1. Nophix's Avatar
    I've always bought the 16gb model. 90% of what I do is in the cloud.

    That being said, I think the next time I upgrade I'm going bigger. With Photostream and everything I'm noticing I'm needing far more space. It hasn't become an issue yet, but it may soon.


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    11-07-2014 06:26 AM
  2. aboweam's Avatar
    16 gb not enough
    apple must change policy



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    11-07-2014 07:04 AM
  3. Okris30's Avatar
    I don't buy music on iTunes as I stream from Google Play Music with my subscription. I don't take many photos either or play many games so 16GB is more than enough for me. Plus I make use of Google Drive to store my photos when needed. It all depends on your needs though so you need to think about what you would do with your phone and go from there.
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    11-07-2014 08:18 AM
  4. mrjoeltan's Avatar
    Depends on what you need it for. 16 is enough for me, since I don't put all my music on my phone anymore, and all i really use it for now is apps like pages and keynote for school, and some games.
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    11-07-2014 10:28 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've never owned an iPhone before, but I'm contemplating getting a 16 GB iPhone 6.

    But after browsing the forums, it seems everyone is purchasing either 64 or 128 GB devices. And stories like this iPhone 6 Specs: Is 16GB useless on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? | BGR are scaring me.

    I realize everyone's needs are different, but is the 16 GB version as unusable as stories like this make it sound?

    I've owned a 32 GB Android for two years now, and yet even now have only accumulated about 5 GB of my own stuff, including apps, leaving about 21 GB empty all this time. So I'm assuming 16 GB would suit me fine as I don't download games, I only have a few dozen songs, etc.

    I'm not familiar with iOS though: do I need extra device space to upgrade iOS if I do it via iTunes? Does iOS itself use a lot of space?

    Does anyone here have the 16 GB version? If so, has the smaller capacity caused you any problems?
    A lot of people are purchasing the 64 GB model because it offers arguably the best bang for the buck, so to speak. 64 GB is 4 times the amount of a 16 GB model for $100 more. Having said that, the 16 GB model is still a good buy if you don't plan on storing a good deal of stuff on it. I mean, if you plan on keeping thousands of songs, photos, videos, as well as save all of your iMessages & SMS messages, then you will benefit more by purchasing the 64 GB model, in my opinion.......Personally, I can get by on a 16 GB model, but I cannot pass up the 64 GB model for the price.
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    11-07-2014 11:14 AM
  6. LeDave's Avatar
    I have 5 gigs of music on my 16GB and I only store significant photos which is only so far 3 on my phone. The 16GB works fine for me. I'm not one of those people who store music that they don't really listen to. I don't store photos that I don't really look back on or don't show to others.
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    11-07-2014 11:17 AM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    I have 5 gigs of music on my 16GB and I only store significant photos which is only so far 3 on my phone. The 16GB works fine for me. I'm not one of those people who store music that they don't really listen to. I don't store photos that I don't really look back on or don't show to others.
    I have 3 photos from this morning alone.
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    11-07-2014 11:18 AM
  8. LeDave's Avatar
    I have 3 photos from this morning alone.
    Yes, you're like my pops, his iPhone 6+ has like 500 photos because all he almost really does on his phone is instagram the food he eats from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks... and doesn't like deleting them off his phone although it's stored on instagram.
    11-07-2014 11:20 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Yes, you're like my pops, his iPhone 6+ has like 500 photos because all he almost really does on his phone is instagram the food he eats from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks... and doesn't like deleting them off his phone although it's stored on instagram.
    Not for Instagram. When you have a family you will understand. The pictures of my godson from birth to now almost 3 are priceless to me and I love having them across all my devices
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    11-07-2014 11:23 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Whether 16GB fits your needs or not, I still don't recommend getting a 16GB iPhone to anyone. At all. Ever.

