Anyone else opting down in memory on their 4S purchase?

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  1. dadoftwogirls macrumors 6502

    dadoftwogirls

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    I have a 32GB iPhone 4. I figured that with the ability to now sync over the air along with iCloud I can pretty much swap out music and video as I desire. In addition, 99% of the time I use my 64GB iPad2 for my music and video so massive amounts of storage on my phone has become somewhat unnecessary for me. As such, I decided to go with the 16GB vs. 32 or 64. Anyone else thinking along these lines?
     
  2. benj07 macrumors member

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    Yes...I was considering getting a 64GB just so I could fit my entire music library. Instead I'm getting a 32GB - I'll only load what I currently feel like listening to...if I want something else I simply download/sync from iCloud.
     
  3. haticK macrumors 6502a

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    I got 32 because with the current amount of music I have and judging by the size of apps, I would never have enough room on 16gb. I also don't buy my music from iTunes and the only thing I plan on using iCloud for is pictures.
     
  4. cobaltrich27 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    iPhone I use pandora and stream sports etc... from net/cloud so I have always gone with smallest capacity.

    iPads I get largest capacity for movie favs & travel video guides etc...
     
  5. dadoftwogirls thread starter macrumors 6502

    dadoftwogirls

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    You can sync ANY music over the air now. It isn't just iTunes purchased music that will work with iCloud or the wireless sync. Your own will work as well.
     
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    But other than my computer, I don't have any other device where I'd need my music to be added.
     
  8. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    I had the iPhone 3GS and I purchased the 64gb iPhone 4S.

    With no expandable memory, it's better to have more hard drive space than not enough.

    iCloud is going to be great, but for those of us without unlimited data, it's going to be a killer. It will take up a lot of data if you're using it while out on a jog, bike ride, road trip, whatever that doesn't have WiFi.
     
  9. Deako macrumors 6502

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    No. The iPhone uses flash memory, not disks.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I have a 32GB iPhone 3GS right now, with 14.2GB free.
    I've got about 105 apps and 2,009 photos. When I get my new iPhone, I'm only going to keep 20-30 apps and I want to start emptying the photos on the computer ... soo, I may go 16GB. (most likely 32GB though).
     
  11. Virance macrumors regular

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    Memory is accurate. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. The iPhone uses a NAND based flash memory for non-volatile storage as well. It does not use any form of disk-based storage.
     
  12. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    I had a 32gb iPhone 4, but opted for a 16gb 4s. I thought I'd use the 32 to keep a bunch of movies and music, but mostly I use pandora and netflix for that. 16 should be more than enough for me.
     
  13. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I currently have a 32GB iP4 and was considering getting the 16GB 4S since I'm going the unlocked route. Saving $100 is saving $100. On long trips, I take my iPod classic for music anyway (for the car, hotel stereo, etc) and I have my iPad for movies, etc. I figure I just need to use more playlists. I mostly listen to podcasts anyway. Plus I have Pandora.

    And then I think about the high res photos/video, etc. And then I'm not so sure 16GB will be enough. :confused:

    Decisions, decisions. It's only $100, right? :p
     
  14. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I have a 32GB iPhone 4, and opted for a 64GB since my current phone is almost full. Switching out videos, songs, and pictures gets really annoying, and it's much easier to deal with more space. Plus, I plan on shooting a lot of HD video on the 4S, which is inevitably going to take up more space.
     
  15. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I had an 8g iPhone OG, and then 16g 3G, 3GS, & 4 and never had a problem. But sold my 4 for $325 and made a last second decision to get a 32g 4s. Now the more I think about it, I should have saved the $100 for AppleCare+ and got the 16. I take a lot of pics (2 young kids) and being able to store more 8mp pics would be beneficial. But with photostream all the pics will end up in iPhoto where I wind up putting them anyway. So I'm pretty sure I wasted $100. Oh well, not much I can do at this point. Maybe once I get it I will try to exchange it.
     
  16. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    No way. Maybe it's an OCD thing, but I feel most at ease when my iPhone is perfectly synced with my iTunes without any modification. I actually upped my storage to 64 gigs so that I could put everything in my library on there, without having to go through and uncheck certain songs.
     
  17. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Yes, dropped from 32G iP4 to 16G iP4S as I have 29G of storage space still available on my 4.
     
  18. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    I, also, had a 32gb iPhone 4. With iCloud, I felt there was less need, so I got the 16gb 4s. For me, saving $100 was a good idea, too. Back when I had my 16gb 3GS, I had no problems. With my iPhone 4, the benefit to having 32gbs was that I didn't have to worry about space.
     
  19. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    I went from a 16GB 4 to a 32GB 4s. I am always tight on space on my 4, with 10 GB of apps, plus photos and such, it leaves essentially no space for music. Since I use Rdio for 99% of my music, it isn't that big of a deal, but I still don't have much space now, so the extra breathing room will be nice.
     
  20. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Even w/ 64GB, my entire music collection wouldn't fit on the iPhone.
     
  21. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I always bought the lower HD iPhone because I don't store music on it. But, I do store HD video. This time around I went with the 32gig because at 1080p those files can be huge.
     
  22. N23 macrumors regular

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    I went up, typically I get the smallest available but decided to go up this time around.
    Been struggling for space on my current 16GB, factoring in 1080P videos I figured it couldn't hurt to move up the ladder.
     
  23. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I've always bought the smallest size because my music and video on my phone varies. I only load what I want to listen to, not everything.
     
  24. oiuh151 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I was going to get the 16GB but those 1080p videos will surely put a dent in my storage space so I opted for the 32GB.
     
  25. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    My 32gb iPhone 4 only has 4 gigs of space available. I have a lot of apps, videos, and pictures. I opted for the 64gb since a lot of file sizes just keep getting bigger (especially all these 1gb+ games in the app store).
     

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