113 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2015 4:52 AM by wycliffe9194 Go to original post Branched to a new discussion.
• Level 1

u really need to read properly i did not say nokia included space for the os

• Level 8
Mac OS X

pagel wrote:

16,000,000,000 / 1024 kbytes = 15,625,000,000 = 15.6gb

WRONG!!!!

Because 1024 kbytes is 1,048,576 bytes (1024x1024); 1 kbyte = 1,024 bytes, not 1,000 bytes. And 1 GB is 1024x1024x1024, or 1,073,741,824 bytes.

16,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,824 = 14.9 GB.

And you claim 20 year's IT experience? I'm glad you aren't working for me. My admins understand this, even if they have only 6 month's experience.

• Level 1

what the ????? it still is not  the 13.6gb that my iphone is showing????? cant be bothered to argue anymore u r are all crazy that u culd not see the point i am making is that the iphone shows less memory than it shuld and ur comment proves it now even if ur comments shows it is 1gb less.... it is still less than it shuld

• Level 9
Desktops

14.9 minus the space used by the OS = approximately 13.6gB.

• Level 1

i believe i mentioned that i am talking about capacity not usage. regardless of what is used the capacity stsys the same, amd my phone shows a capcity of 13.6gb not 14.9gb. but even if i took ur conclusion to be the case it still doesnt make sense because phone showed 256mb in use at purchase suggesting that the 256mb used is the os. but 14.9gb - 25b does not = 13.6gb i know that much.

• Level 1

sorry were typo above 14.9gb - 256mb doesnt = 13.6gb

• Level 9
Desktops

Insert picture here of Stedman smacking his head into the wall in frustration.

Bye.

• Level 1

sorry but i have plugened myself with frustration that noone can understand that the fact is there is less memory on the phone than there should be

• Level 6

I'll feed you just a bit more. Please relate where you can buy any memory/storage device in multiples of 14.9GB or 13.6GB or anything at all other than 16GB. Or 4GB, 8GB or 32 GB or 64GB.  Can't find any? Neither can Apple. So they built in the nearest to your requirements that they could. Turned out to be 16GB.

• Level 1

please, first make your laguage proper, no need of swearing or anything
the capacity was 16 GB only, the OS and other necessary files made it less, no need to be so mad.
like if you see any-ANY phone's specification they show something like " internal memory - 4 GB (1.5 GB user available)"  The rest space is for the phone's files
go buy any **** phone and it will have less internal storage than normally written

• Level 1

you get 13.6GB because all the iOS data installed! If you deleted iOS your iPhone wont work but youd find you have about 17/18GB! Also, you cannot say its a con cos apple give you 5GB free cloud, so you get 18.6GB!!! If you want more memory then get the 32GB model or the 64GB model like i got!

• Level 6

Please - this thread died three months sgo. It was painful enough the first time round...

• Level 1

I have the same problem with my phone, yet my friend has the iPhone 4s 16gb the exact same as mine even the network and hers states 16gb mine is only 13.6 so how can that be an iOS thing? I am very confused as to why she has more data but more stuff on her phone then me and the exact same model!!

P.s it's also kinda false advertising it should state that it's not actually 16gb you revive with the phone when purchased if that is why it says 13.6gb!!! I hope the 5 does not have this problem !!

• Level 8
Mac OS X

IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. It is the result of the way memory is measured, and the fact that 1KB is 1024 bytes, not 1000 bytes because it is measured in base 2. Which has been explained several times in this thread, as well as in many other threads, in Wikipedia, and as taught in any computer science course. And the same thing is true for your Windows computer, your Mac, an IBM p-Series, an Oracle Sun server or an IBM mainframe.There's no point in repeating it yet again. Just read the thread.

• Level 1

I just read this whole thing and couldn't stop laughing. This is probably one of the dumbest guys I have encountered. How many people explained to him how the iOS takes up memory and he still can't comprehend that? Wow. Just wow