iPhone 6 plus - capacity 55.6 GB on a 64 GB model

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Just had a look on Settings > general > about & it says a capacity of 55:6 GB. Does it mean that 8.4 GB is taken up by IOS?

    Just checking to see if this is normal..
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes it's normal and the iWork's package should be installed by default too.
     
  3. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    That's only the 128 models, I believe.
     
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    No, it's both.
     
  5. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    It's 64 before being formatted, the same with all storage devices. After format it likely only had 59-60gb left. Add the OS and there you go.
     
  6. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502a

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    64e9 (SI units)/1073741824 = 59.6 GiB. The memory size starts with 59.6GB in binary units. The OS further reduces the size. What's left is the capacity, my phone shows 56GB capacity.

    Read up - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

    This comes up a lot often.
     
  7. lwilliams macrumors regular

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    Also, there are little issues with all RAM products....dead cells, without going into a long explanation. It's always been this way.

    My first iPhone 6 64gb had 58.4gb free on initial startup. My second one had 56.9gb free on initial startup.

    I have a 6 Plus 128gb on order. I wonder what that will show? But, since those are made of unobtanium, who knows when I will find out!?!?!? :rolleyes:
     
  8. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    You never truly get the labeled GB.
     
  9. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    Just delete them, and reinstall them when you need them.
     
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    Caught me with my mouph open!
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Normal. That's what mine says too.

    Though, I've always wondered why the larger storage devices have so more more storage taken up by the OS and system.

    My 32GB iPhone had 27.8GB Free
    My 64GB iPad had 57GB Free
    My 64GB iPhone 6 has 55.6 Free
    When I had a 128GB iPad Air it only had like 116GB Free
     
  12. pooleman Suspended

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    iWork isn't installed on my 64 GB Plus.
     
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    64gb iphones coming with 55gb? No that's a new one! :rolleyes:
     
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    My 6 had them installed
     
  16. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    You must have the only one then, it comes preinstalled on the 64 & 128gb models.
     
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    So if I restore to factory They will be on there?
     
  18. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    If you want them back, just download them from the App Store for free.
     
  19. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    Its not that the OS is taking up more space, it's that the labeled capacity isn't the same as formatted capacity. spacemnspiff gives a good explanation of this. Using his given example of 64GB = 59.6 GiB as a base:
    32GB -> 29.8GiB and 2 GB for the OS
    64GB -> 59.6GiB and 2.6 GB for iPad OS or 4GB for the iPhone OS
    128GB ->119.2GiB and 3GB for the OS

    lwilliams also pointed out that there are going to be differences just due to the memory not being flawless, and so the capacity would be lowered because of that as well.

    Between your 64GB iPad and 64GB iPhone, I'd imagine that they'd have slightly different free space, but not 1.4GB difference.

    It's frustrating that the advertised storage isn't the 'available to user' storage, but them are the brakes it seems.
     
  20. Meister Suspended

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    Thx, but hasn't this been explained like a thousand times before?
     
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    I want to see them reinstalled because I don't believe they were there when i open the box on launch day.
     
  22. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    It probably has been. Wouldn't surprise me at all. Back when the issue of the missing space used to bother me, I didn't explore these forums or try to look it up online. I just accepted that a 32GB iPod meant ~27.5GB of music, and a 16GB android phone allowed ~13-14GB of whatever.

    I wrote it out just to make sure it was brought to the attention of Traverse. Not sure if they hadn't seen it, or if it went right over their head, just wanted to point it out for their benefit. Trying to be helpful you know?
     
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