1.5 years with iPhone 6 39GB free

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  1. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Why did I choose a 64 gb iPhone 6 last year

    39 gig remaining 1.5 years later.

    It's been excellent since upgrading from 5.

    As contactless payments were my main 'selling' point, I can't think of 1 reason at all to consider 7.

    Anyway, what does one do with 39gb data?
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I would have to leave most of my music library at home. :(
     
  3. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Well, 16GB wouldn't have been enough so 64GB has been right for you.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The same for me, the 32GB would have been my choice had apple offered that, but it didn't so I have the 64GB model with a lot of free space left
     
  5. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    You don't need to fill it. You just need to use up the the storage space offered by the next model down. Having enough space and not needing to manage it is its own reward.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I always get the max capacity Apple offers. Not because I need it but simply cause I WANT it.

    128GB iPhone 6s+. 80GB left.
     
  7. Cakefish macrumors 6502

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    It is bad to fill phone storage up completely. Slows down the phone when it's nearly full.

    Same for any SSD or flash storage device.
     
  8. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    What other memory size would have worked better?
     
  9. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    sometimes it's nice when traveling to download an entire TV series. If it's on your phone you don't need wifi to binge watch a bunch of shows on a 4 hour flight.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Up until Spotify, 64 GB would have been very appealing to me. 32GB is my sweet spot now. I'm still running around with a good 1/2 of that free, but again, Spotify and even Amazon music. I can "download" so I can listen on a plane or where I may not have internet. I don't worry much about my library outside what is on an old iPod in my truck. My truck doesn't support BT for music and such, so I still use an add on that I had installed in 2009 which also uses the old iPod cable.

    These days, I can't ever see myself buying an iPhone with more than 32 GB. iPad, that's sort of another story.
     
  11. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Now here is a thread I can relate to. My iPhone 5 was 16 gig and almost maxed out when the 6 came out. I had planned on getting the 32 gig for 100 more the 64 was all that was available. Though I don't have a very big music library, I am still left with 34 gig available now. I won't have to upgrade my phone now until the 8 comes out. Pictures are just fine, and the battery is also lasting me most of the day. I am a trucker, so when it gets low, I just plug it in and keep on driving.
     
  12. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    89.6GB free, and I feel fine about it![​IMG]
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Amen to that. Same here!
     
  14. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the t.v. advice, with Skygo extra iOS 9.3 compatible past few days, downloading t.v. is my best option to use some free data.
     
  15. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I use about 32 GB on my 64. A 16 GB model is not enough, but I think I could've gotten by with a 32 if they had offered it. I'll probably go with 64 again this year for the iPhone 7+.
     
  16. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Hence the reason why Apple refuses to offer a 32GB base model iPhone.
     
  17. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a reason apple is one of the richest companies in the world
     
  18. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That's why I mentioned a 32GB "base model" (so no 16GB option).
     
  19. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup my fault, read your post wrong
     
  20. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    No worries :)

    $750 for 64GB is still a much better value than $750 for 32GB. They'll raise the storage options eventually :confused:
     
  21. lagwagon Suspended

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    Off topic, but are you still on 9.0 for any particular reason? If you're not jailbreaking, 9.2.1 and soon to be released 9.3 are far better than 9.0.
     
  22. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Download the entire contents of Dropbox via the documents app?

    I am using a 64 gb iPhone 6S+ and have about 16 gb of free space. Just saying.
     
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    Better to have extra space than not enough space. That way if you ever come across a must have something, you know you'll have space for it.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    More than likely. And while doing so, probably will remove 64GB as an option as well.
     
  25. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    32, 128, and 256, perhaps? Maybe even 32 for $650 and 128 for $800, similar to the iPad Pro.
     
  26. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, some combination that's going to be a win/win for them no matter which capacity you choose. Not that it's wrong or a bad thing (for Apple anyway) but it's not the customer they will be considering when it comes to choice of capacity.

    Although I don't think they are ready to get rid of 16GB. Too much of a money maker. Entry level, gets those who want an iPhone but don't want to pay more than they have to in to the ecosystem and makes Apple money off iCloud storage as compensation for not buying the higher capacity models.
     

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