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Apple iPhone 6 storage might start at 32 GB, the 5.5" phablet said to max out at 128 GB

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Apple iPhone 6 storage might start at 32 GB, the 5.5
While there were rumors about a 128 GB iPhone 5s, they never materialized, and this exceptionally high amount of internal storage is only reserved for one iPad mini with Retina Display, and one iPad Air model. The larger storage capacity makes sense for devices with bigger screens, like Apple's tablet line, where media consumption runs rampant, more so than on the 4" iPhone 5s display.

There will be larger iPhone screens this year, all indications from the rumor mill are pointing out, and today an Apple-oriented Chinese tech blog claims that 128 GB of storage will be an option with Cupertino's upcoming handsets. Actually, the publication says that its supply chain sources have confirmed this amount of internal memory will be reserved for the 5.5" Apple phablet only, while the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will make do with 64 GB at the most. They are also saying that the 4.7" iPhone 6 will only have 32 GB/^$ Gb versions, so the 16 GB option might be ditched altogether, but we'll believe that when we see it.

Recently it was reported that the 5.5" phablet will be the one that will feature an optical image stabilisation mechanism for its camera module, while the 4.7" iPhone 6 will make do without. If the current rumor about the 128 GB version being exclusive for the phablet materializes, obviously Apple is planning to differentiate its big bet on big screens much further than simply slapping a larger display diagonal. A large, bright panel with high pixel density, wrapped in Apple's typical thin, premium design, and carrying a large amount of internal storage, might prove to be a media consumption powerhouse, provided that Apple managed to fit a lasting battery inside, too, so these steps make a lot of sense. Now the only thing left is to wait for the time circa September 19th, and see what Apple really has in store for us.

source: Feng via AppleInsider

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posted on 26 Jun 2014, 05:50 5

1. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Good move. Hopefully this is true!

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 06:13 1

3. hipnotika (Posts: 302; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


yes 16 is not enough for everything.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 20:46

20. techperson211 (Posts: 682; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The price will be decisive factor here. As we all know Apple pricing is a bit high (sarcasm) , still these 5.5 inch if its true its just a smaller version of Ipad mini with 3G but now with calling capabilities. But still Apple is not forcing anyone to buy their products. Good luck apple fans.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 16:45

17. JC557 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Hopefully it'll be priced a little more reasonably this time, especially if they're going to have two iPhone lines. Most 32GB phones start at $200 on contract/ 500-650 off.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 06:01 3

2. express77 (unregistered)


I wish all other OEMs do this. 32GB should be minimum for a flagship now and mid/low range phones must have minimum of 16 GB(No 4GB).

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:27

9. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Especially with unibody phones

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 06:18

4. mayur007 (Posts: 440; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Finally .. but still same strategy I feel..

B4 was 5c now 4.7 inch one

Which will help in to boost the sales of higher one..

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:08

5. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


My daughter thought she would be ok with 16GB - big mistake. 32GB is the minimum now with the hundreds of apps we typically have on our iPhones.

I think Continuity in iOS8 may affect this too when apps share their files across your iOS devices in real time.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 10:06

13. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Not to mention 20gigs of iCloud for 99¢ a month.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:08

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And what would be the price then???

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:38 1

10. aayupanday (Posts: 518; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Probably $699 for 32GB Unlocked

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 08:39

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Never, I think it would be above $900 for the same.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 10:07

14. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Looks like another fanboy has been drowned in the fanboy mentality.
People like you make me embarrassed to be apart of the Android community.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 15:06 1

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What wrong he has said? Does he can't express personal opinion?

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 16:50

18. JC557 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Might not be an unreasonable guess for the phablet version. Current 32GB 5S prices are $750 and 64GB is $850.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:09

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion 32 GB should be minimum for all flagships in these days not only for iPhone (of course if it will gonna happen for iPhone).

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:12 1

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3422; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Now make 64gb base for next ipad(okay 32gb) and it will be instant buy for me at Christmas. :D

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 08:03

11. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 May 2014)


About time

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 15:16

16. Kishin (Posts: 619; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Turn down for what!

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 17:36

19. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I hope this is true. 16gbs are not working for me anymore. Apps are getting larger these days

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