Upgrading from iPhone 3G (16GB) to iPhone 4S (16GB)... mistake?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GodWhomIsMike, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    I am moving from an iPhone 3G (16GB), which was absolutely miserable to use since iOS 4 came out back in June/July 2010.

    I had a lot of doubts about getting the iPhone 4S, and almost pulled the trigger on the Sony Xperia Play 4G.

    I got the 16GB iPhone 4S, which I preordered Friday morning. I am wondering if that was a mistake. I'm wondering if 16GB is going to be too little space to work with now that it has a 1080p camera in it.

    Ideas? Of just post-purchase jitters?
  2. truthiness macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2008
    Unless you shoot a lot of video, you'll be fine.

    Remember, you have iCloud now, photos you take get sent to the cloud and don't count toward your 5GB storage. Worst case scenario is that you have to purge some photos on occasion, but I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    Does Image Capture still work with the new iPhones?
  4. iphoneZ macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
  5. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    I'm guessing 4hrs of 1080p video on a 16gb. Can't you just transfer it to your comp? Do you have to keep it on your phone?
  6. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    no reason to be a penis.
  7. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    He's just upset because his carrier won't let him early upgrade to get the 4S. :p
  8. 2010RS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    and people wonder why there's a certain stereotype for fanboys.
  9. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    Do you folks think that if I preordered from AT&T, and find that 16GB is not enough (Which is likely, because I was using 15.2 GB on my 3G), would they allow me to return within the 30 day period and get the 32GB?

    I cleaned the phone up today, removing everything I absolutely did not want on it, and I am using 10.4 GB now.
  10. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    Don't even open the box and take it back. You are not going to be happy with the 16 if right now you have 10gb. That leaves you less then 4gb. I found myself using the phone more and more each new phone I got 3g, 3gs 4, and now I have a 4s 64 on order. I was maxing out the ip4 32gb so now I have some room to breath for a few generations. I hope.
  11. jhuang macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I also had a 16gb 3G and opted to go for 32gb this time around, since I was filling up about 10-12gb on my phone as well. Most of that is music, though - if it's like that for you as well, and you have an unlimited data plan, maybe you could stream from iCloud or Spotify or something like that?

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