1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    But Apple didn't make the 32GB the same price as the 16GB version; they didn't make a 32GB iPhone 6 Plus at all. In order to fulfill Sean's request, I will need the $100-$200 to upgrade my storage just to make him happy.
    He meant if they had made the base phone the 32 gb, rather than the 16 gb, the 32 gb would be $199.99 on contract. So you would not have paid more.


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    01-12-2015 03:19 PM
  2. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I can't afford anything higher.
    You answered your own question. Good job ...
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    01-12-2015 03:22 PM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yeah I would be able to wait. I just think the phone isn't worth and extra $100. It's worth the extra storage, sure... but if the specs of the phone were greater than I would pay that. My iPad mini has tons of apps on it and I bring it everywhere. I'm going to my carriers store today and try out the 6 plus
    I bought a 16G iPad. I regretted it almost immediately.

    If you're on a budget, and we ALL are these days aren't we, I would really suggest hanging on two more months, add 25 bucks to your phone budget every two weeks and getting the 32G iPhone 6 Plus. Honestly.

    Right now I'm taking this approach in saving for my first MacBook Pro. I'm putting money away every paycheck. So every two weeks I add to my fund. Assuming my current laptop doesn't die on me I will be able to get myself my dream MacBook Pro by Christmas, maxed out on storage, RAM and speed. So it will be future proof.

    I'd really suggest going for the larger storage on the iPhone 6 Plus.
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    01-12-2015 03:39 PM
  4. 21stNow's Avatar
    He meant if they had made the base phone the 32 gb, rather than the 16 gb, the 32 gb would be $199.99 on contract. So you would not have paid more.


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    I get what KCH was saying, but my original response was to Sean who said that people should stop buying 16GB phones. That is the capacity that suits my needs. If he wants me to buy something more expensive just to support a cause, I'm asking him to put his money where his mouth is.
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    01-12-2015 04:09 PM
  5. Hectorius's Avatar
    I know it can be hard, but try to get at least the 64gb, 16gb is just not enough in my opinion.
    01-12-2015 05:45 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Do you need my GMail address so that you know where to send the extra $100 or $200 for me to support your cause instead of my needs?
    Why would I pay for you to enjoy a luxury item? We aren't talking necessities here, and my opinion stands...as the years go on, 16GB quickly becomes obsolete to anyone outside of those who must have that size because of financial reasons. Eventually, when the OS takes HALF the usable onboard storage (like it does on some other manufacturers phones), people will migrate. I just think consumers could sway the market and make the carriers introduce higher capacity entry models, and maybe even do as Apple has done before where they adjust pricing accordingly as well for the benefit of the consumer.

    I get what KCH was saying, but my original response was to Sean who said that people should stop buying 16GB phones. That is the capacity that suits my needs. If he wants me to buy something more expensive just to support a cause, I'm asking him to put his money where his mouth is.
    This is a terrible argument, lol. It's like a person who can't afford a smart phone PERIOD telling me to put my money where my mouth is for supporting the further development of smart phones. I'm sure 4GB suited someone's needs that couldn't afford to move up in the storage hierarchy...thankfully those people were a very tiny sample size, and we moved on to what we have today, which will hopefully eliminate the soon to be obsolete 16GB size.

