7 Tips for Taking Better iPhone Pics!

Taking an awesome picture with your iPhone or iPad can be tricky, but with a little help and a few basic pointers, I hope to get you on the road to take better pictures.

You don't have to me an amazing photographer to get good shots. You don't even need a lot of fancy equipment. In fact, if you do want to buy some equipment, it can be very inexpensive compared to a high end DSLR cameras and lens.

  1. Let's consider the shot. Take a moment and look at the shot - you will either take it in landscape mode or portrait mode. This means will you either be holding the iOS device sideways or long ways. Each has its uses. Sideways, in a horizontal position looks great for almost any picture you take. You can even follow the rule of thirds if you want to get technical. Just don't get crazy about that rule, because you can take great pictures any way you like.Turning your iPhone or iPad upright will make the shot in portrait mode, which is mostly used for selfies or quick snap videos.

  2. Lighting is a big part of photography. It can literally enhance a picture or make it crap. The camera and lens are important but so is the lighting. Unless you are trying something artistic while taking a pictures, the sun or any other lighting source should be directed towards the subject not the camera. Also keep in mind that most shots indoors are considered low light. The best lighting source is the sun, but you can pick up portable lighting kits for cheap that will help with your photos and videos. ( link to product here )

  3. Keep the iPhone or iPad steady, hold it with both your hands and tuck your elbows into your body to help stable the shot, or ideally some type of tripod. I have some recommendations from our E-Shop. If you have to hold the camera (and lets face it most times you will have to), try holding the camera with both hands keeping your elbows tucked into your sides for the extra stability. Take a deep breath hold it for a sec along with the shutter button on the screen or on the volume rocker. this will help capture a steady shot.

  4. Know your shutter button: this is cool because you can use the volume up button as your shutter, rather than the screen. You can even use the Apple ear buds to achieve this as well. My personal favorite is a bluetooth dongle made for iOS photos. I just pair the remote and BOOM! Pictures without having to hold the camera. You can do this and have a mini viewfinder with the Apple Watch. Make Apple Watch a click link to my video.

  5. Turn on HDR for better quality photos, you can turn this option to automatic - which I recommend. Here is a brief description of HDR and what that means for your pictures.

  6. Use flash sparingly. The flash can be very useful but can also hit your subject with too much in-your-face light. If you're not in a great lighting situation or outside on a sunny day, then chances are you are in low light. This can be fixed with inexpensive lighting equipment. Check out the video

  7. Just have fun. Taking pictures for personal use or even work should be a fun experience. You don't have to be a pro to take good pictures and besides, most pictures are about the memories not how professional they may appear!

check out these podcasts episodes on iphonography


I few recommend products to help take better pictures and video. 




New iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch Bands in March.

Maybe the rumors are true! Apple will release a new iPhone and iPad in March. From what I have read online people are saying Tuesday March 15th to be exact. I wonder how you get good info like that hmmm? So, the rumours are that Apple is planning on launching a new iPhone with a smaller screen size than its sisters.

A 4 inch iPhone to be exact and many online sites are calling it the iPhone 5se. I personally think this is a silly name and does not sound like good Apple branding for their top selling device line. I could be wrong but the new iPhone name just seems wrong.

This new iPhone 5se with its smaller form factor has a good amount of appeal for customers that want a more compact experience that fits easily into a pocket. As crazy as this sounds, yes, some people just want a smaller smartphone. Specification wise online sources are putting it in line with the iphone 5s hardware-wise. It's worth noting these unidentified sources are claiming A9 chip and M9 processors. Also, with the ability to use Apple Pay and Siri  on the new iPhone, this will be great for people wanting a smaller device. I was worried this would be a weaker iPhone compared to its siblings, but that does not seem to be the case. At least, not according to articles I read.


This new iPhone 5se is supposed to have the same color options like you can find on the 6s. Honestly, I was hoping for colors similar to the iPhone 5c. Same colors, but more metallic and less pastel. A much needed feature would be a better camera than the old 5c version with a flash for better pics or the potential for better pics. For tips or for a look into how to take better iPhone and iPad photos click here. Either way having a new smaller form factor iPhone, that does not compromise features and hardware is a smart move for Apple.

March could also hold a new iPad Air 3, which does not surprise me considering Apple had not released a new iPad Air but a iPad pro. It's my opinion that the new ipad Air 3 will have similar features and hardware to the iPad Pro. Having the Apple Pen work with the iPad Air is almost a no brainer, if you ask me. I can't believe Apple put all their resources and testing and effort in to only sell the Apple Pen to work with the new Pro version iPad.

