Other Who remembers the 5C 8GB?

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  1. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    I had the 16GB for about a week in blue. Did anyone get the 8GB version? And how did those things work with just 8GB in 2015? I don't know how much space was left after the OS took up its share. What were Apple thinking at the time?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I could easily survive on 8 GB. Even when I owned my iPhone 6, I had 16 GB and had plenty of storage left over. I’m not a heavy application or data user. But iPhone 5c was an amazing little iPhone that was well constructed and durable for being “Plastic” like.
     
  3. Bravo3013 macrumors member

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    I remember one of my friends got an 8GB iPod Touch many years ago. It only had about 2GB for Apps and photos. Why would apple create a product with so limited storage? I dont know. It is not like a huge price difference between a 8 and 16GB flash storage chip.
     
  4. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I probably could have, at a pinch, at the time. Now all my devices are 64GB (the 8GB on the watch is sufficient) with differing content on them - I think 256 or even 128GB like the 7 I had for a year was overkill.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    8 GB and you'd survive? Dam, just the OS today takes up to 2GB of space. Can't imagine just having around 5 GB left over.
     
  6. Bravo3013 macrumors member

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    Agree, a few minutes of video recording (especially 4k) and the GB rapidly fills up. With todays standards and future proofing I wouldn't recommend anything less than 128GB.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    With that model being offered at the time, I could easily survive 8 GB. But with today’s standards with downloads and updates, it would be rather difficult. But I also was a user that barely even filled 16 GB of memory when it was offered.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I have a 16GB SE (work related), and I find not using it much not because the hardware in it, but because space wise, it doesn't let me store much. Hence, I am fiddling between my SE and 7 quite often when I'd really would like to focus on the SE for work only.
     
  9. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    The original iPhone came in a 4GB model...
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I remember that. It was discontinued in August of that same year.
     
  11. JPack macrumors 68040

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    iOS 7 was probably half the size of iOS 11.

    You didn't have panoramic photos and video recordings were limited to 1080P30.

    The space was usable for many people.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy, Feb 25, 2018
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    I have a 5C that I use. Nice little phone. Running iOS 10.3.3
     

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  13. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    16gb is the lowest I’ve ever had and it was fine. Considering a little more than 6gb is being taken up by system alone, 8gb would be a no go for me
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Like 5GB or something. I know you couldn't update to iOS 8 on it unless the device was nearly empty. Really, at that time, they should've moved to 32GB base already.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 25, 2018 ---
    There was no app store back then but yes, as mentioned, it was quickly discontinued. Iirc, the Facebook app was something like 30-50MB in the early days of the App Store. Nowadays, I think it's 500MB and the FB Messenger app is a separate 300MB download.
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    By the time iOS 7 rolled around, Apple really should've moved to 32GB base already for iPads at the very least. The 2048*1536 resolution meant resources (ergo apps) were much larger.
     
  15. Bruce Banner Suspended

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    Damn right!
    8GB is worthless in 2018, being software updates are so big and takes a ton of space.
    i also own a 5C yellow 16 GB but don't use anymore.

    Which color and storage do you own? And do you use it everyday?
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    See my earlier post. I just added some pictures to it. I use it every day. It is my super secret secondary phone number. My main phone is the iPhone X with Verizon.
     
  17. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Lol, mine's all chipped and back camera recently broke. We use it for overseas trips. That way, no worries even if it got lost/stolen. :p

    The 5c is one of the few iPhone models I find comfortable in hand without a case. :)
     
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    That is a good idea. No sense in risking a high-priced phone.

    I just checked Coconut Battery, and I have 671 cycles on the phone with 83.7% design capacity left. Not too bad.
     
  19. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502

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    Oh I couldn’t use a 5C at all, but my sister likes her’s. The 5c is perfect for her; its small, simple, and requires little fuss as cant hold much.
     
  20. FeliApple macrumors 65816

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    I'm still using a White 8GB 5c. It's my phone for when I'm out and about. Security issues in my country. I'd rather not take my 6s, which is flawlessly working on iOS 9.3.3. I really like it. It's really comfortable to use without a case, it's comfortable to carry. Battery life is still decent after 718 cycles, 84% health. It's not great - a good 2-3 hours below my 6s on iOS 9 - but it's far more than enough for one day, with my usage. I finish the day with 70%.
    About storage: I don't really use it to store anything, so I have 2.5 GB left. Just a few necessary apps, and that's it.
    It's fairly fast, though as it has been updated to iOS 9, it isn't the fastest it could be (I did not update it. If it were up to me, it'd still be running iOS 7). But, it does everything I want it to, perfectly. Kind of like @BasicGreatGuy, it's my little secret secondary phone number. (Also, we are fairly similar on cycles and battery health). How many cycles does it have today, are you still using it?
     
  21. Skika macrumors 68030

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    You sure about this?
     
  22. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    A friend of mine just recently bought my daughter’s 8+ from her. She was still using a green 5C she bought from me (it was my mom’s) quite a while back.

    It served her well, but I think she was happy to have a new phone!
     
  23. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    If it had a better price and was a stripped 5s instead of repackaged 5 it would've done much better in sales

    I think xr will sell like hot cakes
     

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