How big is ios 8 gb wise?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiddlaBronc, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    Just got the 128gb iphone plus and noticed that I have 110 gb available.

    Is ios really taking 18 gigs? I know that every ios update takes more space but then how will a 16gb model handle it?

  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Don't forget about the 8GB 5C and 4S. Those are the real stinkers.
  3. wolfaaron macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    Don't forget about formatting. On their box apple tells you how many bytes they consider a gigabyte to be. The actual amount is higher which is why the actual formatted version is much lower than what is advertised.
  4. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2013
    New York
    I have the 64gb model and it states 59gb after formatting I assume, and with iOS installed I have 56gb available. So I guess iOS takes up 3gb on the 64gb model.
  5. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    The individuals who own those models generally aren't interested in the latest cutting edge features. They will more often than not only notice the limitation of their phones when they try to do an OTA update; even then will forget about it a few days later.

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