Set on Iphone for 7/11. Debating 8gb vs. 16gb.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SChaput, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. SChaput macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Location:
    United States
    #1
    I have already decided to buy out my Verizon contract in a few days and switching over to AT&T to purchase the new iphone 3g.

    At first i assumed 8gb would be fine because of the 199 price tag and the fact i do not want to replace my entire ipod with this phone as no capacity available would do so as of yet. However, i do plan on putting some music and video onto the phone. Also, After viewing guided tours on the AppStore i started debating weather or not i would throw out another 100$ for 100% more memory. As of now i am leaning more towards 16gb as i would rather have TOO MUCH space, then not enough.

    I am interested to hear others thoughts on the best size for the scenario.
    Thanks alot.
     
  2. davidlw macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    #2
    If you can possibly afford the 16gig phone, go for it. You may use it over time.
     
  3. djransom macrumors 68040

    djransom

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Location:
    Chi-Town
    #3
    That's my theory. I would rather be safe than sorry.
     
  4. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    #4
    Well, also consider how long you plan to keep it and whether your needs will increase over time. Also, do you plan on downloading a lot apps or games? If so, you'll need space for it. Personally, I'm planning on getting the 16GB one to ensure I have enough space. I know I'd regret it if I kept running out of space a year later and I didn't buy the 16GB.
     
  5. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Location:
    US
    #5
    Ya, go for the 16gb. Then you even can get the white one! And like djransom said, better safe than sorry.
     
  6. Ozz.Man macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    #6
    I am getting the 16 gig straight up. I have the 8 gig now, and it is filled up to the brim! It's only $100 more, but something you can't undo later if you regret it without losing.
     
  7. SChaput thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Location:
    United States
    #7
    Thanks for all the quick responses.
    Seems to make my decision pretty easy, haha.
     
  8. Merlosso macrumors 6502

    Merlosso

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    #8
    I was planning on the 8GB since I only use about 2.5GB of my 4GB Nano. When I read that the maximum allowable size for applications in the App Store is 2 GB I had to reconsider. Granted, most will be smaller than that but say I end up wanting 3 or 4 apps that are ~ 1GB each. Add in my music and a couple of movie rentals and I'm close to capacity on the 8GB model.

    Better safe than sorry; I'm going with the 16GB.
     
  9. gibbz macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    #9
    16GB is the way to go. Better to err on the side of caution.
     
  10. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #10
    my original iphone was a 4gig. Only because the store was out of 8gigs on launch day

    If the store is out of 16gigers on launch day i wil get an 8 gig and if they have 16's i will be getting a 16 definatly.
     
  11. nanoakron macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #11
    Or you could wait a week or two until the store restocks and get the product you actually /want/ to buy, rather than impulse buying an expensive item with an 18 month contract due to lack of self control.
     
  12. Moose408 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    #12
    I bought an 8gb iPod Touch 6 months ago thinking that while it wouldn't hold all my music I could get all of my favorites on it. But what I didn't think about was video. Video podcasts, TV, Movies, eat up a lot of space and am constantly battling memory issues. I'm definitely going with the 16gb version.
     
  13. animenick65 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    #13
    I bought a 16gb ipod Touch and it actually holds a decent amount of stuff. I keep enough music, podcasts and video to hold me over for a solid week. Other posters are right in saying its really the video that pushes you over the edge. 16gb of music is quite a bit. It may not be your entire library, but if you keep your favs with you you will be happy.
     
  14. dap1215 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    #14
    Self control? Please define? What's Self Control? :confused:

    :cool:
     
  15. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #15
    Definately go with 16GB. Especially with all of the Apps. that will be available soon. I will need the space to store all of my TV shows and movies.
     
  16. dstrauss macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
  17. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #17
    it had nothing to do with self control and impulse buys. I was on the fence about the 8gig before launch day. At that point i had a 30gb video ipod so there wasnt need for that much room anyway. I couldnt justify the 100 extra dollars and didnt think i'd need it. The 8gig would have been an impulse buy if i had gotten it
     

Share This Page