Anybody wish they had gotten the 64GB iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -FlyAuburn-, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. -FlyAuburn-, Sep 27, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012

    -FlyAuburn- macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    I do.

    I was out and about today on the Apache Trail near Scottsdale, AZ and I ran out of space taking so many pictures and video.

    Coming from an iPhone 4 I should have realized that the 8 MP images, panoramas, and 1080P video were going to take up a LOT more space.

    I also wish I could put more of my music collection on my phone....

    I really wish they had gone 32/64/128 this time. I think that not doing that was the one hardware mistake they made this time.

    I've read that some have exchanged theirs for a 64GB model after running into this issue but with supplies so limited I'm afraid that won't be possible within the 30 day return window....

    Anybody else wish they had a higher capacity iPhone 5?

    Edit: If you already have a 64GB iPhone 5 because that's what you bought originally please don't be a snarky smart ass and reply to this thread. It was meant for those that bought a 16GB or 32GB and are now having second thoughts OR for those that exchanged for the 64 as a result. Thank you.
  2. darcyjames macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2012
    We'll see; I had a 32gb 4 and then went to a 16gb 4s (huge mistake) and now I have a 32gb 5. As long as I don't sync tv or movies I think I should be okay, but you're right about the 1080p video being the space killer.
  3. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    I don't... Because I went with the 64gb, it is better to have it and no need it, than to need it and no have it...
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Words to live by...
  5. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    I lined up on launch day to grab my phone, was second in line for my apple store and guess what? No 32gb VZW black in stock! So I was forced into getting the 64gb version but I am happy I did now with how much video and pictures I am taking. Definitely wished they upped it to 128 though.
  6. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    U had to of taken a **** load of pics and videos to fill 32gb. Even if u had 10gb of other stuff, you still have enough room for a lot of video, and hundreds of pictures.
  7. NathalieRita macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    im happy with 32 its planty of space for me i just dont put my movies/videos on my phone i have them on my ipod touch :D
  8. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Yeah I like my 32 as well. No regrets.

    If I had gone on the cheap and gotten 16, I would have certainly regretted it.

    Since i4, i've been on 32.
  10. Brettka7 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    Considering my phone would have gone from $700 to $940ish, no, I am not remorseful :p
  11. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    Have about 13 GB left on my 32GB model, no regrets. Would have gone with the 16GB but they only got shipped 32,64GB models.
  12. jester0723 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    I have about 2gb left on my 32gb model. I think I'll be fine without the 64 - I don't need all of my music at once. I made a playlist of music that I want on it in addition to my other playlists. I'll live.
  13. macMD macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2005
    New York
    I have the 64GB already, and really hope that at some point we get a 128GB version, flash memory is cheap, especially given the qty's Apple buys and their contract pricing. Perhaps with the next iPhone.
  14. -FlyAuburn- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lol. I did. I also had Avengers and Finding Nemo, a lot of Apps, and a lot of music and some pics already. I think I only had about 3gb of space when I left this morning.


    Apps and music can't live in Dropbox. Doesn't solve the problem.
  15. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    No regrets here. I preordered the 64GB and I got it on the 21st. I use my iPod Nano for music so the space a music library would take up is available to me. Haven't taken pics or video yet so I still have a large amount of space.
  16. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    What model did you get? At min, 32gb is a must IMO if you going to video and take a lot of pics
  17. mb335 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I ordered two 64 GB iPhone 5s, black and white, for at&t. I certainly wish I got either after waiting for almost 2 weeks now. :D
  18. yang88she macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2011
    I did, only bc it was the only one Available ;)
  19. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    ok. I noticed your sig had the 32gb on it. wow.. you must have a lot of stuff on your phone.

    one thing i wish you could do is delete on the fly.. movies, or songs for those occasions.
  20. -FlyAuburn- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    You can. And I do.
  21. apierrec macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    This is not my thread but this almost happened to me as I have had a chance to get a 16 GB then a 32 GB in Best Buy then 16 GBs in reservation system - was really tempted but there is only one choice for my needs.

    Patience & perseverance paid off, just reserved my 64GB tonight! :D
  22. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Damn, it was so tempting too. :D
  23. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  24. -FlyAuburn- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    Duuuuudddee. The Beast is SO un:apple:like. But it's BADASS.

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