Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msizzle64, May 5, 2007.

  1. msizzle64 macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hold on. If the iPhone is only 8GB, how could you put a bunch of 1gb movies on it and all your music and more??? the ipod is 80gb. someone please explain this to me. is it beacause its flash memory, that what people tell me.:apple:
  2. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2007
    The iPhone has 8 Gigs of flash memory. iPods up to 80Gb's. The difference is just how much you can put in there.
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    you can put up to 8GBs of music and movies on it which may or may not be all of your music.
  4. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Yeah, 8GBs does kind of suck, and is one of the main things turning away from the iPhone.
  5. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    i think 8 GB for music is uuuuhhkay not for videos and movies tho no way... then again its a phone, not an ipod replacement
  6. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Didn't Steve Jobs say the pricing scheme was based on the fact people usually buy a smart phone and an iPod. The iPhone (in his words) were meant to combine them into one device. How is it not a replacement? (Oh but I do agree 8Gb is NOT enough for videos/movies)
  7. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2007
    Do you really need more than 8 gigs of video on your phone?
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    okay. the thing is this. the high end ipods sell the least. the Nano's sell the most. specificly the 4 and 6gb ones i believe. so for the vast majority of people 8gb will be enough i think.
  9. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2006
    If it is to be an ipod replacement, yes. I have 18gb of music and I put on the occasional TV show or 4gb movie. The iPod's main selling point is that you can take an entire music collection and put it in your pocket, and having 8gb is rather limiting. For that reason, my money is staying in my bank account until a 30gb+ model comes out.
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Within a year, if the iPhone sells well, we will probably see much larger capacity versions.

    My guess there will be a 32GB version by then.
  11. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    I dont know what you guys are talking about. I have a treo with a 2 GB sd card and I have Full versions of Nacho Libre and The wedding singer and about 20 MP3's and still have 950 MB left. If you have hand brake you can rip your dvds and make them whatever size you want. I usually save them to 200 MB and that does the trick but I'm sure if I had a 3.5 in. screen that I'd want it at a better resolution.

    The iPhone isn't meant to replace your MacBook or to dump your whole movie and music library on it. Just rotate your movies and music every once in a while. 8 GB is probably the largest memory size I've heard of in a smart phone, I think people keep comparing it to the video ipod instead of other PDAs.
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    It's because it's flash memory. It's as if you put an iPod Nano inside the iPhone. A hard drive is bulky for a slim phone.
  13. wildthing1994 macrumors member


    Apr 8, 2007
    8gb, is still big, thats 2000 mp3's. Its not the 60 gb iPod but still its more than any cell phone on the market.
  14. bloodycape macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
    If I am not mistaken there is a Nokia phone that was suppose to come with 6 and 8gigs of space, grated it was going to be out of a mini hd it still was something.
  15. Thanatoast macrumors 65816


    Dec 3, 2002
    Maybe there'll be a "Shuffle" function in iTunes to randomly pick a couple gigs from your library to sync each time you plug it in. Also, something like "sync last 3 unwatched episodes" for video. I dunno, I've got a 2G 20gig, so I don't get all the nifty options...
  16. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    You are encoding your movies at too high a bit rate.

    You are encoding your movies at too low a bit rate.

    :D ;) :D
  17. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    I imagine that some company like iPodResQ will probably offer memory upgrades at some point in the future - it's probably only a matter of cloning the drives.
  18. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    If they would have put an HDD in there ,it would have been larger and lower battery life. They just can't win. I'm sure when the flash drives get larger, they'll put them in there.
  19. someguy macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    God, only 8GB? What a piece of sh*t... :rolleyes:

    Honestly, 8GB is PLENTY big, especially for a phone. Even if it were 80GB, some of you would still complain because as the latest iPod generation, it should have more storage than the previous generation iPod has.

    Apple can do no wrong, but at the same time, it seems Apple can't do anything right.
  20. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Yes, it's a replacement--for the popular Nano, not an 80 GB top-end iPod with a bulky, battery-sucking spinning HD :)

    And 8 GB is about enough for 8 movies... or 16 hour-long TV shows :)45 with ads removed)... or half that PLUS 3 days of music. Or a lot more than 3 days of podcasts.

    In short 8GB (or even 4) still makes a very useful video (and audio) player.

    Yep, iTunes has all kinds of options like that--it will do that by default and you can go further and customize Smart Playlists if you wish. You can have all your favorites, all your newest additions, plus an ever-changing random assortment of "the rest." Which means, if you shuffle-play, you'll get exactly the same experience you would have with more storage: the stuff you want enough to seek out will be there, and everything else in your library will come up in shuffle eventually.
  21. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    I wondered who it was that bought those two movies. :eek:
  22. a456 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2005
    Exactly, it is Apple that is principally driving the demand for flash drives and so investment in 8 gb versions will be the gateway to large enough supplies of 16 gb and so on. In a few years we will be back to where we were with an 80 gb drive - new technology always takes us back a number of steps before taking us forward, and just after it gets to 100 gb or 120 gb there will be a new technology that takes us back to 16 gb. The more we are convinced that going backwards is the right thing to do the more progress we can enjoy.:D
  23. jwa276 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Flash technology is not backwards. No moving parts & faster access with better battery life.

    and speaking to the others posting in this thread...

    Even if they are marketing it as an iPod replacement and it doesn't do the job all the way in terms of storage at first, it will still be the most talked about cell phone in cell phone history so far. I will be second if not first in line at the local Apple store to buy one.

    So sick of these nay-sayers! Go buy a frickin' treo or something... Good luck getting more than 8gb with that!

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