PM
  19. salscott's Avatar
    I did 16gb for my first 3 iPhones, and when I tried to download 2 movies for Travelling...bad news. Rented movies take a ton of space. 32 for me this time. C'mon radio shack, get it here.
    10-03-2012 11:31 PM
  20. jjj651's Avatar
    Crap, looks like 32GB is the way to go. Anyways quick question. I am not the primary account holder. I just use one of the lines (Verizon). So will the primary account holder have to be there in order for me to exchange iPhones?
    10-03-2012 11:41 PM
  21. Glass of OJ's Avatar
    32 for sure.

    On my 16GB 4S I have a little over 500 songs, 120 pictures (a few videos), 40-50 apps, 0 movies, and only have 3 GBs left.
    10-04-2012 03:33 AM
  22. ridiculocity's Avatar
    I had a 32gb for my iPhone 4 and was always juggling space. I'm an appaholic with over 14,000 apps and 60gb of music on iTunes Match. My iPad 2 is 64gb and always juggling space also. I love my big games so they devour space. This time I got a 64gb iPhone 5 and already only have 10gb free. If I was you the 32gb is the ticket only because you will obviously grow both your app and music collection and as iOS games come out I'm expecting they will soon top the 2gb size as they attempt to further match consoles.
    10-04-2012 05:33 AM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I have done some very rudimentary math (very very rudimentary) and came out with the below.

    I have always had the 16gig models and they are plenty big enough for me (except for now s they didn't have any 16gig models when I went into the shop so I got a 32gig model instead). There's easily enough space to put loads of apps and enough music for several hours without listening to the same tune twice.

    Put it this way, you could put about 1300 tunes (depending on file size obviously, i've taken an average of 6mb per song) in 8gig and still have 8gig left for apps. If you have 1500 tunes and each one is 4 minutes long, that's 100 hours of music without listening to the same track twice.

    With the remaining 8gig, if you take the average app size as being 25mb, then you could store over 300 apps on your phone as well as the music.

    Only you can really say if that sounds like enough space.
    10-04-2012 06:13 AM
  24. ibanana's Avatar
    Ive always been the type who bought the 16gb. I use spotify, so I dont keep music on my phone. I do take a lot of pictures, but I always back up with iCloud and Dropbox, so if I need to delete I can. I have 74 apps on my phone and 10.2 gb free. I'm the type of person who believes you should buy what you can afford and what you think you will need. Really do you need 3000 songs and 300 apps? Probably not, but hey thats just my opinion.
    10-04-2012 10:15 AM
  25. Redshirt's Avatar
    Nobody ever complains they have too much storage... If you can afford it, get the larger size.
    10-04-2012 11:55 AM
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