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512GB or 1TB

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M.Rizk

macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2015
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How do you do it? The cloud is a copy of the iPhone no?
If iCloud then it will auto upload every single photo or video you take and just leave a shortcut on your iPhone. If you need to open/share the photo/video it downloads it from iCloud.
 

Five_Oh

macrumors 6502
Jan 7, 2017
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How do you do it? The cloud is a copy of the iPhone no?
As the previous poster already stated, photos and video are by far the largest storage need for me (and probably most users). Using the optimize photos setting allows the software to just keep a low res thumbnail for most photos and keep the original in iCloud.

I am aware others have a use case for more on device storage, such as taking long high resolution video to be processed later. But I think many (most?) overestimate their need for on device storage, and therefore overpay. Especially those that upgrade frequently.
 

SoYoung

macrumors 65816
Jul 3, 2015
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The iPhone 14 is still coming with a lightning port so the 1TB version is a complete waste of money IMO. It will takes forever to transfer backup or large files. You better go with an iPad Pro if you really want a mobile device with a large SSD.
 

phill85

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Jul 19, 2010
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The iPhone 14 is still coming with a lightning port so the 1TB version is a complete waste of money IMO. It will takes forever to transfer backup or large files. You better go with an iPad Pro if you really want a mobile device with a large SSD.
Completeyyyyyyyy missing the mark here. In fact just dead wrong. You go 1TB BECAUSE you will need to keep files on-device until uploaded to the cloud, then deleted/minimized in size from on-device’s iCloud library.
 

Resident Guru

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Jul 11, 2008
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The iPhone 14 is still coming with a lightning port so the 1TB version is a complete waste of money IMO. It will takes forever to transfer backup or large files. You better go with an iPad Pro if you really want a mobile device with a large SSD.
Your use case isn’t everyone else’s use case. Most are doing wireless downloads of files, not wired. I did 1tb last year but I’m only using 316gb right now as I have over 800gb in iCloud Photos and iMessage so even 1tb wouldn’t be enough to store everything on device once I add in music and apps. Going 512gb this year.
 
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Jackbequickly

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Aug 6, 2022
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I do the 1TB because I want too. I only use about 500go but do not want to worry about it. I do not use the cloud and want everything stored on my devices.
 
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mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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256GB is plenty for me... though long and hard about the 128GB version... seriously.
Ya if I were upgrading I'd probably go for 256gb but would probably have been fine with 128gb. My XS Max is 256gb and i still have 82gb available. Not even using optimize photos which I probably could use and not have any negative effects.
 

Gengar

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Sep 7, 2022
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I only upgrade storage as needed. I’ve been using 256GB models since the iPhone X, but now with Dolby Atmos Apple Music downloads, 512GB is a must for me.
 

holycow

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May 28, 2006
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1TB. Said in another thread that I'm already using 256GB on my current and only upgrade every 4-5 years. Given it's only $8/month more with Apple's financing, seems worth it. I'd rather do that than pay for more cloud storage. Also not sure how much I'll use some of the ProRes stuff, but some of it takes up a lot of space fairly quickly.
 

Shadowbech

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Oct 18, 2011
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Currently i have the 1TB 13 pro max but went with 512gb fir my 14 pro max. I checked my storage and i only use about 80 bb currently so might as well same a few hundred bucks
 

Beyonder88

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Aug 17, 2017
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Currently i have the 1TB 13 pro max but went with 512gb fir my 14 pro max. I checked my storage and i only use about 80 bb currently so might as well same a few hundred bucks

Same here. Realised overkill going for 1TB last year. Using only close to 20%.

Decided 512gb is better. I will probably go 1TB when I am nearing 450gb.
 

AbSoluTc

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Sep 21, 2008
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My 13 Pro Max is a 512 currently at 380GB. I don't want to worry about space, ever, so I went 1TB this year with my 14 Pro Max Silver. I also have 2TB of iCloud storage. I want local access to all my photos/videos/files in case I have poor service or no internet access. I also want full size, original quality. I use the cloud a lot but I also trust having a copy on my phone. If that means I pay a little more, I fine with it.
 
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izzle22

macrumors 65816
Jul 13, 2004
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I have now on my 12 pro and just got on the new 14 pro 128GB. I know that's not the question but it works for me. I keep my phone fairly clean. Very few pics as I transfer them routinely to my mac. I keep very little music as I have Apple music. I'm kind of a neat freak so I don't store a ton on the phone. Of the 128GB I have now I'm using less than half of it.

There's no way I would ever use 1TB on a phone unless I uploaded my whole music collection of 600GB.

Now my wife is a picture, video, and text hoarder. She could probably use 512GB.
 
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