Who Preordered a 16g iphone? Regrets?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macness, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    Do you think it will be enough? I'm feeling like i should of got a 32g, but am gonna use the extra$100 for apple care + instead
  2. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    Well you'll never know until you experience a 16GB iPhone and use it. If you use all 16GB (14GB after formatting) you'll know next time that 16GB wasn't enough.

  3. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I think you'll be okay. Like you said put the extra toward Apple care.
  4. iViet macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    16gb is not enough if u like to have lots of stuff on ur phone
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    If I'm getting a 5, honestly I could do with a 16GB.

    I have tons of music but I listen to <50. So that leaves the rest of the storage for apps
  6. brandct macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2012
    I was debating it in the last hour and then realized that I only have like 10GB used on my iPhone 4 after 2 years(32GB 4). I bought an iPod classic to keep all my music on and really did not feel it was needed this time around. I was debating hard that last hour between the two(16 and 32) though.
  7. JRIMBRI macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Honestly, I bought a 16gb 4s last year, and I jailbroke it as well so my tweaks and themes took up space as well, i had lots of apps, and i liked having my music (200 or so songs) this took up about 12 gbs, it was pretty upsetting because i wanted to put a movie or 2 on, but apps take up appdata space, pictures take up space too. So i went with the 32gb iphone 5 this time and i doubt ill go over that there is no need to fill it with 32gb of NECESSARY stuff. maybe stuff i want but dont need lol
  8. drb1992 macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
    The iPhone 4S was my first iPhone, and I got a 32gb version because I didn't want to risk running out of storage with the 16gb one. After nearly a year of usage, I'm only using 9gb on the 4S. So I decided to get a 16gb iP5. What capacity you need depends on the person, but for me, I think 16gb is enough. How much storage will ur music take up? Do you plan on playing graphically intense games? (graphically intense games generally cost money and take up a good bit of memory).
  9. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Real racing 3 = bye bye 1 GB.

    You will be amazed at how fast some of these games can gobble up the storage.

    I find 32 to be pretty safe for my uses.
  10. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    i can always put the games i want on for the day. i dont need everything on my phone aaall the time
  11. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    16GB is manageable IMO. I've had a 16GB 4S (all my previous iPhones were 32GB) and I didn't find it difficult to deal with, mostly because of the rise of cloud services. With things like iTunes in the cloud, Google Music, Amazon's Cloud Player, you can have access to your entire music collection at all times without having to keep it stored on your phone. Just download the music you want when you want it. And if your out taking a bunch of pictures or something and suddenly need space, you can just delete that cached music. It is a compromise, but absolutely doable IMO and really not that much of a problem depending on your desired usage. Granted, I did get 32GB again this round, more space is always better than less.

    Another thing that helps is all of these cloud photo services. iCloud, Dropbox and Google+ will upload all those photos and videos you take so you have no need to keep them stored locally. You can use many different cloud storage services so you have redundancy too.
  12. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I went with the 64GB iPhone this time. I kept hitting the limit with my 32GB iphone 4 with lots of pictures and videos.
  13. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    No regrets, this time will keep my iPhone tidy, just a handful games I really play on the go intead of several genre folders filled to the brim.

    Maybe half of the phone filled with the music I listen to often, iTunes Match takes care of the rest. No Videos.
  14. -Knight- macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Got the 16 and it's enough for me. No need to pay for more memory if i'll never use it. Good for resale though lol
  15. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    Have a 16 GB "new" iPad and still have 10 gigs of space left. My current 16GB 4S has about 4.5 gigs left after adding all my music (iCloud disabled), so for me I can suffice with 16 GB.
  16. bimmerboii macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    16gb was big when the 3gs came out.. 3yrs later, I think the bare minimum should be 32gb.

    Ordered a 64gb which I think is overkill lol
  17. Benenstein macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    I ordered the 32 GB. My 4s is the 16GB version, I only use up to 10 GB, which leaves me about 4 because with formatting my phone only has13.6GB avaliable at all times. I usually take videos and a lot of pictures...and the 4s takes really high quality pictures and videos, which takes about no time to fill up the last 4GB. I figure if I don't use all of the space it's not a big deal, but I would rather be safe than sorry.
  18. Lyrical macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
    I currently have a phone with an 8gig memory card. Only once did I get close to filling it. Most of it is music and a few apps. 16gb is more than enough for me.
  19. blunti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    16GB is so 2010. I understand cloud services but I rather not have my pictures stored on a remote server (privacy issues), so I got 32GB this time.
  20. v7da1 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2011
    32gb at minimum

    People forget that this phone has an 8 mp camera which images would take up space. plus with panorama (which you can get up to 28 mp images) you will find you will need to clean space often. and then 1080p takes even more space. and with a bigger screen it encourages game makers to make bigger and better games!
    32gb at minimum (and it also helps with resale value if you care about that)
  21. duction macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    U to the K
    I don't store music on my phone and my apps went over 16gb so 32 is perfect for me.

    Went with 32gb
  22. roberthodgson macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Was going to order the 16gb version but decided to go with the 32gb this time as more and more apps are getting bigger, and with the new Camera features more memory will come in handy
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    That is how I am. I still have 11gb free on my 16gb 4S. I stream all of my music and don't watch movies on my phone. The only "data" I really have is contacts, apps, and calendars.
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Getting 32 for me, 16 for my wife.
    Many people will be content with the 8G iphone 4.
  25. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    iTunes match and unlimited data has saved my space. I download the ones I listen to most, whilst stream those that I listen to every so often.

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