Why getting a 16GB iPhone is just not worth it

Here's why you shouldn't buy a 16GB iPhone and why Apple should definitely stop making them.

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Adam Patrick Murray

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The 16GB iPhone SE is the most affordable phone Apple has ever made, but is it worth it?

A $399 iPhone sure sounds like a great deal, until you realize that 16GB is not even enough space to store the Hunger Games saga. While there are many “survival guides” out there on how to make the most out of just 16GB of internal storage, in this week’s iPhone Show, we come to the conclusion that you simply won’t survive. 

You can sign up for iCloud, but you’re still going to need local storage in order to download your apps and media. You can avoid taking Live Photos or recording 4K video, but that defeats the purpose of buying a new iPhone. Not even moving to China is going to solve your 16GB problem—watch the video above to find out why.

Have you been able to make a 16GB iPhone work for you? Let us know in the comments.

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