Is a 16gb iPhone 6 truly 16gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kingneptune117, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. kingneptune117 macrumors member

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    I purchased a 16gb iPhone 6. It should be coming by early October. Is there actually 16gb of free space available? Or less because of the OS and what not? Thanks!

    PS I'm with Verizon. Is it too late for me to call them and have them change my order to a 64 gig? Or will that push my delivery date back?
     
  2. that be me macrumors 6502

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    Definitely less. The OS and settings take up some of that 16 gigs. Mine had around 12 gigs free.
     
  3. b3av3r macrumors regular

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    Nothing ever has the exact amount of advertised space due to OS, system data, etc.
     
  4. michikade macrumors regular

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    My 5 had 11.8 gb free with just iOS loaded on it the day I bought it. I'm sure the 6 is similar.

    As for changing your order, you'll probably have to cancel and reorder and it may push your delivery date back depending on supply. I doubt they can just change it.
     
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Any smartphone you buy will always have the quoted storage minus the OS that it comes with.
     
  6. kingneptune117 thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose ~12 gigs is fine. All my music is through Spotify and I don't usually download too many apps.
     
  7. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Are you in the LA area?

    I ordered a 64 GB, but I am thinking I won't be using that much space.

    Trade? Plus cash difference of course.
     

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