My only complaint with the iPhone6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jpbeck76, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. jpbeck76 macrumors member

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    Is that a 128GB only gets 114GB out of the box. It was expected but other than that, love it. Looking forward to the 6SPlus next year!
     
  2. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    You can still delete the apps preinstalled by Apple and get a lot more if you don't want to use them...
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    You were expecting the laws of science to be broken with the iPhone 6?
     
  4. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    How can I delete them? I thought it was not possible.
     
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    You can delete Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, at the least.
     
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Yes but iOS8 is like 5GB also
     
  8. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    If you do the math you will see that the 64 and 126 comes with extra apple apps. Remove them and you get the real OS numbers minus the conversion. We have this same discussion every time a phone is released. Get over it, move on, its correct.
     
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    114 is the real capacity number. Removing the iWork apps will not change that 114.
     
  10. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Oh jeez...maybe search or read the forums before posting stuff like this. This is not an iPhone 6 related "issue" it's a perception/education issue and is the same for every phone and storage device out there.
     
  11. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    My 64 gb is actually 55.7, when I take the time to do the math its about right when you figure the OS uses space. Apple calls 1gb 1000 mb but in reality 1gb is 1024. So if you do the math it will come up less then you have to subtract the OS space. Without the OS your phone would just be a black screen.
     
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  13. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I understand, I was just clarifying that removing the iWork apps that are preinstalled isn't going to get any of that "missing storage" back. Your original post made it sound like you would get back space and that 114 would go up, but that is not the case.
     
  14. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't need to see responses. Its not a conspiracy, its just how digital storage is measured. Go buy a 32 gb sd card then see how much is actually on it.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Why do people get so caught up on numbers. Just enjoy your large capacity iPhone and move on!
     
  16. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Who said it was a conspiracy? Your original response, before you edited it, insinuated that the OS was responsible for the discrepancy which is not accurate. Your edit is actually the real reason.
     
  17. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    32gb sd card will report at 30gb. 32gb iPhones report 27gb or so. I'm not sure how much the OS takes when uncompressed, but I'm not sure the device reports "0" usage on a fresh install either.

    On the macbook side, Apple definitely overstates the size of their SSDs. The 512GB SSD in my macbook only has 500 billion bytes, not 512 billion.
     
  18. jpbeck76 thread starter macrumors member

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    Jesus, you people get touchy about stuff like this. Was only making a comment. Was not bashing the phone. I KNEW I was not going to get 128 GB. Love the phone. One little comment turns out to be a full blown argument. And for the record, I don't regret one bit the purchase.
     
  19. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Fixed it for ya
     
  20. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Honestly what did you expect to get when you made this thread? Why even bring up capacity if you "expected it"?

    Glad you love your phone, I love mine too, but by mentioning the capacity you only gave this thread one place to go.
     
  21. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    It gets bigger as the memory grows plus you add on the OS. Its nothing that should be in a thread. Apple, micros soft, google, and every single for of tech memory company uses the numbers that are beneficial to them. If in the year 2014 or 2003 actually, you go out and buy a piece of tech that says 128 gbs on the package and you think it will be 128, then you need to do some research.
     
  22. jpbeck76 thread starter macrumors member

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    No worse than the therapy session threads that are started on the justification of people canceling their orders and why. "Do you think your phone is too big? If so.....please share"
     
  23. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    True statement :apple:
     
  24. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    It should have 128 * 10^9 bytes. In other words, the number reported by the OS should always be 93% of the advertised number (assuming the units in question are gigabytes). You should try doing the math yourself before telling others to do research.

    Also for whatever it's worth, the number reported in OSX should be equal to the advertised size since OSX uses the SI definitions of each prefix
     

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