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?”

    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!

    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.

    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.

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