The Apple iPhone 13 Pro series made headlines in 2021 with the launch of the 1TB ultra-large memory capacity (ROM) model, officially heralding the entry of flagship smartphones into the TB capacity stage. However, with cloud storage services gaining popularity and the high cost of purchasing a 1TB ROM memory model, some have questioned the necessity of such a large capacity. Despite this, there are numerous users who have managed to utilize the full 1TB of memory on their iPhones, and the reasons behind this phenomenon are worth exploring.
A 1TB memory (ROM) capacity translates to 1,000 GB or 1,000,000 MB, which can accommodate an enormous amount of data. For example, it can store 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 documents. For the average user, these figures are more than sufficient for normal usage.
So, why then are some users finding it challenging to fill up a 1TB memory capacity on their iPhones? According to Apple fans who have experienced this, there are two primary reasons.
Firstly, storing an excessive amount of high-definition photos and videos is a major contributing factor. With the introduction of Apple’s [ProRAW] format photography, the size of each photo can increase significantly, especially with the use of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s 48 million pixel main lens cameras. For hobby photographers or enthusiasts who regularly employ this format, even a 1TB memory might prove insufficient.
Secondly, the use of China’s QQ or WeChat, popular messaging apps, to collect a large number of chat records can also consume a considerable amount of memory space. This is particularly true for users in Mainland China due to the poor optimization and high memory consumption of these apps. In some cases, the chat history, especially voice chats, can quickly eat into the 1TB memory capacity.
Given the increasing capabilities of smartphone cameras and the storage requirements of messaging apps and games, it is essential for users to develop a habit of regularly reviewing and managing their data. This includes deleting unused apps, clearing cache and data from social software, and adjusting camera options to optimize memory usage. By doing so, users can effectively prevent their phone’s memory capacity from being exhausted, even with a 1TB capacity.