The whole 8GB crap...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by venomgt95, May 8, 2015.

  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    I am getting a 5C soon. (8GB of course) and ive come to realize that 8GB was never enough space for any iOS device. And it makes me wonder, why does Apple make people suffer with 8GB? Do they really hate us that much? I mean, the way I see it, the 8GB option should've been abolished with the discontinuation of the 4th gen touch. Why not make 16GB the bottom line? Shoot, even 32GB would be respectable considering they are going over the 100GB mark nowadays. We all know the time will come when the 6S comes out, and the 5S will (possibly) be the budget iPhone. So will they cripple that phone with 8GB?

    Another weird issue i (and im sure alot of other people) have is with the iPhone 6 Capacities. Why no 32GB? It's just weird to me to jump straight from 16GB to 32.
     
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  3. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha. Very funny. :p But im just curious. Im sure people have brought this up before but i haven't read anything about it. Forgive me for asking.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Sorry but this has been discussed so many times. In the end it all breaks down to Apple Marketing of which we may not all agree with but considering Apple's success, I think they know better than us.

    My suggestion is to buy a device with more memory than you think you will need or you will spend time worrying about how much space you have left.

    Have a good weekend.
     
  5. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats the beauty of having a 32GB iPod touch :cool: I have all my music and games and stuff on THAT. I just need the phone for basic needs (Texting, Calling, and the occasional web browsing), so in the long run, 8GB is enough.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I also have the Touch but prefer my iPhone as missing calls in not an option when you are running a business. I can walk, run, mow or whatever and have my music and still take care of my customers.
     
  7. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I'd say the 8GB 5c breaks down to Apple's need to offer a 'free' phone for the US contract market.

    Personally I think they should have bit the bullet and made it 16GB. It might have cost them an extra $2 a unit, but the 8GB runs the risk of killing the Apple magic for purchasers who don't understand just how limited the storage is.
     
  8. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, true. Each person has their own needs.
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. What sets Apple apart from Samsung, LG and others is that they focus on customer experience (ex. It Just Works). Having an 8GB device in 2015 is terrible because if a customer even only uses a 1/3 that space, they cannot update to the next version of iOS. Apple was unfortunately greedy and it caused poor customer experience when iOS 8 was released.

    Even the fact that the company sells flagship retina iOS devices at 16GB that shoot 240fps video (which base storage hasn't changed in over 5 years) is asinine for a company that thrives on customer experience.

    I'm not saying Apple should supply everyone with 128GB devices for cheap but all I know is I've had to help at least a dozen coworkers, friends & family upgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 8 because they didn't have enough space (and they weren't tech savy to figure out the next step).
     
  10. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    We can agree on everything and Apple will continue what Apple does - tell us what we want and need and depend on both customer loyalty and ignorance. It is one thing when a few customers have complaints but its another when there is a fair amount and its not just on this particular instance but about other items in their product line up.

    Apple has done a great if not fantastic job creating a presence of "superiority, ease and eco system" that can at times lead people to the wrong choice. Apple doesn't really care as they can afford a few malcontents.
     
  11. bruce0987 macrumors member

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    Apple does a fair amount of hand-holding, which in of itself isn't a bad thing for a lot of people, but when it comes to specifics like storage and foregoing the 32gb option the majority do not care to see that these are methods to make more profit out of the average consumer.
     
  12. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    :apple: have been selling base model iPhones at 8GB since 2007, and their latest phones starting at 16GB since 2009. They need to seriously step up their game. This is what I think they should do from now until a suitable time: sell their latest iPhones and iPads for 32, 64 and 128 (and maybe even 256 when the time comes), drop 128 after a year, and sell 32 and 64 only, kind of like what they're doing now with 16 and 32, and then a year after that sell only 16GB. 16GB is small, but at least it's usable.
     
  13. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    OP,

    It depends. Consider, if one is getting an iPhone with 8GB simply for a backup phone or an overseas phone, or something of that nature, where the space is not the primary issue (rather the usage of the phone as purely a phone is)

    I agree otherwise 8GB is not large, and that apple should in this day and age make 16GB the absolute low end, but for some users, 8GB may be enough
     
  14. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Like i said, 8GB is manageable for myself. I have all my vital stuff (music, games, pictures) on my 32GB iPod touch. :D
     
  15. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    There is no doubt that there is truly an "Apple Tax" to join the family. I think that the 8 gig version makes sense for many that simply do e-mail, music and perhaps a couple of apps as well as internet searches. What would be nice is if some how they advertised it in a way that implies its a bit more for those that have streamline needs. I know several people that have the 16 gig iPhone and don't come close to even 8 gigs. In my case, I have about 60 percent of my music collection, audio books, several apps and then some. Presently I am about 80 percent full on 64 gigs. I knew ahead of time why I wanted larger capacity while many venturing into the iPhone world don't realize until later what they can do and then "want" to do.
     
  16. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    They do have funny ideas about memory. can be really annoying.
     
  17. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    8GB is rough. I can live within 16GB, but not 8. :p
     
  18. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My 3GS was 16GB. I only filled that thing once, but that was because i went app crazy and downloaded a bunch of useless apps lol
     
  19. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Check Swappa. Ive been able to purchase 2 5c's at 16GB for about $175 each. May be worth looking into.
     
  20. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cant afford to pay that much haha. The only reason im getting the 5C (i wanted the 6) is because its cheap. Im getting it with AT&T Next 24 so i will be able to upgrade within a year. With the data plan im getting, along with the cost of the phone, will be about 65$ a month. And i only gotta pay 27$ up front and then they will ship me the phone. The only thing i dislike is that i have to wait 7-14 business days for it to ship. :(
     
  21. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Totally understandable! Just figured I'd throw it out just in case. I will say the 5c is probably my favorite iPhone to date. No clue why, I think it's the plastic back for some reason I just prefer that.
     
  22. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to like, download and run apps on the fly, so they only take temporary cache space. </sarcasm>
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure...download an app, run it, and then delete it. Repeat as necessary.
     
  24. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    The base model in 2007 was 4GB :)
     

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  25. a.guillermo macrumors regular

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    Well, OP,

    There might just be someone out there who just needs the 8gb one. I would say that it does not make sense to buy it if you are going to need more than that, but would you also criticize a store for selling 1 sleeve of poptarts where there are boxes of 6 sleeves right next to it?

    Of course not. It's an option for people who want to only have two poptarts.
     

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