iPhone X So, it Just Occurred to me that I have a 256GB Phone

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  1. PrettyWings macrumors regular

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    I wouldn’t come close to filling this thing up, coming from a 128GB that was just half filled, but what if I tried, to make things interesting? Anybody else in the same situation? How can I fill things up? Is there really an app for everything?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I easily fill my 128GB phone with hi res music. Storing your photo library in original can also help.
     
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    Until your phone decides randomly to re-upload all of those originals to iCloud, for no apparent reason. This has happened to me twice since I got my iPhone X, requiring two restores (the re-uploading moves at a snail’s pace, occasionally resets to zero, and never actually completes). So ... now I’ve got a 256GB iPhone with several HDR movies from iTunes, 1080p movies from my personal collection, and a number of Netflix downloads, that is less than 50% full.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    My entire iTunes library (only a small portion of my entire collection) could fill even a 128 GB device with ease. If I include more, only a 4TB device would ever hold it.
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

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    It’s called the sneaky Apple tax on storage.

    For years they refused to move the base gb from 16gb. Because they started playing games to force the upsell to the first 32gb and than the 64gb models

    16/32 was for years.
    iPhone 6 started the 16/64gb trend knowing full well 16gb was too little and people needed 32gb but forced to pay the 64gb

    Than they finally went 32/128gb with iPhone 7. Which seemed to finally make most people happy.

    Because 128gb seemed to be the sweet spot. Most people were using between 40-60gb with the 128gb model so it was fine.

    But now it’s the 64/256gb games.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I don't try and I don't care.

    Whenever I purchase an iPhone I buy the maximum capacity Apple offers…because I want it.

    Whether I can use all that space or not is irrelevant because the fact is I don't need it, I just want it.

    Hell, my entire iTunes library is on Google Play Music so not even that goes on my iPhone.
     
  8. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I’m in the same boat. My iTunes Library resides on an external 4TB HDD, and I have to be picky (obviously) about what I sync to the phone. TBH, the main reason I bought the 256GB model was to keep my entire iCloud Photo Library on the device (180GB or so) but I’m tired of having to restore it every month or two, when it decides to re-upload everything.
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    My phone currently has:

    679 songs
    139 videos
    3437 photos
    151 apps

    This is all my digital content, except for things that I have no desire to regularly access on a phone (I don’t do much work or watch many movies on a screen that’s less than 6 inches). I currently have 201 GB unused.

    I would have to go out of my way and deliberately try very hard to actually fill my phone before I am ready to replace it (which I don’t plan to do for at least 2 years). As far as I’m concerned I have unlimited storage.

    128 would have been quite sufficient for me, and that’s the capacity I would have gotten if offered, but given the options, 256 made a lot more sense than 64. I have no desire to try and fill the unused storage just because it’s there.
     
  10. ajcgn macrumors regular

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    I’m no where near my 256, but I have a lot of off line maps and movies on mine.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Put me in the minority, but I never even filled the 16 GB capacity when on the iPhone 6 and 6s.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I expect you're probably in the majority. I have no doubt that the base storage models are the most popular.

    Honestly, I'm actually surprised Apple upped base storage from 32GB to 64GB so quickly considering how long it languished at 16GB (with entry level devices at 8GB). With the iPhone 5c 8GB, I wouldn't be surprised if it had to be nearly empty just to install OTA updates (I recall one major firmware update that needed 4-5GB free space).
     
  13. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Same here...
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I would argue that the popularity of the base storage models is not because people don't use a lot of storage.

    It's because it's the cheapest model of the iPhone you can get. The fact that you may not use much just justifies buying the base storage.

    Or, let me put it this way. If for some wacky reason Apple offered the highest capacity model for the cheapest price and the lowest capacity for the highest price - would you buy the lowest capacity model because you know you won't fill it much?

    Or would you pay less for the higher capacity?

    If people get more for less they are okay with that. But few are willing to pay more for more when less will do.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think the least amount of storage would be the most popular because it’s the most affordable and you have consumers who don’t want to pay anymore money for a device as expensive as it is already. But then one has asked them-self, how much storage do they truly need versus how much they actually use? Either way, it’s all relative.
     
  16. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Ya I had have a pretty big iTunes library I downsized both of my apple products.

    I had a 512 ssd 2015 macbook and a 7 plus 256. I bought bought new and maxed out. All in all its was $2600 total with the plus being $1050 new unlocked.

    However, I found my use has change in the last 4 years. I mainly stream shows (youttube, hbo, netflix, etc...). I filled out the ssd but I don't use it, I rarely access my movies and itunes.

    So when I changed devices and moved down storage. The MBP is 128 and the iphone is 64gb.

    On my iphone...
    1128 songs
    49 vids,
    17gb free space.

    I need my favorite music but these last 4 years podcast are my main music source so 2gig are dedicated for that on my iphone :)

    I use google photos app on my phone to store a backup of my photos and my photo library is on my computer. So I can view all of my pics on the google app. :)
     
  17. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I don’t see the point. I used to be a hoarder and had the 256 but you really don’t need everything you own on you at all times. 64 is plenty for me and cloud storage works great where needed.
     
  18. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    set your video recording to 4K60 and watch it disappear :)
     
  19. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    It's hard for me to fathom needing that much space. I could get away with using both a 32GB iPhone and iPad. If I didn't download my Spotify library and just kept it streaming, I could get away with 16GB. I have a good amount of apps on my phone/iPad too, and a lot of ones I don't even use that often and could delete now and would be fine. I do use iCloud, which is filled about 15GB, so you can do with that information whatever you want.
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I don’t have a single device with a 4K display, so I have no reason to record 4K video. 1080p is quite sufficient to me!
     
  21. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    Apart from the huge file size penalty, I'd say still worth recording in 4k - the amount of information captured means it looks better even on a 1080p monitor and especially a 1440p when interpolated. Arguably its a marginal improvement but I still prefer to 'future proof' personally - have it in 4k for when that's standard. It does more or less preclude me form 32 or 64 GB devices now though, so I can definitely see why a lot of people won't see the value at this point in time! :)
     
  22. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    If I have kids one day, I’ll be all for making the best possible recording so that their baby pics and videos will still look good many years later. But for now, I simply don’t have anything that important to record anyway. Most of my pics and videos are just random things that catch my fancy, and some vacation shots. 1080p is good enough for that.
     
  23. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Ya I agree with the sentiment. I mean do I really need to use 4K to capture so weirdo random clip. But when I have kids then ya I would probably upgrade to high capacity storage.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Need versus want.

    Many people may not need that much space…but some may want it. Just because.

    Not too difficult to fathom when you remove need as a precondition to purchase.
     
  25. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    I have to admit storage management annoys me, I like to do it between phones, not as I'm going along - I guess that puts me in the want category for plenty of storage? I can plug it in and back it up, but I don't like having to take stuff off to keep space free.
     

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