Those who went up in storage capacity...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by randy98mtu, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

    randy98mtu

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    What are you planning for the extra space?

    I bumped my wife from an iPhone 4 16gb to a 5 with 32gb. Her 4 is mostly full with just pictures. I figure she'll be using the better camera even more, taking more videos, etc, and will use the extra space.

    I went from a 32gb 4 to a 64 gb 5. In part for the camera space, and so I can keep more music and videos on there.

    So what are you going to do with the extra space?
     
  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Music, photos, videos.

    I'm so sick of taking a video of my daughter just to get a popup that I've run out of space. The dumbest thing I did last time around was cancel my 32-gig 4S order in favor of a 16 gig.

    EDIT: This time around.... 64-gig.
     
  3. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    For a larger music library. ( I have a 32 gb right now)
    Or for using it as a USB drive (When the phone gets jailbroken)
     
  4. randy98mtu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't use it for USB storage, but I can't wait for it to be jailbroken. I'm going to miss all my tweaks.

    Right now I only have 25 music videos and around 2000 songs on there. I figure I'll add more videos and a lot more songs.
     
  5. titans macrumors newbie

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    I went from iPhone 4s 16GB to iPhone 5 32GB mostly to store more music, videos, and photo.
     
  6. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    Photos and peace-of-mind. I've only got 1.5 gb available on my 4S now, so upping to 32gb will give me some breathing room. :)
     
  7. OneMike macrumors 601

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    16GB 4S, will be getting a 64GB 5.

    Could get by with less, but with the amount of space video shooting takes up. It's worth it to me.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Finally unchecking "Only sync these playlists" and letting iTunes just sync every darn song I have to my phone will be awesome. :)
     
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I'm getting the 64 so I won't have to keep taking things off of the 32. I have about 1g of space left right now.
     
  10. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    The last two iPhones (4S and now 5) I got the 32GB version simply because I know I've been taking more photos and video. With the higher MB photos and HD video, it's only a matter of time before 16GB isn't large enough.

    I'm sure some folks may keep more TV or movies on their phones with the larger screen.
     
  11. WindWaker macrumors regular

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    Going from a 32GB 4 to a 64GB 5. On my 64GB iPad, I have less than 20GB of storage less, and I still need to redownload a lot of my music from iTunes Match (not a music streaming kind of person).

    I have a lot of movies, too-- some of which are 6GB, and that will also grow. Real Racing 3 will be huge, so I'm planning for that. I have a lot of 1GB+ apps. If you use iTunes Match, don't have a lot of videos, 32GB is probably fine.

    EDIT: Oh, also I have a lot of photos on my phone which I have no interest in deleting. On my 4, I can't even update apps it's so full.
     
  12. xak macrumors regular

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    This. Plus, I will now have this phone for at least 2 more years and don't want to have to worry about space at all during that time.

    I imagine with the new camera I will be taking a lot more pictures than I normally do, because now I can (supposedly) get high quality pictures of little bugs on my garden's plants (a la the keynote bee). I'm sure panorama shots will take up lots of storage as well.

    Just didn't want to worry about the space at all and since I definitely wasn't going backwards to lower than 32GB, and I do have an iPhone 4 that should fetch me at least $100, the 64GB could be considered a free upgrade by virtue of selling my old phone.

    Maybe the apps will be a bit bigger too, since the screen size is larger.

    When one device can do just about everything I can do on my computer and be with me everywhere I go, I'll take all the space I can get.
     
  13. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    i do that now, but you'll be surprised when you keep adding music and realize you only have 2 gigs of space left..
     
  14. Scoop24 macrumors regular

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    I just use iTunes Match to manage my music on my phone only keep what I want to listen too (right now) on it and if I need something I download it or stream it straight from icloud to my phone.

    But I save a ton space on my phone instead overloading with 20+ fv of music .
     
  15. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    I'll get iTunes match before I get larger than 16gb

    $100 is 4 years of iTunes match
     
  16. applesith macrumors 68020

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    I went from 32 to 64 this time. I have ~76GB of music (not i dont need all of it at once) but i don't want to have to deal with swapping around when I need to add more. I usually load some videos on for my commute as well. I easily filled my 32GB and having double now will just make everything easier.
     
  17. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    I got the 64G for more HD videos, pictures and better music formats. :D
     
  18. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I'm going from a 32gb iP4 to a 64gb iP5. 1080p video takes up a lot of space, and my iP4 is mostly full, so it was an easy decision.
     
  19. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    From a 8gb ip2g, I opted for a 64gb ip5. Why? . . . Why not?
     
  20. rican macrumors 6502

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    Had 16 GB all the time....

    This time I ordered a 32 since I am using more and more photos, music, emails, storing more etc...

    The extra space is always better than to have none at all. :eek:
     
  21. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    porn......might as well be honest about it......
     
  22. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I went from 16 to 32. My music library is now at close to 10GB and with apps and podcasts added on I have close to no room for pics or video.
     
  23. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Went to 64 from 32, I refuse to double/triple pay to access my own media.
     
  24. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Movies mostly. We have a fairly new baby and my memory has gotten FULL a number of times on my iPhone 4S. So i'm excited about the 32GB and apparently the camera on the 5 will record smaller size but still just as good quality.
     
  25. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Always went for 16GB, ordered a 32GB iPhone 5. I'll use the extra space for apps and music. I don't know if you've heard about Real Racing 3 but that's coming out later this year (graphics are amazing) but I'm guessing that will at least be 1.2GB - 1.5GB in size. Then you've got the next Infinity Blade game. It all adds up! I'm so pleased I didn't go for a 16GB model!!
     

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