Which memory option did you choose when buying your iPhone and why?

Which memory option did you choose when buying your iPhone and why?


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Anneks

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Which memory option did you choose when buying your iPhone and why? :apple:

Share your opinions below, for any iPhone model you bought, even if you have owned multiple models.
 

Hal~9000

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For my 6s I went with the 64gb model.

I don't need 128gb, but 16gb felt a bit too claustrophobic on my previous 5s.
 

pika2000

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I picked 64GB 6S. I don't pick the 16GB simply because I want some breathing room, yet at the same time, I don't want to spend that much money for 128GB, considering I would probably upgrade my phone first before fully utilizing all that storage space.

For iPads on the other hand, I would opt for the max size simply due to the utility of it (I would load my iPad with videos).
 
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Applefan4

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64gb because apps are getting bigger and I found myself struggling for space a bit on my 16GB 6+. Would have preferred 32GB baseline but sadly that wasn't an option
 

TheBoxer

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Oct 21, 2014
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Year after year I always bought the iphone with the most memory, that's till this year. I decided to go down the cloud storage route. I decided to do this because no iPhone could store all my music anyways; its 350Gb's in total. I keep all my pictures & videos highly organized in google drive and keep my music uploaded on google music. I'm paying $10 monthly for 1TB of google drive space and $10 for google music. I feel that's the best solution for me. I now don't need to worry about my pics getting deleted and my music is safely stored away at the google servers. I went with google drive because its cheaper than apple and because google music allows 50,000 song uploads. Now I easily can get away with 64GB's. All that space is mostly used up by just apps. I most likely will always get the 64Gb model now.
 
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Qbnkelt

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128. I don't want to have to deal with streaming. And 64 is not enough for me, I've gone past that already.
Looking forward to the next memory bump.
 
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cynics

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64gb. For me it's the best compromise between storage, cost and resale.

I don't keep too much media on my iPhone but I'd have to micromanage my storage when I was using 16gb.
 

geta

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Memory (aka ram) Storage Capacity...

These days you can choose between two memory options - 1GB (iPhone 5s\6) or 2GB (iPhone 6s).
 
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janeauburn

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128 , more future proof .
The trouble is that the future is a new phone, not insufficient memory. I, too, went 128, but I see the folly of it every day. By the time I need more memory, I will long ago have upgraded the phone itself. Apple is seeing to that with iOS updates that slow down older hardware.
 

Paco II

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As others have said, 64GB is the sweet spot currently. Big enough to not worry about app sizes and taking photos and videos. But not too big that I would feel I wasted money on something I didn't need. I stream all my music, even my owned music, and use Google Photos to keep photos/videos in the cloud as well. I think my average storage size on the phone has dropped from about 30GB in previous phones, to about 20GB nowadays.
 
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Amelia Pond

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Oct 14, 2015
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128GB, because I use my phones for years. I will also use it more (pics, docs, apps) and I'd rather not run out of space 3-4 years down the road.
 
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Shadowbech

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I always go for the biggest memory available. So it would be 128 GB. I tried the 64 GB and I only end up with around 30 GB of available space, which is enough but I feel like I need a bit more available space. With the 128 GB storage space. I have about 88GB of space left.

If the next iPhone comes with 256 GB and is at the same price, I might go for that.
 
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Paco II

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That is somewhat irrational, but Apple loves you

I always go for the biggest memory available. So it would be 128 GB. I tried the 64 GB and I only end up with around 30 GB of available space, which is enough but I feel like I need a bit more available space. With the 128 GB storage space. I have about 88GB of space left.

If the next iPhone comes with 256 GB and is at the same price, I might go for that.
 

nia820

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16gb is too little and 128gb is too much. 64gb is the sweet spot. I kinda wish there was a 32gb. That would have been perfect.
 
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cableguy84

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The trouble is that the future is a new phone, not insufficient memory. I, too, went 128, but I see the folly of it every day. By the time I need more memory, I will long ago have upgraded the phone itself. Apple is seeing to that with iOS updates that slow down older hardware.
Yo i dont know what you just said i was looking at your profile pic o_O
 
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