Do you think I really need a 32GB iPhone4 or will 16GB be enough.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Coconutsport, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    I currently have a 32 GB 3Gs. Honestly if it wasn't for the 14 movies I have on it, I would barely top out 5 GB. I'm thinking since I have a 32 GB iPad, I should be okay. If I want to watch movies portable, I'll bring my iPad. It's easier on the eyes than watching on an iPhone, especially when you're riding in the back of the car and the road is bumping that little screen up and down. Am I crazy for thinking this way? Economy is bad, money's tight... 16GB is all the wife will allow me right now... what do you think?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2006
    i use 16gb...probably 5 gigs of music and the rest is empty....i dont use an ipod for anything but the gym, and to me this is still primarily a phone.

    All depends on how you plan to use it.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    How many pictures and videos do you record with your iPhone. The biggest new issue is the 720p HD video recording capabilities and the 5 megapixel camera. Each image or video you record will eat more space.

    However, if Apple every implements a cloud based iTunes (which I think we will see around September, just a personal guess) then you will save yourself a lot of space.

    I'm going for the 32 just in case and because selling my 3GS will cover it. :)
  5. macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    I think it's pretty obvious from your initial post that 16GB is more than sufficient. Don't get drawn into the game of getting the biggest and baddest thing out there if it's more than you need. I'll be getting the 16GB myself because $100 is $100. :)
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Based on what you posted, 16GB should satisfy. Enjoy your new iPhone 4 :)
  7. macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2009
    If you don't even use more than 5GB on the other device, and money is tight, then go with the 16GB.

    I am a firm believer in the biggest and baddest because I would rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    What time is the preorder/reserve gonna be available?

    anyone know?
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2010
    I was originally planning to get the 16GB but after thinking I'll be taking much more video with the iPhone 4 (all at 720p) I opted for the 32GB. But that is the only reason. I only have 5GB of music and not a whole ton of apps. Hopefully you figure it out soon.
  10. macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I was sold on 32GB at 1st, but after realizing that I'm using less than a GB on my current 16GB 3GS I'll go with another 16GB. I have an iPod Classic so I do not keep any music on my iPod. Don't have many apps at all so my space will be plenty for pics and vids(rarely will use this feature to be honest).
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    Tomorrow [pre-orders are available]. I'm pretty sure that's all anyone knows.
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    at 720p how many minutes of video can I record with 16 GB realistically?
  13. macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008

    You already answered your question. You really don't need it.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
    Go 32Gb Iphone 4 if you can...remember it will record HD videos. Those will take up space!
  15. macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008

    I have a Flip Video and it can record a two hours 720p HD in 2G of memory.

    Hope that answer your question.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    So 16 hours maximum. Well dang.. realistically 8 hours of video is pretty insane. I'd hope that at some point you'd think to copy it over somewhere.

    Couple that with Netflix, cloud data storage (where Apple seems to be going with their NC facility) and it seems that a 64 GB iPhone may never materialize.
  17. macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA

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