16GB users who want to upgrade, if there's no 32, will you get 64?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrf097, Aug 28, 2015.

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Will you upgrade to a 64GB 6s?

  1. I'll be going from 16GB to a 64GB 6s.

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. I'm going with a 16GB for another year.

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. Forget 64GB, I'm going straight to 128!

    9 vote(s)
    26.5%
  4. I'm lucky enough to still have my 32GB iPhone.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #1
    I've always had 16GB iPhones, ever since the 16GB option was made available. Even my touches, I'd always get the 16GB. It worked perfectly for me, because my usage has always been minimal enough. I've used Spotify since it launched in the US (and I'm now on Apple Music), I used online photo storage services (now using iCloud Photo Library along side Google Photos), and I don't use that many apps. Plus I now have unlimited data so I'm not worried about accessing my content anymore.

    However, as time progresses, more and more resources are being required. I have 300 photos, no local music, and about 30ish apps. I have 1.5GB of storage free. 3 years ago on 16GB I probably would have had 2-3x more space available. I mean, I'm not saying "take out all the new features" but it's definitely annoying. Of course, App Splicing should help this issue, but a good chunk of my storage is being used for cache by apps like Facebook and Snapchat (Facebook is about 370MB of storage, with only 100 of those being the actual app), which have no way to clear the cache, and I don't exactly rely on iOS to clean it properly.

    So, when the 6s comes out, if there's no 32 option (either as a base model or say, a $50 upgrade), then chances are I'll go to 64GB. I DEFINITELY don't consume enough content on my phone to really justify 64GB completely (tablets and desktops are an entirely different story, however, as that's where I do most of my media consumption outside of streaming music and reading news). I'd much more prefer a 32GB option, or maybe iOS 9's final form will be good enough at managing the system that I can go with a 16 again, but if the camera upgrades are true and if apps keep getting bigger and better, I might as well just get a 64.

    So how about it 16GBers, will you be upgrading your devices or will you rest on 16GB for another cycle?
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    #2
    when iOS usually takes up about ~4GB of storage. it was a no brainer for me to upgrade. hate the fact that iOS takes up so much storage. my dad's company gave him a 8GB iP5c. I told him to take it back because it was useless only being able to use 4GB on a phone. Seems like videos and pictures are taking up more and more space as we get new phones. my mom, sister and wife all have 16GB iP5s and will be getting bigger storage iPhones when they're due for an upgrade. I was set on 32GB when the iPhone 6 was coming out, saw the 64GB for the same price and got that.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

    12vElectronics

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    #3
    I've always had 16gb iPhones and the 6+ is the first time I wish I had more. Going forward I'll never buy 16gb again.
     
  4. perkedel macrumors 6502a

    perkedel

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    #4
    I have about 8GB free on the 16GB ip6+. I use it for internet browsing, calls, text, email, and iMessage. I don't use apps, only have a few. Because I use it for browsing the web, I could definitely use 2GB memory on the new model.

    For photos, I have less than 100 pics, great for quick screenshot or food pics, but when I want to take some serious shots or doing photoshoots, I have my Nikon full frame DSLR for it.

    If I can get it cheaper, I'm okay with that. I think Apple should go with 32GB as base model though.
    Given the option between base 32GB vs 2GB RAM, for what I use my phone, I'd rather have the higher RAM.
     
  5. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

    timeconsumer

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    #5
    I only have the 6, but the 128GB capacity. Going forward I will likely only buy the 16GB or 64GB. Unless Apple starts providing file storage access.
     
  6. ipadpro macrumors 6502a

    ipadpro

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    #6
    today iphone is a power tools taking images and photo , plus recording video and apps , game stuff

    16 GB won't enough for storage .....

    i go 64 GB .....

    many people have 16 gb later can't do nothing more , cause full storage ....
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    32 GB, which I have in my iPhone 5s now, is plenty for me. 16 GB would be cutting it close though, especially with the addition of 4K video recording and higher resolution screenshots/photos. If Apple decides to be greedy with a 16 GB base model 6s+, I guess I'll be forced to pay for an extra 32 GB I'll likely never use.
     
  8. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Wife will be getting the 64GB. I'll be getting the 128GB. We are going on 3 year cycles.
     
  9. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    I've had my 5 for three years. I still have 6.5gb free.

    So I'll stick with 16gb.

