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iphone 4s 16gb shows 13.6gb why?????

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pagel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 18, 2012 1:14 AM

Apple has determined that they dont want to follow the norm and correct description of a megabyte or gigabyte even tho this is not like fashion u cant change what megabyte or gigabyte is so i dont see the point in changing something that confuses the layman who generallu does not know what a byte or bit is.....

but nevertheless Apple has chosen to confuse the layman..... when a customer asks for a quantity of something he doesnt expect to see a different figure and then be told sorry its just the way i do my math.....?? math should be the same worldwide.... and megabytes and gigabytes should be consistant around the world in their description as they are physically, for the benifit of the layman who knows nothing about this when he asks for a 16gb iphone.... he expects to see on his phone that the company that sold him the phone and has even in this case defined the standard by which it measures, that he should see that the phone reflects the capacity under which it was sold to him...... 16gb.... not 13.6, which is 2.4 gigbyte short of 16gb and even 2gb short of the standard by which apple measures by.....?????????? of course just to clarify the calcualtion you can alll read it here.... http://www.tuaw.com/2009/08/29/snow-leopard-the-new-one-gigabyte-now-slimmer-tha n-before and it is not like they have not had time to make sure the hardware follows this new measurement, no.... this was decided 3 years ago..... Apple math on the new gigabyte does not follow on the new iphone 4s..... it is supposed to be 16gb..... but the iphone 4s shows 13.6gb so if you take the fact that apple is refering to 1gb as 1000,000 kbytes then if you times 1024 by 16 to get the actual figure it is 16,000,384 but because apple have dropped the '24 in 1024 to get the figure apple uses we take away 384 from 16,000,384 leaving 16,000,000 then we divide that by 1024,000 which gives us 15,625,000

so the actuall figure on the iphone 4s for a 16gb memory capacity by apples new 1gb math, should be 15.6gb

 

SO APPLE WHERE HAS MY 2GB GONE.......

 

Even by your own math APPLE this product fails to meet its own description under the trade descriptions act.....

 

Your Customers have been ripped off by 2GB..... the iphone 4s has actually got 14gb in it not 16gb....

 

the stupid thing is that it doesnt matter how you want to calculate the megabyte or gigabyte in the end... what matters is that if you sell a phone that claims to have 16gb of memory then really i dont care about the .6 of a gb displaying all i care about is that my phone just says.... it has a capacity of 16gb and that i can use all 16gb..... how it is calculated i dont give any hoots let alone 2....

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,350 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to pagel)

    I think you need to be just a little more of a drama queen. Maybe all those mass storage device manufacturers would change things for you.

     

    Stedman

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,760 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to pagel)

    I assume you have posted similar rants to the message boards of the manufacturers of any hard drives you have?

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,980 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to pagel)

    Wow, what a lunatic screed. I started out being somewhat sympathetic to you, but now I actually want to take away all of your GB and stomp on them.

     

    Matt

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,350 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:45 AM (in response to pagel)

    No, other manufacturers report capacity in exactly the same fashion. Which is why a 500gB Western Digital hard drive will have the same capacity as a 500 gB Seagate (approximately 460gB)

     

    Stedman

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,350 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to pagel)

    pagel wrote:

     

    i didnt say they didnt use the same math, i that the capacity shown in the OS matches their math. if u read my post properly u wuld have seen that if u use apples math the iphone shuld show 15.6gb but it doesnt. it shows 13.6gb

    And if there was no operating system on the iDevice, the capacity would be as you think it should be. Unfortunately, an iDevice without an operating system is not of much use.

     

    Stedman

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,760 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to pagel)

    I'd stop digging the hole if I were you.

  • iamjeremie Level 4 Level 4 (1,310 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to pagel)

    Yours.

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,350 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 5:45 AM (in response to pagel)

    pagel wrote:

     

    are u brain dead the os tells the phone how much room there is an when u try to put more than 13gb of data on the phone it will say there is no room. andy point is that if apple math is correct then my phone is still 2gb short of 16gb occording to apple math

    So your point is: Logic and Binary math be damned, I want my 16gB. Unfortunately, I doubt you have the clout to make those changes.

     

    Stedman

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,350 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 6:21 AM (in response to pagel)

    I understand perfectly. But I can see you are having some issues. Please read some more literature and educate yourself.

     

    Bye

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