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

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

And the price will SkyRocket, beyond belief.

7. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

iSkyRocket to $1200

38. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

the beauty of apple adding memory go pay for more. amazing. so innovative.

66. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

lol I would be more excited if they added a Micro SD slot

76. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Huh! My Z2 has 144 gb. 16gb+128gb....

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

So don't buy it .. lol

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would that matter to you, if you're not gonna buy it anyway?

33. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It doesn't matter. Because it's Apple.

37. gnotch

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

the question i ask myself when haters of a product cmnt on an article of hated product.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, it's like what's the point. I've never been a fan of blackberry, though I don't hate it, but you'll never find a blackberry article where I'm dissing it. I simply skip those articles altogether.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Sweet, but the real question is are Apple (and most the other OEMs) still going to charge ridiculous prices for extra space (e.g. extra $100 for 64GB and another $100 for 128GB)

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

unfortunately, apple started with setting setting the bar high on how much they could demand for extra storage and people would still buy it. Other companies followed apple in that because hey if they can do that, then so can we! Though I'd love it if apple decided to get real with that, since other companies would likely follow along as well then, I really don't think it is going to happen :( that said, there is the one plus one 64 gb version, and its slowly growing, maybe companies, including apple will see it as a possible threat and lower their gb price a bit, who knows?

61. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Integrated memory is different than sdcard memory. There is a reason why that 64gb card cost you $40 at Walmart....and it is not because of its speed vs integrated mem. Of course I still think it is bloated but it is not black and white.

74. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

But the thing is the SD Card, for the most part, is saving music, photos and videos, which doesn't need to be the fastest memory. I've recorded an hour of video at 1080p just fine with a Class 4 SanDisk SD card on my phone. Sure I want fast internal storage for my OS and apps, but most SD cards these days are fast enough for photos, videos and music.

3. Busyboy unregistered

Not a chance. But if its true, damn it would be hella expensive.

4. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

IPhone 6 128GB $2,176.99

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great, cause I have $2,177.00

27. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Take it easy on them. Let them enjoy their $120 lag ware bloatware plasticware experience lol.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True, they're not ready for prime time.

39. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

prime time? really?

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 29

65. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

See post 39

49. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What about tax?

73. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol killed him there. +2177

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

NFTW, hurry back bro. We need ya.

5. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yup! It'll be ridiculously expensive. Probably $200 or $300 more than the full price of the 64GB version.

26. stealthd unregistered

Because that's what they do with the iPads. . .

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Why not? If it gives them enough reason to rip you off

9. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Apple is a great company. It makes products that are super awesome. Who else made a 128 gb phone recently?

12. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Actually, SAMSUNG, LG and SONY can make a 128 gb phone EASILY. It's the hefty selling cost that hinders them to make one.

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