1. Mr_Freeze72's Avatar
    So as some might know I been really conflicted by which storage capacity I should stick with for my new iPhone 6 plus. See this morning when I went to pick up my phone I was gonna switch to a 64 GB but the apple employees said I would have to get in the non pre order line and by that time, I doubt I would have still been able to get a plus at all. So I walked out with the 16 GB Gold Plus.

    16 GB has worked for me for the past 2 years with my iPhone 5 and i rarely ran out of space. I did run out of space trying to update to IOS 8 on my 5 a few days ago though. I take a few pictures and video here and there but nothing major, I have my DSLR camera, and Macbook for photo and video editing and don't download a large amount of apps. I also kinda not a fan of spending more than 200-300 on a phone I will only have for like 2 years before I upgrade to a new iPhone LOL. Now that iCloud has upgraded a bit I think I might be okay, However, the 64 GB still appealing to me (just so I know I have the extra space if something should pop up) but it seems that if I return my 16 GB i will probably have to wait until like October or November. This has been driving me NUTTS all day and kinda killed my excitement for my new phone.

    This probably sounds lame but any other 16 GB owners here and happy with their purchase? Most here are 64 GB or 128 GB and I feel like I am missing the party LOL.
    09-19-2014 03:24 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I don't own or will ever own again a 16GB phone. But you answered your own question in your first statement. That you've been fine with 16GB in the past. As long as you have that, you're fine.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    09-19-2014 03:27 PM
  3. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I chose to have the 16GB. I don't need all that space. Right now I'm sitting at 6.6 unused will ALL my photos, apps, and music that I listen to for running. It works great for me. I would have taken a 32 if that had been offered, but for what I do 64 is just way too much.
    09-19-2014 03:32 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't own or will ever own again a 16GB phone. But you answered your own question in your first statement. That you've been fine with 16GB in the past. As long as you have that, you're fine.
    Agreed. Needing the extra space for an iOS upgrade is a one-off situation. If you've been happy with 16 in daily use in the past, I would guess that you would continue to be.
    09-19-2014 03:32 PM
  5. Mr_Freeze72's Avatar
    I guess you all are right. I honestly don't do a whole lot with my phone so I think I will be good.
    09-19-2014 03:45 PM
  6. sj-performance's Avatar
    Actually I've only owned 16gb iPhones in the past. Having a 64gb for the first time is a great new feeling. No worries about any storage limits. Remember apps keep on getting larger. Pics/videos occupy more space now. For an extra $100 you 3x storage. Worth it to me.


    ...via iPad from TapaTalk...
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    09-21-2014 02:11 AM
  7. aznhomieboi1689's Avatar
    I got the 128 gb one and boy do I love it! I think you should consider a 64. It'd be a good investment. I don't know why Apple went with 16gb tho. Seems such a missed opportunity. 16gb is so outdated Imo.
    jaymojones likes this.
    09-21-2014 02:20 AM
  8. metacuate's Avatar
    I guess you all are right. I honestly don't do a whole lot with my phone so I think I will be good.
    I used to use 16gb but these days I feel like it fills up and I dont want to have to go through and delete things every few weeks, so I went with a 6+ 64gb... 4x the storage for a few dollars a month more on carrier financing
    09-21-2014 02:48 AM
  9. rgood0810's Avatar
    I have the 16 gb. it's fine with me because I don't keep a lot of stuff on my phone.
    09-21-2014 10:01 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have the 16 gb 5. I've had it a year, and have 4.4 gb available. I store photos on Box, Dropbox and OneDrive. Not much music. About 130 downloaded apps. Most who use 64 or 128 gb out a lot of music on their phones. Some up to 40 gb of music or more. You can manage 16 gb. Box gives you 10 free gb of file storage. Photos, videos, Gifs and documents. That helps a lot.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-22-2014 12:20 AM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    I have a 16gb 5s before that I had a 16gb 4s. I don't have a lot of apps and I don't store pictures or music on my phone. I just put iOS 8 on my device and I still have 9gb free. It works fine for me.
    Bmichael78 likes this.
    09-22-2014 12:48 AM
  12. B-17 Pilot's Avatar
    . . .all I know is I have 16GB on my 5S and it is all used up! That's why I went with the 64GB 6 Plus!


    Mike
    09-23-2014 04:59 PM
  13. olliegrl's Avatar
    i'm planning on ordering the 64 gb (i too would have settled for 32 had it been offered) only cause of large updates, the fact that i'm a heavy photographer (usually having 800+ photos on my phone)....to me...better camera + bigger file format for photos = taking up more space to save them....thoughts?
    09-23-2014 05:31 PM
  14. chandraz's Avatar
    unless you are on tight budget go for 64gb. if you are like me who would backup phone now and then you should be good with16gb.
    09-23-2014 05:35 PM
  15. Bmichael78's Avatar
    I use the 16 and its plenty for me. I use spotify for music and I have drop box for photos. I have 32 apps and over 100 pictures on the phone. I guess I'm not a hardcore user. I don't watch movies or play games on mine either, of course that's because I have an iPad.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    09-23-2014 05:40 PM
  16. Justin Beatty's Avatar
    For me, all of the reasons to own a 6 plus necessitated 64 gb minimum. The photos, games, videos, and reading. If I didn't care about all that, I would have gone for the 6.
    09-23-2014 09:56 PM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I don't own or will ever own again a 16GB phone. But you answered your own question in your first statement. That you've been fine with 16GB in the past. As long as you have that, you're fine.
    16gigs is premature lol. That can't even fit my music 128 gigs all the way!
    I agree with you!
    09-23-2014 10:34 PM
  18. ChrisJ1's Avatar
    Think about it this way. Wait one month for your phone and get the one you like or struggle for two years with 16GB not having the phone you want and capacity you want for not waiting a month.

    The choice is yours brother.
    09-23-2014 11:23 PM

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