Question for iPhone users

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    Oct 12, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    (Is everyone sick of all the iPhone topics yet?)

    I am planning to get an iPhone very soon. I am trying to figure out which model to get. I don't want to pay for more space than I need, but I don't have a current iPhone on which to base my storage estimates. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    My music takes up about 5GB. With movies, my storage requirements would be over 16GB, but I don't really think I need my movies on the iPhone. I never watch them on my iPod.

    Most of the apps don't seem to take up any significant space. I don't think I'll be getting that many apps. The only ones that take up huge amounts of space are the GPS ones that download the maps.

    Speaking of GPS apps, does anyone have one that they would recommend? Or does anyone have one that I should avoid?

    Thanks!
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    Oct 12, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    I have the Verizon iPhone4, the only other iPhone besides the 4S that has dual-antenna diversity to minimize dropped calls.

    It's been solid. I just moved to Seattle and use Verizon Navigator heavily. Even if I know the route, it tells me when there's an accident reported up ahead. Bonus if you have an iPod interface on your car's radio. It "ducks" the music volume to give you your turn prompts.

    Another app to consider is Inrix traffic. Can't be the price (free) and there's a $27 upgrade if you commute a lot.

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    Oct 12, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I should have also mentioned that I would like to have GPS software that will use traffic data to give me the best route. Does iPhone GPS software do that, or can I only get that from a dedicated GPS device?
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 12, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Get the 32gb - the smaller ones fill up before you know it.
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    Oct 12, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    4S 32
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    While they don't take up a lot of space, contacts, apps, photos, videos, messages etc.... can add up. I say over shoot how much memory you think youll need and you shouldn't be disappointed. I have 30 gigs of music, so I'm going for the 64 gig 4s. I'm selling my old ipod to a friend and hope that my iPhone will effectively replace it completely.
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    Oh and I use telenav for GPS on my Evo and plan to on my iPhone when I get it. It's free in the app store
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone!

    I was also trying to avoid spending too much because I assume that they will be coming out with a 4G version next year. I wouldn't need to upgrade right away, but I don't think I'll have my iPhone for as many years as I've had my iPod.
  • NerdLifter

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    Oct 14, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said(Is everyone sick of all the iPhone topics yet?)

    I am a bit. But that's unfair of me to say, since I really dislike Apple's iOS. But I'm happy to see so many of you scurrying about like kids on Christmas morning. It's rather adorable.
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    Oct 14, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Yeah def go for 32GB 4S.... as far as Navigation Apps... Get Navigon... by far best one on there... turn by turn, traffic for a little extra charge, everything its the best!
  • 6packabs

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    Oct 14, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    I have an iPhone 3G (2nd Generation) and last year Apple released iOS 4, which rendered that phone near obsolete. That software upgrade immediately screwed the phone over, the whole thing would just crash, again and again. Apps would crash, the whole thing freezes up and it takes forever to get things done.

    It really ticked me off. I was not about to run like an apple worshippping stooge into the apple store and buy a 3GS or iPHone 4. The phone I already had worked fine enough before Apple screwed it up.

    As time has passed, I am now ready for another phone, having dealt with this stupid iOS 4 for so long. If I do go with Apple again, lets see how long I can go before they sabotage the OS to make the phone obsolute, banking on me being a dupe who will come right back and buy their latest and greatest.
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    Oct 14, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    I've decided on the 32GB iPhone 4S. The 16GB seems like it could be too small, but the 64GB is overkill. The 32GB seems like a good compromise. I may stop by a store tomorrow in between meetings. I have a feeling they'll be sold out quickly. I'm going to try to take the phone number of the stores around me. I hope I can call ahead to see if they have any in stock before I drive out.

    Needless to say, as a gay man, the most important question is whether to get it in white or black. I'm not picky, but I think the black is classier.
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    Oct 14, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    Waze is an awesome free gps app.
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    Oct 14, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidSpeaking of GPS apps, does anyone have one that they would recommend?

    asumale82 saidWaze is an awesome free gps app.

    THIS!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif Follow Waze on Twitter.

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    Oct 14, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said(Is everyone sick of all the iPhone topics yet?)

    I am planning to get an iPhone very soon. I am trying to figure out which model to get. I don't want to pay for more space than I need, but I don't have a current iPhone on which to base my storage estimates. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    My music takes up about 5GB. With movies, my storage requirements would be over 16GB, but I don't really think I need my movies on the iPhone. I never watch them on my iPod.

    Most of the apps don't seem to take up any significant space. I don't think I'll be getting that many apps. The only ones that take up huge amounts of space are the GPS ones that download the maps.

    Speaking of GPS apps, does anyone have one that they would recommend? Or does anyone have one that I should avoid?

    Thanks!

    My 2 iPhones have 32 GB each. I will go to 64 when I get the new 4S. I don't have that much music, but around 9000 photos, and several feature-length movies (that I watch during endless waits in doctors' offices).

    But what the new 4S will do is apparently excellent video recording, better than my 4, and for that you need mega-memory. If you don't intend to record much video, then 32 should be adequate.

    BTW, I additionally have some 80 apps, and those really don't take too much space, less than 2 Gigs.
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    Oct 14, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    I bought a black 32GB 4S today. I went around 1pm, and it wasn't very crowded at all. They had plenty of iPhones left. It took a little while to get it set up, but other than that, it was a very smooth process.

    I don't think I'll need more than 32GB. I don't watch movies, take a lot of pictures, or watch/record videos.

    I'm still looking at the GPS apps. I also need to find a carry case.

    Thanks everyone!
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    May 17, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    I'm bumping this topic because I still haven't bought a GPS app for my iPhone. I've been looking for reviews, but the ones I've found so far are out of date. I may be going out of town this weekend, and I'm going to need an updated GPS. Does anyone else have suggestions? I need something with traffic capabilities. Thanks.
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    May 17, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    In case you don't want to spend any money:

    Your maps app that comes with the iPhone has traffic. Just lift the tab in the corner of the map and click "show traffic." As far as I'm concerned, it's magic - I have no idea how it can be as accurate as it is.

    MapQuest is a free app that has turn-by-turn GPS. Both of my cars have built in GPS so I only use this while traveling but it has always sufficed fine.
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    May 17, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    I use the maps, that came on the phone. Don't have any problems with it. Alot of my friends use telenav.
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    May 17, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    showme saidIn case you don't want to spend any money:

    Your maps app that comes with the iPhone has traffic. Just lift the tab in the corner of the map and click "show traffic." As far as I'm concerned, it's magic - I have no idea how it can be as accurate as it is.

    MapQuest is a free app that has turn-by-turn GPS. Both of my cars have built in GPS so I only use this while traveling but it has always sufficed fine.
    Google Maps shows traffic as well, with no special app needed. I have a Droid and use it when traveling during rush hour. icon_wink.gif
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    May 17, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    Do these apps give turn-by-turn directions? I need those too.
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    May 17, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    asumale82 saidWaze is an awesome free gps app.


    Waze is definitely the best.
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    May 17, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    The standard maps app does, play around with it to see if you like it icon_eek.gif.
    Put in the address from your house to your moms address to get a feel for it.
    Telenav has the arrow that travels down the road as you are going on the screen. As far traffic details no idea.
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    May 17, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidDo these apps give turn-by-turn directions? I need those too.


    MapQuest has turn by turn directions with voice announcements. Again, free and works pretty well.
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    May 17, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidGoogle Maps shows traffic as well, with no special app needed. I have a Droid and use it when traveling during rush hour. icon_wink.gif


    The standard iPhone maps app has google maps data.