8GB iPhone in 2014? Good god.

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  1. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    I just noticed that they've reduced the 5C to 8GB? How in the world do they expect someone survive with an 8GB phone. My 16GB USB flash drive has more memory than this phone and I only spent $9.99. Now that apps are getting larger (extensions, widgets etc.) and more features are being added with each iOS version which increases the size of the OS, it's going to be very tough to manage with a 8GB phone. My 16GB is almost full. Sucks for those who get it, unfortunately.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    If you're the kind of person who is purchasing an iPhone 5c because its free when the iPhone 5s is $99 and iPhone 6 $199, then you're probably the kind of person who doesn't care about specs or its a phone for a teenager.
     
  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Personally I live *well* within 8GB because a) I don't carry music around and b) I've got no interest in phone photography, but it's a bizarre decision to offer only an 8GB version. It's almost as if they don't want to sell any more 5c models, or that they want buyers to have a really miserable experience.
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

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    The OS will probably take almost half of that with iOS8. Right now 7.1.2 takes 3.2GB on my 5s.
     
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    'Specs' are processor speed and screen size and camera resolution and stuff. Storage capacity is much, much more fundamental to usability. I agree that the 5c is more teenager-oriented than other models, but teenagers are exactly the consumer group who will want to use a phone as a music player, and who derive pleasure from taking ridiculous numbers of selfies.
     
  6. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Truth. This is still a pretty good option for grandmas who will never even figure out how to put music or content on the phone, and will barely know how to check email.
     
  7. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    That's probably enough for a lot of people. Many just use internet, email, messenger, and a handful of apps. This would suit them fine.

    We're the weird ones.
     
  8. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. It should almost be advertised as "0gb"
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This past Christmas when several retailers were having sales on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c was as low as $20 and I know several of my friend's parents purchased an iPhone. They don't care about having music on the device and rarely record video.

    For most people on this forum 8gb is not enough, but for people outside of this forum, you know, the real world, for them 8gb is just fine.
     
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    This phone is for the person who just wants to make calls, surf the web, use email, check Facebook, and maybe use FaceTime. I could see grandparents being really content with something like this.
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    People like my parents are perfectly fine with an 8GB phone.
     
  12. 617aircav Suspended

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    OP some people are fine with it. Honestly for that price I would rather pick up a 5s 32gb from craigslist.
     
  13. davefromca macrumors 6502

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    Probably for people who are going to fully utilize the cloud like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence.
     
  14. er15 macrumors member

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    I don't understand why Apple for the 6/6plus didn't make the base model 32G instead of 16G? Just seems ridiculous in 2014.
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Options are great. Phones and storage are not a one size fits all. Many people use these as phones and to text and surf the net. And that's it. I'm sure there's an option for everyone.
     
  16. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    It's been discussed lots already but the basic idea of it can be summed up in 1 word:

    Money
    (meaning more money for Apple)
     
  17. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040

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    Worked fine for my Mom until she discovered "the camera"
     
  18. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    There are people who can survive on 8GB. I've never gone over 4GB of total used storage on any of my iPhones (and I've had them all). Even 8GB is overkill for me.
     
  19. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Unless you want to buy a new 5c, of course...
     
  20. maybeiloveyou macrumors member

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    Yep. My mother has an 8GB iphone and it's more than enough. She just snaps a few photos here and there and barely uses any apps aside from Safari and Youtube. I agree with some others - or it's a phone you'd get your kid.
     
  21. 617aircav Suspended

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    There is nothing to understand. They did not want to.
     
  22. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    That's what most 5S and iPhone 6 owners will use their phones for.
     
  23. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't iOS8 like 4GB, so that's really a 4GB phone. :D
     
  24. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I would guess around 90% of people have a couple of games, a few hundred songs and maybe a few hundred photos on their phones, for which 8GB is fine.
     
  25. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    The Note 4 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space as standard; plus it has a memory card expansion slot, removable battery, bigger screen (but the phone itself is no bigger), a 16MP camera with optical image stability and 4k video, a 3.2MP front camera which can record 1080p video, a quad-core processor....etc.
     

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