Will 64 GB be enough with the 6s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Toddler, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. The Toddler macrumors member

    The Toddler

    Oct 17, 2011
    From the polls here it seems like 64 GB is the most popular size people are ordering. But given iOS 9's 4K video capabilities and the moving images, won't the phone fill up rather quickly? Or do most people not record that much video?
  2. laurarh macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2015
    I don't record that much video and I figure I can leave a lot of the photos on my mac. I've been surviving all this time on either an 8 or 16 gb so I think I'll be fine.
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    personally (though I'm not getting the 6s) I wouldn't bother with recording in 4k as I don't have any 4k devices. 1080p would be just fine for me. again, IMO.
  4. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    For me it'll probably be enough. Currently I'm using about 33GB. With app thinning and being able to clear out some unused stuff, I should have more than enough space for some 4k videos (which I probably won't take too frequently)
  5. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    iCloud should help. If not, when the 7 comes around I guess I'll be going 128GB.
  6. Benched08 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2014
    Puh-leez. How many 4K displays will be viewing all your epic videos? I'm gonna be getting by fine with 16GB, I read somewhere that the average 12MP live photo is only 2x the size of a normal photo.
  7. perkedel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2014
    I don't record any videos. I use my DLSR for photoshoots where I use external lighting gear, and pics I took with my ip6+ mostly walk about shots or location scouting. I don't do non essential apps / download every iteration of angry birds or candy crush, and I don't sync music either.

    I have 8GB left on my 16GB.

    I don't have 4K devices, so I don't really care about it, but I'm interested in live photos.
  8. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    what size storage do you have now and how much free. i would say if you have 30% free you can make do. you can put more in cloud or move to laptop/pc.

    i will get the 128gb though. for only 5 more dollars per month on Next, a no brainer. i will then keep more of my ripped movies on device.
  9. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Unless you are planning on keeping everything you shoot or taking a picture of on the phone, I do not see why a 64GB would not be sufficient. You have iCloud or download it off the phone.
  10. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Apple believes 16GB is enough. You tell us if it's enough.
  11. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  12. iLuis macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    i have the 128gb and i have more than 40gb that i don't use.

    And now thanks to iCloud i have my 20k pictures in the cloud.

    So 64gb is the way to go.
  13. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I keep everything I save through I cloud. I got a 64gb simply cause the 64 and 128 have a higher resale value. Or in my opinion keeps its value up more than a 16 which would probably depreciate faster.
  14. trek360 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    How many gb iCloud storage do you have?
  15. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Unless you're storing a lot of photos and videos and/or a huge amount of music, I would get the 64GB. Some will say get the 128GB for peace of mind, but I don't like to spend money unless I'm fairly certain I need to. An iPhone is expensive enough without paying an extra $100 for what you may very well not need.

    I'm upgrading from a 32GB 4S that I've had for almost four years. Boosting the storage to 64GB should be plenty for me.
  16. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    4k video is overrated unless you are in the business
  17. squirrrl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    I have a lot of songs and I listen to a lot of podcasts that pile up sometimes on my device during busier times. The 64GB iPod touch I've been using hasn't been enough and it starts to act sluggish when there's less than 2GB left of storage. If you don't have a lot of movies, songs or such and stream most of your media, 64GB should be plenty. I travel to countries with poor internet connections so I tend to like to have things stored on my machines.
  18. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Quick question: when you say you have 20k pictures in the Cloud (presumably iCloud) are you using iCloud as a transfer system where if there's 20k pictures in iCloud that means you have them also (all 20k of them) on your device


    Using iCloud as a literal cloud storage system where say you have a folder in iCloud with your photos, all 20k of them?
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Got 128GB as no matter what storage will never be an issue
  20. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Twice the size of a normal 12MP photo, which is still significantly larger than previous iPhone's 8MP.
  21. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Compared to 4GB, 64 is plenty.

    Philosophy 101.
  22. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Years down the track you will have wished the recordings were in 4K. It will become the standard, not now, but a few years down the track.
  23. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    End of the day, you know your needs. If you are a massive video / picture taker, 64gb might not be enough . I don't depend on iCloud, I still prefer to have my assets kept locally.
  24. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    That is absolutely not true. Proportionally the 16gb always holds the most value. That extra 100 dollars you pay is only worth 30 to 40 bucks extra after 1 year
  25. DeApp1e macrumors 6502


    May 1, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Yeah 64GB is plenty, for me. I'm not going to use Live Photos that much (expect holidays) and 4k, nah. I'll pass on that. ;)

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