iPhone 6: 16 or 64 gig and icloud drive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by abz1981, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. abz1981 macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    Hi all

    I am confused here at the moment in what to get. I have an iPhone 5 16 gig. I am thinking if I should stick the the 16 gig and put any extra storage I need for movies and music etc on to iCloud Drive and buying more icloud drive space, which works out less expensive than extra storage device and access that information via the cloud. Instead of paying for the 64 gig and saving that information locally. What do you guys suggest?

    Thanks in advance
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Take a look at the SanDisk Wireless Flash drive. That's what I use.
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    You must get the 64GB if you can't get the 128GB.
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    will you be on wifi or do you plan on sucking up all your data to retrieve data from the cloud?
  5. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2014
    You don't store music and movies in on iCloud Drive.

    That is for documents (like you would store on Dropbox), pictures and videos that you take on your iPhone/iPad/Mac, and backups for your iOS devices.

    The main storage (16/64/128GB) is what you use for music and videos.

    As was posted, you can use wireless drives for it, but those need to be charged or plugged in and will cost you probably a significant part of the cost of simply buying a larger capacity iPhone, plus will use extra battery to stream them over the Wifi or Bluetooth connection in addition to the battery expended just playing the content. For music that might not be so bad, but it will be killer on video.

    I would recommend buying the biggest iPhone you can that will support the amount of content you intend to carry.
  6. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011

    I will be using wifi at home and work. Anywhere else will be using data from my data plan.


    Thanks for clarifying iCloud drive. I thought it was for music etc too. I may just buy the 64 gig one then.
  7. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    I can guarantee you won't regret getting more storage. You may regret the 16.

    Go bigger than you need and make some of the difference back when you go to sell it.

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