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iPhone 5S with 128GB of storage possibly coming as well

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iPhone 5S with 128GB of storage possibly coming as well
The closer we get to September 10 – the day on which Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone models – the more and more insider information about them surfaces on the internet. And the latest leak comes courtesy of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known for his accurate predictions about upcoming Apple products. 

On the aforementioned date, Apple is expected to announce an iPhone 5S model with a massive storage capacity of 128GB. Previous iPhone models have shipped with no more than 64GB of built-in storage. Currently, the 4th generation iPad is Apple's only iOS product available in 128GB flavor. Given Apple's pricing scheme, the 128GB iPhone 5S may sell for $499 on a 2-year contract, which would make it the most expensive subsidized smartphone sold in the US.

Another hardware upgrade that Apple is likely to introduce with the iPhone 5S is the inclusion of a new A7 chip paired with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Apple-designed silicon will be based on ARMv8 architecture and will be 20% more energy efficient than the previous SoC known as the A6. 

Furthermore, Kuo confirmed the presence of an upgraded camera on the iPhone 5S, sporting a dual-LED flash. The new module with offer larger, f2.0 aperture, which should presumably result in an increase of low-light performance, but the camera sensor itself will not be changed, sticking to 8MP of resolution. Last but not least, a gold color option for the iPhone 5S' outer shell is expected to be unveiled, in addition to Apple's traditional choice of black and white.

Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5S at an official event, allegedly scheduled for September 10. The smartphone is likely to be announced alongside a cheaper alternative known as the iPhone 5C.

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:03 14

1. suavemezie (Posts: 63; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Junk!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:09 12

4. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 112; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Who??? U????????

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:19 1

8. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


I am so confused where this conversation went to.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:05 1

36. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


this will be sitting on the shelve, next to the 128gb ipad.. lol

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 19:44 1

63. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


He's the garbage collector.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:54 1

22. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


BURN!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:58 9

25. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i just like one thing about apple
when they announce 16/31/64GB versions of flagship they release all at same time
while in case of samsung we hardly see 32/64GB version for 8months

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:07 3

2. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)


I'll take a 128GB! One mans junk is another mans...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:16 16

5. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Junk.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:16 9

46. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


It's not just junk, it's expensive..... JUNK!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 23:21

66. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


One more plate for troll please..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:07

3. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Why...?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:19 1

7. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


So if you take a lot of videos and photos, you will have room for that all as well as your apps. It may be over kill though.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:10 1

44. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


music, videos/ movies, pics, apps and games. I have around 32GB worth of tunes, plus 15GB of various videos I'd like to have with me along with informative apps totaling 2GB... granted its on Android but still. I'm also adding more music as time goes on but not updating my phones as often.

Then again, I'd rather have a 32GB iPod Nano 7th gen (don't need a large screen) and a 64GB capacity smartphone for the other stuff.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:18 8

6. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


128GB for $100 more than 64GB. What a deal!. I don't mean to be a apple hater, but seriously, they just want money. If they added a MicroSD card, 64GB of internal and 64GB SD card, you will save so much. A SD card it like $20.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:22 3

10. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


128gb from 8gb is a ripoff for $100. Its been years and phone makers are bending over users on phone storage.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:27 2

14. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Amen brotha

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:04 4

28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


That's actually the best storage deal you can get. SD cards don't have anywhere near the transfer speeds of internal NAND, and most phones that cost $50 or $100 more for the next storage size are only giving you 8-32GB more space. 64GB is a significant upgrade.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:39

31. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Nor the fact that SD cards are cumbersome like removeable batteries.

An SD card adds more parts, more space, etc. to the device.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:34 1

39. techaman (unregistered)


There is a new tech that makes external ad faster then internal I was reading up on it when Samsung announced they put 1terabyte by using a new stacked wafer 128bit internal

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:16

45. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I'd have to agree with this, a 64GB jump in on-board NAND can be a bit more costly than microSD. Those 64GB microSDXC with high speed transfers can get close to $80 - 100.

Before anyone says high speeds are a waste, then they clearly never used a high quality action/ movie camera.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:28

47. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


It would really suck if you dropped your $80 to $100 high speed transfer microSD card and then proceed to lose it in the process.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:36

59. lolrus (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It's like 50 bucks on Amazon for a class 10 64gb, goes on sale for 40 sometimes too.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:21 6

9. ViBRATOt49 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


apple is freaking losing it.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:22

11. ViBRATOt49 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


watch. apple finna release a 5.2 inch iPhone 5X sept 10 with a built in blue ray player and pregnancy test scanner surprising all y'all

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:25 5

12. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I don't get it, why is this a bad thing that all you haters attack?

There different models for each price range!

Internal storage is always better than an sd card. Just look at the sgs4....8.5 gb left of the 16gb offered with no allowing apps to sd unless rooted.

Blind noob hate.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:41 3

18. skyline88 (Posts: 347; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


and that pretty much explained why sgs4 having a microSD slot, just like many other great Android and Windows devices out there.

