16GB or 32GB?

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  1. 81Tiger04 macrumors 6502

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    Which one do you recommend? Part of me thinks that the 16GB will be more than enough while the other part says to go with the 32GB as it's better to have too much memory. Is the extra $100 worth it?
     
  2. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    Get your gown man on... go with the 32! HA HA! :D

    Seriously, my old 16 was almost full. I have just over 1900 songs, 2 movies, 1700 pics and a few apps and I am at almost 50% of the 32GB.
     
  3. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I'd go for the 32 if the extra $100 isn't a big deal. It may seem like the 16 will be more than enough, but I always figure you can never have TOO much memory (well, unless your memory is encased in a Seagate 1.5TB external hard drive that dies and basically kills your entire media library like mine did late last week....thank God I had most of my favorite stuff on my iPhone so I was able to at least copy THAT back onto my computer. Good Lord, that was a long digression.)

    Anyway, go for the 32. :D
     
  4. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    Go with more. You'll think 16 is enough, then some day it will hit you. I should have have gotten the 32.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's better to have more than needed when it comes to disc/nand space. You never know when in the future you will actually end up using it.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    If you can afford the 32GB, get it.

    I have 4,500 songs on my 16GB 3G but wish I had more!
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    How big is your library? Both sizes are very large and for a fair amount of people either are more than enough? How big is you library and what do you plan on putting on it for videos and such?
     
  8. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    This question is asked at least once a week on these forums.

    Get the 32GB. You're never going to regret having too much space.
     
  9. Swiss Apple macrumors member

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    When it comes to the iPhone I always think about the resale value when its time upgrade. Consider that the next entry level iPhone might be 32GB, which means a 32GB 3Gs will be a lot easier to sell than a 16GB one, ergo you should recoup most of the difference you pay today. You can already see a significant price differential between 8 and 16GB 3Gs on Ebay (in Europe at least).
     
  10. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Get the 32GB, more room for pictures and videos!
     
  11. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Welcome to MacRumors. If you care to search teh forums, you can find oodles of threads asking just this question. Take your time...read the threads. Lots of previously posted advice and opinions will help you make your decision.
     
  12. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I had the 16GB first and then returned it for the 32GB. If you travel and like having a couple of tv shows/movies and all your music I think a 32GB is needed. :)
     
  13. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I mean I'd rather save $100 but it'd also be nice to know that I have more than enough memory if it's needed. What else will I need to get? I'm getting a case for protection - is there anything else you recommend?
     
  14. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    32GB

    $100? Come on man, it's one those things that in 6 months you won't "have" those $100 anymore and you'll just wish you add the extra space.
     
  15. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 16GB 3G now and it fits all my needs perfectly fine. Plus I have a iPod classic if I ever need all my music with me at once.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    For me, the 16GB would be sufficient. I don't need to carry around 1000 songs and several movies.
     
  17. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 16GB has so much room left on it because I only put apps on it and no songs. My 16GB iPod Touch could only hold 2990 songs and then told me I had no more room.
     
  18. idunk macrumors member

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    I personally have a 16 GB and thats more than enough. It all depends on your needs and thats really it.
    If you need that much room or are close to going over the 16 gigs then go for the 32.
    If you don't need anymore than 16 gigs then save yourself the extra hundred and buy some good apps or new songs.
     
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  21. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've got a LOT of music but no videos. Right now, I would assume that I would use most of my space for music and apps. I'd never really considered videos but the thought does intrigue me. On average, how much space does a movie take up?
     
  22. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    I have the 16 gig 3GS and it fits my needs completely. With all my music on it, I still have over half the space remaining. It really depends on what all you want to put on there. If you have a HUGE music collection, go with the 32. Otherwise, if you have under 10gigs worth of music, I would recommend going with the 16. You can always put pictures/videos on you computer.

    But again, it just boils down to what you feel you need.
     
  23. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    How large is your music collection (in gigs)? A movie for the computer is roughly 700mb... I don't have movies on my iPhone, but I'm assuming they are compressed down from that.
     

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