iPhone Size Regret

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Number 41, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    #1
    I pre-ordered the 32 GB iPhone 4S -- estimated arrival date is Friday. I'm already regretting not going with the 64 GB. My current 3GS is a 32, and I've consistently had about 9 GB of free space on it, but I'm now starting to wonder if that'll get eaten up quickly by new software that takes advantage of the better performance or bigger pictures.

    Anyone else wishing they'd ordered a different size iPhone than is currently on the way?
     
  2. forza69 macrumors 6502a

    forza69

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #2
    Nope. Ordered 32GB as well. Coming from a 16GB 3GS. Always managed to have what I wanted on my phone without filling it up.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5

    Macman45

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    #3
    When It Comes To Storage

    Biggest is best for me. I'm glad I have the 64GB option on the new phone, my 32GB 4 was reaching saturation point!
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Location:
    Cascadia
    #4
    Depends on your usage.

    I started with an 8 GB original iPhone, then moved up to a 16 GB 3G, and have a 16 GB iPad. I regularly have 5-6 GB free on my iPhone, only the iPad fills up, and that's largely due to apps for my daughter.

    I ordered the 16 GB iPhone 4S, and figure that will be enough for a while. Unless I end up using the video camera *WAAAY* more than I expect, of course...
     
  5. NoHo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    #5
    Since it doesn't have expandable hard drive, I always go with the biggest available. I hear some apps are going to be over a gig and the photos and videos will take up space.
     
  6. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
  7. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    #7
    I'm almost regretting not getting a 64gb, but the 32 is expensive enough as is..
     
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040

    boss.king

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    #8
    Your biggest worry would be those 1080p videos. I saw estimates in another thread that 1 min could take up 100 MB.
     
  9. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Location:
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    #9
    I was thinking originally that I'd get a 32GB, but at the last minute I decided on the 64GB. Better safe than sorry.
     
  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000

    KylePowers

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    #10
    I currently have a 32GB iPhone 4 that constantly gets filled up... but that's only because I have like 80+ games on it... which I never even ever play.

    So with that in mind, I went 32GB iPhone 4S. Hopefully iCloud and/or Wi-Fi syncing or something will help alleviate our space issues. My plan is to only have a couple games on it, which should free ~15-20GB haha
     
  11. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
    #11
    IMO, 64GB is just too much.
     
  12. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    #12
    If you are a shuttterbug, Photo Stream can decrease load on the storage considerably.
     
  13. travelesco macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    #13
    I was thinking originally that I'd get a 32GB
     
  14. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    #14
    I've been chomping at the bit for 64GB since my 32GB iPod touch. My 32 GB iPhone 4 has been a constant exercise in frustration, particularly when I travel and can't add and remove stuff on a day to day basis. iCloud is meant to help with that, I guess.

    I've got 64GB on the iPad, and it's full up-- l keep minimal music on it, and fewer apps than on the phone, but we use it as a coffee table photo album and video player, so I'd love to have more room for media.

    From the responses I see, it's clearly more variable than I would have thought. Different usage models and budgets weigh in strongly. What I can say though is that when you find yourself space constrained, you do eventually find a way to make the tough choices.
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030

    iBreatheApple

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #15
    I was worried about 16GB. But, iCloud. Nuff said.
     
  16. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    Surfers Paradise
    #16
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Since I will be storing all of my photos and most if my music on iCloud I think I'll be fine.
     
  17. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

    darkfiber

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Columbus, OH USA
    #17
    One of the main reasons I am upgrading to the 4S from my 32GB iPhone 4 is for the 64GB of storage. I am a big music fan and currently have around 19GB of music on my iPhone. I would have lots more music on there if I had the storage. Plus around 5 GB worth of apps. I would have more apps (especially games) if I had more storage, especially considering how some apps are in the hundreds of MB in size with some 700MB or more. Plus when you consider how much space 8MP photos will take up and especially 1080p video... that extra storage is going to be important for me. With 32GB I was often stuck with only 1 or 2 GB free at times.

    But not everyone needs 64GB or even 32GB. That's why there are options.
     
  18. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    #18
    I really want the 64GB, but realistically I'm stretching the budget to get the 32GB. However, I had what I think was a really positive job interview today, so I might just go 64GB on a whim of optimism.
     
  19. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

    darkfiber

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Columbus, OH USA
    #19
    I am a little unclear about how exactly iCloud works in regards to music, but if I understand it correctly, it is not a streaming service. You have to download the music to your device first. I guess if you don't have a lot of storage on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad you could delete stuff when you are tired of it and then download more songs from iCloud, but to me that would be a pain in the butt. I would prefer to have all my music on my device for quick access.
     
  20. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    Surfers Paradise
    #20
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Well I have about 3gigs of photos on my 16Gb 3GS, so as long as I can put those in the cloud for Steve to look over I'll be fine.
     
  21. kaibex macrumors 6502

    kaibex

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Location:
    East Sussex, UK
    #21
    +1

    I always found I hard to make choices as to what to have or leave out an sync a few times a week when I was using my iPhone 4 for tv series etc. (episode 1-3 one day, then 4-6 a day or two later). The 64GB will make things so much easier as I won't have to go through my music to choose what to tick or untick!:D
     
  22. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    #22
    64GB all the way!

    My iPad was 64GB and I wasn't using anything near its limit....I then thought I'll get a 16GB iPad 2 and what a bad decision that was....I've over 10GB of magazines lol

    you can't have enough IMO and since I use Spotify over iTunes I'll happily fill my 3333 songs limit without worry!!
     
  23. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    #23
    I'm going to go with a 32GB iPhone 4S too (I'm coming from a 32 GB 3GS).
     
  24. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    #24
    If you got it from apple you can go into any apple store within 30 days and exchange it. It's probably the same with the carriers too.
     

Share This Page