1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    You'd think with the holidays here and all that, the supply of iPhone 5s 16GB (various colours) would be high.

    But, alas, in my area I can only find 32GB versions of the Gold or Silver. Rather frustrating really, I didn't want to spend as much as $299.99.
    12-31-2013 08:35 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I think the reason behind that is because the 16gb is a "dying breed" just like the 8gb. People are doing a lot more with their smartphones nowadays so the more GB is neccessary
    12-31-2013 08:57 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Hmm, that is a good point Derrick. Albeit, things are moving to more cloud storage now, hence I don't see the need to spend so much on local storage. We more and more moving to a 'streaming' base, hence I wouldn't want to invest too much on local storage.

    I guess only time will really tell...
    12-31-2013 09:05 AM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I guess I'm one of the last old school guys. I'm still using a 16gb and have plenty of room.
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    12-31-2013 09:10 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Do you have films and lots of music on your device? I only want 16GB because I don't load films on my device, only music. I load films on my iPad Mini. I rarely, if ever watch a film on my smartphone. I just don't see the need for that...

    I guess I'm one of the last old school guys. I'm still using a 16gb and have plenty of room.
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    12-31-2013 09:19 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Hmm, that is a good point Derrick. Albeit, things are moving to more cloud storage now, hence I don't see the need to spend so much on local storage. We more and more moving to a 'streaming' base, hence I wouldn't want to invest too much on local storage.

    I guess only time will really tell...
    This is true, cloud storage is growing, but things like games, personal music library are getting larger and I feel that people are more apt to keep stuff on their phones. just my opinion of course
    12-31-2013 09:21 AM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...again, another valid point. I prefer having access to the files versus streaming. I guess I can convince the missus to give me some money to thus buy a 32GB unit

    This is true, cloud storage is growing, but things like games, personal music library are getting larger and I feel that people are more apt to keep stuff on their phones. just my opinion of course
    12-31-2013 09:27 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ...again, another valid point. I prefer having access to the files versus streaming. I guess I can convince the missus to give me some money to thus buy a 32GB unit
    Not to mention the OS's are also taking up more GB... if I'm not mistaking the last OS took approx 5gb
    12-31-2013 09:33 AM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...seriously, 5GB? This reminds me of installing Windows back in the day!

    Not to mention the OS's are also taking up more GB... if I'm not mistaking the last OS took approx 5gb
    12-31-2013 09:35 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ...seriously, 5GB? This reminds me of installing Windows back in the day!
    well, the 32gb iPhone actually is 27 (and some change)gb out of the box....so with 16gb iphone that leaves about 11gb
    12-31-2013 09:37 AM
  11. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Ah, yeah, good point...

    well, the 32gb iPhone actually is 27 (and some change)gb out of the box....so with 16gb iphone that leaves about 11gb
    12-31-2013 10:36 AM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    The 5S was heavily discounted by a lot of Brick & Mortar Retailers over the last several weeks. This may have contributed to creating additional supply constraints. I picked my daughter up a 16 gig 5S for $124.99
    12-31-2013 12:21 PM
  13. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I wish I could use the likes of Best Buy or WalMart. But, I have a Business account, and thus I have constraints...

    The 5S was heavily discounted by a lot of Brick & Mortar Retailers over the last several weeks. This may have contributed to creating additional supply constraints. I picked my daughter up a 16 gig 5S for $124.99
    12-31-2013 12:27 PM
  14. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I wish I could use the likes of Best Buy or WalMart. But, I have a Business account, and thus I have constraints...
    Sorry to hear that ... I would think that it wouldn't take long for supply to catch up since the holiday shopping should be slowing a bit.
    12-31-2013 12:34 PM
  15. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Not to mention the OS's are also taking up more GB... if I'm not mistaking the last OS took approx 5gb
    The OS actually takes less then 1GB. Read this, it's all in how storage is marketed.

    When manufacturers of such devices say "GB", they mean what is called a "decimal gigabyte", which equals exactly 1,000,000,000 (one billion) bytes. When your device's operating system describes the capacity of the storage, they use what is called a "binary gigabyte", which equals exactly 1,073,741,824 bytes.

    It turns out that a decimal gigabyte is approximately 93% the size of a binary gigabyte, so if your iphone is 16 decimal gigabytes, your operating system will report that it is approximately: 16 * 0.93 = 14.8 binary gigabytes, minus what the OS occupies, equals 12 ~13GB's.

    Your computer does the same thing.
    12-31-2013 01:55 PM
  16. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The OS actually takes less then 1GB. Read this, it's all in how storage is marketed.

    When manufacturers of such devices say "GB", they mean what is called a "decimal gigabyte", which equals exactly 1,000,000,000 (one billion) bytes. When your device's operating system describes the capacity of the storage, they use what is called a "binary gigabyte", which equals exactly 1,073,741,824 bytes.

    It turns out that a decimal gigabyte is approximately 93% the size of a binary gigabyte, so if your iphone is 16 decimal gigabytes, your operating system will report that it is approximately: 16 * 0.93 = 14.8 binary gigabytes, minus what the OS occupies, equals 12 ~13GB's.
    Oooooookay, however or whatever, I do know that my 32gb Gold iPhone 5s didn't start out with 32gb and more like 27gb so something is taking from the GB amount
    12-31-2013 01:59 PM
  17. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Oooooookay, however or whatever, I do know that my 32gb Gold iPhone 5s didn't start out with 32gb and more like 27gb so something is taking from the GB amount
    That's right. The bigger the storage is, the more space is "missing" like on a 1TB drive. The OS on the computer will show that there is only about 933GB left on it. The OS isn't taking up that much space. It's just how they market the drive because 1TB sounds better then advertising it as 933GB.
    12-31-2013 02:02 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    I'm getting by fine with 16gb but a 32gb is probably a sweet spot these days. With the growth and simplisty of cloud storage it is less necessary...but I still prefer having media local...old habits
    12-31-2013 04:57 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I'm wondering if you've tried Best Buy. They have it on sell for $124 with a 2 year contract.



    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    01-01-2014 07:14 PM
  20. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm wondering if you've tried Best Buy. They have it on sell for $124 with a 2 year contract.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/6y3emuzy.jpg


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    Thanks. I bought one from them today...
    01-01-2014 08:34 PM
  21. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Thanks. I bought one from them today...
    No problem! Very nice. Let us know what you think of the phone in a few days.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    01-02-2014 10:47 PM
  22. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I thought that the 16GB was the most popular version. When I was talking to an online sales representative for my carrier and was asking about the tariffs for the 5S they automatically quoted me the 16GB price. Then when I went into the store to purchase my 5S, they went to get me the 16GB version without asking me what capacity I wanted and I had to say that I actually wanted the 64GB version. However I suppose if 16 is the most popular it would be sold out.


    Sent from my gold iPhone 5S
    01-10-2014 02:46 AM

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