I'm about to exchange my 16GB iPhone 6 for a 64GB but then...

andrewtm

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I realized I could delete pictures/video, etc. Is this an efficient way of managing memory? I was so set on the 64gb but then this thought came to mind. How effective do you think this would be? I've read many places the 16Gb just isn't sufficient anymore and I agree, with 7GB left, 10 apps, and no pics/video.

Even though I can delete stuff on the 16, is a 64 still the better choice?
 

iPhone7ate9

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I realized I could delete pictures/video, etc. Is this an efficient way of managing memory? I was so set on the 64gb but then this thought came to mind. How effective do you think this would be? I've read many places the 16Gb just isn't sufficient anymore and I agree, with 7GB left, 10 apps, and no pics/video.

Even though I can delete stuff on the 16, is a 64 still the better choice?
16gb is terrible it's the sucker phone
 

andrewtm

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16gb is terrible it's the sucker phone
It's also worth noting I don't store any music on my device as I subscribe to Spotify, but I do take lots of photos/video and am involved in many group messages where pics are sent nearly everyday
 

moomoopanda

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It's $100 for an upgrade in storage so that you never have to worry.

Would you rather have the $100, or have to delete stuff periodically?
 

Altimax98

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If pictures are your main concern then signup for Google+ auto backup and let it back everything up for free at 4MP. Guaranteed storage for nothing is a great bet
 

sillywabbit

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I'm about to exchange my 16GB iPhone 6 for a 64GB but then...

Same dilemma here. I believe I can get by with 16 GB, however, pissed off apple nixed the 32 GB and forcing people to buy the next tier up which costs $100 plus tax more.

In the end, I can't believe I am spending goobs of money on a phone that I am only going to keep for a year or 2 and then replace it again and spend goobs of more money again.

Got to break the cycle....
 

mjb59463

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128GB FTW. Go big or go home.
This. The only point I ever saw in a 16 GB phone was from an affordability angle and even then, it's not a good one. With how cheap storage is getting, I thought for sure that it, and not the 32 GB, would have been phased out in this iteration of the iPhone. Do yourself a favor and get that 64gb, and never worry about your problem you've been having as far as what to keep and what to delete ever again. Well, until you fill the 64 up and need the 128 :D
 

andrewtm

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Even if I delete pictures off the phone and transfer them to my computer, I still can't do anything about Messages data, spotify, etc. And those are all pretty hefty
 

sviato

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I'm considering staying with 16GB and subscribing to iCloud Drive 20GB storage and just tossing all my photos/videos in there.
 

ajm222

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16gb here. Decided to save the hundred. After all, it cost me 40 with the upgrade fee plus tax and another 40 for cases and screen protectors. Should have no problem keeping it under 16gb. I have no reason to save messages so I can delete them periodically. Forces me to organize (i.e. transfer) my pics every few months. I use very few apps regularly. And I don't listen to the same music on the phone over and over (I have Sirius). And yet I still have lots of pics and music at the moment with no issue.

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I AM considering iTunes Match though. Still trying to decide if that's worth it.
 

gabo864

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I'd exchange it! I made the mistake to buy the 16gb iphone 6, but after thinking about it I realize it was worth getting the 64gb one. It's only 100 more and I won't have to worry about storage or deleting anything anymore :)
 

AppleDApp

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Same dilemma here. I believe I can get by with 16 GB, however, pissed off apple nixed the 32 GB and forcing people to buy the next tier up which costs $100 plus tax more.
You're pissed Apple is offering 4 times as much storage for 100$ more where as before they offered twice as much for the same 100$??
 

USF813

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I never used all 8gigs on my 4, but I opted for the 64gig 6. Just having that peace of mind knowing I'll never run out of space based on my needs is worth it. I have music on my phone again!
 

sillywabbit

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You're pissed Apple is offering 4 times as much storage for 100$ more where as before they offered twice as much for the same 100$??

Nope, I am pissed off that I could have paid $100 LESS if apple started the line up at 32 GB.

Ask yourself: why does the line start at 16 and jump to 64, then 128 GB.

Seriously. Several if us could have SAVED $100.
 

sillywabbit

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I'm about to exchange my 16GB iPhone 6 for a 64GB but then...

They're abbusiness

Wow, seriously?

I guess if Microsoft did the same thing, everyone would cry bloody hell...

... But if apple does it, it is "ok".

Well, I guess I shouldn't use common sense and let Apple continue to take advantage of iSheep.
 

SundayDuffer

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Im a big storage kinda guy.
But i'd say this...if you dont do lots of videos..youre fine with 16gb. Music and pics and a few games, 10gb is plenty. Use that $100 for AppleCare.
 

iPhone7ate9

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Wow, seriously?

I guess if Microsoft did the same thing, everyone would cry bloody hell...

... But if apple does it, it is "ok".

Well, I guess I shouldn't use common sense and let Apple continue to take advantage of iSheep.
No I wouldn't cry about it?

Seriously they upgraded 32gb to 64gb that's good. I went 128gb it's just $8 more a month than the base model
 
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