    In some way, shape or form, you'll run out of space. You're really better off going a step up with 64GB.
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    11-07-2014 01:48 PM
  11. katesbb's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses and experiences everyone! It definately helps in deciding - though it sounds like there's no simple answer. At the very least though, it doesn't sound like 16 GB is as "unusable" as I feared. I get that the larger models are more future-proof for songs, pictures, etc., but I was worried that the 16 GB might not get future versions of iOS.

    Here's a question though: with my Android, I tend to keep my main music collection on DropBox, and only keep the songs I'm actually listening to on my device. As my mood changes, I delete what's on my device and download a new set of songs. So at any given moment their might be 200 songs on DropBox, but only 10 on my device.

    Is it easy to do that sort of swapping with an iPhone? I don't believe I can "download" music files from a cloud service to an iPhone, correct? If not, can I use iTunes to keep only a small selection of songs on the device, while leaving the main collection on the laptop or the cloud?
    11-07-2014 02:39 PM
  12. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses and experiences everyone! It definately helps in deciding - though it sounds like there's no simple answer. At the very least though, it doesn't sound like 16 GB is as "unusable" as I feared. I get that the larger models are more future-proof for songs, pictures, etc., but I was worried that the 16 GB might not get future versions of iOS.

    Here's a question though: with my Android, I tend to keep my main music collection on DropBox, and only keep the songs I'm actually listening to on my device. As my mood changes, I delete what's on my device and download a new set of songs. So at any given moment their might be 200 songs on DropBox, but only 10 on my device.

    Is it easy to do that sort of swapping with an iPhone? I don't believe I can "download" music files from a cloud service to an iPhone, correct? If not, can I use iTunes to keep only a small selection of songs on the device, while leaving the main collection on the laptop or the cloud?
    Is it not easy to swap songs on and off of an iPhone. You can do as you say in the last sentence. Put a few songs on the phone via iTunes and then stream others from the Dropbox app.
    11-07-2014 03:26 PM
  13. Sara_S13's Avatar
    For me it is enough. I had purchased an iPhone 64GB space gray, I sold it and bought a 16 gb gold.
    Out of 64 GB had occupied only 3GB, I listen music only on Spotify. I sync all of your photos on Dropbox and I'm fine with my 16gb.

    (Sorry for my English, I'm from Italy!)
    11-07-2014 04:07 PM
  14. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    For me it is enough. I had purchased an iPhone 64GB space gray, I sold it and bought a 16 gb gold.
    Out of 64 GB had occupied only 3GB, I listen music only on Spotify. I sync all of your photos on Dropbox and I'm fine with my 16gb.

    (Sorry for my English, I'm from Italy!)
    No need to apologize. Your English is better than many people who grew up speaking it.
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    11-07-2014 04:26 PM
  15. shief24's Avatar
    Is it easy to do that sort of swapping with an iPhone? I don't believe I can "download" music files from a cloud service to an iPhone, correct? If not, can I use iTunes to keep only a small selection of songs on the device, while leaving the main collection on the laptop or the cloud?
    Depends what cloud service you're talking about. Dropbox and other things no. But I do exactly what you've mentioned in iTunes match . So essentially I've download about thirty songs to my iPhone and I stream the rest when I'm on wifi (which is most of the time on campus or at home). You can delete songs and download others. ITunes match can hold up to 20k songs which is pretty good. Anyways, it isn't free and costs 27 dollars a year but it's worth it to me since you can use it on any ios Or osx device (came in handy when my logic board crashed on my retina macbook). Hope that helps.
    11-07-2014 06:48 PM
  16. Fit24's Avatar
    IMO I think the 16GB iPhone will be adequate for your current needs. However I think the 64GB iPhone is a better deal.
    11-07-2014 07:14 PM
  17. pr1nce's Avatar
    I have a 16gb 5S that works great for me. I don't use a lot of apps and I don't store photos or music on my device. I had a 16gb 4S before this. It all depends how you're going to use your iPhone.
    11-07-2014 08:01 PM
  18. apple_power_user's Avatar
    If you're willing to use cloud storage and the little bit of time it takes to manage your storage, you can be fine. I have the 16 GB 5s. I have 4 GB of music that I rotate as necessary from iTunes Match, my documents and photos are stored in One Drive, Box, and Dropbox. I have two games I play which are over 1 GB apiece. With all that I have over 2 GB of storage available.


