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

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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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. suavemezie

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Junk!

4. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

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

8. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

I am so confused where this conversation went to.

36. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

63. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

He's the garbage collector.

22. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

BURN!

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 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

2. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

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

5. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Junk.

46. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

66. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

One more plate for troll please..

3. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why...?

7. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

44. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

6. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

14. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Amen brotha

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

31. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Nor the fact that SD cards are cumbersome like removeable batteries. An SD card adds more parts, more space, etc. to the device.

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

45. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

47. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

59. lolrus

Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

9. ViBRATOt49

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

apple is freaking losing it.

11. ViBRATOt49

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 06, 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

12. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

18. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yep. 12 year olds need hobbies, too.

51. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

52. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I was explaining to you why they were hating.

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