11/4/116:22 am MacMost Forum Question: What Is the Purpose Of 64GB In the iPhone 4S? Why would I need more than 16GB in my new iPhone 4S? —– Frank Hawkins Comments: 5 Responses to “What Is the Purpose Of 64GB In the iPhone 4S?” Gary Rosenzweig 11/4/11 @ 6:42 am If you have to ask, then you probably don’t. Many people like to put large music collections on their iPhones. I’ve easily got more than 64GB of music myself, but I choose to only put a few favorite albums and a few new ones on my iPhone. But there was a day when I would have loved to carry my entire music collection around on my phone. Others like to stock their phone with lots of videos and movies. If you travel a lot you might need the space to lots of video and rent a few movies. And then there are the cameras. It would be hard to pile on more than a few GB of photos, but it is easier with video. If you like to record a lot of long video on a fun night out or a vacation trip, then you could use the extra space. Some of the larger apps (games and such) take 500MB or 1GB. Some magazines you can buy as apps or in the new Newsstand are also large. All that said, I’ve got a 16GB iPhone because I know I don’t need more than that. Frank Hawkins 11/4/11 @ 7:03 am Thanks Gary, very useful! Kevin 11/4/11 @ 8:03 am I have a music collection over 25,000 tracks. It won’t fit even in 64gb but it would let me take more of it. But with it available via iTunes match even this isn’t a concern. But when traveling it could be used for movies, or if you want to take a lot of photos, especially with the 4s larger images. Not sure how big GarageBand files get, but with that supported in the iPhone 4s that might help with that too. I do have a 64GB iPad and I like having that space when I travel. But I’ll stick with 16gb phone. Frank Hawkins 11/4/11 @ 11:01 am Thanks Kevin. Useful contribution. Still trying to decide whether to spend the extra bucks. I also have a large music collection. Corey 11/4/11 @ 1:07 pm I prefer the 16GB model. With the option of using applications like Air Video & StreamToMe I avoid storing an enormous music and video library on the device itself. This has its obvious limitations, like requiring a data connection, and using monthly data, but I find it to be the better option vs paying a steep markup for the higher capacity models. Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: Mac Photos Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular TutorialsFinder Hints and Shortcuts Relative and Absolute Cell References In Numbers Creating Transparent Images With Pixelmator Macmost Now 2: MacBook Mobile Access Creating a Guest Wi-Fi Network Restoring Lost Dock and Finder Items Using the Keynote Presenter Display iMovie Basics Removing Adware From Your Mac 10 Finder Tricks InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.