The new iPhone 13 Pro series has officially entered the TB capacity stage, with the launch of the 1TB ultra-large memory capacity (ROM) model in 2021. However, as cloud storage services gain popularity and the 1TB model comes with a hefty price tag, some users have questioned the necessity of purchasing a mobile phone with such massive storage.
Despite the skepticism, there are many users who have managed to use up to 1TB of memory on their iPhones. So, why do they continue to fill up the storage despite the seemingly large capacity?
Firstly, let’s break down how much data can actually be stored in 1TB of ROM memory in a mobile phone. 1TB is equal to 1,000 GB or 1,000,000 MB, which translates to approximately 250,000 photos taken with a 12-megapixel camera, 250 movies, 500 hours of DVD high-definition videos, or 6.5 million pages of Office General documents. This is more than enough for the average user.
However, some users have reported running out of space due to a few key reasons. Firstly, storing high-definition photos and videos have taken up significant amounts of storage for some users. This is particularly true for those who use the new ProRAW format supported by Apple, which significantly increases the file size of each photo. Additionally, hobby photographers who use the 48 million pixel ProRAW format on the latest iPhone models may find that 1TB of memory is not sufficient.
Another reason for using up so much memory is the large chat records from social apps such as China’s QQ and WeChat, which can take up a massive amount of space due to poor optimization and compliance with national regulations.
Since flagship mobile phones now offer camera functions comparable to professional single-lens cameras, and social software and downloaded game apps take up a significant amount of ROM space, it’s easy for users to exhaust even 1TB of memory. It’s crucial for users to develop the habit of regularly reviewing photos and videos, deleting unused apps, clearing the cache of social software, caching data, modifying camera options, and more to avoid running out of space.
In conclusion, while the 1TB capacity of the iPhone may seem excessive to some, there are clearly many users who have managed to fill it up. As mobile phones become even more essential in our daily lives, managing storage efficiently is key to making the most of these devices.