Other Anyone else ordered the 64GB XS/XS Max?

kevjen888

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ordered the 64GB via Apple IUP but now having second thought should’ve gone with the 256 for only $6 more a month. Not because I worry about running out of space, After 10 months I only used up 30gb on my 256gb X. However, for the X there was news that 256GB models access data slightly faster compare to the 64GB model. Not sure if that’s true.
 

Illuminated

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That's impossible that they access data faster than the 64gb models. It's all the same systems.

I use iCloud and have 200gb of storage up there, for $2.99 a month. I have a 64gb 8plus currently and still have 25gb free with over 10,000 photos, 450+ videos, and 150+ apps. iCloud is a saving grace for the phone and wallet.
 
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ckurt25

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I have a 64 GB X, only use around 25-30 and ordered a 64 GB Max. I don't see the appeal of a larger capacity phone. Maybe if you shot a TON of 4K video and wanted it stored locally.
 
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NovemberWhiskey

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If you use iCloud photo storage, then the 256 might be a waste since they seem to store the minimum on your phone. Unless there is a setting somewhere I am missing.

I have almost 200GB of stuff in my iCloud, but only use something lie 30GB of storage on my phone out of 128GB.
 
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SHKLMRE

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My current X is 256gb. I record tons of photos and videos, but thanks to iCloud I’ve only used about 40gb on my actual phone in the last year without having to load a single photo to my phone. Went with 64gb this year for my Xs Max.
 

phpmaven

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ordered the 64GB via Apple IUP but now having second thought should’ve gone with the 256 for only $6 more a month. Not because I worry about running out of space, After 10 months I only used up 30gb on my 256gb X. However, for the X there was news that 256GB models access data slightly faster compare to the 64GB model. Not sure if that’s true.
Yup, I have a 64GB X and have never used more than 32GB of storage.
 

illmatic41

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Also ordered a 64GB Max. I have a 256GB X and never, not once, filled up to reach 30GB...not for lack of trying either.
 

Chevyguy2021

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I have had a fear of running out of space due to my 16gb iPhone 6 or 6s, I cant remember, I ran out of storage and it sucked.
My 7+ I got 128gb and my X I got 256gb. I use I cloud storage for 200gb storage.
I went through my phone last night and deleted apps I haven't used in years, Turns out I only am using 19gb of storage.

This confirmed for my that 64gb was plenty, and I saved $150 :)
Worse case I will get bigger storage next year if I get close to maxing out my 64gb XS Max.
 

dmk1974

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I ordered the 64gb XS Max. I just checked and only am using about 30-35gb space. I have OneDrive as part of my Office365 subscription and have the phone set to offload photos and videos to the cloud OneDrive.
 

archer75

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All depends on your usage. 64gb is completely unusable for me and I don't have that much stuff on my phone. I download a couple of playlists for offline listening and then it's just photos and videos but I do use more than 64gb.
 
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flashflooder

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I would've paid for 128GB ($50 extra), but pushing us to pay $150 for 256GB when I don't need anything near that, I just can't abide.

So 64GB it is. Which feels stupid on such an expensive phone.
 

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That's impossible that they access data faster than the 64gb models. It's all the same systems.

I use iCloud and have 200gb of storage up there, for $2.99 a month. I have a 64gb 8plus currently and still have 25gb free with over 10,000 photos, 450+ videos, and 150+ apps. iCloud is a saving grace for the phone and wallet.
You are a bit wrong on the storage piece. It's very likely the 256 and 512 will have faster storage. https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/...re-significantly-faster-than-the-32gb-version
 
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LS3 POWER

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I currently have a 256gb X, and for this one I went with the 64gb XS Max. The reason for me was I am using 27 gb of the 256, thats with all my apps and close to 8,000 pictures, so for me 64gb is plenty.
 

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I went with 64Gb XS Max aswell and I don't worry about the Data being access slower because it is already too damm fast, you won't even notice any difference in real life.
 
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