Actual storage: 56.6gbs. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Totty1987, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Totty1987 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I'd just like to whether or not 56.6gbs of actual capacity is normal. As of yet, I haven't updated my iphone to 5.0.1.

    Where has 7.4gbs gone to? :confused:
  2. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    Please, please, please! Do a search there are plenty of threads on this.
  3. silversun macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2011
    The manufacturers calculate 1gb = 1000mb while the actual is 1024 mb, that difference explains why the real storage is lower than what is written down. For ex, if you buy a 500gb HDD you can only get 460gb
    Part of that storage is for the iOS btw :rolleyes:
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    See here. And here.
  5. Asianxfatty macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
    This is very normal! some of the memory is already being used up as ios5. also all the apps you see also uses up memory
  6. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Just like I buy a 1tb hard drive, it comes with 931 gb
  7. PacketPaul macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    It really has nothing to do with the memory being used by the iOS. The hard drive manufactures simply redefined the standard as 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. So you are buying 1 gig of bytes instead of a true 1GB storage.

    It would be equivalent to Ford advertising better mileage for their vehicles by simply redefining a mile as 5000 ft. It is dishonest and should not be allowed.

    Apple is simply following the hard drive manufacturer conventions.
  8. Totty1987 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I was expecting to get less space than what was advertised, but I was also expecting to get a capacity figure at around 57/58gb.

    Well looking through these threads, most people have posted figures such as 57gb/58gb. Why am I just getting 56.6gb?
  9. surfologist87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Ive always wondered why my Macbook Pro is advertised at 250 GB, but actual capacity is 249.72 GB? Any explanation for that?

  10. Totty1987 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Okay, I've just updated to ios 5.0.1. My available storage has now gone up to 56.9gb from 56.6gb.

    Is this fluctuation normal?

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