Another rumor floating around is that the new iPad Air 3 will have the new side smart connector, which  would make it great to use with smart keyboards. Could we see an updated camera and finally - flash for the iPad Air 3? Gosh, I hope so. As silly as it may seem, I actually use my iPad Air for video and pictures, so I would love to see a new camera upgrade and flash.

Now, I have heard or read nothing pertaining to an iPod refresh, not really surprised on that front. Nor am I surprised with rumors across many Apple related sites that are claiming no new Apple Watch, but instead new types of Watch bands. This makes sense to me, I feel like the Apple watch is still in a good place and does not need to be refreshed every year. Mostly because I just got mine lol. The Apple Watch bands rumored are: a space grey milanese loop woot! NATO style nylon bands and new sports band colors. Super cool, however - I have been getting pocket shock from the official Apple Watch band prices and have been buying and reviewing 3rd party bands that are similar to what apple has to offer, at a much more affordable price. To see and learn more click here.

All in all, this March event will be awesome because it is an Apple event. I personally love watching Apple events and seeing what they are working on or announcing. Maybe we will see iOS 9.3 during the event. One final note, it's rumored that the new products to be announced at the Tuesday, March 15th event will be available the following Friday on March 18th rather than a week or two later.



Apple Takes a Stand for our Privacy

I have been thinking about Apple's community message. I wholly agree with Apple on this one. While it is important to capture the bad guys, prevent violent crimes and acts of terrorism, I also believe good law abiding citizens should not need to sacrifice their security for the feeling of safety. Most responsible people can agree that more security is a compromise on ease of use and convenience.

We need to fully realize what is at risk here; Who this will affect? Does the government or any other institutions have the right to access our private data, regardless of their intentions?

 

 

Sometimes the biggest disasters are a result of the best intentions. Not to mention, who will police the people or organizations that have access to our personal info.

Would this solve and or prevent crimes? Sure, I believe it would. But to what end? People who want to do bad things will always find a way, no matter how many back doors or security measures you put into place.

Take a few minutes out of your day to read Apple's community message down below. It's important to understand and be aware of what our world is becoming in these digital times.

 

 

February 16, 2016 A Message to Our Customers
The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

The Need for Encryption
Smartphones, led by iPhone, have become an essential part of our lives. People use them to store an incredible amount of personal information, from our private conversations to our photos, our music, our notes, our calendars and contacts, our financial information and health data, even where we have been and where we are going.

All that information needs to be protected from hackers and criminals who want to access it, steal it, and use it without our knowledge or permission. Customers expect Apple and other technology companies to do everything in our power to protect their personal information, and at Apple we are deeply committed to safeguarding their data.

Compromising the security of our personal information can ultimately put our personal safety at risk. That is why encryption has become so important to all of us.

For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers’ personal data because we believe it’s the only way to keep their information safe. We have even put that data out of our own reach, because we believe the contents of your iPhone are none of our business.

The San Bernardino Case
We were shocked and outraged by the deadly act of terrorism in San Bernardino last December. We mourn the loss of life and want justice for all those whose lives were affected. The FBI asked us for help in the days following the attack, and we have worked hard to support the government’s efforts to solve this horrible crime. We have no sympathy for terrorists.

When the FBI has requested data that’s in our possession, we have provided it. Apple complies with valid subpoenas and search warrants, as we have in the San Bernardino case. We have also made Apple engineers available to advise the FBI, and we’ve offered our best ideas on a number of investigative options at their disposal.

We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.

The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this way would undeniably create a backdoor. And while the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case, there is no way to guarantee such control.

The Threat to Data Security
Some would argue that building a backdoor for just one iPhone is a simple, clean-cut solution. But it ignores both the basics of digital security and the significance of what the government is demanding in this case.

In today’s digital world, the “key” to an encrypted system is a piece of information that unlocks the data, and it is only as secure as the protections around it. Once the information is known, or a way to bypass the code is revealed, the encryption can be defeated by anyone with that knowledge.

The government suggests this tool could only be used once, on one phone. But that’s simply not true. Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices. In the physical world, it would be the equivalent of a master key, capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks — from restaurants and banks to stores and homes. No reasonable person would find that acceptable.

The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers — including tens of millions of American citizens — from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals. The same engineers who built strong encryption into the iPhone to protect our users would, ironically, be ordered to weaken those protections and make our users less safe.

