Storage capacity - daft question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justbrowsing, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. justbrowsing macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    My iphone 3g only shows 7Gig storage, does that mean the operating system takes up a full gig?
    Or is it stuffed?
  2. adamerr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    dont quote me on this...

    but i assume it is also taken up by dedicated space for iPhone apps?

    or am i wrong?
  3. higgalls macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2008
    When you buy an 8GB phone, it is really only 8,000,000,000 bytes, which equals around 7.45GB in reality (for some stupid reason Hard Disk space has always been measured incorrectly like this). Then you have the iPhone OS, and who knows... maybe a part of it is reserved for memory or other apps or something.
    So in reality, you are only 0.45GB off from your 7GB of free space.

    Hope this makes sense.
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Formated 8 GB iPhone should have ~7.1 GB free; 16 GB has ~14.4

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