4gb or 8 gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by buymeaniphone, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    It seems like such a good deal to only pay $100 extra for double the capacity but then theres the fact that IT COSTS $500. How many are actually going to pay $600 for the 8 gb? I think I could be satisfied with the 4 gb, I only have 1 gb on my treo, and includes 2 full movies and a handful of songs
  2. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    Really? I thought it was a ripoff seeing as how that's ALL you get. If there was some extra functionality included, then I can justify the spread in price, but seeing as how the difference b/w 4gig and 8gig nanos are only $50 it seems a little too expensive. With that being said, I'll probably still spring for the 8gig just b/c I know I'm going to want to keep a decent amount of music,photos, and videos on at once, so the more space the merrier. I was reading the other day that flash prices were falling rapidly so maybe Apple can up the capacity a little more before launch? A spread of 8gigs and 16gigs would be sweet!
  3. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    I would pay extra for 8gb. I would want to make sure I can get all my music on it.

    The Stig
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    I figure, I am already paying $500, why not go $600.
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    exactly. with the $500 and $600 price points being "only" $100 apart, the thought of buying a 4gb iphone never crossed my mind. i'm still wondering whether to buy at all, however, as my slvr works just fine.
  6. MP4-22 macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Whenever I imagine myself buying an iPhone I alsways plan on spending $600 for the 8GB. If I'm going to save up that much money $100 more isn't that big of a deal.
  7. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I'll be buying the 8Gb iPhone, but hopefully it will be upgrade to 16Gbs...either way Apple had the the minute the said "iPhone"
  8. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    8 GB for me as well. The extra $100 isn't that much honestly. My hopes are either that Apple will up the memory before release time or that some 3rd party will figure out how to put upgrades in.
  9. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    depends if u wanna use this as an iPod, if not, 8G is a waste.
    just answer yourself
    Will you buy another iPod once you own this iPhone thing?
  10. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    I'm going for 8 gigs for the breathing room. I've got an old 2G 20gig now that's got about 10 gigs of my library on it with no video at all. If they'd double the ram to 8/16 at launch my reservations would fall by the wayside.
  11. nutmac macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    As toneloco2881 pointed out, I can't justify $100 for extra 4GB when 8GB iPod nano costs $50 more than 4GB iPod nano. Unless 8GB iPhone includes bonus, like Bluetooth headset or nicer case, I will be getting the 4GB iPhone. Besides, 8GB is too small for my music collection. I will store just a couple of videos for my daily train commute.
  12. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
    8 gigs for me.

    Kinda annoying though. Really should be 16 gigs given all of the content you want to put on it.

    That would be awesome is Apple has a little surprise in June with a memory bump.
  13. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    $100 more for twice the phone...

    Sure! Why not?

    You can store twice as many movies and mp3s on a 8gb iPhone than a 4gb one, and that's pretty much the only good use for these phones that doesn't cost you money.

    I am sure that's what will end up happening. The same way they announced 1.67ghz and 1.83ghz Macbook Pros, wait for people to preorder them, and then give them free speed bumps. Or perhaps Apple will sell the iPhones with 4gb and 8gb of storage listed, then sell unlock codes for $50.

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