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iPhone 4S: Which Version Should I Get? 16GB 32 GB or 64GB

by karanb1r / October 4, 2011 6:23 PM PDT

<b>I know I will be upgrading but which version is best for me?
I have rules out 64GB because I believe that is overkill for me. I am on the
fence between 16GB and 32 GB. I have about 6-7 GB of music. I am concerned
about the 1080p Video Recording and Apps. I heard 1minute of recording can take
up nearly 100gb of space... Could anyone shed light on this matter? Bottom
line...I use the camera a lot and If the new camera does not take a lot of
space with its video and pictures I will get the 16GB if it does 32GB it is.

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always get more if you can
by simons1321 / October 5, 2011 6:38 AM PDT

Hey karanb1r,

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by karanb1r / October 5, 2011 9:52 AM PDT

Thank you for replying so quickly.
Thanks simons1321
Yes indeed I meant 100MB*/hr.
Thank you "pinkishloops"

I will probably have 10GB after music left for apps pics and videos. I am sure I don'[t need a 64GB model.

>>>>>>>Will i be able to sell a 16GB or 32GB for about the same price as I bought it in a year?????<<<<

On a side note what I find funny is how the media mocks the new upgrade. Sure I too wanted an overhaul of the aesthetics just so it would stand out but its pretty much an overhaul on the inside.

And what I find even funnier is how people on forums, where the question is if they should get the 4S, say "oh you should just wait for the iPhone 5." Like it even exists at this point..

After all the rumors built up, there was a mindset fixated on what it would look like and what it would do. Many people still believe that the rumored iPhone 5 is going to come in a few weeks or so. I mean are you seriously crazy? It would be so difficult for apple to have another roll-out of phones immediately after. Not to mention all the phone retailers as well as Apple stores which will go through more training. People will only realize after 6 months pass with the iPhone 4S that a iPhone 5 will indeed be coming late Fall 2012 at the earliest.

Just my two cents. I love to play around with my camera so if it will take up thaaaat much space I might have to go with a 32gb.

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by iappneto / October 19, 2011 6:05 PM PDT

Just go for 64GB Grin

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Get what you can afford,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 4, 2011 10:01 PM PDT

One would wonder why any manufacturer would make a device with the capability of recording 1080p Video, that apparently uses 100GB of drive space for 1 minute of recording and only have 16Gb or 32GB of storage available.

<div>By your reckoning, you would only be able to record around15 seconds on the 32GB phone and even less on the 16GB which really would not make sense, would it?

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100 GB / minute
by Djivey / October 5, 2011 12:01 AM PDT

You must have this wrong. It's likely 100 MB /minute, which would give you roughly 2 hours of recording time on the 16 GB model.

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Get what meets your needs
by pinkishloops / October 5, 2011 5:01 AM PDT

You (mrmacfixit) could have been alot kinder and just said that you think he mean't 100mb/s. Mocking is rude Happy but here's my advice: if you can, get the 32GB. The only iPhone's i've had were the 8GB 3G, and the 8GB 3GS. They were enough, but barely. I didn't put my whole music library on there and i pretty much just put apps on it. But it begins to eat at your memory. Eventually, you will need more space and it look like 16gb is the minimum you can take. I'm personally getting the 32gb because i'd like to have a little extra headroom (like you said, the 64gb seems overkill for me). It's a good medium ground, and should get you a good resale value afterwards when you are done. Be sure to get a good case, such as an OtterBox defender.

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Factor in the Cloud
by philkam / October 14, 2011 9:18 AM PDT

Since much of our information can not be stored on the Cloud and accessed from the Cloud, there is less storage required of the iPone's internal memory.

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Don't you have that backwards?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 11:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Factor in the Cloud

Surely that should read:

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by philkam / October 15, 2011 12:51 AM PDT

Yes, I wanted to say "now" rather than "not"
Thank you

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