    Don't get bitter with me because of your financial choices. My comments had nothing to do with limiting people who could only afford the 16GB model...it had to do with the idea that, as we've seen historically, Apple would release a larger capacity entry model without touching the pricing point, or if they did touch it, it would be a very negligible increase in the scheme of things.
    01-12-2015 06:34 PM
  7. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting the iPhone 6 plus in 16gb but I don't know it it would be enough storage. I can't afford anything higher. I put all my stuff on the cloud and I stream my media. I would mostly use it for apps. Lots of apps. No games on it since I have the 64GB iPad mini 2. I was thinking of getting the galaxy note 4 since what's the point in having the iPhone 6 plus if I have an iPad mini. But yeah would 16gb would be enough for just apps? How much apps can I hold. I understand that I will have 12.2GB out of the box.
    Depends how many apps you have. Not to mention the apps are only getting larger, so 16gb may be good for now, but down the road may not be the case. If i were you, I would wait, and save up a little longer so you can get 64gb so that way you don't have any regrets if you do by some means need more storage than the 16gb.
    01-12-2015 06:37 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting the iPhone 6 plus in 16gb but I don't know it it would be enough storage. I can't afford anything higher. I put all my stuff on the cloud and I stream my media. I would mostly use it for apps. Lots of apps. No games on it since I have the 64GB iPad mini 2. I was thinking of getting the galaxy note 4 since what's the point in having the iPhone 6 plus if I have an iPad mini. But yeah would 16gb would be enough for just apps? How much apps can I hold. I understand that I will have 12.2GB out of the box.
    Just get the 64GB iPhone 6. It's the same price as the 16GB iPhone 6 plus.
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    01-12-2015 06:40 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I was thinking of getting the galaxy note 4 since what's the point in having the iPhone 6 plus if I have an iPad mini.
    Just get the 64GB iPhone 6. It's the same price as the 16GB iPhone 6 plus.
    Makes perfect sense to me.
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    01-12-2015 06:45 PM
  10. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    You know I'd buy a 16GB if it had 16GB of storage. Even then I'd probably save up another $100 and buy the 64GB ...
    01-12-2015 07:13 PM
  11. jakdillard's Avatar
    16GB quickly becomes obsolete to anyone outside of those who must have that size because of financial reasons.

    Don't get bitter with me because of your financial choices. My comments had nothing to do with limiting people who could only afford the 16GB model
    I know this comment was directed at someone specifically, but as as person who has had a 64gb as well as a 128gb I choose to "downgrade" back to 16gb because of my own personal usage not financial obligation.

    I think that is funny because of the "social class hierarchy " that get associated with the type of iPhone you have as well as the capacity of it. Think of it as "They have a 16gb so they can't afford anything higher." or "64gb huh I have the 128gb gold 6+ because I had to have the top specs and the highest capacity, I can't do anything lower than 128gb because 64gb is not enough for me and 16gb is just unheard of." How many times have you read a post like that? Its even funnier because when you look at the back of the newer iPhones the storage capacity is not on there anymore, so you can't tell whether someone has a 1 gb iPhone let alone a 512gb iPhone.

    So I guess maybe its true there may be some people that feel like they can't afford a larger capacity iPhone so they get the base model, but its also true that there are some businesses that only require their employees use base models.

    However there's also the consumer like myself who just loves tech (especially the newest tech) who will just buy the next refresh anyway so size really doesn't matter.
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    01-12-2015 07:50 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'd love to have the 64GB but since but because I typically use Craigslist I have to take what I can find


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    01-12-2015 07:56 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So I guess maybe its true there may be some people that feel like they can't afford a larger capacity iPhone so they get the base model, but its also true that there are some businesses that only require their employees use base models.

    However there's also the consumer like myself who just loves tech (especially the newest tech) who will just buy the next refresh anyway so size really doesn't matter.
    And that's why I was kind of taken aback by the person's retort to my comments...because my comments were seriously only in reflection to the shrinking of usable storage based on the ever expanding size of the OS. I know there are about a million various types of consumers, all with different needs, demands and limitations...and to me, the cost of the phone was not even in my thought process as I talked about getting rid of the 16GB, but truth be told, I don't think a tiny niche of consumer really has much pull on the manufacturing decisions of a company like Apple, which is why we don't have 8GB iPhone's anymore, which was, at one time, the most popular variant.
    01-12-2015 08:04 PM
  14. WH1T3H4T's Avatar
    iOS download storage size is increasing as each OS comes out, so having a 16GB iPhone in this day in age is pointless.
    01-12-2015 08:28 PM
  15. WH1T3H4T's Avatar
    ... also, you'll actually only be getting roughly around 12GB of storage on the iPhone, ' out of the box.' So again, 16GB is pointless.
    01-12-2015 08:34 PM
  16. jakdillard's Avatar
    And that's why I was kind of taken aback by the person's retort to my comments...because my comments were seriously only in reflection to the shrinking of usable storage based on the ever expanding size of the OS. I know there are about a million various types of consumers, all with different needs, demands and limitations...and to me, the cost of the phone was not even in my thought process as I talked about getting rid of the 16GB, but truth be told, I don't think a tiny niche of consumer really has much pull on the manufacturing decisions of a company like Apple, which is why we don't have 8GB iPhone's anymore, which was, at one time, the most popular variant.
    Gotcha, kinda I guess its all on how you look at it.