    I have every pic I've ever taken on my phone since I got the 3G. I have 49 apps. Rarely delete emails and never delete messages.

    Thankfully for me because I couldn't afford the extra £80 for 64 gb.
     
  10. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    I have 64GB now so for sure I won't get the 16GB model but I may buy a model with 32GB if they started with that amount of storage instead of 16
     
  11. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    #11
    umm, how? using iCloud? i'd like to see a screen shot of your phone storage and usage.
     
  12. jev425 macrumors 6502

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    #12
    If the rumor about the 4k is true I really hope they make 32gb the base model
     
  13. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

    XTheLancerX

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    #13
    I currently have an iPhone 6 16GB. It isn't enough space. I thought it would be enough, but I take too many pictures. And with iCloud Photo Library, the space is taken up on my 16GB iPad as well. I love having my photos being in sync, but I have to have "optimize storage" enabled so I can actually see all my pictures. I have to download them if I want to view them though which sucks. I won't be upgrading to the 6S due to being on contract, but I definitely will get 64GB if they still follow the 16, 64, 128 configuration by the 7 or 7S release. Hopefully by then they switch to 32GB base because I'd love to still pay the lower price but have sufficient storage. 64GB is a bit overboard for me.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    my mom and sister will upgrade but the way they see it...they have no choice as 16GB is not enough anymore. Certainly not if 4k recording is rumoured
     
  15. itsmefudge macrumors regular

    itsmefudge

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    #15
    I've always got the 16 since I try to upgrade every year- but with the amount of pictures I take, I seem as though I run out of space too quickly. 32 would work for me, if not, I guess it is 64.
     
  16. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

    cmichaelb

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    #16
    Me too. I'm impressed.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    #17
    Although I personally have gone 64GB ever since the 4S (and then again with 5S), I can certainly feel your frustration. My GF went from 16GB 4S to a 16GB 5S last year and since going to iOS 8 she feels the crunch daily.

    She has about 50'ish apps, but has quite a few photos and LOTS of emails/texts that she has to keep around since it doubles as her work phone. I would've helped her get a 32GB 5S last year, but none of the VZW stores had them in stock. So I got her a mophie space pack. Unbeknownst to either of us, those do not support iTunes purchases including App Store purchases. She constantly has to be judicious and prudent about managing her memory. Unfortunately this includes being highly selective of certain App updates.

    So HOPEFULLY with iOS 9 requiring significantly less storage space for the actual iOS, those 16GB people can start to feel some relief.
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    i believe IOS9 takes up only 1.3GB and it allows you to delete apps to download the new update and then re-install once it's downloaded
     
  19. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

    pokerplayer73

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    #19
    Always had 16GB. No more. Very frustrated. My 5S is always full. couple of weeks back, it was showing 50 MB or so left. If 32GB available for base price, I will go for that, else 64GB for extra $100.
     
  20. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    I don't know to be honest. I don't not use my phone or take precautions to conserve space. I have no music but that's because I have an iPod with my entire collection on so don't need it on my phone.

    But since I got the 3G I simply backup when I get a new phone (4,4s and the 5 since launch) then retire the new phone from a backup of the old one. Bringing everything across. I do backup important photos on my PC and to google drive but I don't then delete them off my phone.

    No I don't have iCloud. I have it switched on solely to backup my emails and for find my phone. That's it. As you can see I've used about 700mb of the initial 5gb iCloud you get for free.

    I'm not really sure why you require proof. As if that's something I'd lie about on an Internet forum. I'd probably have a moan at being to poor to be able to afford the 64gb version. Not lie about not needing 64gb.


    [​IMG]
     
  21. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    settings>general>about. like to see how many photos and videos you've taken over the 3yr span.
     
  22. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    Yes I know where the usage is I just fine it odd that you want proof. As if I have reason to lie.

    6 videos. 638 pictures.

    I have taken more videos but only kept the important ones.
     
  23. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    #23
    finding it hard to believe you have 6GB available on a 16GB device while having 638 pictures, 49 apps and don't delete text messages. I've used 7.3GB in 1000 pictures alone, not including any videos.
     
  24. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    Don't know what to tell you.

    [​IMG]

    Deleted some vids a friend whatsapped me today. Hence the 6.8gb free not 6.5gb as in the first pic.
     
  25. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    #25
    well....hell. beats me. good job. don't know how i would be able to get 6GB available on a 16GB device now that i've owned the 64GB.
     

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