32gb iPhone or 16gb iPhone w/iTunes Match?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bdavis89, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. bdavis89 macrumors regular

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    I was going to get a 32gb iPhone 5 in order to hold all my music (about 17gb), but iTunes match at $50 over the two year contract would obviously be cheaper than $100 more for an extra 16gb in the phone. If I go for the 16gb, the only music will be whatever the Match downloads when I play music, so it would essentially be free for apps, photos, etc.

    Has anyone else done this?
     
  2. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

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    Depends on your data plan. If you have capped data I would get as much storage on my phone as I can and keep stuff I listen to or view on the phone and limit my streaming. Even if you have unlimited data I like to keep as much as I can on my phone for times I am in limited coverage areas.
     
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    No and I wouldn't. For three reasons:
    1. You're likely to burn through data a lot faster than you think;
    2. You're going to have to rely on having a carrier signal whenever and wherever you listen to music; and
    3. You'll be relying on iTunes Match, a service that many have found to be wonky at best.
    I'm sure opinions vary on the last point but personally, I think you'd be better served having the on-phone storage.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Unless you can guarantee that you will always have access to WiFi, go for the 32. $50 over two years is nothing.
     

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