Anybody dropped down a GB due to the price?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gadget123, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68010

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Anybody dropped down a GB since the price rise? I had a 16GB Iphone 5 went to a 32GB but had to drop down to a 16GB due to the price rise and low resell value of the 5. Also there's little difference resell value between a 32GB and 16 especially if you can get an unlocked 16GB from Apple.

    For that reason I doubt I will go to 32GB again until Apple bring it in as the new standard.
  2. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    It's not like everyone resells their old phones. I still have my 32gb iPhone 4 from launch day. I couldn't make do with less than 32gb, and it's the main reason I will continue to buy large capacity phones in the future. If a 128gb iPhone 6 is released next year, I'll buy it to because its nice to have space
  3. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    I bought 16gb cause its enough for me as I have a macbook and can manage and dont take many pictures anywho with my phone
  4. iShorty macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    Had a 16GB iPhone 4, upgraded to a 32GB iPhone 4, decided I could cope with 16GB as I rarely put music on my phone, so I've ordered a 16GB iPhone 5S.
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    Bought new iPad a few weeks ago and buying another one after the 5 comes out. That will be my extra storage instead of a larger iphone
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I still bought a 32GB despite the difference in resale value. 16GB just isn't enough even though I have Dropbox and iTunes Match.
  7. chdwil macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I bought a 32 instead of a 64 this time because my 64 always just ended up full of junk I needed to file on my computer or just delete.
  8. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68010

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I will buy a 32GB Ipad over 16GB though as it's most likely going to be cheaper.
  9. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    16Gigs is just too low.
    I always buy the maximum available capacity.
    I rather have it and not use it than not have it at all. :)
  10. riverfreak macrumors demi-god


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
    64 GB. Currently rocking a 16GB iPhone 4 whose capacity is entirely too small.

    Spotify. Podcasts. Photos. Videos. Apps. The last thing I want to do is be managing disk space on my phone. Remember: The iOS 7 OTA update required > 3GB...

    I might add that I use my iPhone entirely as a temporary vessel. I don't entrust any content on it that I cannot afford to lose.
  11. jlately macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2012
    I had a 32gb iPhone 4, and I ordered a 32gb iPhone 5s. I was really hoping that 32 would be the minimum size this year, but I was willing to pay $100 for the extra space since I will probably keep this one for three years too.
  12. wassup121 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    I'm cheap sometimes. Going from 32 to 16gb. Off contract
  13. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I increased to 32GB this time around.

    I paid $299 for my 32GB 5S and ATT is offering me $300 for my iPhone 516GB.

    So I could sell it to them or Gazelle or BestBuy or GameStop, WalMart, etc and get my money back for the 5S or sell it on CL for $400. Many others are selling theirs for $425-450 but putting mine at $400 should sell it quicker.
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    What price rise? Isn't it $199/299/399 as before?
  15. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    This. Maybe a price rise from the rumors.
  16. joonyaboy macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2010
    I buy the biggest I can afford. I am always managing about 500 apps that I convince myself I can't live without :)
  17. nanotoj macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2010
    I got my first 64gb phone after having a 32gb previously. I tend to keep music on it for when I am not around wifi and download a lot of podcasts. With the 64 I don't feel restricted on my downloads even though I really should limit my apps. I am loving the upgrade.
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Not in every country - in the UK, the 16GB has gone up £20, the 32GB £30, and the 64GB £10.

    Not a huge difference, but definitely noticeable.

    In answer to the OP, I could probably cope with 16GB but I find 32GB is much better, especially with games like Infinity Blade III now weighing in at 2.1GB.
  19. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Uh… Isn't the price exactly the same? But anyway, I went with 32GB as I did with the 5. Although I think 16GB is doable for a phone, 32GB is certainly more comfortable. I learned the hard way the iPad is a totally different story.
  20. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Buy the GB for the actual storage you think you may need. Sure, resell value (as cost basis) for the lowest storage model is always the best "value".

    If you have a 32GB and see yourself only using 10-15GB, you probably can get away with a 16GB and resell it for a better value.

    But if you have 32GB previous iphone and using 25GB-27GB, trying to buy a 16GB iPhone 5S just because of resell value vs. paying another $100 today is just plain stupid. You will have the phone for the next 10-24 months and will be kicking yourself every day why you constantly need to delete apps and photos and videos to sqeeze enough free space to take more new photos and videos.

    Apple has done their math. They know this is what happens and why Apple refuses to add a cheap microSD slot. It's all business with Apple. They are counting on consumers to not know how much storage they really need.
  21. Curun macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2013
    No. Never left 16GB as there is no current need for more.

    Price rise? There was no price rise. Since at least 2010 the price has been subsidied $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB unwaivering.
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Got it. I was on mobile and didn't catch that the OP is in the UK.
  23. ToyGun1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2012
    This time went for 64gb five games on my iPhone 5 aready uses around 7gb space.

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