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Burgoyne93

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Sep 22, 2014
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Just bought my first iPhone since I had the 3G but I opted for the 16Gb model. I fear I've made a mistake and should have possibly paid £80 more for the 64 GB model, as I have no idea how much space apps etc generally take up on iOS. I only opted for the 16Gb as £620 was getting a bit high for a phone! Any advice ? I don't plan on putting over much music on it but it be nice to have a little offline listening.

Edit: asking because I have 14 days to return it
 
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LinksAwakener

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May 31, 2011
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I wouldn't recommend the 16GB to almost anybody. It's just not enough space. If all you want it for is a phone, Facebook, apps etc, and don't want music or photos on it, you might be able to get by with a 16GB, but even then it would be tough.
 

BlueJ85

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Sep 22, 2014
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You could exchange it for one with more storage. I made the same mistake so I exchanged for 128 gb. I shouldn't have any worries now.
 

SnowLeopard2008

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Jul 4, 2008
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Silicon Valley
You're fine. I get by fine. I have all my music in iTunes Match. I have 60 apps (no games). A couple hundred photos in camera roll. Still have more than half capacity available.
 

spyda

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Jun 30, 2009
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The true remorse that hasn't hit you yet is that you should have went with the Plus.
 

LostSoul80

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Jan 25, 2009
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I fear I've made a mistake

Why do you fear that? Is there any basis for it on your part, or is it the result of reading threads on MR?
I don't see why you shouldn't return the device, if you are afraid of your purchase.
 

SHates

macrumors member
Jun 13, 2012
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Really depends on how you are going to use it. Some games can take up 1gb in space, so it doesn't take many to fill up 32gb.

I initially bought my GF a 16gb iPhone 5S as she doesn't keep any music on it, but I'm glad I swapped it for the 32gb in the end as it's nearly full with apps, photos and videos.
 
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