We can find no precedent for an American company being forced to expose its customers to a greater risk of attack. For years, cryptologists and national security experts have been warning against weakening encryption. Doing so would hurt only the well-meaning and law-abiding citizens who rely on companies like Apple to protect their data. Criminals and bad actors will still encrypt, using tools that are readily available to them.

A Dangerous Precedent
Rather than asking for legislative action through Congress, the FBI is proposing an unprecedented use of the All Writs Act of 1789 to justify an expansion of its authority.

The government would have us remove security features and add new capabilities to the operating system, allowing a passcode to be input electronically. This would make it easier to unlock an iPhone by “brute force,” trying thousands or millions of combinations with the speed of a modern computer.

The implications of the government’s demands are chilling. If the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone’s device to capture their data. The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone’s microphone or camera without your knowledge.

Opposing this order is not something we take lightly. We feel we must speak up in the face of what we see as an overreach by the U.S. government.

We are challenging the FBI’s demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country. We believe it would be in the best interest of everyone to step back and consider the implications.

While we believe the FBI’s intentions are good, it would be wrong for the government to force us to build a backdoor into our products. And ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.

Tim Cook

I personally think this is a great stand Apple has taken, and fully support it. We should never have to compromise our security for the illusion of safety. I am by no means an expert on how to catch bad people, but I think there has to be another way, one that will not open up our privacy as good citizens to catch the bad guys. I also want to state that every person in this studio supports our government and law enforcement, but not at the expense of our freedoms.


Chris

Adjust or Disable 3D Touch

Getting your new iPhone 6s or 6s plus is exciting and fun, with the new 3d touch feature it offers many new possibilities. In the meanwhile you may want to adjust the sensitivity of 3d touch or maybe you just don't like it at all. Out of the box 3D Touch is set to "medium" pressure. Lets dive into the iOS settings and adjust the how much force you feel comfortable with.

Click on Settings then General next Accessibility. Swipe down to fourth grouping of accessibility options here you'll find the new 3D Touch menu.

While here users can adjust the sensitivity your choices are light, medium, or firm. Maybe you just don't like 3D Touch and would like to disable it? If that's the case then you have the option to turn 3D Touch of entirely.

If you would like to learn more about 3D Touch please click the link below.  



3D Touch & Force Touch Explained

Maybe you are as confused as I was about all these new-fangled touch screens. It’s no big surprise; Force Touch, 3D Touch? And they are different on each device Apple offers! Or are they? I hope to clear this touchy issue up once and for all!

There are currently two types of touch systems in the Apple product line: 3D Touch and Force Touch. Let's look at both, and clarify which devices have which feature.

3D Touch

3D Touch was introduced with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and has a more robust feature set than regular old Force Touch, giving you a new level of interaction. You can now trigger a different response by varying the amount of pressure you use. 3D Touch also features Apple's Taptic engine, which - believe it or not - feels better then normal haptic feedback. I know this because I am a nerd, naturally!

3D Touch works on the home screen or inside of apps, but please note that not all apps support this feature. Even some of Apple's apps don’t support 3D Touch yet.

 

Peek and Pop

Depending on how much force you use on the screen,  will result in a peek or pop action.

 

Peek image  

Peek image

 

Peek: press lightly on an app or content, and you will get a Peek window. This will show a little snippet of what you can do or see, without actually opening an app or diving deep into content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop: Pressing and long holding harder will result in a Pop. This will get you into the app or content, giving you the deeper control you might expect with the gesture.

 

Pop image  

Pop image

 

This is all done with new sensors in the screen that allow you to make the Peek and Pop gestures happen smoothly.

 

 

The 3D Touch is actually quite handy once you get used to it; it gives you the ability to move in and out of content without getting too far away from what you wanted or were doing. There is a slight learning curve, and it can be a little frustrating not knowing what content or apps support the feature without actually trying it.

 

 

Important to note that this is only available with iOS 9 and up, and on a limited number of devices, such as the 6s line of iPhones. You will also never move the physical screen, but the Taptic Engine may make it feel that way.

Force Touch

Force Touch is similar to 3D Touch; in fact, they are almost the same. A lot of the differences seem to be what device you are using. I am no Apple engineer, and I can't begin to explain what all is going on under the hood when it comes to Force Touch and 3D Touch, but both technologies can measure how hard or soft you press.

Force Touch in the new MacBooks and stand-alone track pads can measure how hard or soft you press. This, like 3D Touch, will give you different results. With Apple Watch, it's a bit different; you can tap on the screen like normal, but when you press hard on certain screens, you get an extra level of control or options. For example, when on your clock face, a hard press results in customizing your watch face display and layout.  

