The 32GB iPhone 7 is tempting but many of you will be better off with another version of the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Earlier this month, Apple took the stage and confirmed two brand new iPhone models. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are here and they feature numerous upgrades including improved designs, cameras, processors, battery life, and more.
Apple’s also changed how it handles storage. The 16GB iPhone is finally gone. In its place is a 32GB iPhone 7.
The 32GB iPhone 7 is the cheapest option and its accompanied by the 128GB iPhone 7 and a much larger 256GB iPhone 7.
The storage bump and the cheap price make the 32GB iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus attractive options. That said, there are a few reasons to avoid Apple’s base model. Chew on these reasons as you decide which iPhone 7 model to order.
If you can afford the 128GB iPhone 7 or the 256GB iPhone 7, you should opt for one of those instead. Here’s why.
32GB simply isn’t going to be enough storage for many of you. Many apps require hundreds of megabytes of space. Individually, that doesn’t seem like much. Collectively, it’s a ton. And apps are just the beginning of the potential nightmare.
Want to shoot a bunch of 4K video? You’d better have a ton of space because they’ll fill up your storage quick. Take it from me, a 64GB iPhone 6s user who constantly has to delete photos, videos and other files to make room for new photos, videos, and other files.
It’s not just 4K video either. Regular video will take its toll on your iPhone’s storage space. So will the photos you’ll inevitably want to shoot with the iPhone 7’s fantastic camera. So will Live Photos, if you’re into those. So will the selfies you shoot with the new 7MP front-facing camera.
On top of that, a standard iPhone “configuration uses approximately 4GB to 6GB of space (including iOS and built-in apps) depending on the model and settings.” So when you buy a 32GB iPhone 7 you’re essentially buying a 28GB iPhone 7.
When you pay extra for the 128GB you’re buying quadruple the storage, sure. But you’re also buying peace of mind and freedom.
You can snap photos and video at will. You can download apps and music and any other files without feeling the pressure of your device’s threshold.
Friends and family have been asking me about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which model to buy. And without hesitation I tell them all to buy the 128GB iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. They provide the most value, and enough space for most users.
I don’t know how you’ll use your iPhone 7 but I’m willing to wager you’ll use apps, shoot photos and video, and download music and other files. I am also willing to bet 32GB fills up a whole lot faster than you think.
If you can afford the 128GB iPhone 7, pull the trigger. It has the potential to save you from numerous headaches and it could ultimately save you some money. Additional iCloud storage space doesn’t come free.
Unlike some Android phones, you cannot easily add storage to the iPhone 7 later. This advice rings even more true for users who plan to keep the iPhone 7 for three or more years, as that means more photos, videos and apps to keep on the phone.
Track Your iPhone 7 Order
If you've already put in an iPhone 7 order you'll want to track your order ahead of tomorrow's iPhone 7 release date.
Some iPhone 7 orders are preparing to ship which means some credit cards are being charged right now. Others are shipping out on their way to their final destination tomorrow.
If you haven't done so already, now would be a good idea to check on your order right now, especially if your account is running low on funds or if your credit card is almost maxed out.
Once your iPhone 7 ships, you'll be able to track it to your doorstep. You'll want to do this if you plan on being out of the house on the day it's supposed to arrive because it will require a signature.
We've put together a guide that will help you track your iPhone 7. Take a look at it if you need help.