Which model are you buying?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sideonecincy, Jun 28, 2007.


Which model iPhone are you buying?

  1. 4gb

    12 vote(s)
  2. 8gb

    92 vote(s)
  3. I am not buying one...

    12 vote(s)
  1. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2003
    Which model of the iPhone are buying? I didn't see a poll.
  2. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    There's been a poll or two floating around before. At any rate, I'll be getting the 8GB iPhone.

  3. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I guess people who don't feel the need to post useless posts like yours.

    8GB here.
  4. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Long Island NY
    Here Here !! He probably won't be buying one anyways. Sour grapes.
  5. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    It seems like the 8GB would have more resale/longevity value. The 4's won't be around for too long.
  6. Doozy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2005
    I will be getting the 8gig. 4 gigs just doesn't really seem like that much space to me. I will be using my iPhone as an iPod replacement. It will be great to not have to carry an ipod and a cell phone together.
  7. underwater macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
  8. unconcious macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007

    I am still debating which one to get since I have a 30g iPod.:apple:
  9. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2007
    Staten Island NY
    trust me, im getting the 8 gig. but there has been 2 threads like this already. it doesent matter if somone is getting a 8 or 4 gb
  10. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005

    i havent decided which one Im getting. I dont see any reason for the 8 gig so far, because I will never use this thing as a main ipod.
  11. EstorilM macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    I don't listen to a very wide variety of songs anyways, and I've been surprised at how functional my 1 gig trans flash card has been in my VX8600 music-wise. Say I throw twice that for music (2 gigs) another gig for a movie or so, and the remainder for pictures and web usage / misc data.. I should be set!

    Then I'll spend the $100 I saved on accessories and a case! :D

    As for all the people that are worried about them selling out of the 8 gig, I'm sure Apple has spent a shocking amount of money researching a VERY accurate initial production run ratio between the two.
  12. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    None at this time for teh following reasons:
    1. Have a current contract on another carrier.
    2. Need to find out AT&T/Cingular/... the fixed some of the coverage issues around me.
    3. I probably want to see what the next generation looks like.
    4. And for using the iPhone for music, I need more like 16 GB of flash memory for the iPhone to be useful to me.
  13. underwater macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    • Early adopters tend to buy the "more powerful" configuration.
    • They tend to ebay their equipment when the next model comes out in 6-12 months and the larger capacity ipods have held their value better.
    • $100 is fair for +4GB.
    • 4GB is not enough to leave the ipod at home when traveling. After OS, browser cache, contacts, email cache, maps, etc. you'll have about 2GB for music and videos? Say 1GB of music and 1 GB of video. A 2h movie DVD ripped to ipod is about 500MB. I need more than 2-3 movies on the ipod when I travel.
  14. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Thanks for the breakdown. I didnt even think about the software taking up space. I was thinking that was the free space.

    Hmm *Reconsiders getting the 8
  15. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I am getting 8GB phone.

    This is the whole reason to buy the iPhone. I have been waiting a long time for someone to create a gadget that can be used as a phone, internet, and music player. A 4GB phone is just not enough room to carry all my data.

    I really wished they had come out with a 16GB phone, now that would have been great!:D
  16. Bossx20 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2004
    OS = 700 mbs... the rest will take up 1.3 gigs?
  17. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have an 80GB ipod and I'm still getting the 8GB iPhone for reasons stated above....plus, what's another hundred to double the memory when you're already spending that much?
  18. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    Non-expandable memory and resale are the reasons to go for the 8GB.
  19. eddietr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    Two 8GB's, if I can. You get more than double the usable space for $100.
  20. Bossx20 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2004

    does anyone else agree with this? will the browser cache, contacts, email cache, maps, etc.. take up a considerable amount of space (1.3 gigs)??
  21. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    I'm leaning away from getting one, but if I do, it'll most likely be the 8 gig version. Twice as much memory for 100 bucks more?

    Thank you sir, may I have another?
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I'm on again , off again for getting one. Right now, it's on. EDGE is still a worry for me. But definitely an 8GB.

    Wish we knew what we might expect in software updates. I think software will be the only changes in the hardware for quite some time.

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