Any reasons NOT to buy iPhone 5S 64GB?

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  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently my local store has the 64GB model in stock...I wouldn't mind moving 30GB of my iTunes over to a new phone so I can give away or sell my IPod 60 GB.

    Is there a downside to the 64GB model? Any particular problems with that model? Any technical reason not to get one? Thanks!:D
     
  2. mikeydeezy, Oct 31, 2013
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    mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    The only downside is the resell value will be much lower in 1-2 years time. The return on a 64GB vs a 16 or 32 isn't that far apart.

    Other than that more is always better.

    And like the poster below me stated buy AppleCare+ with the money from that iPod sale. You have 30 days from purchase to buy insurance.
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Only suggestion I'd add is to maybe think about adding AppleCare+ or some other plan of coverage for the 2 years.

    Every year they stuff more things inside the iPhone, and that's great - but generally with increased complexity comes increased risk of component failures after that one-year mark.

    I buy AC+ every time I buy an iPhone these days just for peace of mind.
     
  4. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    yes. there is. it's so expensive. if you're using 16GB before, chances are you will be OK will 16GB and not 64. patience is a virtue.
     
  5. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    In the future it will be easier to resell. As far as resell value, You might get an extra $50/100 then what a 16GB model will sell for.
     
  6. ray6712 macrumors regular

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    Man purchase the 64gb. I previous had a 5 that was 16gb and had to constantly move stuff around to keep free space. Now I basically just have a ton of stuff on here with room for a ton more.
     
  7. DefDad macrumors member

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    If it's within your budget, go for it. I just moved from 32 to 64 and the extra room is nice. There is no "technical" drawback.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The only downside is that it's more expensive, but aside from that, there is no technical reason not to get one. I have one, and I was kinda disappointed they didn't come out with a 128GB model, actually.
     
  9. cmichaelb, Nov 1, 2013
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    cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Nope, no downside except the resell value that was mentioned. As everything is going high resolution, pictures, video, etc. you will appreciate the extra space.

    I can fill 64GB easily lol.
     
  10. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Depends on your usage. If you need 64 GB of storage, go for it :confused:
     
  11. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Same here! I have no idea how anyone gets by on a 16GB phone.
     
  12. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I have a 64GB 4S and am glad I purchased it since I do put a lot of music on my phone. Although I may drop down to a 32GB phone next time since I added iTunes Match which freed up quite a bit but I still have around 25GB of music downloaded from MOG so if you want a lot of music--or videos--on your phone--go for the 64. Before I added iTunes match, I had around 15GB of free space on my phone.
     

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