    1. I see a base model 6+ 16gb - $749 4x more storage $100 more 8x more storage $200 more to the base model price.

    2. I could think 6+ 16gb should be 32gb at $749 then 2x more storage $100 more and 4x more storage at $200 more to the base model price.

    In all honesty I really feel that the newer larger iPhones especially the 6+ should only come in 32 and 64gb variants with expandable storage capabilities up to 128gb
    01-12-2015 08:44 PM
  17. grover5's Avatar
    ... also, you'll actually only be getting roughly around 12GB of storage on the iPhone, ' out of the box.' So again, 16GB is pointless.
    I have a 16 GB nexus 5 and a 16 GB iPad mini. Its enough space for me. I use the cloud and my nexus 5 is practically my computer. It was a choice not a need. I may go 32 or 64 next time depending on what is available and what space apps are taking at the time but today 16 is fine.

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    01-12-2015 09:01 PM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    I personally have numerous friends who purchased the smallest storage size Available on a device that most of them will keep for 2 years. All of them regret it due to the pictures they take and games they load up.

    To me for the extra $100 weather you can afford it or you have to save for it is worth it.

    My son purchased his first phone on his own and saved his money to get the one he wanted.
    01-12-2015 09:07 PM
  19. WH1T3H4T's Avatar
    I have a 16 GB nexus 5 and a 16 GB iPad mini. Its enough space for me. I use the cloud and my nexus 5 is practically my computer. It was a choice not a need. I may go 32 or 64 next time depending on what is available and what space apps are taking at the time but today 16 is fine.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Interesting. Everyone has a reason. I have the 64GB due to:

    Songs: 2157 - 17.93GB
    Apps: 117 - 15.51GB
    01-12-2015 09:38 PM
  20. 21stNow's Avatar
    Why would I pay for you to enjoy a luxury item? We aren't talking necessities here, and my opinion stands...as the years go on, 16GB quickly becomes obsolete to anyone outside of those who must have that size because of financial reasons. Eventually, when the OS takes HALF the usable onboard storage (like it does on some other manufacturers phones), people will migrate. I just think consumers could sway the market and make the carriers introduce higher capacity entry models, and maybe even do as Apple has done before where they adjust pricing accordingly as well for the benefit of the consumer.


    This is a terrible argument, lol. It's like a person who can't afford a smart phone PERIOD telling me to put my money where my mouth is for supporting the further development of smart phones. I'm sure 4GB suited someone's needs that couldn't afford to move up in the storage hierarchy...thankfully those people were a very tiny sample size, and we moved on to what we have today, which will hopefully eliminate the soon to be obsolete 16GB size.

    Don't get bitter with me because of your financial choices. My comments had nothing to do with limiting people who could only afford the 16GB model...it had to do with the idea that, as we've seen historically, Apple would release a larger capacity entry model without touching the pricing point, or if they did touch it, it would be a very negligible increase in the scheme of things.
    I have no reason to be bitter with you about my financial choices. I don't waste my money on storage that I don't need on a smartphone. How you came to interpret that as me not being able to afford more capacity, I don't know.

    Your original post tells other people what to buy or not to buy so yes, I think that you should put your money towards those purchases. Otherwise, just state things as your own personal preference. What other people buy should not concern you.
    01-12-2015 09:46 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have no reason to be bitter with you about my financial choices. I don't waste my money on storage that I don't need on a smartphone. How you came to interpret that as me not being able to afford more capacity, I don't know.

    Your original post tells other people what to buy or not to buy so yes, I think that you should put your money towards those purchases. Otherwise, just state things as your own personal preference. What other people buy should not concern you.
    Would it bother you to have the 32 gb for the same price as the current 16 gb, even though you only needed 16 gb?


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    01-12-2015 10:12 PM
  22. 21stNow's Avatar
    Would it bother you to have the 32 gb for the same price as the current 16 gb, even though you only needed 16 gb?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    My issue is with spending extra money solely on additional storage when I don't need the additional storage to begin with. If a 32GB model were the base model at the same price as the existing 16GB model, I would have still bought it because that would have been the lowest amount available. It's what I did with my Note 3, Note 4 and Note Edge. However, that is not the case with the iPhone.

