5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2011 1:30 PM by Kappy
AZ_guy Level 1 Level 1

Rather than get a new iPod, I plan to use my new iPhone 4s for my music.  I'll probably have about 800 songs, will use many apps, cruising the internet, watching video, and storing some pictures, bbut probably only around 100 or so.  How many GB's will I need?  8? 16? 32?


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Solved by paulcb on Oct 7, 2011 1:26 PM Solved

IMO, buy as much as you can afford.  You probably won't regret it and it will be worth more when you sell it.

 

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Reply by Allan Sampson on Oct 7, 2011 1:29 PM Helpful

What is the storage capacity of your iPod and what is installed on it besides music?

 

A movie purchased from the iTunes store will take up 1+ GB of storage - the longer the movie, more storage space required. The new 4S is available with 16, 32, and 64.

 

In regards to storage capacity, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Whatever storage capacity you choose, you won't be able to increase it. You probably won't go wrong with 32GB.

Reply by Kappy on Oct 7, 2011 1:30 PM Helpful

Estimate about 4 MBs per song. 100 apps could be around 2 GBs. 100 images maybe a couple hundered MBs. The OS and default apps about 1 GB. That totals around 6.5 GBs. An 8 GB device provides only about 6.5 GBs of free space, net. So you need at least a 16 GB model.

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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6

    IMO, buy as much as you can afford.  You probably won't regret it and it will be worth more when you sell it.

     

    See "More Like This" to your right for related threads.

  • elikness Level 4 Level 4

    If you don't shoot video and want to keep tons of movies on your device, get the 8GB. It's probably enough to keep you happy.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    64.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10

    What is the storage capacity of your iPod and what is installed on it besides music?

     

    A movie purchased from the iTunes store will take up 1+ GB of storage - the longer the movie, more storage space required. The new 4S is available with 16, 32, and 64.

     

    In regards to storage capacity, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Whatever storage capacity you choose, you won't be able to increase it. You probably won't go wrong with 32GB.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Estimate about 4 MBs per song. 100 apps could be around 2 GBs. 100 images maybe a couple hundered MBs. The OS and default apps about 1 GB. That totals around 6.5 GBs. An 8 GB device provides only about 6.5 GBs of free space, net. So you need at least a 16 GB model.