iPhone 3G S 32 GB Capacity

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  1. scottuf macrumors 6502

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    Any guesses as to how much actual space is available on the 32gb version for music, movies, etc? i need to reduce my library size, and was wondering about how much.
     
  2. scottuf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha.

    seriously though...
     
  3. astrobanana macrumors regular

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    quoted from walt mossyberger
     
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    Are you ready for the "You mean I bought a 32GB iPhone 3GS and can't use all 32GB!!!!!!!" threads?
     
  6. scottuf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    boy, that was specific.
     
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    I wonder how long his back ups are?
     
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  10. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    Pretty sure it'll be 31 GB

    Memory isn't measured in the same way HDD space is.
     
  11. nopassn macrumors regular

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    We could probably ask someone with a 32gb iPod Touch...
     
  12. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Now that's thinking.

    Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
     
  13. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    You could click the link from the post above mine and see many responses from those who own ipod touches.
     
  14. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    Should be between 28-30GB. If I had to guess I would say 29.1839485718.
     
  15. GFSarah macrumors regular

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    My 16gb shows 14.64gb of usable space. My incredible math skills calculate double much that to be 29.28gb.

    Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to ask a 32g iPod Touch owner as mentioned above (genius!).

    We'll see on Friday, won't we?
     
  16. gwfattwkr macrumors member

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    i think this is the wrong way to approach this, if you have a 16gb and 14.64 of available space that means that the OS takes up 1.36 so if the os for the 3G S is 1.36 then you should have a little over 30, I dont think that just because the memory is larger that more space will be taken up.

    i could be wrong, but it only makes sense
     
  17. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    You're right, I'd bet money on the available space being >30GB. Flash memory is not measured like HDD space either, so there's no "loss" due to conversion between base 2 and base 10. The only space gone from 32GB will be the space reserved by the OS.
     
  18. blueicedj macrumors 6502

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    but you wouldn't do that, because the space the OS takes up doesn't double.. So you would take 14.64 and add 16, so it'd be around 30.64gb.
     
  19. Tee.Nutter macrumors regular

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    I have a 32GB iPod touch and that was showing available capacity at 29GB, so I reckon around 28-29GB would be an educated guess :)
     
  20. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    whered you get a 35gb ipod touch? lol
     
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not true.
     
  22. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    Great post, full of useful content.

    It's been true for every flash memory device I've owned.
     
  23. Tubink macrumors regular

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    So basically none, as flash drive manufacturers advertise in base 10 as well? Every flash memory device I've owned (around 10 flash drives and 2 phones) were advertised in base 10.

    32GB, the term itself, is in base 10.
     

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