    Two and a half months in, I still have 8.8GB available on my iPhone now. I could have taken a 12GB phone if one existed, but it doesn't so I go with the smallest size available to me.
    01-12-2015 10:23 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have no reason to be bitter with you about my financial choices. I don't waste my money on storage that I don't need on a smartphone. How you came to interpret that as me not being able to afford more capacity, I don't know.

    Your original post tells other people what to buy or not to buy so yes, I think that you should put your money towards those purchases. Otherwise, just state things as your own personal preference. What other people buy should not concern you.
    What in god's name are you talking about? My original post was an opinion that if people stop buying the 16GB model, that Apple would probably stop producing it, and hopefully (if history remains true) would take the next step up (probably the 32GB) and offer it for the same price (or negligibly higher).

    It had nothing to do with a preference...I don't give two sh*ts what YOU buy or what ANY other person buys, nor do I care what works for you or what doesn't work for you. My post wasn't about your needs, it was about a historic precedence of higher amounts of storage as a base line (IE: the removal of the 8GB model for the 16GB model, without an increase in cost).

    Your trying to make an absolutely irrelevant point here...and it's kind of humorous really. I don't think you even fully comprehended my original post, I think you, for whatever reason, took offense to someone suggesting the removal of the 16GB model, and went off on some bizarre tangent about it. I'd like to offer you some advice...understand that my original comment was in reflection of the quickly shrinking storage capacity on iPhones which goes along with the quickly growing OS, and that is why I suggested people abstain from buying the 16GB model...so that the entry level model (at the entry level price) is a higher storage version, which won't be made obsolete by a ever growing operating system.

    I'm still laughing over the fact that you retorted asking me to give money for a more expensive device just because you don't see a value in them...lol! On what planet does that make any sense at all?
    01-12-2015 11:28 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If a 32GB model were the base model at the same price as the existing 16GB model, I would have still bought it because that would have been the lowest amount available. It's what I did with my Note 3, Note 4 and Note Edge.
    Hence my original post...I can't believe this is flying over your head when you literally just described my original point to the T! If people stopped buying the 16GB model with such frequency, history has shown us that Apple would replace it with a higher capacity entry level model, and in the past, the price has remained stagnant, so we could theoretically expect the same thing to happen.

    How is this difficult for you to grasp? And why are you throwing such a temper tantrum over me paying for you to have the higher capacity phone, and how I need to stop worrying about other people's purchases? I assure you, the LAST thing on my mind is what you buy with your money...but in a general observation, I think it would benefit the consumer as a whole if they were paying the entry price for a higher capacity phone, regardless of how much capacity they actually use.
    01-12-2015 11:34 PM
  25. 21stNow's Avatar
    What in god's name are you talking about? My original post was an opinion that if people stop buying the 16GB model, that Apple would probably stop producing it, and hopefully (if history remains true) would take the next step up (probably the 32GB) and offer it for the same price (or negligibly higher).

    It had nothing to do with a preference...I don't give two sh*ts what YOU buy or what ANY other person buys, nor do I care what works for you or what doesn't work for you. My post wasn't about your needs, it was about a historic precedence of higher amounts of storage as a base line (IE: the removal of the 8GB model for the 16GB model, without an increase in cost).

    Your trying to make an absolutely irrelevant point here...and it's kind of humorous really. I don't think you even fully comprehended my original post, I think you, for whatever reason, took offense to someone suggesting the removal of the 16GB model, and went off on some bizarre tangent about it. I'd like to offer you some advice...understand that my original comment was in reflection of the quickly shrinking storage capacity on iPhones which goes along with the quickly growing OS, and that is why I suggested people abstain from buying the 16GB model...so that the entry level model (at the entry level price) is a higher storage version, which won't be made obsolete by a ever growing operating system.

    I'm still laughing over the fact that you retorted asking me to give money for a more expensive device just because you don't see a value in them...lol! On what planet does that make any sense at all?
    You aren't making any sense at all, so I'm done with you.
    01-13-2015 12:20 AM
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