Originally Posted by SolipsismX
1) If I was being more abrasive would have I defended your comment even though I don't agree with it tto @SpamSandwich
whom is a friend? I am still waiting to know what I said to you
that was abrasive. If you were trolling, which you're not, I would be abrasive but that isn't new.
2) If you want to take the plunge — because I oddly can't find any reliable stats on it — you can backup and then wipe your iPhone to see how big the basic installation is. Note that you can't start with 64 GIB and then subtract what Settings » General » About says your remaining capacity because iOS lists your BASE-2 results but your capacity size, just like with a HDD, is BASE-10. You have a smidge over 64,000,000,000 bytes which means in BASE-2 format for the OS you're only starting with 59.60 GIB so a 1.2(?) GiB will then show incorrect result in your thinking that iOS 7.x is using 5.6 GiB.
I don't want you to defend me from anyone. ...and I read and have read all of SpamSandwich's post over the same amount of time and most of the time, besides the snarky remarks, are somewhat informative.
Why am I on the defensive? I posted my thoughts and I'm honored by your questions, and by a former moderators comments, but why really? Am I so off?
I'll take the plunge if you will. Shouldn't be too bad if we back up the phone right?
Originally Posted by SolipsismX
1) In what way was I abusive?
2) No one should be upset for choosing to buy a product and having that product do exactly what it stated it could do. If it's a fault unit (which happens) then one can be upset that they drew the very rare but unlucky straw.
3) Note that Apple already sells an 8GB iPhone in several markets where subsidies are not common and income compared to the US is low. I think they even recently brought back the 8GB 4S to India(?)
4) Personally, I'm hoping that they double the capacity and make 16GB the starting point for this 8th generation iPhone (not just offer a 128GB model), especially after that last point update required over a 1GiB for many people for the download+swap space to complete the installation. That said, there is no reason for those wanting a larger capacity iPhone to be pissed (your words) about Apple selling an 8GB model. Either those markets are wanting this or it will not sell and they'll drop it, but since they dropped the 2011 iPhone 4S in September 2013 from 16GB to 8GB and then in March 2014 added an 8GB iPhone 5C it seems there is interest in certain markets for those devices.So ask yourself: Why is Apple selling them if no one wants them? Why stop selling them if they are desirable to certain customers?
Oh Crikey. I get e-mails when you respond to me directly apparently.
In your fashion,
1) you've been quite a bit harsh on people as of late. If I can look at your posting history I would advise that you do the same. Honestly, I don't mind much. It's your rep.
2). I'd mind, which I don't to be honest, if I bought a crazy expensive phone that can't do what is promised because the storage can't handle what they advertise. Have you tried it? The slow motion part? How much storage do you think you need for that!
3). Apple sells an 8G model in several markets? (Had to omit). Are they the 5S? Top of the line? Can't get better than this kind of phone?
4). I completely agree. Why sell the 8G model? It's obviously not going to appeal to the U.S. Market, and most of the other markets besides the lowest tier which can not download apps, music, movies, tv shows. In fact, in those locals that they are selling those units there is no iTunes, no App Store and really nothing at all. So my point is that announcing a product that's completely high end knowing it's limited. Why bother? So people who don't have access to any features can say they have an awesome phone? Why bother?
5). I have quite a bit of money riding on the fact that they don't release an absolutely awesome phone with extreme limitations. (I know you didn't have a five, I'm just throwing that in).