Who wishes they got a larger capacity than they bought?

Drag'nGT

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Everyone's had time to really load the phone with pics, HD video, apps and music. How many of you wish you had have gotten a larger capacity? How much do you have on yours and how close are you to filling it up? Do a lot of 16gb owners feel like they don't have quite enough space? Do 32gb owners wish Apple had made a 64gb?

What's the word? :cool:
 

baller1308

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I got the largest capacity available so, no, no regrets. I don't even think I'll use all of the 32GB available though :p
 

ClutchThese

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i have the 32gb model. i'm glad i have it...it seems like i'm adding data to it daily. There really needs to be a 64 gb model or even a 128 gb model.

we all know it's feasable...oh well.
 

Chunkycat

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I read a few posts by iPhone 4 users who got the 16GB and regretted it, so by the time I placed my order, I had already decided to go with the 32GB. If 64GB capacity were available, I would still stick with what I have now.
 

OMGitsShan

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To be honest, when I heard the phone was going to record 720p video, I was shocked that they did not offer a 64GB from day one. 32GB for something like a flip camera is fine because thats all it does. With the iPhone however - music, tv/movies, apps etc all take up a sizeable chunk, not leaving much left to record video.

They offer 64GB in iPads and iPods so was shocked they didn't do it with the phone. I was surprised and pretty mad they didn't offer a 64GB version, because that to me would have made this phone pretty close to perfect.
 

Savor

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I got the highest capacity available, and honestly, I am very content. I still have about 23 GB free space, but that's because I am rebuilding my library again. If you can stream your library, I think it defeats the purpose of carrying "everything" with you.

Apple doesn't care if you fill it up so easily. Even the default 5MP setting takes more space now. They want you to upgrade more and more. They want you to see the glass half empty and not half full. Just pick and choose the best of the best. Your absolute favorites.

I downloaded a 21 min Futurama episode in HD. The size was 600+ MB! Imagine just a full season of that? Practically makes it impossible to carry everything with a memory hog like HD videos. My only concerns is music, photos, and apps. HD movies and entire TV shows seasons can be complete memory wasters. Just stream or be more picky when it comes to videos.

128 GB is definitely needed in the HD era and even at some point, that may still not be enough anymore...
 

Moyank24

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I have the 16gb, after having a 32gb 3GS. And so far I have no regrets. I have an iPad, so I keep all of my videos on that.

If I didn't have the iPad I never could have survived with 16gb.
 

Ntombi

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Absolutely. I've had the highest capacity offered with each iPhone, and this time they're really pushing it still keeping it down at 32. :( I'm constantly juggling what I keep on the phone, when I'd prefer to have more storage.

If there were a 64 offered tomorrow, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
 

pawo

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I wish I went with the 16 lol. I have some ~200 gigs of music and I still havent put a single song on my iphone....

Over half of it is flac, and Ive been to lazy to use dbpoweramp and convert it to v0 and put it all into itunes. (I use foobar)

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

ToroidalZeus

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Absolutely. I've had the highest capacity offered with each iPhone, and this time they're really pushing it still keeping it down at 32. :( I'm constantly juggling what I keep on the phone, when I'd prefer to have more storage.

If there were a 64 offered tomorrow, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Apple needs upgrades for next year
 

palmerc2

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I got the 32GB model and have 13.9GB available.

I upgraded from a 16GB 3G so I really haven't thought of putting more music on it, yet.....

I can tell ya for sure I am gonna put more vids and songs on this thing so that space I have right now will def fill up fast.

I am sure a 32/64 is in order for next year, justtttttt in time for me to get this thing filled up to get the 64GB model. Perfect!!
 

JohnnyQuest

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I bought the 32GB, and already know that after a year's worth of HD video and more media synched onto it, 64GB is really necessary :(
 

Tronic

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Not a iP4 and therefore no video or even large pics, but of the 8gb I have now on my 3G, the most I think I've ever used is maybe 4GB. Granted I've also never synced any music to the device either, that's what Pandora and the iTouch are for.
 

Philalbe

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I went from a 32GB 3GS to a 16GB iPhone 4. Definitely wish I got a 32, but I was an early upgrader, so the 32 would have pushed me up to around $500.00. Definitely feeling the loss in storage capacity. I'm a music freak and I like watching documentaries, so the 16 really makes me feel like I have to pick and choose.I currently have about a gig of video and 11 gigs of music. The remaining room is taken by books, PDFs and apps. Maybe I can shave a gig or two off the music I have on there?

Missing my 64 GB iPod touch...lol!