自我注意:这是存储空间,愚蠢

昨晚我推测iOS 8的缓慢增长是关于人们不相信苹果的iOS软件更新 - 太多的错误,太多的朋友和家人谈论这些错误我仍然认为这个角度有一些东西。

但很明显,我对主要因素是错误的简单的回答是正确地盯着我这一切都是关于无线更新需要5 GB的免费存储空间,而且许多人没有那么多的可用空间,并且不知道如何或根本不想处理它。

我不认为我曾经收到过如此多的读者对万博manbetx贴吧历史上的帖子的反馈数以百计的电子邮件。Twitter上有数十个和几十个回复所有人都说同样的话:他们自己或他们认识的人升级到iOS 8但尚未或不能,因为OTA软件更新不适合他们的设备。

乔纳森胡佛说得好

iOS 8 OTA update requires about 5GB of free space on the device. Most people, especially those who wouldn’t update until they get the badge on the settings app, don’t have 5GB free on their iPhoneThey have no idea they can plug their iPhone into their computer and iTunes will update itThey don’t know they can free up space by downloading their pictures and videos to their computer. 

iPhone makes it so easy for casual users to take gigabytes of photos and videos but nearly impossible for those users to know what to do with them.

对于Apple来说这是一个严重的问题,因为所有这些16 GB的设备(更不用说8 GB的设备)不会突然获得更多的自由存储空间很多这些设备可能永远不会更新到iOS 8,但如果OTA软件有效除非他们能够重新调整OTA软件更新以减少可用空间,否则iOS 8的采用率可能会永久滞后。1

这反过来让人想起其中一个结束段落我对新iPhone的评论6

But I don’t understand why the entry level storage tier remained at a meager 16 GBThat seems downright punitive given how big panoramic photos and slo-mo HD videos are, and it sticks out like a sore thumb when you look at the three storage tiers together: 32/64/128 looks natural; 16/64/128 looks like a mistakeThe original iPhone, seven years and eight product generations ago, had an 8 GB storage tierThe entry-level iPhones 6 are 50 times faster than that original iPhone, but have only twice the storage capacity那是错的This is the single-most disappointing aspect of the new phones.

iOS本身占用大约4 GB,因此这些16 GB设备只有大约12 GB的免费开箱即用如果有任何方式可以让Apple使用新款iPhone将基本型号存储空间提升至32 GB,那么他们应该拥有他们仍在销售只有8 GB存储空间的新设备,这是不可原谅的。

If this decision was made simply in the interest of profit margins, and/or to nudge would-be entry-level-model buyers to the more expensive 64 GB mid-range models, whatever money Apple is making from this is not worth it, in the long run, compared to the collective goodwill they’re losing and the frustration they’re creating.


  1. Apple可以做的一件小事:当提醒用户没有足够的空间来安装更新时,他们可以提供这个支持文章的链接 - “通过无线iOS更新解决问题” — which is actually quite helpful. ↩︎