Do you regret your 32gb iPhone 7 purchase?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xairsoft808x, Oct 14, 2016.


Current 32GB owners: do you regret going with 32 GB?

  1. Yes, I wish I bought 128gb

    18 vote(s)
  2. No, 32GB is enough storage

    44 vote(s)
  1. xairsoft808x macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2016
    I have been on Android for 4 years and want to switch to iOS but I'm not sure what capacity I need. How much storage do you have available after how many apps and media? What is the size of an average IOS app? I currently have 60 apps installed on my Android phone. I don't store much music and games. I plan to use Google photos as my main photo storage. I can buy 128 GB but I don't think I really need it. Do you regret your decision to buy a 32GB iPhone 7?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No, I always used to get the 16GB model and was managing fine.
    32GB now is even better.
  3. bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    If you're going with cloud storage for photos, 32gb should be plenty.
  4. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000


    Sep 12, 2016
    I left android to this is my first iPhone I love it. And 32gb is more then enough. I have everything I need on my phone and still have almost 17gbs left... I came from the piece of junk galaxy s7.
  5. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    I have always bought 64 GB before didn't want to risk going out of storage,well this time there is no 64 GB going for Jet black iPhone 7 128 GB
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Buying a 32gb iPhone is like buying an SUV without 4WD. Nothing is wrong, for people living in warm weather all year round, and don't go off-road. Perfectly fine as long as you are sure the $aving will outweigh the limitation.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The 32GB model will be the most popular and highest selling out of all 3 storage options just like before;)
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Is very simple. Whatever storage you currently use, and if you have no major change plan, like building a local music library, then whatever you currently have and double it for extra wiggling room then you got it. A large music lib, or local video lib is what takes lots of space. Apps, don't worry about it. Photos, u got the cloud u said. Apple cloud 5GB free, monthly fee after that.
  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    64GB was a really good option. However that is not an option. Get the 128GB unless you plan on ditching phone next year.
  10. Duncanator macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2016
    The reason for that is because the general public goes for the most price conscious purchase. They see the $100 price increase and go with the 32GB. I have no issue with the 32GB storage option but I'm just telling you why it will be the most popular and highest seller.
  11. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2016
    Great question. I tend to go with as much storage as I can buy so I have the 256 GB. But, you asked how much storage "things" took. Here's how things stack up currently with my 256 GB phone and maybe some math will help you understand iOS memory better. I don't currently use iCloud photo storage.

    248.61 GB Capacity
    154.07 GB Available

    Songs: 1,537 13.3 GB
    Videos: 165 4.52 GB
    Photos: 2,041 28.17 GB
    Applications: 402
    Biggest App: 2.17 GB
    Smallest App: 131 KB
    Hope that helps you decide which way to go.
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes the public will buy the lowest and the $100 and $200 additional storage options are not really a good deal. You can purchase a 1TB external USB drive for about $50.
    So you can copy and transfer or use the cloud if you don't need to carry locally every single thing you have on your computer.
  13. Airmaxone macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2016
    I'm undecided on this one. I don't use a lot of apps. At the same time if I need to upload pics and videos I just do it through google drive. I don't know if I upgrading to a 128 gb iphone is really the thing for me.
  14. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Well my galaxy s6 is 32gb. My 5c is 32gb and that just surpasses the half way point which mentally to me is annoying as i like to know I've plenty of space left!

    Anyhow if i get the chance to upgrade id go 64 if it were an option for piece of mind as my gmail is 13gb filled out of the 15 available to me for free!
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The only way you could regret purchasing an iPhone 7 32 GB model, is if you understated your storage needs. Most know when purchasing an iPhone with memory, what they project what they will need.

    32 GB is perfect for my storage needs.
  16. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    Nope, no regrets at all. My iPad Pro and iPod Touch are also 32GB, and I mainly use those for the heavy web browsing, social media, etc and then just leave the most used apps on my phone and of course calls and texts. For photos I use google photos so my camera roll is always empty. I had a 64GB 6S because 32 wasn't available and ended up using only 6GB the whole year I've owned it.
  17. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    I just moved from Android as well, and while my Moto X was also 32GB I was still considering the 128GB iPhone.

    I'm glad I didn't. I use Google Photos and Google Play Music so not much local storage is needed.

    Right now I have:
    Used 13.15GB
    Available 14.49GB

    And I could free up 4GB right now by deleting my camera roll and deleting GarageBand and Keynote.
  18. AppleWarrior macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2016
    This is a horrible analogy for the majority of people. 32gb is more than enough for countless people. There is no limitation for those people who know their needs. Your analogy only works for someone who doesn't know their own needs, and that is not the typical person.

    You guys really need to stop trying to convince people you don't even know that they have made the wrong choice with their purchase. Geez.
  19. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    I got used to getting by (although annoying) with my 16GB iPhone 6. So the 32GB is good enough to me. Ive had the iPhone 7 for a month now and still have 16GB available. I literally got used to deleting unnecessary pictures/screen shots every other day. Its like second nature. Also, Airdropping photos to my Macbook is such a breeze.
  20. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    My wife and daughter had the 16GB and they had to deal too. Deleting this app to make room for this app. While it was not a major issue, they did have to be smart about it. The biggest issue was photos and videos when out. They would have to make sure to remove any before starting for the day.
  21. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    No regrets at all. 32gb is plenty for me. I agree 16gb was too small. Also with the price reductions of Cloud storage I can buy cloud storage for cheaper over a span of 2 years than the costs of the 256gb iPhone.
  22. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    As someone who lives in Los Angeles and has a 2WD Crossover/SUV (mostly just wanted it for the extra height), I actually think it's a pretty apt analogy.
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Cellphone and SUV.
    Not even close.
  24. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Well...a certain ford (car) and a certain Samsung

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