The 16GB iPhone 6s Can Only Store About 35 Minutes of 4K Video

The 16GB iPhone 6s Can Only Store About 35 Minutes of 4K Video

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Apple's new iPhone 6s can take 4K video but if you're planning to shoot in 4K, you'd better not purchase the 16GB model.

A hands-on video by Marques Brownlee reveals just how much space is used by the various recording modes on the iPhone 6s.

Here's the breakdown:
● 720p HD at 30 fps - 60MB/minute
● 1080p HD at 30 fps - 130MB/minute
● 1080p HD at 60 fps - 200MB/minute
● 4K at 30 fps - 375MB/minute

Based on an available storage amount of 13GB (3GB taken by iOS) that would mean you could only store approximately 34 minutes and 40 seconds of 4K footage on an empty iPhone.

In addition to the storage space you'll need for 4K video, Apple's new Live Photos feature means that, if enabled, you'll be using about double the space for each photo.

We'd definitely would have liked to see Apple offer the base model iPhone 6s with 32GB of storage. Unfortunately, if you are heavy into photo and video, you will need to spring for the 64GB or 128GB version.

[via BGR]


City023 - September 15, 2015 at 10:45pm
Why is Apple still allowing 16G to exist? With all the updates we have to do everyday not including when a new iOS is released, 16G is not enough. All my apps needed an update when iOS 8 came out now again when iOS 9. Start with 32G and eliminate the 16G.
Did you know - September 15, 2015 at 10:48pm
ios 9 frees a little more space compared to iOS 8, also you can just move what is saved on the phone to my Mac like I do.
City023 - September 16, 2015 at 2:07am
Yeah but I should not have to move anything to my Mac. The space should be there.
King Rollo - September 13, 2015 at 9:04am
The 16gb is for the cheap skates.. Anyone with any sense would get the 32gb as a min...
Lolwut - September 13, 2015 at 1:46pm
Or they won't use much of the storage like me on my 5s and will trade off most of it to my other devices, like the macbook I have.
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