[BCAB] iphone 5 16/32gb

john bcab at developer.plus.com
Thu May 2 21:34:42 BST 2013


Hi Muzz,

Thanks for this, most helpful.

many thanks,
John
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "M Lakhani" <muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iphone 5 16/32gb


> The difference in sizes is purely for storage of music, videos & apps! 
> Metadata is not that big a storage issue & can be safely ignored in the 
> grand scheme of things, at the 10GB + size anyway - a few MB in this case, 
> which can mostly be reclaimed !
> As far as performance goes, I've not measured any noticeable effect on the 
> geek bench for iOS devices from 16gb to 128gb!
> App wise out of the 300 or so I own, GarageBand is 689MB at the top of the 
> size scale!
> By the way even if you delete some app, music or videos from your iOS 
> device, you can always download them again - that's why cloud storage is 
> popular !
> Just one thing: if you travel to areas or countries where wifi is 
> scarce,or online access is prohibitively expensive or restricted , a 
> larger capacity device is hugely useful when preloaded prior to travel 
> with the right stuff!
> HTH
> Muzz  .
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 2 May 2013, at 19:39, "john" <bcab at developer.plus.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm a iphone newby, haven't made the switch from my old nokia with talks. 
>> Have been in two minds iphone/android for a while now.
>>
>> There's been a few apps on the iphone that have cought my attention like 
>> the braille touch keypad, the tap and see and now the kindle app. I have 
>> recently got the new hims braille edge40 which I understands works with 
>> the ios but am not clear if works on android and am having problems 
>> getting working with talks on my nokia.
>>
>> All this is leening me towards the iphone over android and I just have a 
>> cupple questions I'm hoping some of you can answer.
>>
>> 1. Is there any performance difference in getting the 32gb iphone5 over 
>> the 16gb version? Or is this just storage for data/apps? If so, do many 
>> apps use large data storage, say over 5gb etc?
>>
>> 2. Has anyone managed to get a hims braille display working on android? 
>> If so, which one and with which apps?
>>
>> 3. Are there equivalent apps on android for the ones I've highlighted 
>> above and how they fair when compared to the ios apps for ease of access?
>>
>> many thanks,
>> John
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