iPhone XR Knew I shoulda went 128GB.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by white4s, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    I guess because I went from a 5s to SE I wanted to go all out for the XR so I went with a 256GB but I think I should have went 128GB instead, saving the $100. I do plan on loading it with music though for future CarPlay but still. Not too sure now, past the point of editing my order also. Guess we'll see!
  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    You can always exchange it through Apple if you bought it from them and save 100.
  3. stafil macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2017
    Phone are still available for Oct 26 delivery. You can order an 128GB and cancel/return the 256GB
  4. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    128GB is the sweet spot to me. Just cancel and reorder, or, if not, return it and buy the 128GB. I suspect you’ll regret keeping the 256GB.
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    If your music library isn’t constantly growing and you don’t have an abundance of apps, 128 should be great for you. I’ve used almost 80 GB on my 256 iPX. I have over 4K songs as well as a lot of photos/videos/apps.

    Everyone has different needs. I agree with everyone else with canceling and ordering the 128. Shouldn’t be an issue. :)
  6. Thai macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2016
    $100 over 3-5 years of owning it...you sure that you want to exchange? I am sure that you can find something in your daily life over the next few years that can make up for that $100. Don’t forget that you do get a few pennies back when you trade it in vs less storage...not much mind you, but you do get something back in resale value.

    Don’t forget...4K videos take up quite a bit of space. And newer apps that are either graphics intensive or Augmented Reality or productive apps take up quite a bit of space (initially and then subsequent updates)!!

    Having extra space is always reassuring for me. I do not use iCloud storage...so, i always prefer high phone storage.
  7. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    Think of all that questionable music you’ll be able to download! It’s an investment.
  8. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    By no definition it is an investment...
  9. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
  10. davedvdy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2011
    Just think about how much space you may need in the long term. 3 yrs in, and now I'm over the 128 mark, so the 256 is the sweet spot...
  11. ssledoux macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    I have 229 gigs available on my 256 8+ after a year. If I upgrade I’m getting a 64.
  12. Garemlin Suspended


    Oct 13, 2018
    I had my 128gb 7+ for two years and used just a little over 50%. That was with probably 2k pics and some music. That's why I have decided 128gb is my personal sweet spot. I've had my Pixel 2 XL 64gb for two months and it's already 50% full with no music. I don't think I would ever come close to using half of 256gb.
  13. seinman macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Over a two-year life of a phone, that’s $240 in Apple Music subscription fees to save, at most, $150 on the price of the phone. If you’re like me and keep your phone for three years, $360 spent to save $150.

    I guess for people who don’t already have a large music collection it makes sense. But for those who do already have the files, and think that most new music is awful so they aren’t buying much new music, maxing out the phone’s storage makes much more financial sense.
  14. est1738 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    I thought I had a lot of music with ~500 songs... but anyway 128gb should be kept as the normal sweet spot. It has been for me for years. 64 isn’t quite enough and 256 is overkill for me.
  15. PanAm-L1011 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    Republic of California
    That is why I got 512GB. I couldn’t fit all the music I wanted to on the 256. I have almost 28,000 songs on my Max right now. A lot of that is classical so a lot of tracks that are well over 3-4 minutes wrong.
  16. Caspavio macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2018
    there are tons of advice here. personally, i prefer less memory, especially since apple charges a premium. however, im gonna say, either option will be good.

    256gb: more space, more convenient. everything (music, pictures, app mostly) is always available on the phone, and you dont even need to spend time managing storage. [dont choose this if you are sure that you wont have a ton of songs and photos]

    128gb: cheaper without much compromise. i mean you can only listen to so much music, and if your photo library gets too big, then it will be hard to find anything. you just simply need to do storage maintenance from time to time; remove unused apps and transfer some photos onto your computer/external hard disk. you can then complement the music and pictures you have on the phone with apple music or Spotify, and google photos. such maintenance is also good for your phone as it may help to prevent any slowdown.
  17. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    Even with 128gb I think I'd have more than enough space. I kinda rushed this order lol just don't want to deal with returning & exchanging it to set it up all over again. I have a feeling I'll be saying **** it when it comes
  18. lyceumHQ macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2010
    I’m actually torn this time around. I’ve always just gone for base model storage. I never struggled with 16gb. Got the 64gb 6s and had 50gb free after 2 years. Have the 64gb 8 and have 40gb free.

    Plan to get the Xr and keep for for three years minimum so am wondering if I should spring the extra £50 for 128gb because I do plan to keep it.
  19. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    I think it's smart to get the size you need and not pay that Apple royalty tax on additional storage space on a might need or use it. Fact is most of us are creatures of habit. I did the 256 and I am sitting here with a little under 200GB. It was dumb and I should have listen to myself when I said.. you don't need to that extra space. So, when I ordered the XR (which is technically not for me) I didn't make the same mistake.
  20. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    Yea I mean I just organized all my music & it's about 30-40gb so even if I add that plus 30gb of new music it's still less than half with just music. Plus 4k video & pictures so we'll see. Either way I'm excited, hopefully it comes Friday.
  21. maternusgold macrumors newbie


    Jun 29, 2015
    I agree that 128 is best for most people. I had 64 on my 6 plus and all my photos were in the cloud. But often I wanted to show or watch a video...aargh doesn’t load... or listen to some music...grrr... no signal here...and so on. So with my X i would have taken 128 (like on my iPad Air 2).
    Since that was not possible I went 256 with 100 gb left now. But I have ~70gb of fotos and 30 gb of Music...
  22. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    Just use iCloud storage...no point now in buying the larger storage models when iCloud is so cheap.
  23. seinman macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Going from 64 GB to 128 GB (on the XR) is $2.08 a month on the iPhone Upgrade Program. It’s $6.25 a month to jump to 256.

    Meanwhile, 200 GB of iCloud storage and an Apple Music subscription is $12.98 a month. And doesn’t work when you have a weak signal. And doesn’t work if you have a limited cellular data plan. And Apple Music is limited to exactly 256 Kbps AAC files. And doesn’t work with third party camera apps that save to their own app data folders. Why pay more for a less useful product?
  24. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Didn’t even know the Xr had a 128gb option.

    Wish my iPhone X did. 64gb to 256gb isn’t really customer friendly lol
  25. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    Obviously it depends on your usage. I’d never pay for 200gb as I wouldn’t need that much. I can’t ever remember a time I have had a problem with signal and viewing photos as I’m 99% always in a 4G area. I also get free streaming on Apple Music so go figure. I’m paying an extra £9.48 a year overall.

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