Apple devices that use Force Touch also have a haptic feedback like 3D Touch. Apple claims that their Taptic Engine feedback system is better than the older haptic technologies. I can say that after testing it on my Apple Watch and a Trackpad, I agree. It feels great! The new trackpad, which has no real moving parts, feels like it actually moves down when you press it!

 

Devices using Force Touch:

Apple Watch

Apple Magic Trackpad 2

New MacBook

Updated MacBook Pros

 

In conclusion, I think the 3D Touch is a bit more polished in terms of hardware and software than the Force Touch. As a user, these two technologies seem to do the same stuff, so I’m not going to sweat the details. After all, I feel it's the desired effect that's important, not all the under-the-hood stuff.

If you're using a newer device and would like to disable or change sensitivity of  3D Touch, check out my post on turning off or adjusting 3D Touch.



The Right iPhone Screen Size for You

When looking into your first iPhone or your next upgrade, there are many different options to choose from – 4 different colors, 3 storage sizes, and 3 screen sizes. It can be a little tricky deciding what size iPhone is best for you. I have helped many people, and will give you that same advice here for choosing the right size and storage space for your new iPhone. 

 

At the time this blog post is written, you have a few iPhone options: the 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, or the newest versions – the 6s and 6s Plus. I do not recommend going with a model any older than the 5s; for the most part, I believe that the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus are the better of the 3 options. Some people have an issue with price and go with older iPhones; I totally understand that, but the older you go, the faster you will be outdated.  missing out on different benefits and features Apple has given with their latest releases. Another thing to mention, the older devices will be slow as snails. 

 

Price will obviously be an issue, but for this post I would like to focus strictly on screen size. When looking at the iPhone, we measure the screen size diagonally from corner to opposite corner.  

 

  • iPhone 5s – 4 in. 

 

  • iPhone 6 and 6s – 4.7 in.

 

  • iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus – 5.5 in.

 

Most of my team and I prefer the larger iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus with the 5.5-inch screen. We use them on the move as portable computers, and love having the extra screen size when working on projects remotely. Because we love the bigger screen so much, we barely find ourselves using our iPads.  Most people will just be using their devices for social media, pictures, texts, and calls. If this sounds more like you, then the iPhone 6 may be the size you need. 

 

Believe it or not, there are a good many people that prefer the smaller iPhone 5s. Apple may even be releasing a new iPhone this year with a smaller screen to accommodate this audience. The 4-inch screen size makes for a very compact device that fits in the pocket very nicely. The slightly larger iPhone 6 only adds 0.7 inches diagonally to the size, and still fits in the pocket nicely. Having either of these iPhones put into a lady’s purse or handbag should be no problem – just be careful of your keys and other sharp objects that might scratch your screen. 

 

My personal recommendation is to stick with the iPhone 6 or 6s if you want a good, middle-of-the-road device that will fit in most pockets and does not feel too uncomfortable if you have smaller hands. If size is no matter to you, and you crave a larger screen with slightly better battery life, then the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus is the device you want. 

 

If you are looking for a smaller, more compact iPhone, then wait until the next Apple announcement; it's rumored that Apple will announce a new 4-inch iPhone with better internal hardware. The rumor is that Apple's unveiling will be sometime in March, but I have no proof or inside info on this. You could always pick up an iPhone 5s, just remember that you will be missing out on great new features like Apple Pay. 

 

It might be worth noting that most people put their new iPhone in a protective case. Some are slim, while some are military-grade or heavy-duty, which can add bulk and weight to your new device – something to consider when picking out your new iPhone. 

 

One last thing to consider – other than what you can afford – is battery life. The larger iPhone has a larger battery, and we all know what that means – more time to play Angry Birds! No matter what you want to get, go to an Apple store or your carrier and hold the phone in your hand. After you have read this and have felt the iPhone in your hand, you should be armed with enough info to decide which iPhone is right for you.  

iOS 9.2.1 Available Now, Mostly Bug Fixes & Security

Another fabulous update has come out of Apple, this one is mostly bug fixes and security. I can say that after updating, my iPhone 6 Plus feels smoother. I have been having a few minor glitches and bugs, but now with 9.2.1 they seem to be cleared up.

Should you update your iOS device to the newest update? I would say YES. While Apple does not always get it right when sending us updated software, it's important to keep up to date. Not just for smushing bugs, but also for security.

