HEIC and HEVC, do they really free up space?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by danbcooper, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. danbcooper macrumors member

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    For the ones that have been testing ios 11... Is the difference noticeable? I have more than 30GB of images and videos on my phone and this would be a great feature. Does it convert the old files? Or just the new ones?

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  2. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    It doesn’t convert the existing files. Space savings will be going forward.
     
  3. danbcooper thread starter macrumors member

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    I just read that it doesn't work on the iphone 6s.. Damn
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The feature needs an A9 chip or up, which the 6s has.
     
  5. danbcooper thread starter macrumors member

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  7. charlituna macrumors G3

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    doesn't convert files. so its new ones and likely stuff from iTunes store etc in the fall
     

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