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Apple Watch Has 8GB of Storage, Limited to 2GB for Music and 75MB for Photos

Apple confirmed that all three editions of the Apple Watch will ship with 8GB of internal storage, according to 9to5Mac. Apple Watch users will be limited to up to 2GB of songs and up to 75MB of photos that are locally stored on the device and can be listened to or viewed without a paired iPhone. Songs can be synced using the Apple Watch companion app on compatible iPhones running iOS 8.2 or later.

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2GB of music works out to anywhere from 200 to 500 songs depending on the audio quality, while the report claims that 75MB of photos will equal to over 100 photos that are automatically compressed for reduced file size on the Apple Watch. A portion of the remaining storage capacity is likely allocated to the Apple Watch's operating system, and will store application binaries and resources when a native SDK is released.

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19 months ago
The stainless steel Watch model should have at least 16GB and the gold Edition model should have at least 512GB because money.
Rating: 25 Votes
19 months ago
Cmon Beta users...get on this already so I can buy this in about 2 years...lol
Rating: 16 Votes
19 months ago

8 GB internal with 6 GB free space... yeah right, since this watch tethered with the iphone, might as well use the iphone for music.


Exactly. Useless, pricey gadget. :cool:
Rating: 15 Votes
19 months ago
It blows my mind that the $350 version and the $17K version have the exact same tech specs. I realize the price is directly related to the fashion factor. It's just weird to see a gadget that does the same exact job across the board regardless of price, aside from the screen size which is a surprisingly modest price increase.
Rating: 15 Votes
19 months ago

Need more info. As DDaddy mentioned above, no audio jack, how do we get the audio to our ears? If you go for a run or to the gym do you still need to carry your iPhone with you?


Bluetooth headphones are the answer to this question.
Rating: 13 Votes
19 months ago

It blows my mind that the $350 version and the $17K version have the exact same tech specs. I realize the price is directly related to the fashion factor. It's just weird to see a gadget that does the same exact job across the board regardless of price, aside from the screen size which is a surprisingly modest price increase.


The top of the line $373,000 Rolex has the same tech specs as a $32,000 model with the same screen size.
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago

It blows my mind that the $350 version and the $17K version have the exact same tech specs. I realize the price is directly related to the fashion factor. It's just weird to see a gadget that does the same exact job across the board regardless of price, aside from the screen size which is a surprisingly modest price increase.


I agree, but that is fashion exactly right? Form over function? It's not like a Prada bag holds things better than Jansport.
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago

Why would someone take an iPhone on their run


To answer important or emergency calls maybe?:rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago

As long as the Watch needs the iPhone to experience all its functions, it will be quite useless. I just hope that Apple will put to use the money from the millions and million who are gullible enough to buy this; and make the Watch a fully standalone device by its second or third generation.


In my use case, I find it perfectly acceptable. I won't be 'gullible'. It IMPROVES my experience.

When I'm cycling, I can keep the phone in the front handle bag of my bike, just like I always do. But I can actually SEE texts/alerts/phone calls which I was never able to see before until I got off the bike. At the gym, I can wear just a watch and not an iPod in my pocket to listen to music. Plus no cords. And at my house, I can leave my phone on the coffee table, and go outside the house (within wifi range), or anywhere in the house with my watch and still get all my alerts.

So, there ARE use cases, but it's not for everyone. To call EVERYONE 'gullible' is wrong.
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago
I don't understand the complaints that the watch doesn't have a headphone jack. Who would want to have a cord between your wrist and your ears? You'd be accidentally yanking the earbuds out of your ears about every 2 minutes.
Rating: 9 Votes

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