will you buy 8GB iphone4 for $99? is that enough storage for 2 years??

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  1. kulimer macrumors 6502

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    will you buy 8GB iphone4 for $99? is that enough storage for your next 2 years??

    I am tempted since it is $100 cheaper. But seems like 8GB will be out of the loop next, since the 4GB is already eliminated.
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    No, $100 is well worth it for 2x the storage, speed, and a better camera.
     
  3. kulimer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iphone 4 8GB is the same speed as iphone 4 16GB, no?
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I think he was referring to the 16GB iPhone 4S.

    Personally even the 32GB iPhone 4 isn't enough for me and I'm looking forward to getting the 64GB iPhone 4S.
     
  5. mountains macrumors regular

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    Yes.

    Personally, I'd spring for the 8GB because I use Spotify instead of keeping some small portion of my music collection on my phone.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    At first I tended to agree with the OP, but nahhh. I'd rather get twice as much space (I'll probably need 32GB actually ... 3x the space), a faster phone, better camera (I can totally justify the higher price just for the camera), Siri, 14.4Mb/s downloads, etc etc
     
  7. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    IMO if you're going to be a heavy user, you need at least 16GB. I have 32GB right now, and that's been a pretty comfortable number, with the amount of storage I actually use varying depending on how much music I have loaded. The new option for 64GB is nice, but I'm not sure that's worth an extra $100 for my usage.
     
  8. kulimer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    16GB for iphone4 and iphone 4S are the same price, who would want to buy the iphone4
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    They are not the same price.

    16GB iPhone 4 is $99.
    16GB iPhone 4S is $199.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The $99 iPhone 4 is 8gb.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I thought storage was categorized by capacity, not time. How many years is a terabyte?
     
  12. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    8GB is just about right for 2 years.

    Unless you take many HD videos or have an abnormally large collection of music 8GB is fine although 16 GB is safer as iOS5 takes up a good chuck.
     
  13. mountains macrumors regular

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    Less than 12 parsecs.
     
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    8GB just isn't enough for me. Then again, people are going to buy a $199 Kindle Fire which only has 8GB too. If you plan to use the iCloud, then I say go for it.

    If storage was one of the main reasons, the 3GS has 8GB and that is FREE with contract.

    I prefer my next smartphone to have an expandable storage slot. It is "basic stuff" like that I miss that most people who only used an iPhone as a smartphone will never understand. Apple users pay $100 just to get double the storage for an iPhone when you can pay about $14 for a 16GB SanDisk microSD card and about $39 for a 32GB one off Amazon. I can easily get a Android phone with 16GB for $99 and then just add another $14 16GB microSD (Class 4) to make it 32GB. A savings of over $85.
     
  15. Karr271 macrumors regular

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    HD video takes up a lot of space, and of that 8gb, only about 6 is available to user. that's not a lot consider photos, videos, and apps. You might find it tight
     
  16. blazinz macrumors regular

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    I was gonna use my wifes upgrade for the "new" iphone. And give her my ip4. She has a 3gs. After seeing whats coming out I wont be upgrading my ip4 till the 6th gen iphone comes out and will now get her a ip4 for $99, cant beat it.

    That being said I took a look at her usage/gb today.. She still has 11.9of14.1 gb. She's had the phone 2yrs does everything she wants with it and i dont see her usage expanding all that much making a $99 ip4 a steal and a great start to her bday presents this weekend, just in time!.. :D

    So i guess for some the 8gb does make sense.. Really depends on the user, I personally could never do it (again, I did have an original 4gb):eek:.
     
  17. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    go for the 16 GB iPhone 4 for $149, I dont think 8 GB is enough, with apps pictures and music and video, you will fill it up in 2 months
     
  18. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    What I find funny is that the iPhone 4 16GB model is $99 from almost every carrier in Canada at the moment (not sure about US pricing). So basically they are going to cut the storage in half and offer an 8GB iPhone 4 for the same price and call it the low end device?
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Ummm... Things can be deleted off the phone. It's not George's wallet.
     
  20. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    It is by capacity. The OP (I'm assuming) was asking if they bought the 8gb, would it still hold everything they wanted it to, even in two years.
     
  21. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    When one looks at how much you are paying over a 2 year contract period, $100 works out to $4 and a few cents per month. If you think you might conceivably need more than 8GB then spend the extra.
     
  22. kulimer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, what color did you guys get? I am seeing so many people getting the white iphone, even the guys. I think it just looks girly on them.
     
  23. verwon macrumors 68030

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    That's just silly!
     
  24. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Please. not again.
     
  25. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Power users will blow through 8GB instantly, but Im always amazed when I look at the storage needs of my "normal" friends. Their photo library has never been dumped/backed up, they have no music, no video even the apps they get are all freebies so many times they're nowhere near the 8GB limit. In fact, a friend of mine hunted down a 64GB for a week and when I saw her phone the other day she was only using 1.2GB of the 64.

    So it all depends on what kind of user you are. For me, I think 32GB is the sweet spot since I have all my essential apps, a good amount of media, a sizable photo library and a few GB open for whatever else I need.
     

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