How much capacity on your 64GB iPhone?

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  1. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    My new 64GB iPhone SE has capacity of only 55.22GB.

    My old 16GB iPhone 6 Plus had 11.something GB.

    How come my new one is taking so much space for IOS?

    How much capacity does your 64GB have?
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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  3. davidoloan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmmm........

    Freakonomics101 matches my old 16GB; about 5GB, my new one is almost double that, and rugmankc has almost 15GB unavailable which is a lot.

    Are they all different? Anybody know why?

    Just saw your link - thanks
     
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  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    My 500GB SSD hard drive is only 465GB's
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Around 7% gets lost due to disparity between binary GiB and decimal GB. Then, the size of the root/OS partition also varies based on capacity. The higher the capacity, the bigger the root partition.
     
  7. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    I will assume because the 16gb model does not come pre installed with garage movie and imovie. Those are big apps.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Mostly because of math:
     
  9. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Apple lists storage in GB but iOS displays it in GiB.

    64 GB = 64,000,000,000 bytes = ~59.6 GiB

    Apple sells 64 GB. iOS displays 59.6 GiB.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That is to say that essentially everyone lists storage that way.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    How much approximately do those applications consume?
     
  12. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Well the iMovie app itself is over 600 MB. So if you add onto saved videos or data to that app, you can easily get to a gig.
     
  13. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    My iPad Pro 9.7 has recently updated from iOS 9 to 10 overnight. Could've sworn I always selected Remind Me Later whenever it bugged me to update. I guess that's one problem I won't have with my 16GB iPad. It barely has enough free space to update apps nevermind iOS.

    Anyway, interesting observation, reported capacity went from 232GB to 248GB and available capacity went from 77GB to 84GB. 256GB decimal would have just been 238GiB binary. I'm guessing iOS 10 now reports capacity in decimal GB.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, there were some changes related to that in iOS 10.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    iOS reports GB now, but iTunes still reports GiB. Annoying as hell.
     

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