Could we see a 128GB iOS device soon? New iOS 6.1 Beta code indicates…maybe?

Could we see a 128GB iOS device soon?  New iOS 6.1 Beta code indicates…maybe?
The idea has swirled around the rumor mill for a while, but there has never been anything substantive behind the chatter. Plus, we have not seen any 128GB iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone actually materialize. So, take it all with a grain of salt.

iOS 6.1 Beta 5 was released to developers yesterday and there is a reference to 128GB capacity devices in the SystemPartitionPadding key in the release manifest. This reference has apparently been absent from previous releases, so perhaps it is an indicator of things to come.

However (grain of salt time), this is not conclusive in any way, shape or form. There have been hints in the past, and as we mentioned, we have not seen any devices or specs even approaching the subject.  Having written that, seeing a 128GB iOS device seems highly unlikely to us, at least as far as the iPhone is concerned. Given the premium price-point of the iPhone, based on current pricing schemes, a subsidized 128GB iPhone would cost $500 and would list full retail for about $950. We do not expect that market research would return a favorable impression to that prospect.  Then again, the iPhone's pricing scheme has not hurt sales of the device at all.

Could we see a 128GB iOS device soon?  New iOS 6.1 Beta code indicates…maybe?


However, such a storage option on an iPad could make more sense, where a Wi-Fi only 64GB iPad retails for $699 and a 4G/LTE model comes in at $829. Such a price premium would be easier to absorb with the bigger hardware. Of course, all of this is conjecture, but over time we have seen our high-tech devices get faster and leaner, with many of them able to hold a lot more “stuff.”

source: MacRumors

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39 Comments

1. Dacha

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

128 GB on a phone is overkill. Even on a tablet 64 GB is more than enough for 95 % of users.

12. MONUQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

IF they don't charge $100 more for each capacity...i am willing to think of buying..... Seriously apple who will take few gb in extra 100$.....

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They'll charge an extra $100 or $150 since it's double that of 64GB.

31. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Sad thing is to make the 128gb storage it would cost less than $100. To see it cost more than $100 to make your looking right around 256gb.

33. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Author, y u writin, stuff that so kray kray?

35. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If they put this and drop other device storage extra price, I would love to.

21. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Why don't they just add a freaking micro USB slot? Oh wait this is Apple we're talking about if it doesn't make the item more profitable no matter how useful it is it's not gonna happen.

32. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

so if this will come to android then you'll say that it is really needed, am i right? would you mind to leave apple alone, if you dont like them r their products let it be, as if apple wants you!

39. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Nope, for most people 16GB and a micro SD slot is more than enough. 128GB at such a steep price is highway robbery, but unfortunately most iOS users don't know better.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'd b all over a 128 gig device. I don't care who makes it. 128 gig all internal, sign me up.

11. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The Xperia Tablet S can take full sized SD cards, up to 128 gb, internal? no such 128gb animal as far as I know, you've been using apple products too long...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please re read my comment cuz your response to my post made absolutely no sense at all dude.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just read your post again and I can't believe u left that as a response to mine LMAOOOOO what a joke man.

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

As far as I know only one device can handle 128gb without splitting it between the internal and the SD, and that is the Xperia Tablet S, I do not know of any device (outside of an Archos G9 101 250gb http://www.jr.com/archos/pe/AHS_501891/ ) that has 128 gb of storage internal Your insistance on the memory being all internal reeks of ifan, although Nexus devices storage is generally all internal. Now please tell me what was so hard to understand about that

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude the article is an iOS article about the possibility of a 128 gig device. This isn't about ifan, it's about the p o s s i b i l i t y of such iOS device LMAOOOOO. U made another irrelevant comment lolwowwww. Please lol re read the article then read my post LMAOOOOO this is killer man I swear.

26. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You said you didn't care who made it. Well, do you or don't you.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro lmao I'm done man. Lets just put it like this, my iPhone 5 is 64, my iPad 3 is 64. If they make a device running iOS with 128... I'm all over it, I'm not a huge fan of sd storage hence my emphasis on 128 all internal

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm still blown away that u responded to my post with that. I said 128 internal, but u mention sd card, I said I don't care who makes it indicating that it doesn't exists yet which I know cuz I said makes it in relation to the article mentioning that it may b made n the near future. U say I've been using apple products too long yet nothing that I use by apple has 128 which is y I said I'd b all over it, sign me up LMAOOOOO. Dude what were u thinking in your quest to bash myself, and apple? Lol wowww

23. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I dont hate Apple, I have a 64gb 4s, 64gb 3rd gen iPod touch, and 64gb iPad 4th gen (was gonna go used, caved in and bought a new one) But I Prefer Android, I didn't always, but the RAZR won me over (The webtop made me a believer)

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

for 499.99? Seriously? Brain washed?

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then your paying for a arm & a leg.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Probably yes after sammy does it. Oh and what would one do with that 128?

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Music and movies for me, it is more important on a WIFI only device

4. wendygarett unregistered

Feel free to take any of my organs Apple :)

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

But u always buy 2nd hand and then drop it :D

10. wendygarett unregistered

Yikes!!! :D

5. maxis3G unregistered

I dont think so.....

7. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why..?

8. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

And it'll cost $1000 since it's from Apple. I wonder where is Samsung's 128GB phone they talked about last year

9. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

The reason why Apple never utilizes micro sd slot on their phones: so they can price discriminate you even further.

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