Will 32 GB be enough? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WhackyNinja, Sep 7, 2016.


Is 32 GB or go for 128 GB

  1. 32 GB

    15 vote(s)
  2. 128 GB

    17 vote(s)
  1. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    After seeing the keynote and getting excited for 32 GB finally coming back, it begs the question.

    Is it actually enough? I know too early to tell but curious to see what people will say
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Depends on your use. It's likely just fine for many people, given that even 16 GB has been fine for quite a few.
  3. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    I've always had 32 GB phones when I had my Nexus and the iPhone 5 way back when. I've always felt it was the sweet spot, I only once got to get a 64 GB iPhone 6 last year for a bit and I only used 10 GBs of it (iCloud Photo Library enabled and Apple Music downloaded) so I think I should be good just that with the upgraded camera I believe it'll take up more space.
  4. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    I think anyone can squeeze under there if they want. But I'd get the next step up. Remember if you resell you will get some of that $100 price increase back. And if you hand down to someone, well then do it for them.
  5. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Yeah better safe than sorry. I'll see what people have to say about a 32 gb iPhone when they get it, if not then I'll bite the bullet and either get a 64 GB iPhone 6s from Amazon or wait till Black Friday and hope I get a good discount on the 128 GB iPhone 7.
  6. scottish macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
    Not for me. It would be doable but I'd have to start choosing what I have on there even with photos storage optimised. 64GB is (was) perfect for me when combined with iCloud.
  7. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2014
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    this is apple's new form of greed. they did it with the 6 too. make it so that the base model is barely enough so that you have to buy the next level up. do i need 128gb? no, but i have to buy that one because i used about 45gb on my 64gb phone. greedy greedy greedy.
  9. oliver_1809 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2015
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    There's no way to answer this without reference to your specific uses and needs. Some would do fine with 16gb and some make full use of 256. What do you want to keep on your phone? Do you intend to shoot a lot of 4K video?
  11. max.ine macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2016
    I could still survive on 16GB if I needed to. I'm just glad Apple is forcing me to upgrade ;)
  12. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    Same here. Years ago I had a 32GB 5S. I never deleted anything and used like 23GB max. But normally if I keep my phone "cleaned up" 16 does just fine for me. So I'll be getting a 32 and be happy I will basically never have to delete anything.
  13. mtcowdog, Sep 8, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016

    mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I voted 128. Things like larger picture files and 4K video eat up storage fast. Apple often has 3 options with products, and my rule of thumb has been to get the middle option. I have been happy with that approach. The cost difference is minor over a couple of years.

    edit: I didn't realize this was 6s. But same thinking applies.
  14. menist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2010
    Got to be 128gb for me. If you don't take pictures at all and only stream music via cloud, 32gb is definitely enough.
  15. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I've had my 64GB iPhone 6 plus since January 2015, and I have used 21.5GB of my available storage. For me, a 32GB would start to feel a little tight. That said, any new iPhone I buy will be 128GB.
  17. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    32gb is enough but not satisfying. Strongly recommend 128gb as for $100 more, you got so much more storage
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I've long complained about 16gb being too much. That said I could make 32 work for me. The only reason it doesn't right now is because I've not removed photos and videos in nearly a year. If I did that even once every three or so months I'd have zero problems.

    St the end of the day base it in your uses. I suspect s lot of people will be for with 32 which is why I think Apple decided to quadruples that storage for $100 this year. I feel fewer would opt for 64 if it was the middle range. But $128 for the price is more enticing.
  19. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Guys, I think we need to remember something. I actually forgot about this until I read an article on CNET. Apple third party apps are becoming ridiculously huge, must more so than the same app on Android. These apps are sucking up your storage. I am now rethinking whether I should get the 32 GB or the 128 GB, whichever will hold the best resale value. In the past, the base model: 16 GB had the highest resale value.
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It really depends on the apps you are using. Most apps aren't all that large, mostly it's games and various productivity apps that are on the meaningfully larger side.
  21. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    On my previous iPhone, I had over 200 apps installed. None were games. I deleted them as necessary and rarely downloaded the newer versions. For example, many weather apps were around 50+ MB in size while the older versions were around 10-20 MB. Evernote ballooned. It's over 160 MB. All these apps do quickly add up.
  22. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    64 is plenty for me. I don't delete too many pics or videos although I upload them every couple weeks so I could. My daughter has a 16 and it seems to be a struggle but she likes taking pictures. I will up to 128 from 64. I don't think I'll use all that space but its better than being short.
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    They can certainly add up, but something like 50 or even 100 MB is hardly large (perhaps in comparison to 20 MB, sure, but that's just a comparison to older and smaller apps with less things in them). It seems that most people don't typically have apps in the hundreds, so it's basically something that really depends on the end user ultimately.
  24. BFG86 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2011
    I have 32gb(26.5 after formatting) and have 5gb free

    Kinda crazy that I paid the price for the 5s as what a 128gb 7 will be

    Thought they would just drop the 16 and make it 32 64 128
  25. doba87 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2016
    Guys with 32gb, What's your status with the free space by now ?
    In retrospect, would you go for a higher volume ?
    I am wondering (in long term view) whether 32 GB is enough for they next 2 years or so...

    Your insights would be helpfull !

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