I reevaluated my need for 128gb

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Scarpad, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I was really stuck on getting an 128gb model, but after renewing my Amazon Prime Membership, having my collection in ITunes Match, and my Media on Plex, why do I need to carry massive amounts of Media anymore, I can just leave the 64gb for Photos, vids and apps, so when I get one next month think I'm definitely going 64 gb, anyone else downgrade their requirements?
  2. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    No. It's worth it for me not to monitor remaining space for anything I may want to add. I don't want to have to delete. I need more than 64, but not quite 128.
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    For me, 128GB would be way too much. I could get by with 16, but I'll spend the extra $100 to get 64GB.
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    If it weren't for my 40gb of songs i wouldve opted for 64gb.

    i did actually, until i realized how big my itunes really was - switched my order.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    Therein lies the difference between you and I and many others I suspect.

    Lots of people (and apparently you as well) buy iPhone models based on what you NEED.

    I bought my 64GB iPhone 5 (the most I could get at the time) based on what I WANTED. I don't have any NEED for 64GB, in fact it's only ever been half full at any given time, but I wanted 64GB.

    If I ever upgrade I'll buy the maximum capacity I can get. I never need it, but I will want it and if I do ever actually NEED it, it will be there.

    Just my opinion.
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm sorry, but unless you're carrying the worlds nuke codes (which, wouldn't take up several GB, anyways), no one needs 128GB.

    It's an iPhone, it's a piece of technology. We could all get by without one (except me ;)
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I have an Amazon Prime Membership and iTunes Match as well, but all of that streaming is useless to me when I'm traveling by plane (which I do often). While there is Wifi, it's far from universal on all flights, and some planes have older generation Wifi connections where streaming isn't gonna happen.

    So, I load everything up and I don't have to worry about it. 128GB it is for me.
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    32gb was just good enough but pushing it. 64gb I have plenty of space, but I prefer it that way, I can just set it and forget it without worrying about holding something back.
  10. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    I guess none of you care about storing CD-quality or high-res music on the device then.

    128GB is not nearly enough for my music collection, especially when that space has to be shared with apps and photos. I'm hoping that the 6s will offer at least 256GB which will allow it to at least replace an old 160GB iPod Classic.

    I'm thinking of switching to an Android phone instead just for the MicroSD slot.
    That gives you 128GB today, 256GB+ in the future without having to replace the device.
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I stream my music from Google Play. My entire library is there so I have no need to store it on my iPhone, despite having 64GBs to work with.

    Now, if I could somehow make it so that my videos could sit up in a cloud somewhere and be accessed by streaming (free) then I could move the 18GB of Honeymooner's videos I have on my iPhone over.
  12. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    Well that's only 320kbps, not lossless CD quality.
    Tidal and Qobuz offer CD quality streaming, but I don't have unlimited data, and don't always have a good enough data connection for lossless streaming.

    I'd much rather have the music stored locally on the device so I don't have to waste bandwidth or pay a subscription.
  13. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    320Kbps is still very good quality for what most people would use their iPhone for, which is generally using earbuds, bluetooth to a car or portable speaker, or just using the phone speaker. I doubt anyone uses the iPhone as a source for high-fidelity audio.
  14. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    I use proper headphones or hook it up to a proper sound system with a 3.5mm cable.

    Sure, quality doesn't matter if you're using cheap earbuds or bluetooth, but Apple themselves say that iPods are being replaced with iPhones.

    We need higher capacities (256GB+) to truly replace the old models.
  15. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    I'd rather have my media with me where ever I go, not just where I have a good connection.

    Additionally, I only have so much data. I'd rather not have to constantly check where I stand data-wise to know if I can listen to music today or not.

    I LIKE having everything in my pocket. I like having it in the cloud too, but that's my backup, not my main source.
  16. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    I would have went with 32 if they offered it but I'm still fine with 16gb.

    My reason: When I have more space I just end up storing things I don't need, creating a big headache of sorting/deleting photos & videos when the time comes for me to clean it up. With 16gb I'm always trim and organized :D
  17. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    My initial plan was to get the 128GB until I got the 64GB and realized that 128 would've been massive overkill.
  18. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I'm all for massive overkill when it comes to iPhone storage options. :D
  19. thalazy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2012
    In a van down by the river.
    Wanted 128gb

    But only had 64gb in stock. I have tons of music I want to put on my phone. I have used Amazon Prime and have quite of few albums on there. 128gb is great as I don't have to delete any apps as I get closer to filling up my storage. Right now I am just keeping the music I have on there and trying not to go overboard with getting apps that I don't really need. If one comes in stock by next friday at my local Apple store I will exchange it for one.
  20. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    I'm glad I went with 128, those HD videos and slo/super slo mo stuff takes up a lot of space.
  21. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I still have about 78GB free on my 128GB iPhone 6. I have iTunes Match, Dropbox, and unlimited data so I'm certain that 64GB would've been the perfect size but at the time I wanted one badly and the 128GB was the only one that the store had in stock.
  22. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I always get the largest gb every time a new iPhone launches. I just remind myself that I paid more for the first generation 8gb iPhone at launch. A 128gb iPhone with a larger screen that's less than my very first iPhone... what a deal... LOL...
  23. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    do you use an external DAC? if so which one works on both ios and android?
  24. vncmgn macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2014
    Here's what made my decision choosing between 64gb and 128gb:
    When the memory of the 64gb is completely full, it'd be time for me to change into the latest generation iPhone.
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    $100 is cheap compared to two years of the increased data costs to stream all the time.

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