iPhone 6S Plus 64GB or 128GB

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  1. peterpan123 macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I am trying to decide whether or not to get the 128GB version. I often take photos and short videos on my Note PRO 12.2 which does not record 4k videos. I don't store movie file on mobile device. Is it easy to transfer/backup photos and videos from iPhone 6S Plus to Mac or Windows 10 SP4? If it is as simple as plug in the cable and launch an app (iTune?), then what is the point of getting 128GB?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep that's pretty much it connect to a computer and transfer, a mac will automatically add your photos and videos to the photos app and imovie if you like. Of course you may well not need 128Gb but I'm sure there are some that could do with a bit more.
     
  3. iDento macrumors regular

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    Just connect your iPhone to a Mac and Photos app will automatically start and gives you the option to import new photos and videos, if you subscribe to iCloud Photos Library you won't even need to do this as it will sync over iCloud.

    The point of 128 GB is that some people use their phones as their main computers and might want as much storage as they can get.
     
  4. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Given that it is easy to transfer files to the Mac (and perhaps the Surface Pro?) and I don't store tones of large movies, even the 128GB version is just a little bit more expensive, I could go with the 64GB version and spend the money on something else. Am I right?
     
  5. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Yes :)
     
  6. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My Galaxy Note 12.2 has 32GB. It is almost full. For my sdcard, only 10GB out of 64GB left. However, I have not bothered to transfer all the files to my computer. If it is just simply plug and play, perhaps I just get the 64GB version and save some money. The difference in cost is not that great.

    Is it easy to back up as well as transfer the photos and videos if I use Surface Pro 4 rather than the Mac?
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    In my opinion it is to transfer to my Mac. At least the way I transfer and store pics/video long term. Many would disagree. But since your on this forum I imagine your fairly good with technology.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I bought the 128GB 6S+ last week. For me, it came down to spending $100 more for twice the storage or having to deal with juggling files and spending $250/hour in the future on therapy... :confused:

    FWIW, I use Airdrop to transfer files to my rMBP or Mini Server. QED.
     
  9. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I connect iPhone to lighting sdcard adapter, then I get lots of extra removable storage on the go. Am I right? Besides carrying an extra cable, what are the disadvantages?

    Does the 128GB version run out battery power faster than the 64GB version? I suppose there is no different.
     
  10. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I can't help you regarding the adapter - we use those combo wi-fi/SD reader/charger units, I don't recall the brand. Stick in a SD card, the files are available to those connected to the device via wi-fi - we have too many OS platforms to deal with, and these units seem to work better than the dedicated SD readers I've come across.

    As to battery life, I don't know if there's a difference between the 64/128GB variants - in our other devices, like the iPhone 5 handsets and iPad Airs we still tote around, there seems to be no difference between 32/64GB units. I almost always have an Anker cig lighter charger or 15k mAh battery handy, so we're never even close to getting under 80% of remaining charge - I keep in mind that they're LiIon batteries, with finite recharge capacity and no memory, so keeping it "topped up" is a goal in longevity IMHO. AC+ keeps me worry-free in this regard for now...
     

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