The problem of the lack of space in the 16GB iPhones and Apple's policy with iCloud, its biggest mistakes

A few hours ago we made a small survey asking about the capacity of the iPhones After the decision of Apple to eliminate the capacity of 32 GB and to leave the ranges of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB in stores

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A few hours ago we made a small survey asking about the capacity of the iPhones After the decision of Apple to eliminate the capacity of 32 GB and to leave the ranges of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB in stores, we were afraid that the Most users would opt for the version with less capacity. This is a mistake, because after installing iOS on the machines, the space that remains is significantly smaller. The camera of 8 Mpx, the videos at 60 frames per second or games that on more than one occasion can weigh more than a gigabyte, take care of those 16 GB disappear very, very soon. Of course, money is one of the most important parameters when choosing a smartphone, and for that reason the 16 GB iPhone is the best selling.

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All this, added to the fact that Apple has been three years without changing the very little free storage space offered in iCloud, only 5 GB, has created a very serious problem for the company; Most iPhone users are having a hard time due to lack of space on their iPhones, or in iCloud, which will lead to a bad user experience. In the long term, is this advisable for Apple?. We think not, and in this article we explain why.Apple is a company that prides itself on designing the best possible user experience. Although lately their software leaves much to be desired, it is this integration between their operating systems and their machines that makes this company a very valid option for millions of users ... it is those millions who buy iPhones for the same reason. It just works well. With iOS 8, Apple made the decision to change the way in which iCloud works ... now it does not have only the last thousand images that we save in the iPhone's photo reel, but it automatically saves all the images, until those 5 GB of Free space they fill. This is the way it should have been working from the beginning, no doubt. It is much easier to understand, and much safer. We will never lose a photo. The way it worked before, nobody understood it but had a clear goal: To avoid that the storage space of iCloud did not depend on how many photos or videos we took with the iPhone. With this new way of working that has brought iOS 8, we all understand much better how it works but as you are not willing to go through cash to pay at least the Euro per month it costs to have 20 GB extra, those 5 GB available are exhausted as soon as it will give vertigo.

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Having only 16 GB of capacity, or rather 12 after installing iOS, might seem enough if one could save everything in the cloud, on the Internet. At least with a good Wi-Fi connection, one can recover that photo or video that he made more than a year ago, automatically, from the Photos App. In the iPhone there are only reduced versions of those photos and thousands of them can be saved without the space running out. If you do not spend a lot installing heavy apps, those 16 GB could be considered scarce, but enough, although there will be disparate opinions on this subject. In any case, Apple has decided to eliminate that iPhone of 32 GB capacity, which are still few but that are many more than those 16 GB, and then charge significantly more than the account for those versions of 64 and 128 GB. The result is the one that shows the statistics of the survey that we published a few hours ago, after 732 1141 votes at the time of publishing this article, where the 16 GB iPhones predominate.

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With this, it is clear that the main problem that many will have during this year 2015 that has just begun is to see that message of lack of space every day. Surely Apple will sell more iCloud accounts with expanded space, but it is also true that most users will never cash in for that. The most seasoned may use Dropbox, which gives much more free space, while Apple looks elsewhere as if the mountain of money on which they live would not serve to increase the free space they give with iCloud. But even so, most users, those who do not understand much of clouds and gigabytes, will simply see that their iPhone has been filled without reference and will seek help from someone who understands something more about the subject, or maybe they will go to delete photos and videos and lose them forever. In short, an experience of using the iPhone that will leave much to be desired. Just what Apple is supposed to care more, and just what has made this company famous and popular ... just what makes an iPhone special compared to other offers from the Android or Windows Phone world.

For this reason we think that Apple has exploded in the foot, first not eliminating the capacity of 16 GB but the 32 GB and then not increasing the free space of iCloud despite the time that has passed since they launched the service, and despite of having totally changed the way in which that space is used in iOS 8. All this, added to the endless bugs that have made famous iOS 8 leaves us a rather dark picture of the future of the iPhone. Surely they will have sold more iPhones than ever last Christmas and break all sales records after releasing, finally, iPhones with a bigger screen and the new redesign, but if iCloud and iOS do not improve much to solve this problem of scarce space of the terminals with 16 GB, the image of the company could be damaged where it hurts most: User confidence


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