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    11-08-2014 02:26 AM
  19. calebt's Avatar
    The only problem I have with cloud services are if you live in an area like me where LTE and 4G are sometimes none existent it’s nice to have all your music and files stored locally.
    11-08-2014 03:43 AM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm using a 16GB 5S and, I'm used to at least a 32GB device, I'm finding 16 to be plenty. I keep, at most, 20-25 apps installed and only a few music albums and photos.
    11-08-2014 08:13 AM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    My question is do you expect to keep the phone for 2 years (the duration of the contract, if you're going that route)?

    If so, I'd say go ahead and future proof yourself and get the 64GB. If you find yourself using the phone more and 8 months down the road you're having trouble maintaining it, you'll wish you had the extra space and it may cost more than $100 to get a larger one (depending on resale value of the 16GB vs purchasing an off-contract 64GB)

    For your music, you can use iTunes Match -- $25/year -- which I have found to be a great service. You also said you keep music on dropbox and download as needed. I think that's been out of necessity, because your phone couldn't hold any more. Just a hunch But what if you could hold all the songs you wanted without having to switch? That's what the 64GB gives you.

    Also, when you find out how great the camera is on this phone, and start taking more photos/videos, etc., it can fill up quickly as well.

    I always bought the lowest one, and it was fine. Then I started doing just that -- taking more photos (the camera kept getting better since the 1st gen!), taking videos (which weren't available on the 1st model(s)), and then once I ditched the iPod in favor of using the phone, too, I quickly realized that I needed at least the mid-grade version. And I was super happy this year when I was figuring on going up from the mid-level 32 to the upper-level 64 -- and Apple decided to make the 64GB the mid-level. Twice as much space for the same price!

    So for me, it will kind of be like insurance. You may not NEED it, but for a relatively small amount, you can get a LOT more space. I think once you get it and start using it, you'll be glad you did.

    If the $199 is going to stretch the budget, however, that's pretty much all that would keep me from stepping up. There are places like Best Buy, however, where you can stretch the payments out if you use their card, which could help.

    Let us know what you decide! And enjoy your new phone!
    11-08-2014 09:53 AM
  22. stoneland's Avatar
    Ever since the 4 (my first iPhone) I've stuck with the 16GB. I just got my 6 over the weekend and it's 16GB as well. I've never had any issues with it since I don't take a lot of photos, and if I do I sync them to Dropbox or move them to my computer once in a while. I also don't have a lot of apps--usually only around 30. I have a small selection of albums I have stored on there (about 250 songs) and the rest of the music I use Spotify and Pandora. I don't get a lot of email either so for me 16GB is still just fine and I have lots of room left over. It all depends on how you use the phone.
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    11-09-2014 11:59 AM
  23. rayz336's Avatar
    If you're not going to load the phone up with much of your own content it should definitely be fine. I have all the music and apps I want on my 16gb 5S and its served me just fine
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    11-09-2014 01:50 PM
  24. katesbb's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm actually typing this from a shiny, brand new 16 GB space gray iPhone 6. My first iPhone!

    I appreciate and understand the recommendations for getting more space, but figured I fit more into the usage category of people who reported doing OK without it. So... time will tell

    After loading up all the apps and music I normally use I still have 8 GB free, but I realize pictures and things will use up more as I go.

    By all means continue any advice you may have, as I'm curious how others manage their limited space and other shoppers are probably debating and reading all this as well
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    11-09-2014 03:12 PM
  25. zerog46's Avatar
    Congrats and that's why they make a few different sizes.


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    11-09-2014 04:30 PM
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