No one is concerned with 6GB usable?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ihonda, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    So.. native apps, great!

    8GB watch with 6.xGB usable, not so great!

    No one seems to be overly concerned about this??

    Will apps be extremely small in size? like 5-20MB? I mean otherwise its going to be a mess!
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
  3. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    I wondered about this also, hopefully they work it out where they don't take up much space.

    I really don't think they should be big apps though because that isn't what the watch is for so I think it will be alright.
  4. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    Lol, do you really think the file size of apps on a 38mm/42mm screen are going to be large? I don't think Apple would have introduced native apps and a 8GB watch if they weren't confident with usable space. You'll be fine. Don't expect 1GB hardcore games on your Apple Watch. Lol.
  5. M.Rizk macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2015
    With the Apple Watch screen resolution, it will be just as how it used to be during the 8 GB iPhone days, and even better.
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I don't think I'll be playing Infinity Blade on my Apple Watch...
  7. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    I returned my apple watch back to apple today. But that was also on my mind isn't 6GB little.
    I think it will be down the road when developers/app creators start making apps especially that contains larger mb or gb.
  8. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2015
    Hong Kong
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Remember the original iPhone started with 4GB.
  10. p3ntyne macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    And no apps...

    6 GB should be plenty though.
  11. redman042 macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
  12. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    Half-life 3 confirmed :p
  13. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I don't think this is going to be an issue. Most apps will probably be really small.
  14. soya macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    Add to this that the new version of Swift reduces the size of the apps.
  15. redman042 macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2008
    When it comes to my iPhone, it can't have enough RAM or flash storage IMO. More is always better. Which shouldn't surprise anyone when we're talking about a device that can be used to edit an HD video, among other things. It's a full computer shrunk down to the size of a pocket.

    But the watch should never be used this way. Apps should be lean and fast, even after native app capability gets rolled out. There should not be a lot of graphics. So IMO 6 GB is actually a ton of storage for a watch and I'm not worried about this number.
  16. Arran macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    That, and I don't think anybody will want to have 100's of them on the watch. Too many apps to sift through ruins the whole quick-and-focused idea of a watch.

    I'm already deleting apps off my watch.
  17. iamasmith macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2015
    Cheshire, UK
    I'm more concerned how battery friendly native apps are going to be.

    You can bet that some muppet will produce a wrist warmer app that chews enough CPU cycles to warm the watch up :D
  18. Julien macrumors G3


    Jun 30, 2007
    Before launch many including myself thought it would be a 4GB device. After all most Android are 4GB and Apple has never been known for adding more memory without paying extra. I even thought it may be a 2 tear with 4GB and 8GB $100 more (Apple SOP) or Sport 4GB and SS 8GB. What a surprise it was getting a full 8GB on all models.

    In all likelihood 8GB will be a plenty for even 2.0 App hungry users. Don't see any need for a 16GB model until at least gen 2 or maybe even gen 3. Good job on this Apple.
  19. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    Yeah, I don't think this should be concerning.

    Also- did they mention if apps will be able to have an option to be native/still run from the iPhone? I get that native apps will be much more ideal, but surely not all would be needed I feel...
  20. mcdj macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    Yeah WTF?!? Call of Duty is DEFINITELY not going to fit on the watch. What were they thinking?
  21. ant69 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    I don't see this as an issue personally, its not an iphone or a mini iphone and wont be used in the same way, i wont be dumping loads of music/photos on my watch, a few apps - but i expect apps on the watch to be small than ios apps
  22. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    Forums are chock full of things that posters want you to worry about, that are really non's another one.......
  23. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2009
    Las Vegas
    Yeah this is a total non-issue. With the way the Watch is meant to be used in bite sized pieces and feeding a lot of data from the iPhone for heavy lifting, 8gb is way more than enough.

    In fact, it could also be seen as a very good thing. This places a limit in "ambitious" developers minds that they have limited space to work with and are sorta forced to find a way to make a functional app for AW, while not trying to do everything on the watch. This could lead to higher quality apps than if apple provided 32GB and developers started running wild trying to do way to much.
  24. Twyntub macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I remember one recruitment agency I worked at had 100,000 candidates on their books - with Windows NT 3.5 plus Oracle plus Exchange plus 100,000 formatted resumés fitting comfortably into 4.3GB.

    Oh how will we ever cope with such limited space on our watches...
  25. TallManNY macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2007
    We used to fit our OS and our Word Processing Program onto an 512k floppy disk and have room for our papers.
    Yeah, I think we will be fine getting a bit of text generated on a watch face and squeezed into 8gb which can offload to a phone and from there to the internet.

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