4K Videos on a 16GB 6s ? Design Flaw or Deliberate ?

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  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Ok so you've bought a 16GB iPhone 6s useable storage is Maybe 12GB out of the Box.
    Install your Songs and Playlists lets say 5 Basic Apps everyone uses. I'll be generous and say you have 8GB of storage give or take.

    You have a lovely 16MP camera which takes 4K video, 4K TV's are affordable
    had Best Buy Pricematch this deal yesterday.

    http://www.premiertvs.com/Samsung-U...rt-TV-4K-SUHDTV-2160p-UN55JS8500FAU-CA/p-1551

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...lver/3813039.p?id=1219607579551&skuId=3813039

    Anyways so you have your new 4K TV, How much video can you take at 4K with 8GB ?

    I think its deliberate by Apple theres no way to expand storage or pay alot more to get more storage.
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    16GB is like the "basic" model for the people that use two apps and simply use it as a phone.
     
  3. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    I think it's deliberate by Apple to offer a model/price point for people who aren't interested in taking a bunch of 4k video with their phones.
     
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    True, but the price they are asking for that "basic model" is enough to expect at least a 32 Gb model....

    Big Apple lover here, but the 16 Gb base model in 2015 is plain ridiculous
     
  5. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Then don't buy it. It serves a purpose, which isn't suited for you. Simple as that.
     
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    Not going to buy it.
    The only purpose it serves is Apple profit , boosting sales for 64 Gb models...
     
  7. LiemTa macrumors 6502

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    This is Apple's way of effectively raising the price of iPhone by $100 without you even knowing it. This forces users to buy at the least a 64GB model of they want to do anything more than what a grandma would use their iPhone for.
     
  8. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I just feel this is very outlandish claims. Yes, it boosts their profit but people still don't necessarily need it. So they don't buy it.
     
  9. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    No one is "forced" to do anything. 16gb has ALWAYS been the base model.

    And 16gb is good enough for plenty of people out there, or else they wouldn't sell them still. A VERY large majority of the iphone sales are still 16gb phones.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    OP, it's now very well known that they kept the 16GB to make people spend the extra 100 dollars for the 64GB. They could have bumped it from 16GB to 32GB for probably pennies more, but they chose not to to rake in more money.
     
  11. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    How? If it costs the same as the 32GB use to cost.
     
  12. Camoxide macrumors regular

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    Increases the average selling price as a lot of users know 16GB is not enough.
     
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  15. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I use my 16 GB iphone...

    1. As a phone

    2. Some photos which I then place in the cloud

    3. Very few texting

    4. Absolutely no music. Have a good computer for that. I don't jam or be-bop down the highway

    5. Some Internet

    6. Very few YouTube

    7. Weather/Map apps a bit

    8. Maybe an E-mail, but use my laptop for that

    9. GPS when in need while walking-about. Car has one for driving

    10 SIRI when I have to ask a question

    Good enough for me
     
  16. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    This is completely untrue. The iPhone started with 4GB, then 8GB, and now 16GB starting storage capacities, it hasn't always been 16GB. Meanwhile cheaper Android phones have been coming standard with 32GB for over a year.

    The 16GB iPhone is popular because it's the cheapest.
     
  17. Camoxide macrumors regular

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    But if you're only using the phone for basic stuff you could have gotten something much cheaper like a Moto G
     
  18. Ortiz7983 macrumors 6502

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    And you care why?
     
  19. LiemTa macrumors 6502

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    2GB was a base model
    4GB
    8GB

    Don't make guesses if you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  20. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    Who cares? My mom has like 8gb free after two years. Get the one you like
     
  21. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    I just looked up an article by Wired, it shows you how to easily live with the 16GB model. Im not into it enough to know how you keep everything off you phone and in the cloud but they say its possible and easy enough to do.
    50GB of storage on the cloud was only $24 for two years vs the extra $100 to get the 64GB model
     
  22. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Best quote I've seen in regards to this, in relation to the new 4K video and Live Photos is below

    "So let’s revise this. Say you use just 7GB on all your apps, music, videos, games and in-app downloads (note: many premium iOS games are over 2GB alone) then the remaining 6GB of space will give you room for about 8 minutes of 4K video and 300 Live Photos.

    How many photos do you take and how much video do you during a typical two year ownership period? 13GB of accessible space simply isn’t a realistic user scenario."

    The better thread would be , how many of the people defending the 16gb 6S are going to by that capacity?
     
  23. MH01 macrumors G4

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    After having gone through a 3 day restore of an iCloud back up, I'm not sold. The issue with iCloud is that you need to be in areas with excellent internet access, that is not realistic for many users. Okay for people in big cities.
     
  24. macduke macrumors 604

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    That's an even better reason to increase the base storage. Do you know how many people I have to do tech support for because they buy the base model iPhone and then can never upgrade to a new iOS version (even iOS 9 the other day) or I have to help them dump photos and videos to a computer? They're just so confused because they don't know what GBs mean to them. If their phone has advanced capabilities they expect to be able to use them without a popup about their storage running low always bothering them. Even the first iPhone came in a 16GB capacity and it's almost 2016 now!

    This is unacceptable. You can't double video file sizes and even 12mp Live Photos are twice as big as a regular 12mp photo which itself is bigger than an 8mp photo. Live photos and 4K are defaults and if they're setup as defaults then they should have good default hardware to support them. The long-term damage that it does to the Apple brand being perceived as difficult to use and incapable by average users surely isn't worth the small cost savings per device shipped over the long-term.
     
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