Getting my first IPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alexny213, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. alexny213 macrumors newbie

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    Im finnaly joining the rest of the world and getting rid of my blackberry today. i was just wondering if the 8GB IPhone 4 has enough storage on it for games photos and storage. i wont be putting music on it because i have an ipod so i think i should be okay. i just wanna hear some thoughts before i make my decision.
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Depends on how many games and photos you want to have on your phone. Some games can be 1gb and bigger. Personally, I wouldn't get anything less than 16gb. I currently have a 32gb 4S
     
  3. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    I would go for the 4s to be honest. If its absolutely not an option, the 8GB could work as long as you don't have a ton of content.
     
  4. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    The 4S refurbished is only $149 on AT&T. You will not go wrong with it. Go with the 4S if the extra $50 doesn't bother you.
     
  5. pooleman Suspended

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    Congratulations. Get the 4S if possible. 16gig would be plenty for your needs. I started with an 8 gig iPhone and it fills up fast.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Congrats!! It'll make a world of difference compared to your blackberry! Just as a quick note, the capitalization is "iPhone", you miswrote it twice and sometimes people can be jerks on here about stuff like that. "iphone" is ok, just keep the "i" non-capitalized :p (edit: when I got my first iPhone back in 2008 (the iPhone 3g) my mom wrote it in a note calling it the !phone. She later said "I knew it did something weird with the "i".")

    I agree what everyone else here is saying.

    An 8GB iPhone 4 should be good enough. You're storage space would be limited definitely, but if you don't put any music/movies on there you could probably manage with 8gb.

    Personally the extra $100 (or $50 if you can get it refurbished) is DEFINITELY worth it to get the 16GB iPhone 4s because a)double the storage and b) a 16 month newer phone. the iPhone 4 is almost 2 years old and you will have this thing for at least 2 years... Just something to keep in mind
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Don't go for the 8gig. I did that on my daughters iPod and it's a constant battle of what are you going to delete to install this new app. So on my wife's iPad I went for 16gig thinking double the size will be plenty. Wrong again! I have the iPhone 4 (still an awesome phone in my opinion) 32gig and it's great. I will always go for the largest you can afford because you can't upgrade with a memory card later.
     
  8. alexny213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im on my way to verizon and am getting the 4s 16gb thank you everyone for the replies!
     
  9. Vell843 macrumors regular

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    Alex welcome to the iPhone Army man!! I got my Verizon iPhone 4 8gb when it went on sale for online preorder back on February of 2011 and it's my first smartphone (coming from a LG touch). I am sure you will enjoy your new toy, feel free to pm me or post here on the forums with any questions you may have.
     
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    I got my first smartphone a month ago. Like you, I was going to get the iPhone 4, 8GB. Then I realized the 4S was only $100 more and came with twice the storage, so I ended up with the 4s 16GB. You will really enjoy it !
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Smart decision getting the 16GB 4S. With 8GB it will definitely fill up quick.
     

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