iPhone X 64GB enough with iCloud?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mdellepi, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. mdellepi macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2015
    So, I'm probably going to buy an iPhone X. So far I have an iPhone 6 64GB and I'm thinking about the best storage for me...

    At the moment, I still have 11.6GB free on my 64GB iPhone 6.

    This is because my photo library (about 60GB) is on iCloud with the Optimize iPhone Storage option active, so that locally it uses just 4-5GB. Furthermore I use Apple Music with the iCloud Music Library kept on the cloud and just 2-3GB of songs available offline. So far the largest chunk of storage is used by iMessage (about 12GB), but I think I've read that with iOS 11 this will go on the cloud, too.

    Given this, do you think 64GB will be enough for a device life of AT LEAST three years? Am I missing something?
  2. daleski75 macrumors 68000


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northampton, UK
    The only issue I can see is how much space will recording 4k@60fps take up but aside from that I think you'll be fine.
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    idk. owning the iP6 @ 64GB thinking i would never use it all up. i have about 2GB left. i think i need to remove some bloating apps and duplicate photos of my 2yr old. i have a little time to figure out which GB model to choose from but i may be leaning towards the 256GB. wish there was a 128GB option.
  4. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    64 should be fine with most things in cloud. i have 30gb left on my 64gb iphone 6. everything goes into cloud. I don't have music on phone, pictures copy to onedrive, amazon, photostream and flickr. While i leave pictures on my device, I know i can delete them whenever. I don't have many games on here but even if I did, I would have large games one at a time. when it comes to 4k video, obviously this could be a problem, but you should be copying this off your device anyways, no need for it to sit there.
  5. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm in the same boat, kind of. I was using a 128GB iPhone 7, and about 100GB was used, though 60GB was iCloud Photo Library (total size is 400GB, so I guess with all the free space with 128GB the phone was using it a bit more freely) and another big chunk was iMessage (though in a future iOS 11.X update we'll see that move to iCloud as well.

    I've been using a 64GB 6s for the past few weeks and there's about 30GB used with the same setup. Taking a lot of photos and videos (especially in 4K60) is a valid concern about storage space, though I think that's also mitigated by the new HEIF & HEVC formats which roughly save about 50% in file sizes.

    I'm likely going for a 64GB model, but I usually change the phone every year. If I was going to use & keep it for a much longer period, I'd likely go for 256GB.

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