Storage options... terrible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LostMyMarbles, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. LostMyMarbles macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2016
    Hi all, does it bother you that the only available storage options are 64gb and 256gb? Been an apple user since the 4. I feel forced to get the 256 simply cause my iphone now has 128gb of storage(perfect for me) and used 63gb. I mean i understand they want their customers to buy the more expensive/more storage option but to do us like this? Honestly feel like i'm sticking with my iphone 7+ until they bring back the 128gb or wait until next year to see if they bring it back.
  2. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Well, on the bright side, if you're using 4k video recording, it will benefit you. I can see 128gb has better value for some people though.
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    everyone is different but ideally i think it should have been 64GB, 128GB & 256GB. though obviously pricing would affect some when purchasing their storage option. it's a big gap from 64 to 256. i have about 15GB left from my 64GB iPhone since though i've had it since launch day. i'm not sure how everyone feels about external storage but would be nice to have. i don't know their method to the madness on the storage options they chose from.
  4. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I think they are thinking that there's' 2 types of people, those who need minimum and those who want a ton. They figure 64gb is enough for most people and those who need more than that most likely need / want a lot more than that.
  5. High Desert macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2015
    Powell Butte, Or.
    I'm in agreement that I also do not understand the storage gap a]Apple put into the phones. 64 gb is almost laughable on todays phones with all the various apps / photos / what not people are storing. IOS is even getting bigger with every release. IOS 11 took 2 gb to download. I'd be real curious as to what the actual available amount of space is really there on a 64 GB 8 / X out of the box. It would have made much more sense to have the 64 / 128 / 256 options there for purchase. Me - I'd go the 128 route.
  6. TwitchyPuppy macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2016
    Exactly what I’ll do.
  7. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    64gb for light users and 256gb for heavy users. Plus its fewer variations of the same iPhone Apple has to make.

    So yes, it does make sense and a great idea.
  8. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    I don’t think that’s the case, they think that someone who wants a high end iPhone, doesn’t want the lowest storage version. Now the only option is to get the largest version. Basic psychology.

    I’m willing to bet that historically, the middle tier storage devices were the best selling.
  9. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Inventory and logistics. Fewer models are easier to produce, and you have less of the "undesirable" configurations just sitting around. I suspect that's why we only have two colors of the X, and two storage capacities for both phones.
  10. PackFan macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN
    Considering the price of these phones, 128GB probably should have been the base model.
  11. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    64GB seems light but the 256GB is a big jump for less money really, your going from 64GB to 256GB for £150 more.
  12. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    To take away the middle tier was a disservice on Apple's part.

    I'm not sure what you can do to protest this, etc. It's the new reality.
  13. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    Certainly on the X as you’re already paying top dollar anyway...

    I think the 8 should definitely have had a 128gb option, having to pay £949 for a 256gb plus is pretty eye watering!
  14. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
  15. oneteam macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2008
    Cincinnati, USA
    you protest with your wallet
  16. vistokid macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2007
    The X should 100% be a 128GB base model.
  17. limey91 macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2016
    Could it be to do with the NAND flash chip shortage there is at the moment?
  18. SaddleSC macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    It doesn’t bother me as much on the 8/8+ as it does on the X. I think the X is being positioned as a flagship device and should start at 128GB and then be offered with 256GB at the top end. To start the X at 64GB is ridiculous IMO. BTW...I have a 7 now and, like you, find 128GB to be the perfect size.
  19. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    I'm not sure Apple would notice.

    It's like I said's the new reality. You either go with it or you don't.

    Buy or don't.
  20. Alt075 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2017
    Well I never go above 64 gb storage. Even on my iPad Pro. I have the 64gb. I sd cards to store more stuff on if I need it. But I have never had to touch it yet.

    So I guess I am not the person to go by.
  21. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    This is what I'm talking about...Psychology.
  22. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Nah. Profit margins.
  23. Damon2 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2016
    Yes it is terrible.

    For the X at bare minium, the storage options should have 128GB BASE.
  24. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    If you need 256GB that’s not bad, £150 more is better than say £200.
  25. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    It saves Apple a lot of money to have less options. So it's a win/win for them.

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