Typical Apple brainless fanboy.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:47 1

20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yep. 12 year olds need hobbies, too.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:43 2

51. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Neither of you brainwashed guys said anything to counter argue....and I'm brainless. Fan droids are worse than ifans nowadays

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:51

52. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I was explaining to you why they were hating.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 07:33 2

58. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


No sorry not you. Reply fail

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:26 1

13. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


The only way the iPhone 5S will come with 128GB is if they include an iThumb Drive as an accessory.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:57 1

24. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Somebody's always on their periods. Chill sweetie.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:05

29. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Oooh gosh golly that explains it Auntie Em, more than one - good thing MiPad is absorbent.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:19 1

30. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


iPad is superior in every way now confirmed!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 07:16 1

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


RP, Dorothy's a guy dude.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:32 7

15. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


$499 FOR 2 YRS or $999.00 FOR UNLOCKED..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:35 5

16. salmanshah (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


failed product.
They will say they are the first smartphone maker in the world who came with 128 GB internal space and people will fall into their trap!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:00 3

27. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Quick, name all the other 128GB smartphones...we have time.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:39

40. techaman (unregistered)


It's called ubuntu edge also a ZTE phones in China also huwai phones America is the last to get tech because it's mostly made in other country's

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 06:08 1

55. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The ZTE Nubia Z7 is not out, it's a rumor. The Edge MIGHT come out in May 2014, but it is doubtful, at this point. The biggest Huawei phone is 64GB. If Apple announces and ships a 128GB iPhone in September, they will be first.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:37 3

17. skyline88 (Posts: 347; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


128GB worth of storage, not a single GB is removable, swappable, upgradeable. Junk as usual.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:42 10

19. 1113douglas (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Ill take the note 3

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:52

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


If they add that much memeory like it would ever happened, the price would exceed probably 899-1,000$

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:54 5

23. Planterz (Posts: 1082; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You can get a 64gb class 10 Sandisk micro SD card from amazon or eBay for $55. How the $@%# can Apple justify charging hundreds of dollars more for a bit more storage?

Oh yeah...because iDiots will pay for it.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:59 4

26. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Google charges $50 for 8GB more on the Nexus 4. I would think 64GB to 128GB is worth another $100. That extra 64GB of built-in storage is much faster and less prone to damage than that SD card. Math and logic aren't your strong suits, are they?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:44 1

42. techaman (unregistered)


When you do a nand backup you then put your stuff on sd card and take it out, if you ever need safety backups if stolen or service wow you really don't know crap about anything do you. Do your homework on phone tech before jumping into the bug pond iboy

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:32

64. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Today, people are backing up their data on the cloud.

Physical back-ups using 5.5" floppy disks or Iomega zip drives or sd cards are dated methods.

techaman, you need to join the cloud computing era.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 22:52

65. techaman (unregistered)


The cloud is a temp area think about it easy hack area to get all your info plus not everyone wants to put all videos and pictures on cloud for anyone to hack it or like many times before company says sorry we lost the server and the crash lost it all also devs don't put their stuff on the cloud as a back up

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:47 3

32. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Maybe it would be manufactured by smasung right?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:55 1

33. 007james (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


$499 subsidized? Assuming the unsubsidized is $899-$999+... Bejesus! I'd rather buy a laptop with that kind of money (Macbook Air?).

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:57

34. Planterz (Posts: 1082; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


$100 jump from 64 to 128gb. $100 jump from 32 to 64gb. $100 jump from 16 to 32gb. That's $300 for what should cost $100 or so.

$100 jump from 16 to 32gb? Where's YOUR math and logic? A class 10 16gb micro SD card costs less than $15.

I don't disagree with your point about the Nexus 4. And $100 might not be an overly outrageous jump from 64 to 128gb. But $300 from 16 to 128gb is absurd, especially given the high base cost of the 16gb device.

And of course, there's the expensive and absurdly restrictive issues of iTunes...

EDIT: This was meant as a reply to post 26.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:57

53. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I agree that the lower jumps are ridiculous. However, an extra $100 from 64 to 128 is far from ridiculous. I WOULD like to see 32GB as the floor, and then I wouldn't mind $399 (subsidized) as the top end. That won't happen, but I still stand by 64 to 128GB for $100 being logical.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:00

35. complexity (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Don't get mad because it not in your pay grade. Just in the wrong league

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:13

37. gentleman559 (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


Why is it always Apple versus Android? Ugh, we all know apple sucks and Android rules all. They see me trolling, they hating.......LOL

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:31 3

38. techaman (unregistered)


Grrr Apple you can't have 128 Samsung just announced it and showed off the phone with 1 terabyte by using 128 bits stacked on top of each other and its under a hole lotta pattern protection

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:40

41. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Now that's some innovation, who needs large 1080p displays to view more content or 2GB of RAM for better multitasking?

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 11:22

61. skyline88 (Posts: 347; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


butthurt is stronger than 128GB, i can feel you bro

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:52

43. techaman (unregistered)


Samsung report said they maybe as soon as the end of this year maybe the note 3 last minute change like the gs3 with 2gig ram over the rest getting 1 gig

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:21

48. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Apple usually is the most expensive smartphone(unlocked and without contract), I can't guess how much this one would cost...

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