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    Default 14 GB iPhone
    So I thought this was pretty weird. My iPhone 4 that I ordered through at&t was delivered today. I realized that my iPhone is only a 14 GB iPhone 4. Now I only thought it was 16 and 32 GB iPhone 4's out there. Anyone got a clue on this? I'm planning on calling Apple tomorrow about this. Take a look at the pic enclosed. Look at capacity as it says it's only 14 GB.

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    The conversion is why. Let me dig it up. 16gig is not really 16 (gig)s.

    Example of it:

    Although most manufacturers of hard disk drives and flash-memory disk devices define 1 gigabyte as 1000000000bytes, software like Microsoft Windows reports size in gigabytes by dividing the total capacity in bytes by 1073741824, while still reporting the result with the symbol "GB". This practice is a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer-rated capacity of 400 gigabytes might be reported by the operating system as only "372 GB", for instance.
    Source: [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
    The conversion is why. Let me dig it up. 16gig is not really 16 (gig)s.
    Thanks. I realized I wasn't gonna get the full 16 gigs but usually it'll come within half a gig or so. Just thought it was really weird.

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    Another example:

    HDD manufacturer's falsely advertise the size of their drives. They base everything on 1000, when really it should be 1024.

    Stick with me while I run thru the math. These are the actual numbers:

    1MB = 1024 bytes
    1GB = 1024 MB
    So a true GB = 1024 x 1024 = 1,048,576 bytes

    But when manufacturer's rate the drives, they use 1000:

    1MB = 1000 bytes
    1GB = 1000 MB
    So their GB = 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000 bytes

    Here's how to figure the true capacity of your HDD. You have an 80GB drive, so in manufacturer's terms, that means:

    80 x 1,000,000 = 80,000,000 bytes

    But if you divide that number by 1,048,576 you'll get the true capacity...

    80,000,000 / 1,048,576 = 76.29 GB

    Source: http://www.computing.net/answers/har...ize/41025.html

    Quote Originally Posted by urfriendlazy View Post
    Thanks. I realized I wasn't gonna get the full 16 gigs but usually it'll come within half a gig or so. Just thought it was really weird.
    And true with the math on that second example you should have 15.25 gigs.

    Oh crap nvm I looked at your picture and that is messed up. So a 14gig iPhone 4 lol. I wonder if anyone else has that.
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    Alot of people have it. Any 16 GB iPhone is 14GB and any 32GB is 30GB because of all the stuff that's already on it

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    Mentioned in the other thread it is not an even number. My 3GS says 14.3. They must have grabbed more space in the new phone for the system then.
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    makes sense...i'll check it out with my other iphone thats gonna arrive today.

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