How much space will actually be free on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dannyallen34, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2005
    Is it known whether Apple has separate storage for the operating system or if it will be included on the 4gb or 8gb chips? If the phone includes the OS X, even without the libraries etc., it could take up a substantial amount of storage.
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    I expect OS X in the iPhone to be around 500MB. Maybe less.

    So you'll have either 3.5GB or 7.5GB to use. 3.5GB seems too little space, 7.5 seems just the best option.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Well it's not the full version of OS X, and I do think it would be on the main flash drive (whatever its called) of the iPhone.
  4. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    Apple has always put the iPod OS on the hard drive/flash memory. I dont see why this would be any different.
  5. BayAreaMacFan macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007
    I would go with 7.7 or 3.7 GB. It's all just a crapshoot and I doubt it could be more than 500 MB.
  6. Twiztedklown316 macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2004
    Spokane, Wa
    on a "4gb" hard drive the actual space is like 3.7 so if it is 500mb for the os, then expect around 3.2gb of usable space.
    and around 7.2gb of usable on the "8gb" storage.

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