1. jaybalagna's Avatar
    I have always bought the lowest storage configuration on iPhones and have never had enough problems to justify the higher cost of other storage options. Right now I have more apps than I ever use and still have 2.3 GB of free space. I keep photos and music on the cloud without ever going over my Verizon data threshold and use my phone enough to kill the battery by early evening every day. I honestly just don't need any more storage so there is no reason for me to pay for it.
    10-06-2015 08:16 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    And why are people buying it is my question? If you can't afford a 32GB or more than just stick to Samsung.
    Why not buy a Blackberry? Perhaps I should break out my Motorola StarTAC? (Bonus points for those who remember what a StarTAC is without looking it up). After all, storage options are the ONLY things I look for in a phone.


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    10-06-2015 08:21 PM
  3. pgioffre's Avatar
    So a cheap person can waste their investment?
    10-06-2015 09:19 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I don't understand why the fascination with what iPhone individuals choose to spend their money on. Hey people get what you want.
    10-06-2015 10:03 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    So a cheap person can waste their investment?
    It has nothing to do with someone being cheap or not. It sure isn't a waste of their investment, if that's what they choose. We should all enjoy our iPhones, regardless of storage we choose.
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    10-06-2015 10:08 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Why not buy a Blackberry? Perhaps I should break out my Motorola StarTAC? (Bonus points for those who remember what a StarTAC is without looking it up). After all, storage options are the ONLY things I look for in a phone.


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    Aaaaawwwww I loved my StarTac!!!!


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    10-07-2015 05:49 AM
  7. bentrovato's Avatar
    Apple makes a lot of great stuff but the 16gb option is a joke. And the prices they make us pay for extra storage is a further mockery. The entry model should have been 32gb on the iPhone 5s, nevermind the iPhone 7. Too late.
    10-07-2015 11:59 AM
  8. theborderline's Avatar
    16gb phones also exist for the corporate customer. Many companies have switched their handsets to iPhones, and prefer to stick with the 16gb versions. Simply because most employees only need 16gb for a 100% business related phone.
    10-07-2015 12:04 PM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Apple makes a lot of great stuff but the 16gb option is a joke. And the prices they make us pay for extra storage is a further mockery. The entry model should have been 32gb on the iPhone 5s, nevermind the iPhone 7. Too late.
    You've got your hands on an iPhone 7?!?!! Ooooooo do tell us about it!!!!!!


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    10-07-2015 01:09 PM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    16gb phones also exist for the corporate customer. Many companies have switched their handsets to iPhones, and prefer to stick with the 16gb versions. Simply because most employees only need 16gb for a 100% business related phone.
    This is absolutely true.

    My agency and others in the federal government left BlackBerry and are issuing iPhone 6 phones. We're getting 16GB.

    If there were 8GB iPhone 6 I'm sure they would issue those.


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    10-07-2015 01:10 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    And gov't corporate buyers almost always issue phones a year old as well.
    Yup. Sure do.

    Right now I'm sitting with an SGS5 that I picked instead of the iPhone 6 because it has a user replaceable battery. Except that I'm having all kinds of trouble with it connecting and staying connected to Good. None of the people in my team who chose iPhone 7 have that problem, by the way.

    I can upgrade the SGS5 in one year BUT I'm going to wait until I know that they're giving out the iPhone 6. Because I know that the contract for the iPhone 6 is for two years. So if I want to get a one year old device that I'll have for two additional years and I'll be stuck with year old phones way out of cycle I can get an iPhone 6 now.

    So I'm waiting for the iPhone 6s and HOPEFULLY I can get a 6s around January for a two year cycle.


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    10-07-2015 01:51 PM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Ha! major typo. None of the people in my team have an iPhone 7!!!!!
    10-07-2015 02:03 PM
  13. zerog46's Avatar
    I'm just going to go with who cares. Apple knows what they Are doing they are the ones making all the money.


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    10-07-2015 02:04 PM
  14. Dranreb Aquino's Avatar
    6splus or 6s? help me guys.
    10-08-2015 06:23 AM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    6splus or 6s? help me guys.
    You are going to get completely divided responses to this question. What I'll say is this: If portability is important to you, go with a 6s. If you enjoy a larger phablet type of form factor, get a 6s Plus. The #1 complaint I hear about the Plus is that it's simply too big. That being said you'd have to pry my Plus out of my cold, dead hands (not literally, but I do really love this phone). I love the bigger size and my iPad is now collecting dust when my 6 year old isn't hijacking it.