Great news! From what I have read many users with older iOS devices seem to be happier and are not having any lag or slowdowns on the aged devices. Down below you will find a list of Apple's changes in this update.

Here is the list from Apple  Source https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205732

 



iOS 9.2.1


  • Disk Images

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

  • Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the parsing of disk images. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1717 : Frank Graziano of Yahoo! Pentest Team

  • IOHIDFamily

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

  • Description: A memory corruption issue existed in an IOHIDFamily API. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1719 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • IOKit

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1720 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • Kernel

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1721 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero and Ju Zhu of Trend Micro

  • libxslt

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

  • Description: A type confusion issue existed in libxslt. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2015-7995 : puzzor

  • syslog

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privileges

  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1722 : Joshua J. Drake and Nikias Bassen of Zimperium zLabs

  • WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

  • Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1723 : Apple

  • CVE-2016-1724 : Apple

  • CVE-2016-1725 : Apple

  • CVE-2016-1726 : Apple

  • CVE-2016-1727 : Apple

  • WebKit CSS

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: Websites may know if the user has visited a given link

  • Description: A privacy issue existed in the handling of the "a:visited button" CSS selector when evaluating the containing element's height. This was addressed through improved validation.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1728 : an anonymous researcher coordinated via Joe Vennix

  • WebSheet

  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

  • Impact: A malicious captive portal may be able to access the user's cookies

  • Description: An issue existed that allowed some captive portals to read or write cookies. The issue was addressed through an isolated cookie store for all captive portals.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2016-1730 : Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of Skycure


How Much Storage We Recommend For iPhone.

There are so many different options when it comes to iPhones, more now than ever before.  Some of these options include color, physical size and of course the storage space. A Lot of people have asked Trisha and I what size should we get and what the heck is a gigabyte(GB)? Let's start with what gigabytes are.

 

I don't want to get to crazy about this, I want you understand the basics. Gigabytes are a unit of measurement that measures disk or storage space in a computing device, in our case an iPhone or other iOS product. The abbreviation for gigabyte is GB, so if you are looking at say an iPad and you see it says 64GB, that means 64 gigabytes of storage space.

 

Now, when looking at storage we need to think about a few different things like what will we be storing on our device? How many apps, songs pictures or video do we want to keep on our device at one time? This can be hard to answer if you are a new user. That's why Trisha and I commonly recommend 64GB. It's the size I currently use on my devices, and I feel it's the sweet spot for storage size. Let me show it to you this way:

 

•1GB is about 200 songs OR 250 quality 10 megapixel photos

 

 

•Some HD (1080p) videos are 1 GB each

•The average app size while I am writing this is 23 MB ( Megabytes ) and there are 1024MB in 1GB.  This means about 45 averaged sized apps.

These screen shots show where a lot of my storage is being used.

 

Photos songs and videos will be taking up a good amount of space not to mention email messages and other data.

 

We can cut down on the storage used by using Apple's Photo iCloud storage or by using an app like Google Photos, Flickr, Facebook Dropbox PogoPlug, the list goes on. Having pictures and other data in the cloud or stored on a server somewhere is great, but sometimes you just want to have the data pictures or video right on your device. That's why the 64GB is my recommendation.

 

Yes having the larger storage size costs a little more but it's worth it when you want to have more room for apps, games, pictures, music, podcasts,  imessages, video and other data. I currently have a 64GB iPhone right now I am using a good amount of my space. I have 4GB left on my phone right now! This includes 122 apps, 50 songs, 48 videos, and 450 photos. Keep in mind though, a lot of my videos are 10 to 20 minutes long and I have other forms of data like podcasts eating up space. The videos and photos are taking up most of the space and I will be cleaning a lot of that stuff out after I finish this post.

 

Let’s look at another iPhone.  Trish has the 128GB, and has used 37GB so far.  She had 59 songs, 52 videos, 1589 photos and 155 apps.  

 

There is no way neither her nor I could begin to use the 16GB iPhone, even with cloud storage, Apple Music and other store saving techniques.  However, the 128 seems to be a too much space.  Trish wanted it just incase and so she could have more storage on hand, but like I said before, 64GB is the storage sweet spot.

 

I have recommended this storage size to many people and they have agreed.  Not only is this middle of the road in storage size, it is the middle of the road price wise as well.  This phone gives you plenty of flexibility with how you will manage and use your device's storage. It is possible to run 16 GB iPhone, but I find it to be too much work to manage. For a little extra we can just use our devices to make our lives easier  without having to over micromanage, and the 64GB iPhone does just that.