iPod Touch 16gb - Is it enough?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Len1983, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Len1983 macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2016
    Hi peeps! I've been saving up for an iPod Touch 6th Gen and I'm eyeing the 16gb variant (since it's way cheaper than the 32gb). I'll only be putting games, apps and pictures on it, maybe some music too - 410 songs in total. So is it enough? Thanks :)
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    It depends how you use it and how much stuff you put on it. Games (and some apps) can get quite large and pictures and music can add up. It just depends on if you can fit what you want/need, you could end up with lots of space left or none at all, it's hard to say without actually trying it out.
  3. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    Is the 6th generation the latest generation? Today small sizes for console quality games can literally be a gig or more, and the console quality games can be 5 gigs. Movies are also huge, esp. if you get the hd versions (Around 1.5 gigs or more).

    Unless you play nothing but casual games and those music files are low quality, I would say no. You could do a lot of loading and reloading, but that gets old fast.

    Personally I'd either buy used or wait and see if they update to a gen 7 this year

    Considering Apple was actually generous for once and gave a base of 32gb for iPhone maybe they'll do the same for ipod touch??
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    If you go without the music, the 16 GB will most likely be fine - Around 12.5 GB in usable space. Photos average about 1.3 MB in size each, and your average freemium game is going to be 20 to 170 MB in size. The majority of apps are not going to be any worse than that.

    410 songs at 256 kbps and 2 to 4 minutes at length would take up about ~3 GB. So that leaves you with 9.5 GB just from the start. Even if it all fits, having that 3 GB of free space will be better for when there's a large iOS update and for app caches.
  5. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    I would recommend going at least 32gb. 16 can be used up quickly or you have to be diligent in managing free space.
  6. Ffosse, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

    Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    It depends how you use it - if you only have 410 songs you'll still have room for plenty more.

    I'm in the position of owning a 32 GB Touch bought 14 months ago (thinking I might need the extra)and a 16GB iPhone SE. On the phone I have 4GB free with all the apps I want (I stream music a lot) and 18GB free on the Touch.

    I didn't see any value in paying £80 more for a 64GB SE when I know I would never use that much memory, particularly after I made the mistake of buying a 64GB version of the iPad Mini 4 when 16GB would suffice.

    My Xperia XA is just 16GB, also, albeit with the option of using a microSD card (I don't).
  7. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    It might be, but it will probably be more work to manage. Your music will probably take up 2-3gb. After that managing the space will probably mean backing up and deleting photos often and only keeping a few apps that you use frequently.
  8. BernyMac macrumors regular


    May 18, 2015
    Save more money to buy and go with at least 32GB. With apps and photos, you are going to fill that up, very quickly.
  9. Nurse Michael macrumors newbie

    Nurse Michael

    Sep 29, 2016
    I also want to buy one for my daughter, but I think I'll risk it and wait a few weeks. Maybe Apple will drop the prices a little as they did with any other iOS device after the last event
  10. deaglecat macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2012
    Short answer is YES to 16G... but expect some management (i.e. moving photos, videos to a PC). Lots of kids like streaming music anyway which is normally held off the device - unless downloaded for offline payback.

    I have a 16G and 850 songs. Lots of apps... but don't shoot video.
  11. Mike B in ok macrumors member

    Mike B in ok

    Sep 15, 2015
    You've probably noticed that the MacRumors buyer;s guide suggests "dont buy" for the iPod Touch, as an update is past due. On the other hand, many people feel the iPod may be abandoned by Apple, so this may be your last chance.

    My view is similar to others that have been stated--As long as you aren't aggressive in using large apps, 16Gb will probably work, but unless you're really low-key, I agree you'll probably have to spend more time and energy managing storage.
  12. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    I think the iPod touch is a good buy still for what you need it for. I use it when I work out or on trips as I load movies to watch, music, etc. I put things on there I don't put on my iPhone. I am not big into games but use it for everything else. It allows me to not run down my phones battery and I don't care if I drop it etc. At home I use it on wifi and I can make FaceTime calls and text via iMessage. I also use it at work to listen to podcasts.

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