Song space on 16gb.


macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 24, 2010
I have an iphone 4 16gb and I have about 4000 itunes songs. Do you know roughly how many songs I can fit on there at 128kbps setting.
What have you guys achieved?

I have Zero videos on it btw, just songs.


macrumors 65816
Oct 31, 2008
It all depends on what kinds of songs you have, I have 1400 songs and they use 14GB and they yet fit in my 8GB iPod Touch on 128k, however i have them uncompressed on my 32GB 3GS


macrumors 6502a
Dec 12, 2007
Yorkshire, England
whats the difference in quality compressing them to 128kbps
The difference in sound quality between 128Kbs and Apple Lossless (around 800-1100Kbps depending on the source) is huge, then again so is the size in GBs. You have to have some good (read:expensive) earphones to notice it. If you are using cheap earphones, especially Apples bundled earphones, then it is a waste.

My iPhone 4 playlist has 359 songs. In Apple Lossless that's 9.82GB :eek: but in 256Kbps its around 4.5GB. I listen to Lossless music personally.

I assume your music is around 256kbps? Thats a good medium between file size and sound quality in my opinion. 128Kbps just sounds too tinny.


macrumors 65816
Jun 30, 2010
i have 1,409 songs, a shed load of apps and a few videos that i shot in HD. used about 13gb that said, my next iphone will be a 32gb. i havnt had to start removing things yet so its all good
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