Is a 16GB iphone so bad?

retroboomin

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If you have unlimited 4G data?
Is there's a way to keep all your music on icloud and play it from there instead of the phone harddrive?
 

shenan1982

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If you have unlimited 4G data?
Is there's a way to keep all your music on icloud and play it from there instead of the phone harddrive?
In theory you could, but why? Spend the $100 more, you'll get at least 2/3 of it back in resale.
 

retroboomin

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In theory you could, but why? Spend the $100 more, you'll get at least 2/3 of it back in resale.
Don't have $100 extra at the moment, and really want the 6. Have tmobile JUMP so not worried about resale, just worried how im going to fit all my music on it. but i'll figure it out
 

ansabakhan

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for the life of the phone and pain you will go thru because of space, you should consider spending another $100
 

Big Dawg 23

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With apps getting bigger and if you take pictures 16GB is a tough to keep open space. I did a 32GB iPhone 5 but 128GB 6+ for my music and photos plus a 5.5 is much nicer for videos.

Personally if you phone works now wait a short time and add the $100.
 

dcorban

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I store about 6gb of music on my phone, have few other apps, and I sometimes find that I am out of space for photos. It's frustrating. I went for the 64gb this time.
 

HXGuyAZ

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I had to settle on the 16GB as it's the only 6+ that showed available on Apple's site last night, the 64GB was showing 7-10 days shipping and I didn't want to wait. I think it'll be fine, all my iPhones until now have been 16GB and it hasn't been an issue.
 

U1cracka

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If you have unlimited 4G data?
Is there's a way to keep all your music on icloud and play it from there instead of the phone harddrive?
If you keep it on iCloud don't you use your data when not on wifi to access you songs. Won't you use up all your data fast
 

robostig

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Made the mistake of buying a 16gb iPad Air a while ago, I had to constantly delete apps and dump photos. It was kinda frustrating, so I ended up buying an older ipad with more storage.

I'm not going to make the same mistake again..
 

Robert M.

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I always get 16GB. No music on my phone, I use Spotify, I don't take a lot of pictures or videos (maybe 5 a year), I use Netflix and Hulu Plus, and I only use a dozen apps. No games really because I'm a hardcore gamer with a 3DS and PS Vita, and touch screen games annoy me...

So yeah...16GB :)
 

jayiw

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I have always had a 16gb iPhone. iPad is 32gb though. I don't play as many games or even keep any videos on the iPhone at all because it's just too damn small, especially games that have text. It's so damn tiny. So with the iP6, my theory is I'll want to play more games on it and keep some movies on it because of the larger screen size, so I'll go the the next size up, which just so happens to be 64gb this time around. 16 will just limit me when now I think that extra space would be put to some good use.

Jay
 

Jus711

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If you have unlimited 4G data?
Is there's a way to keep all your music on icloud and play it from there instead of the phone harddrive?
Sure there's plenty of cloud storage options that'll do fine, Dropbox, box, etc., if you have a computer at home there are apps that will stream from there as well, streamtome for example, I've had every iphone and 3 versions of the iPad and I've never had a storage issue I just don't keep any music or movies on my phone or iPad, and I always buy the cheapest option, I've loved apple for 30 years but I'm not overpaying them for what should be cheap storage. Also, when iCloud photos and drive get totally fleshed out that should help as well. And I disagree on resale, you might get half of your $100 premium back at best.
 

saltd

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16GB is getting to be way too small. Heck the OS eats up a few of those gigabytes, leaving you with probably only 13 or so to start. I bet next time around 32GB will be the entry level option.
 

lordofthereef

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My apps alone take up more than 16GB, so that size is not an option for me.

If you don't plan on many app/pics/movies and you plan to stream everything, sure, 16GB will be fine.
 

ZBoater

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Not really. It's about marketing. Giving people a cheap choice. Why would Apple give up the extra profit for the cheapskates?
 

Brittany246

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I don't have a problem with a 16 gb phone. After deleting all of the apps today that I never used on my phone, I have 6 gb of space left. Before that I had about a gig of space left. I stream my music, and I don't watch videos on my phone. I have a few short video clips and a lot of pictures.
 

thatoneguy82

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If you have unlimited 4G data?
Is there's a way to keep all your music on icloud and play it from there instead of the phone harddrive?
I was in that same predicament 2-3 years ago. I had a 64GB 4S since I have a lot of music that I wanted on my phone. When iTunes Match came out, I downgraded to a iPhone 5 32GB (was really toying with the idea of 16GB). Stayed with 32GB on my 5S and really regret it. For the past 6 months, I've been getting the out of space message. I take a lot of pics/videos and never delete pics or texts; I currently have ~12GB of photos and 4.5GB of messages. So, for the 6, I went to the 128GB. I will never have to worry or delete anything anymore.

So, if you like to keep everything on your phone, go up the size. iTunes Match and other streaming services are the only to stream music and not keep it on your iPhone.
 

saltd

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I don't have a problem with a 16 gb phone. After deleting all of the apps today that I never used on my phone, I have 6 gb of space left. I stream my music, and I don't watch videos on my phone. I have a few short video clips and a lot of pictures.
Then it's perfect for you! I used to do that until I needed to store huge map grids for offline use (part of my job). Like you said, you just have to keep your stuff organized and stream when it's feasible.

That being said, my 128GB mini is less than half full, and there is more on it than I need. 64GB seems a good balance.
 

jclardy

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Everyone is saying to upgrade, but basing it on their own usage. I say if you already are using a 16GB iPhone then you will most likely be fine on this, especially if you aren't storing music on your phone. As long as you aren't app-crazy or take tons of photos and videos (And never take them off) then you will be fine.


Personally I am going for the 64GB because I am moving from my 32GB iPhone, I couldn't go back to 16GB.