Anyone regretting getting 16GB over 32GB?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BeyondtheTech, Sep 16, 2010.


Which you had a different capacity iPhone?

  1. I should've taken the 16GB version.

    6 vote(s)
  2. I should've taken the 32GB version.

    25 vote(s)
  3. I wish they had a 64GB+ version.

    35 vote(s)
  4. I'm fine with the capacity I have on my iPhone.

    96 vote(s)
  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    At the time of purchase, I didn't have the extra $100 on me, so I was only able to pick up the 16GB iPhone 4.

    Of course, with all these great new apps and games that are getting mighty huge at upwards of 500MB each with all their embedded video, in-game music, and high-res artwork, or even 2GB for the navigation maps, it leaves little room for iPhone's original purpose of holding music, photos, and videos.

    I tried going back to the store to do an exchange, but since I purchased it online, I'd have to mail it back to AT&T and go through a rather ugly process, and likely get hit with a restocking fee, not to mention the cost of shipping it back and the downtime.

    So, I'm just wondering if anyone else feels stuck on 16GB, or even in reverse, wishing they had their $100 back as they're not anywhere close to using their 32GB?
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I'm pretty happy with my 16GB.
    I wouldn't mind more space, Tom Tom app is a big one.
    But I'm perfectly content with 16. I don't feel the need to bring all of my music around.
  4. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Jul 30, 2010
    I have plenty of capacity on my phone for my needs. ^_^
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  6. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    I was going to get the 16gb but they were out and i was bitching about having to pay $100 for space i wasnt gonna use. Well ... now I'm using around 18gb out of the 29gb available so im really glad i got the 32gb one.
  7. ATC macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
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    At first I was really regretting my decision. I've had my 16Gb for a month now, stuffed it with my music collection, all the apps from my iPod touch as well as numerous new ones, quite a few photos and video podcasts, three months worth of emails and attachments synced, along with contacts and calendars and still have 10Gb free. No regrets about the 16 anymore.
  8. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    16 gb is fine for me. I have all my music and about 85 apps on mine. Not a big pictures and video guy though.
  9. PirateP macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    Naboo Land
    I was hoping there would be a 64GB. I have a 32GB, and it is almost full.
  10. cpalmer17 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    I thought long and hard about getting the 32 GB, especially thinking about what kind of apps (and how big) would be coming a year or two out. Then, I figured I wouldn't have this iPhone 4 by then and would upgrade to something larger if and when it was needed. In the meantime, I checked the box in iTunes that allows you to "shrink" down the bitrate of my music. That freed up a ton of space- with no discernible loss in quality when listening to music on my phone/ipod. So, all in all, the 16 GB will suit me fine!
  11. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    I was debating what size to get and they only had 32GB in when I went to get mine, so glad I did. Easily used over 16GB.
  12. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Should've gotten a 32GB, but I'm satisfied with my 16GB for the most part though.
  13. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    I, initially, had my mind set on the 16gb iPhone 4. A Best Buy salesman repeatedly told me that the 16gb were flying off the shelves. I guess this model is more popular amongst users? The choice was made for me though, I went in and grabbed the 32gb as soon as they had them in stock.
  14. 601x106 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    I still bring my ipod touch around for music. Am i the only one? It's annoying when I'm listening to music and I'm texting with the headphone is the way. Also when a new text comes, it lowers the music for a sec.
  15. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    I got the 16gb and I have ~9gb free. I have plenty of apps and music on the phone. I don't carry video around with me unless I travel and at that point, I have a laptop. I'm very happy at this point with the capacity of the phone. I'll be loading up a little bit more soon but I still won't hit my limit.
  16. moka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    my music library alone is 16GB, no second guessing here, all the iphones i have owned have been the version with the most memory, i recently got my dad a 16GB iPhone 4 as a present because he does not have any music and will be using it for web browsing, emails, a couple applications here and there, taking videos and pictures and having maybe a couple movies on it so the 16GB should be perfect for him, 32GB would be overkill...
  17. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I wish I would have gotten the 32gb. Just got the tomtom app and it takes up 1.5gb alone. And with the extra space I could have more videos and movies stored on my phone just incase.
  18. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I had a 50/50 dilemma between a 16GB vs 32GB days leading up to launch. At the end, glad I went with my instinct and got 32. The Best Buy guy actually had a 16GB reserved for me when I picked it up. Glad I noticed the back of the box. I have 11GB of videos already, including four seasons of Family Guy at over 6GB. I think 32 has become a bare minimum for me for storage unless there is a memory slot.

    I think Air Play should lessen the number of buyer's remorse who got the 16GB. Cloud storage is the future for a bottomless pit. Just stream and these phones get replaced every couple years anyway. We just find enough content to entertain us and then make some compromises when we have to. Not like we listen and love all the songs or watch the same videos everyday. Alot of them don't have the replay value for us to really care if they should be on our phone or not.
  19. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Wow. Are any other apps this large?
  20. ATC macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
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    The tomtom app is that large because it has the whole north American base-map which comprises most of that 1.5gb. The app itself otherwise is tiny.
  21. MacJones macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2010
    16GB works fine for me. I had a 32GB 3GS and had way to much space available so I decided to save the money this time. I have like 5 GB of free space still available on my 16GB iPhone 4.
  22. 0wnage macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2010
    I have a 32GB, I think it actually might be way to much space.
  23. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    32GB here. I carry all my music, photos and a few movies. And 155 apps.
  24. Damo516 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    32GB here, seems to be rapidly filling with various music, films, vids etc, glad I took the 32 over the 16 :)

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