iPhone 4s 16 or 32 GB?

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  1. KyRoamer
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    Title says it all. I do not have a lot of music, but do have quite a few apps. Also I store a fair number of pictures on the phone. Thoughts?
     
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    I would never buy less than what they make available.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of buying what you need - I've gone for the smallest devices almost every time. More money saved for the next version of every phone too.
     
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    It depends if you'll be putting a lot of apps, music and movies you'll want the larger one. I went smallest with my first and then the next level up on my second phone. Pictures don't really take up a lot of space and now you have iCloud backing them up automatically for you.
     
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    Interesting contrast. I view this as a two year phone and an extra 1GB will add $4.17 per month to the cost. Doesn't seem like much until you think how much good four extra Kiva loans might do.

    Right now my wife has a 3G with 8 GBs and has yet to fill it. That should say stay at 16. My concern is whether the new operating system is bigger, whether the new personal assistant and voice recognition need more space and how much space will the HD video and 8 MP pictures eat up.

    I am pretty sure that I'll stay at 16, but 32 is tempting. For me, 64 never.
     
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    I am going to go with the 32GB iPhone 4S for my 1st iPhone. I only have about 2000 songs, will have photos and apps. After querying friends who have them, I think that should be sufficent for me.
     
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    I keep my music on a Nano so install don't run down my phone battery. I have an iPad for movies. So most of the stuff on my iPhone is apps and photos/video clips taken with the phone. With the new better camera there might be more camera use. Since my nav apps with offline maps for US/Western Europe take up about 3-4 GB (I think), I'd go with the 32gb version (they now also have a 64gb model).
     
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    I have a 16GB. I don't know what I'll ever put on it. I only used 2-3 GB of my old 3GS.
     
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    These are good and very valid points. While individual usage of HD (1080p) video may vary, the occasional 8 MP photo will add up. HDR in the iPhone 4 was one reason my iPhone filled up real fast, since I insist on keeping the originals as well.
     
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    I've had the smallest iPhone since they came out and never had an issue. Even with the iPhone 4 16GB I never had any problems with space, but I'm not big on music and the screen was too small for video so YMMV.

    I always relied on Pandora / Last.fm for music, and nowadays with stuff like Google Music or Spotify, you just store your stuff in the cloud and stream it, so no need to have a huge amount of storage, IMO.
     
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    I have alot of movies and tv shows I watch - so I would go for nothing less than the 64GB model. my 32GB 3GS is always full ... Having said that I think I will wait until next year now and keep my 3GS
     
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    what about resale value of these units...???
     
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    As long as you sell them early, you can get decent money out of them, otherwise you have to compete with Apple plus the millions of people out there trying to upgrade.

    I sold my iPhone 4 for $450 on craigslist about 2 months ago and moved to an Android phone. I figured if I had waited it would be worth much less now.
     
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    Decided to go with 16. Darn things are out of stock everywhere so I have one on order from AT&T.
     
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    My iPod has about 13G of music on it, not counting video (TV shows) which I offloaded back to the PC. In my case I'd get nothing short of the 32 and perhaps even the 64. My iPad2 is 64.
     
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    I want to know if the 5 will have multi SIM bays....
     
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    And if they will be unlocked....
     
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    Also.... why no official Apple keyboard as an add on option..?????
     
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    The CDMA iPhones are GSM unlocked. Sprint is unlocked and Verizon you have to call to get an unlock code when you want to travel.

    The only catch is that they use a micro SIM, so if you're traveling and buying a SIM card overseas you might have issues.
     
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    I thought that the loaded versions always had better resale value than the entry level models....
     
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    Some initial confusion on the Sprint phones...

    Update: Macworld received an official statement from Sprint that clarifies this situation. Their initial report was correct. Sprint will sell the iPhone 4S as an unlocked handset. Shortly after launch, an update will be pushed to the handset that will lock the phone. Customers who are in good standing and need international service can then request an unlock at a later date. The full statement can be read at Macworld.

    [From my iPhone using the milePoint app]
     
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    Sprint always brings the drama. I also read reports that we would not be able to remove the sim cards too.

    I have Sprint and I didn't have issues obtaining unlock codes for my blackberries. Hopefully this will be the case for the iPhone, which I hope to have next week.

     
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    Forget all the mainstream carriers.... get NEXTEL !!!!!

    :cool: :p
     
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    There's a whole lot of confusion about the Sprint iPhone:

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/sprint-unlocks-iphone-4s-sim-card-confusion/27899

    The whole "customer in good standing" is utterly silly IMO. The contract you enter into with the carrier protects them with early termination charges.

    Fixable with a meat cleaver and scissors :)

    http://www.solutios.com/simcutting/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Pkm2PUG-c
     
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