Anyone going to 128 now bc of 4k and live photo?

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  1. Mikeyfabs macrumors member

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    I use a 64 now and with no music and minimal apps I have about 30gb remaining(i basically have every photo I have taken since the first iPhone on my phone), I was all set to order another 64 until I read a thread here about 4k and live photo's being very big files. As a moderate photo/video user I'm thinking about just going with the 128 to play it safe. Anyone else in the same boat? Even though I upgrade every year I don't want to short change myself
     
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I'm doing the same thing. I plan on using this phone to replace my current point and shoot for filming YouTube videos, so if I am going to do that I want/need the extra room. I currently have the 64GB 6 Plus and only have 25GB left IIRC.
     
  3. Mikeyfabs thread starter macrumors member

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    ordering a 128 through verizons new pay every month plan should be smooth tonight since it will probably be close to 50$ a month added to the bill and thats a big nut for a lot of people
     
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    It's actually just under $40, minus the $25 per line, so it's really only an additional $15 a month per phone. Not bad really, just need to get AppleCare as well.
     
  5. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    It's $15 per line for your plan line, but you have to add the monthly payment for the phone to that
     
  6. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I am confused. I am paying for the additional iCloud services. So wouldn't my pics and videos be saved to the cloud instead if I have iCloud photo library enabled?
     
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  8. DiceMoney macrumors member

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    I have the 128, I actually wanted the 64, but they had it sold out, now I'm happy, my iTunes takes up a lot of space, like 50 GBs, I've accumulated a lot of apps, but also I got vids, still got around 10 GBs of free space, I could clean maybe 15 GBs if need be, but is good to just not care, maybe I'll have to do some house cleaning soon though, even with 128.
     
  9. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    Man.. Seems like everyone is so excited about take live photos and 4k of their food
     
  10. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I have a 128GB version with 79GB available. Obviously I need to consider a 64GB this time around.
     
  11. iamMacPerson, Sep 11, 2015
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    iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    $15 per line on the smaller plans (I believe under 8GB) but $25 on the bigger plans (8GB+) which I have. Basically the way I'm looking at it is I'm gonna pay the same for service, so the discount would be applied, in my mind, to the phone payment. So:

    +$40 - phone payment
    -$25 - discount
    =$15 additional per month.

    EDIT: It's actually 6GB+ plans. From Verizon's site:

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    That does not apply to the new plans they have, I believe those get a flat $20 off of the line access, whereas More Everything Plans get $25 off 6GB+ and $15 off 4GB and under plans.
     
  12. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Your total will be $55 for that line. They do not deduct it from the phone payment. The discount is for your line service
     
  13. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I know, I'm counting it as (Line Access+Phone Payments) $40+$15 instead of $15+$40. Basically, I'll only be paying an additional $15 a month because with my math the savings is applied to the phone payment. I know that's not actually the case, but it makes it easier to calculate my next bill.
     
  14. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Went 128GB last year after needing it for so long. My music library alone has been over 64gb for years. As crazy as it may seem, I hope 256GB isn't too far off.
     
  15. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I'm going 128 because of my music collection.
     
  16. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    You don't get an additional discount if you are already getting the discount that makes your line $15. They will just add the $40 phone payment to your $15 line and the total will be $55. I don't know how else to explain it to you. Just trying to help you understand. But, this thread is about GB size and not payment plans anyway, so good luck with that ;)
     
  17. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    I know I am! o_O
     

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  18. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ is 16gb. I regret not getting a 64gb. I'll be going that route this time, but might go 128gb depending on how things go tonight.
     
  19. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    I always get the highest capacity iPhones no matter what. I put movies in mine and take lots of photos. I also import my DSLR photos to the phone. So always the 128gig for me
     
  20. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Does the 64 or 128gb maintain a higher resale value percentage?
     
  21. tommysm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going 64, and buying 50gb of icloud storage just in case.
     
  22. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 6 128GB through ATT with Next. After doing the maths, it was a relative pittance to just get the 128 GB. If I am going to get 0% financing over that many months as well as a line discount, then it makes no sense, ->to me<- to do anything less. I am not using all that space right now, but more than 64 GB. I also no longer have to worry about futzing around with Cloud storage or juggling apps or whatever. Not the best solution for everyone. But if the situation is right and it helps...go big or go home ;-)
     
  23. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Yup. Always did 32 until they got rid of it. So I did 64. I used about 30 gig of that space. With 4k video and live photos, yup - 128 for sure!

    128gb Silver 6S Plus and 1TB of iCloud storage. I do lots of photos and videos.
     
  24. joefrank64k macrumors regular

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    I'm going to iPhone 6s+ 128gb from iPhone 6+ 64gb so I can go back to having iCloud photos keep full-resolution photos on the iPhone. I've had several occasions where I was out of cell/wi-fi range and couldn't view an older pic because it was still in low-res preview mode. Frustrating as heck.
     
  25. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    I would actually guess that the 16GB has the best resale percentage. Your only easy way to compare is to go to the Gazelle or similar web site and see what they are offering for the different models. My hunch would be that the 128 has the worst resale percentage. Comparatively, I'd say that there are just not that many people want that much space, so you will take a hit. If you decide to sell on your own, then there are just too many variables to posit a real answer. Your phone will be worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Your efforts to shop for the best buyer and willingness to wait it out for your price will dictate that the actual percentages are. Right now, the market _may_ be getting flooded with used phones. So it may be a buyer's market right now. And that will work against sellers too.
     

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