Apple iPhone 6 may finally bring 128GB model

Apple iPhone 6 may finally bring 128GB model
Ever since it became obvious that Apple wouldn't be adding any options for expandable storage on the iPhone (which occurred somewhere around June 29th, 2007; when the first iPhone launched), customers have been asking for larger storage options for the handset. It wasn't until 2011 and the iPhone 4s that Apple introduced the 64GB model, and now it looks like there may be a higher storage option soon.

A new leak is showing component records for Toshiba NAND Flash storage to be used in an upcoming iPhone. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of questions around this news. First of all, we don't know if this is actually a storage component for the iPhone 6 or the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone. There has been talk that the 5.5-inch iPhone would be the "premium" model, which could mean it would get the higher storage tier instead of the smaller iPhone 6. 

The other issue of course is the price. We already know that Apple and others like to charge an incredibly unwarranted premium for storage. There is always a small chance that Apple would remove one of the lower storage tiers and put the 128GB model in the highest price point of $399 on contract, or $849 off contract. Or, there is also the higher likelihood that a 128GB iPhone could be a $100 premium on top of that price. 


source: GeekBar (Weibo) via AppleInsider

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83 Comments

82. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

oh for fakes sake These fakers have gone into overdrive with their faking nonsense A leak requires a NEW document to be revealed IN FULL, a fake is an ALTERED (existing) document. Fake me it's an iPhone, do you think if was a real leak it would be so heavily redacted ? I have just received an email from Julian Assange former Wikileaks) he has confirmed the document title is "THIS DOCUMENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH APPLE !" Knowing the part number, alternate part number NOW means shipments of ALL iPhone may now have to be delayed The quality is so poor this person could not fake counterfiet monopoly money Really could you pay a cheque into your account if it had this many alterations so a question is how did this even become a source for a story? But a first redaction in RED, anarchy

80. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung please perfect the note 4 by releasing a 64gb version

79. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

it would most likely be close to base macbook pro 128Gb, around $1200, uhh not worth it.

75. SIGPRO

Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Let me guess for 850 euro's? EPIC FAIL!

68. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

PA the specs of galaxy note 4 camera has leaked

67. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

bullsh*t, another rip off by apple ,I pity apple brain watched fans , they will never complain , zombies. I can put 128gb on my S5 with much lower cost.

63. engineer-1701d unregistered

The problem people forget is the sapphire glass screen may not be coming on the 4.7 if it does go on the 5.5 that is Hundred dollars plus the upgrade ram which will put it up 200 to 300 over that so literally $1100 for the phone

59. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Meizu MX3 did it before but stopped it, probably due to expensive NAND flash cost. Who knows? It might work on iPhone's pricing and popularity.

72. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

That's why most OEMs try to avoid the 128 gb NAND flash as much as they can because they wouldn't want a smartphone with a ''tent-pole'' price! Yet some iTards see it as a barometer of excellence.......''NO other Android phone in the market has it, only Apple'' or ''Apple did it first'' LOL Gawd, how dumb :-D

83. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And then Apple will say that it's an "innovation". No doubt I would love to see an Android phone with 128gb storage + micro sd slot, but until the time they lowered the cost, I'll stick with my Z1 compact 16gb.

46. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

it would be much better if they have 3gb ram with 128gb of internal storage,then the price would be reasonable,not with only 1gb of ram,

35. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

There is no reason for 128 gig storage. Non. Nada. zilch.

60. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That's what people said when 1TB hard drive was released.

69. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Oh yeah? that's what you think If you're into high-quality (storage space hog) games, HD videos and high bitrate mp3's then 128 gb is pretty MINISCULE

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

People can say what they want, but 128 gigs of internal storage is pretty sweet. That's something I'd mos def want in my pocket. Apple. I.H.M.T.B.T.

52. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It makes sense that they would do that now seeing as how a bigger display means more media consumption on the go. Hopefully it'll be reasonably priced. Since the iPhone never has an SD slot 32GB should be the minimum storage on their phones from here on out. I, on the other hand, am waiting for a 32GB iPod Nano. I need a nice lightweight mp3 player with a display and compatibility with the 3 button remotes on my earbuds. I would never use my phone for music at the gym, running or even on public transit because I'd rather the battery be saved for other things. When it's hooked up to bluetooth in my car well that's another story.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll be an expensive device, by about $100. If one can afford it get, if not don't. Priorities, bills come first.

58. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Psh... life is short. Fun then bills... If Apple does keep the $100 bump scheme then I'd actually have no problem paying IF it's almost everything I want it to be (doesn't have to be 100% perfect dream phone as no such thing exists).

16. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

1. Buy a 16 gb Android phone that supports 128gb sd card 2. Root and install FolderMount You save $500 :-D

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great, except for one thing. Not everyone wants an android phone. :-D

41. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

not everyone wants an iphone too. I'm assuming you knew that too.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well that's exactly my point dude. Different strokes for different folks. That totally defeats the purpose of post 16. I'm assuming you knew that too, and it's "an iPhone either", not "an iPhone too". :D

64. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hahaha thanks for the correction "dude". Your right it boils down to preference.

70. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

But would you be willing to get ripped-off at a ridiculousy high price? it's common sense dude Apple can charge you $1,200 for that but with the same set-up, you can get a $700 Android Phone (that includes the 128 gb storage on top of the 16 gb internal)

15. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Thank god for MicroSD .... i dont get how people still allow to getting riped off

36. geordie8t1 unregistered

actually, its more like thanx for android in general for its open ness, 128gb iphone is good for people who need space and we have to say well done, but for me i will always take android more powerful devices with much lower cost, and options to expand, my note 3 is a 32gb, with a micro sd card 128gb, and a 512gb usb flash drive, lets see now, how much available space is that? 672gb? yes ok its not needed, but my flash drive is for my laptop but works on my phone.....iphone will NEVER be as good as android

62. engineer-1701d unregistered

Last year Samsung created a new process for RAM and this allowed 2 128gig chips laying on top of each other for internal RAM everyone thought they would release it in note 3, but since they are desperate right now maybe he will release the 120 gig on the note for I did hear a few minutes back a month ago that they will have a 128 GB for America

45. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I guess I need to buy Samsung™ EVO MicroSD cards because every other brand (PNY, Sandisk, Patriot etc.) and I seem to have a corrupted photo here and there. and of course, theres a premium on those.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple, I have money to be taken. 9-19-14 5.5, 128, gold. Come to papa Jedii baby. Mxy if they indeed release this, I'm all over it bro. Today, while at AT&T paying the wife's bill, they said my 5s is worth north of $380 trade in value, since it's the 64 gig gold one. I'll be ready.

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I would get the gold one too if I were in apples ecosystem .. Something about it is super classy

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