No one is ever satisfied

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Duncanator, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    So I saw a post where it stated that “why would anyone get a 64GB phone?” and thought to myself just how unsatisfied people are nowadays. Just last year everyone was complaining that there was no 64GB option as it was the “perfect” storage option. Well now that it is the base, it just is not “enough.” The phones run the same. Unless you need EVERYTHING on your phone 64GB is more than enough still. It’s annoying when the nitpicking gets to the SAME model of phone but they begin to knock the lower storage capacity.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I've had hate from people that want to know why I would purchase the max capacity if I have no need for it.

    Explaining to them that I buy what I want instead of what I need never seems to go over well.
     
  3. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    People in general are never satisfied. That's the sad and unfortunate state of humanity.

    Why on earth anyone needs more than 64GB on a phone is beyond me, but that's a discussion for another day. I was fine with 32GB personally. :D
     
  4. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah this particular complaint caught me off guard this year too. It’s amazing how quickly we forget that just two years ago the base configuration was 16 GB of storage. Apple doubled it to 32 GB last year and then doubled it again this year to 64 GB. When you consider just how long Apple clung to 16 GB as the base option, I think a quadrupling to 64 GB in two release cycles is not bad.
     
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Depends on your workflow..
    I see threads all the time about 128GB rMBP not being big enough - but i have NAS drives for all my data and even OSX hasn't bloated to 128GB (yet). Ignore the comments, buy based on requirement only. Who cares about the next owner, its all about what works for you.
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    This sort of thing happens every year when a new iPhone releases. That, and some people just love to hear themselves talk. :D
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Need no.

    Want yes.

    Because I want(ed) it. :)
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    True, but if you start to use 4k video or take lots of photos that can soon disappear.
    Its all down to what you need, films, apps, music, photos or just a phone...
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I think it is just the nature of these Forums and the Apple forum can be quite intense to say the least.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I think the opposite. Rather than how unsatisfied some people are. I think others just accept anything and think there is a one size fits all deal.

    How can you say unless you need EVERYTHING 64GB is enough?
     
  11. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    "Why on earth would anyone need more than 640K" Bill Gates
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I've seen that. One of my coworker's took a while to figure out what capacity iPhone she had.

    I had to explain to her that Apple sold them in different size capacities and she was like "Oh, I got whatever AT&T gave me". For that time period it turned out to be a 16GB model which had her wondering at a certain point why she couldn't download new apps, update iOS, etc, etc.

    When I explained all this is when she finally clued in and she's been buying the next step up whenever she upgrades. Doesn't want to lose her bazillion pics in her camera roll. :rolleyes:
     
  13. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    QUESTION: "I read in a newspaper that in l981 you said '640K of memory should be enough for anybody.' What did you mean when you said this?"

    ANSWER: "I've said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time."
     
  14. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, I don't even use 60GB of storage on my MacBook Air...
     
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    I have 58GB of Honeymooners episodes in my video app.
     
  17. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    Sure they are. Just like the people you're criticizing, you're just looking for something to be angry about and so you're generalizing opinions and ignoring the little nuances that actually are legitimate gripes. (Why else would you make your own thread rather than participate in the one you're commenting against)

    Anyway, if you actually care about the topic then there has always been a generation of iPhone that is "More Satisfying" than other models. The 4S. 5S. 7 and SE are often carried by extremely satisfied owners. (And also you know what all those models have in common? They aren't the first generation of a redesign.)
     
  18. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Because we live in a society where people feel their own standing is the best or "highest needed" state and anyone above them lives in excess.

    People thing think this way with many things: phone storage, screen size and personal income. "Why would anyone ever need more than 64GB?!" is the "Why would anyone need to make more than $200K a year?!" of MacRumors.
     
  19. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    64GB and 256GB are pretty reasonable options to be fair although they stretch 2 extremes.

    64GB should be fine for most users. In that space you can have loads of apps, a decent amount of photos, a decent amount of music and any other documents or things that you may need.

    256GB is clearly aimed at a certain market and from my view I can see 2. People who have a lot of music and people who take a lot of photos/videos.

    I fit in to the music one myself. I have 12,500 songs which take 80GB. Throw in some apps and a typically average amount of photo/video and that's 128GB full. I can't see myself needing more than 256GB for a good few years but it was definitely needed.

    As for photo/video... we're now taking photos at 12MP, often saving 2 copies (HDR and non-HDR) and live photos too which naturally take more space. So that's a decent amount but then throw in 4K at 60fps and that storage is going to disappear VERY quickly. Sure, you could argue that 1080p at 30fps is perfectly fine but if this person loves taking videos then they're going to want the best quality and so they should!
     
  20. 4ppleg1rl macrumors regular

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    Some people are just incapable of understanding that everyone uses their phones differently. I don't need more than 64GB, heck, I don't even need more than 32GB. I don't take many pictures & when I do they're all backed up in a cloud somewhere in cyberspace. I don't take videos, pretty much ever and I don't have/use a lot of apps (I can never find any good ones!) nor do I play many games on my phone, bar the occasional candy crush or whatever the 'in' thing is at the time.

    Other people do the complete opposite with their phones and use it for everything, thus needing the larger storage.

    WHY people feel the need to be patronising and belittle people who choose the base models, is beyond me. They just want to make other people feel **** so they can justify their 256GB iPhone that they will never fill up.
     
  21. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes! Not sure why people cannot get that concept!
     
  22. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    See, that's what I thought about myself and my needs, too, when I got a 6s Plus, so I got a 128GB model. It was almost completely full for the majority of the past two years. But then I thought about it and realized that over the past two years, while I might want to listen to deep cuts from my collection every now and then, I almost never want to listen to them when I'm using my phone. I want to listen to those songs on a stereo. The songs and albums that I typically listen to on my phone? Those hardly take up any space.

    So for my next phone, I'll totally be set with 64GB. I'll still have plenty of space after downloading music from the Google servers and pinning it to my phone.
     
  23. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    I'm using 14 GB out of my 64 GB capcity phone :p
     
  24. Command macrumors regular

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    This is a perfect example of how I feel about this subject. I buy what I want based on what I want / need - not based on what someone else needs. People today just look for a reason to complain. Screens too small? Why aren't they bigger. Screens got bigger? Welcome to the new age... No one says thank you anymore. Not for anything.
     
  25. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    Truth be told, I could have done the same but I'm much happier knowing that for a small amount more I don't need to make those decisions about what to keep. I knew that the second I deleted something I'd want to listen to it. :D
     

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