Iphone 4 - 16gb with only 14gb?!

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  1. h2009 macrumors member

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    Hmm I'm feeling cheated here, my phone only has an internal memory of 14GB - what are other's showing.

    On my last iphone I got the full 16gb of memory.
     
  2. avalys macrumors 6502

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    No, you didn't. The OS has always taken up a gig or two of space.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No your last phone did not have a full 16 gig available

    It is a result of binary and decimal systems and then whatever is preloaded
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    this has been discussed many times,

    Wikipedia:

    Consumer flash drives typically have sizes measured in powers of two (e.g. 512 MB, 8 GB). This includes SSDs as hard drive replacements [citation needed], even though traditional hard drives tend to use decimal units. Thus, a 64 GB SSD is actually 64×1024³ bytes. In reality, most users will have slightly less capacity than this available, due to the space taken by filesystem metadata.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory#Capacity
     
  5. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    Take it back. You're too ignorant to own this piece of technology.
     
  6. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    Call AppleCare and demand the missing GB back! ;)
     
  7. Jkazmeyer macrumors regular

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    +1
    I can't believe you actually have the phone in your hands, & I was unable to get one today. Please return it immediately so that others who are more deserving can have theirs.
     
  8. h2009 thread starter macrumors member

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    Look you guys - my last phone I got the full 16GB - i know that memory is not all made equally - but 2gb loss it pretty big.

    You attuides are so kid-like. Grow up.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I hate to be this guy (I really do), but Picks or it didn't happen.

    you loose data with all flash memory, SSD Drives and Hard Drives, non are the full capacity.
     
  10. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    No offense, but seriously? Is the iPhone your first piece of technology with a hard drive? You NEVER get the full amount of memory. This is very common knowledge

    16GB - Operating System / files = 14GB. Always has, always will.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Care to post a screenshot showing that capacity is 16.0 GB (found under Settings > General > About)?

    The capacity on my 32 gigger 3GS is 29.3 GB.
     
  12. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    I hope the OP isn't the guy that started the class action lawsuit against Western Digital because they falsely said HDDs were 80GB, but they held less data when formatted.

    /slap/slap/slap/slap

    also read the back of your damned phone box


    No one is being kid like, they are being zomg it's 2010 everyone knows this like.
     
  13. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    My apple stores still have a ******** in stock after today, over 2000 each ::D
     
  14. MacbookWoo macrumors member

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    I seriously spit on my mbp after reading just the subject line here LOLOLOLOL :eek:
     
  15. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    directly from the Apple website

    "1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less."

    read the fine print by the * at the bottom of the pages when they says 16GB!
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    LMFAO
     
  17. greygray macrumors 68000

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    What BS. They call others kids wen you can't even get your facts right. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Naethyn macrumors regular

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    This is a question related to this.

    I feel as though I will be treated like an idiot, but my only issue with this, is that.

    In capacity it says: 14GB however on my iPhone 3G that was the same size the capacity said 16GB

    Not saying that my FULL SPACE available was that much but it was showing that I had all that memory however when I went into iTunes the FREE SPACE was something different, that was because of those pesky drivers and files and apps that are preprogrammed.

    I just wanna know why the capacity is not 16GB and the free space isn't something like 13.98MB or whatever.
     
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  20. Tyler76 macrumors member

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    :D
    In fact, it is just like our computer, the real capacity is usually smaller than the specified number.
     
  21. Naethyn macrumors regular

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    I was just pissed that no one could explain to me that:

    THE IPHONE 4 DOESNT HAVE A @^%$ING FLASH DISK OR HARD DRIVE, IT USES SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT!

    Someone couldv'e simply explained that.
     
  22. DeathProof macrumors member

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    Mate, my 32Gb i purchased yesterday evening shows up as 29Gb. Thats the way it is.... unless you go start a Storagegate.
     
  23. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Now this confuses me. Why are there more system files and crap on a 32GB than on a 16? On 16 it's ~2, ~3GB on 32..
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    binary vs decimal counting
     
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