16GB is just fine for me, and I'm not ashamed of it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Statelymwhite, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

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    I don't store a lot of pictures, music, or video, and I don't like a lot of apps to meddle through. I keep only the core that I need and the rest come and go, especially with games.

    I'll say it loud, I'm 16G and I'm proud!
     
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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Different strokes for different folks. There's a reason why Apple provides different storage options - one size does not fit all.

    Enjoy your new iPhone :)
     
  4. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    Why should you or anyone be ashamed of it ? You're saving money.

    I wish I could fit all my stuff into 16 GB still.
     
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    I hear you and I got by with 16GB on both old iPhone and 1st iPad but with the size of iOS I had a heck of a time deleting apps and files in order to install iOS8 on my old 16GB iPhone.

    This time around I actually wanted to be able to shoot video or photos at will and not have to worry if it will fit or having to transfer them off my phone right away. Same with music, I previously didn't carry more than an albums worth but I now realize with 64GB I have the luxury to carry around several.

    So for me it was worth paying the $100 extra for 64GB to be able to store my media on the device and still have wiggle room.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Well I think a 10 terabyte phone will fit most people's needs :D
     
  9. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I'm only okay with my 16GB 5s because I've also got a 32GB Note 3 with a 64GB SD card and a 64GB Mini 3 too.
     
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  11. macblitz macrumors member

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    same here. I had a iphone 5 16gb and never ran out of space.
     
  12. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Why would anyone. And I mean anyone be ashamed of the capacity of a phone....?
     
  13. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    lol.. As bizarre as it may sound, it appears that some people may have been ashamed of the capacity of their device :D
     
  14. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    You will think differently when your next iOS upgrade fails due to low storage space.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Can always plug into iTunes. OTA updates are not really a reason to pay more for more storage IMO.
     
  16. wermy macrumors regular

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    I would think having a 128GB phone and only needing less than 16GB would be more of a reason to be ashamed... And even then, doesn't make sense to be ashamed. This is a weird thread. ಠ_ಠ
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Go with whatever works for you. Enjoy your new iPhone.:D
     
  18. iceperson macrumors 6502

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    All these comments asking the OP why they'd be ashamed seem a little odd considering the forum. Spend 10 minutes reading posts under any topic discussing storage and every other post is "it's only $100 lawls", "if you can afford an iPhone you can afford at least 64GB", and other statements to that affect. Some posters here seem to think that buying a 16GB means you're too poor to own an Apple device and imply you should save your food stamp money for something else. The idea that some people really don't need more seems beyond more than a few posters' comprehension...
     
  19. 617aircav Suspended

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    This is a forum not real life. Why would the Op be ashamed? There are a lot of obtuse idiots on all forums. Ignore is the key.
     
  20. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    This. All of this. Thank you.

    I'm with you, OP. I currently have everything I need on two 16GB iOS devices and have 4 and 6 GBs left respectively. Next iOS devices will be an iPhone 6 Plus 16GB and either a 32GB or 64GB iPad (mini 2 or Air 2) as I'll use that for more media storage.

    I currently use Spotify/Google Music/Soundcloud for my music needs, Flickr for my photo storage (some 80GBs or so from my travels), and Dropbox for my documents. Now with free mobile Office with Dropbox integration, I'm set with my needs. I'd like to have 32GB at the minimum, but I'm fine with 16GB.
     
  21. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    I had the same shameful feelings, something even a therapist could not help me with. I turned to alcohol and all is well now.
     
  22. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    16GB was not enough for me and I'm not ashamed of it!
     
  23. jackwills macrumors regular

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    16gb is def not enough. I got mine just so i can save a hundred bucks Lol
     
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  25. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I've always had 16gb too. I admit this was the first years I'd even contemplated going one up (had thought that would be 32gb but obvs turned out to be 64gb).

    But at the end of the day I decided to save the £80. My 16gb iPhone 5 still has 5gb free after two years and I intend to set up as new and not just transfer all that crap over.
     

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