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I am beginning to wonder how much of a problem it will be that the iPhone will originally have only 8GB. I know that most movies are around 1GB, so this might be a slight problem. Of course, I am still planning on purchasing v.1, but I think it might be necessary to switch around the movies on it. For example, you could keep two movies of your choice on it at a time and just rotate. Might be a little hard to do, but it could save some good memory. Anybody else have ideas on this?


Just a thought.
 

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I am beginning to wonder how much of a problem it will be that the iPhone will originally have only 8GB. I know that most movies are around 1GB, so this might be a slight problem. Of course, I am still planning on purchasing v.1, but I think it might be necessary to switch around the movies on it. For example, you could keep two movies of your choice on it at a time and just rotate. Might be a little hard to do, but it could save some good memory. Anybody else have ideas on this?


Just a thought.
I have a question on this topic...

Does the iPhone have a flash drive or sd card slot? I thought it had a flash drive, but the more I look at it, I just don't see where it would go.. lol.
 

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I have a question on this topic...

Does the iPhone have a flash drive or sd card slot? I thought it had a flash drive, but the more I look at it, I just don't see where it would go.. lol.
Pretty sure it's just built-in flash memory/storage. No slots.
 

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Pretty sure it's just built-in flash memory/storage. No slots.
Yeah, definitely no memory slots, although I'm sure someone will come up with a way around that like they do with iPods. It could be tempting, since an 8GB SD card would instantly double the memory.
 

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I guess that's the trade-off of having an all-in-one device. It's not meant as a replacement for a laptop, but simply as something portable. As a iPod owner, it's going to cramp my style a little, but personally I don't think it that big an issue unless you're into watching a lot of video on the thing. Advances in flash drive technology guarantee that memory will greatly increase in future models.
 

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Eh im not a BIG music listener 8gbs should definatly be enough. However I am a huge movie buff. I imagine that I will have goofy clips on the iPhone constantly i.e. youtube and MOVIES i will switch based on trips where im going etc.
 

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Yeah, definitely no memory slots, although I'm sure someone will come up with a way around that like they do with iPods. It could be tempting, since an 8GB SD card would instantly double the memory.
So if you could attach a 32G Memory Thingie™ to the bottom of the iPhone to load in the extra movies, would that be cool? I think so!
 

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Don't forget that the OS X on there is gonna take up some room!

And what's the point of having more than 2 movies on there if the battery lasts 5 hours?!?
 

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For me, 8g is plenty of space. I plan on using iTunes to manage my music and movie library, and every few days I can rotate my library with other stuff, and besides, you can't listen to 8G of music or movies all in one sitting anyway.
 

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For me, 8g is plenty of space. I plan on using iTunes to manage my music and movie library, and every few days I can rotate my library with other stuff, and besides, you can't listen to 8G of music or movies all in one sitting anyway.
You obviously don't watch anime. :p

My buddy and I used to have anime weekends, watching an entire series from start to finnish.. Sometimes over the course of a few days.

Although I doubt I'll be doing that on an iPhone.
Just having the ability to do so would be nice.
Why? I don't know, it just is.
 
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For me, 8g is plenty of space. I plan on using iTunes to manage my music and movie library, and every few days I can rotate my library with other stuff, and besides, you can't listen to 8G of music or movies all in one sitting anyway.
I understand what you are saying, but I guess my real question is, is there a way to take a single movie off of your iPod/ iPhone without clearing the whole thing? I understand that you could just plug it into the computer and take it out via iTunes, but is there an option to delete the songs directly? U haven't really explored this, and any answers are appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I understand what you are saying, but I guess my real question is, is there a way to take a single movie off of your iPod/ iPhone without clearing the whole thing? I understand that you could just plug it into the computer and take it out via iTunes, but is there an option to delete the songs directly? U haven't really explored this, and any answers are appreciated.

Thanks.
On an iPod, the only way to add or remove media is via iTunes. It remains to be seen if the iPhone will allow new methods for added media. It would be nice if you could download an mp3 from the web and add it to your library without syncing with iTunes. It would be nice to remove media on the fly as well. Let's hope that since the iPhone's is powered by OSX, more options will be available.

EDIT: I should have said that the only way to add media to an iPod is via syncing. There are other options in addition to iTunes for managing the media on an iPod.
 
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On an iPod, the only way to add or remove media is via iTunes. It remains to be seen if the iPhone will allow new methods for added media. It would be nice if you could download an mp3 from the web and add it to your library without syncing with iTunes. It would be nice to remove media on the fly as well. Let's hope that since the iPhone's is powered by OSX, more options will be available.

EDIT: I should have said that the only way to add media to an iPod is via syncing. There are other options in addition to iTunes for managing the media on an iPod.
Cool, thanks for the answer. I was thinking that it might be cool if you could just double tap the song and it would have options like delete or whatever.
 

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Cool, thanks for the answer. I was thinking that it might be cool if you could just double tap the song and it would have options like delete or whatever.
Your welcome ;).

Based on how an iPod works my guess is that a single tap will start a song/album playing and a press and hold will add a song/album to the on-the-go playlist. I think your idea for a double tap would work well. I would hope it would only remove the item from the iPhone and leave it in the iTunes library on your Mac/PC though.
 
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Your welcome ;).

Based on how an iPod works my guess is that a single tap will start a song/album playing and a press and hold will add a song/album to the on-the-go playlist. I think your idea for a double tap would work well. I would hope it would only remove the item from the iPhone and leave it in the iTunes library on your Mac/PC though.
Yeah, me too. But I don't see how it would remove it from the PC library, unless it were constantly wirelessly synced.
 

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Yeah, me too. But I don't see how it would remove it from the PC library, unless it were constantly wirelessly synced.
When they sync, it syncs the ipod/iPhone to the PC's Library, not the other way around.

If you can delete individual items from the iPhone, I'm sure that item will be intact on your PC.
 

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Yeah, me too. But I don't see how it would remove it from the PC library, unless it were constantly wirelessly synced.
My fear is that it would remove it from your PC/Mac library the next time you synced with it. It would be great if you could sync your iPhone with your PC wirelessly, but I don't see that happening (at least not for a long time).
 
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My fear is that it would remove it from your PC/Mac library the next time you synced with it. It would be great if you could sync your iPhone with your PC wirelessly, but I don't see that happening (at least not for a long time).
Yes, I understand what you are saying. However, I think Box's post^ answers this question pretty well. It should not delete it from your iTunes library on your computer, and I wouldn't worry too much.

And I was not implying that it would be wirelessly synced, but rather just saying it. It might be a cool option in the future, though. I think Steve Jobs needs to come to this site and do everything we mention we want. Then at least he has all of us as definite customers :p.
 

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You know, if you are a torrent person, everyone must know that normal dvd rips are always around 700MB. And when I used to convert them to ipod format it would bring them down to around 150-200MB so I don't really think space is going to be a problem. The resolution will be a little higher on the iPhone meaning a little higher movie file, but still, you will sure be able to fit over 5 hours of video.