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

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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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Good move. Hopefully this is true!

3. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

yes 16 is not enough for everything.

20. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

17. JC557

Posts: 1920; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

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).

9. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Especially with unibody phones

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 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..

5. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

13. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

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

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And what would be the price then???

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Probably $699 for 32GB Unlocked

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

14. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

18. JC557

Posts: 1920; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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).

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

11. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

About time

16. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Turn down for what!

19. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

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