    My advice to you would be to visit an Apple Store (or a carrier store, Best Buy, etc.) and spend a few minutes with both versions. Get a feel for them and choose for yourself. Worst case, you can always trade up or down within 14 days if you make a purchase and then regret your decision. Good luck!


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    10-08-2015 06:44 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me other than greed why Apple doesn't start at 32gb especially in light of 4K video? And please don't tell me how there are people who don't use it for anything other than making phones calls, texting, and surfing (a weak justification IMO). They can step it up regarding the introductory model, right?
    Please take a moment to read the iMore Blog article written by Rene Ritchie. Hopefully, it'll provide some insight with regard to the thread question. You can use the following link.

    http://www.imore.com/segmenting-base...32gb-costs-100
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    10-08-2015 08:20 AM
  17. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Because then you have to deal with the people who have problems with their SD card and think it is the device manufacturer's fault when the problem really lies in the cheap poor quality SD card they bought. More headache than it's worth to the device manufacturers, IMO.
    This is the best response i've ever seen regarding SD Cards.
    10-08-2015 09:57 AM
  18. Aaron Starr's Avatar
    i think it's just because of options and money. But i also think Apple loses money because once someone max out their 16gb they gonna return it for a 64gb or higher. and most reps always recommend going with 64gb and more.

    16GB is so useless in my eyes.
    10-08-2015 12:42 PM
  19. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    So a cheap person can waste their investment?
    This was my post, 5 posts before yours:

    "Users that tend to use the device heavily for media would require a bigger version, but others like me can live with the 16Gb just fine as I tend to keep the data in the cloud. I don't rely heavily in my iPhone for pictures or videos, as I use those features sporadically, but I do use it a lot for data management in the cloud. So, the 16 Gb version works great for me. In my case the value of my iPhone is based on its encryption (security), iOS Security updates and iOS version managements via OTA or iTunes and, of course, Great quality device."
    10-08-2015 04:32 PM
  20. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    As it's been said countless times in this thread. Some people don't need all the extra memory. My mother bought a 16GB iPhone 6. She doesn't keep music, movies or tv shows on her phone. She used it for texting, calling, browsing the web & Facebook. Corporations use them for employees because it's cheaper than getting the 64 GB variant. I don't see why all the fuss about what the hell other people choose to spend THEIR money on.


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    10-08-2015 08:03 PM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    As it's been said countless times in this thread. Some people don't need all the extra memory. My mother bought a 16GB iPhone 6. She doesn't keep music, movies or tv shows on her phone. She used it for texting, calling, browsing the web & Facebook. Corporations use them for employees because it's cheaper than getting the 64 GB variant. I don't see why all the fuss about what the hell other people choose to spend THEIR money on.


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    Because how dare you use logic to look at this situation, that's why!

    And be careful, apparently pointing this obvious fact out is considered being overly "defensive" by some, lol!
    10-08-2015 08:07 PM
  22. eshy's Avatar
    The reason they have the 16GB version is because they want you to buy the 64GB version but they still want to be able to say "Starting at..." with a lower price. With the Plus, which already starts at $100 more, it makes even less sense to sell the 16GB model, but if it was 32GB a lot of people would buy that instead of the 64.

    It's not only Apple that does that. The OnePlus2 also starts with 16GB (although it was never in stock, I guess they never even made those phones and it really was just so the advertised price can be lower)
    10-08-2015 11:14 PM
  23. neurodave's Avatar
    This is an easy question to answer. It's called business.

    You offer the 16GB in a world where more and more people prefer higher storage capacities and introduce technologies like 4K video, which can quickly chew up storage and you've set customers up wonderfully.

    This forces a lot of people to just burn the extra $100 for the 64GB (myself included) because we all know if they offered 32GB 99% of people would be content.
    10-09-2015 12:51 AM
  24. Gtech21's Avatar
    OK. So we have a thread asking why people would buy a 128GB phone and we now have a thread asking why Apple would sell 16GB phones.
    Two opposing viewpoints with one very simple answer:

    Customers exist for both configurations.


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    Ditto..who has the time to debate these things. Lol.


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    10-09-2015 01:00 AM
  25. jdhooghe's Avatar
    About teh monies. If the other phone manufacturers can do it while offering phones at lower prices than Apple, Apple could as well.
    10-09-2015 03:59 AM
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