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Old May 31, 2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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iPhone Memory Upgrade?

I saw an iphone on ebay..very cheap..and i might buy it

where can i buy a memory card to bump it to 8gb or 16gb and then where does this go into the iphone? is there a guide?

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Old May 31, 2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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Swapping flash drives in the iPhone is a dangerous and challenging (read: virtually impossible by virtue of design) process.
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Old May 31, 2008, 06:57 PM   #3
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isnt there just a card for the iPhone with a slot

this is what my friends said from usa
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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No one makes such a kit that I've come across.

Therefore you would need to cannibalize one from a broken 16GB phone (Increasing the costs dramatically). On top of this you would need to be fairly skilled in soldering. One slip and your phone would go up in smoke.

Not to mention this would void the warranty ... in conclusion ... NO
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:04 PM   #5
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isnt there just a card for the iPhone with a slot

this is what my friends said from usa
The only "slot" on the iphone is for a SIM not flash memory.
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:05 PM   #6
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Urm no, no idea where your friend got that from but he probably wasn't talking about the iPhone. There is no slot, never has, probably never will. When was the last time you saw an iPod with a memory card slot?
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:07 PM   #7
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Um, the only SLOT the iPhone has is for the sim card.

Better luck next time.

Edit: Diode and phannon beat me to it.
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:13 PM   #8
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so i cant buy a 16gb sim card?
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:33 PM   #9
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well, i really dont think their is a "16 gb sim card" the only thing a sim card does is hold your contacts if you want and it is the "key" to your wireless subscription!
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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As the person above me stated, a SIM Card is not, in any way, shape, or form, a memory card. It does have a little tiny measly small amount of space to hold about 250 contacts, but that is it. The iPhone only has how much internal memory it has.
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Old May 31, 2008, 08:26 PM   #11
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I believe the ATT 3G SIM only has about 64K of user memory, enough for about 500 contacts.

Years ago there was talk about putting 1GB or more on SIMs, but it seems to have petered out, as most phones have SD card slots instead.
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so i cant buy a 16gb sim card?
You're thinking of SD cards. A SIM card is what holds your telephone provider information. There is no SD card slot in the iPhone (there will never be); there is only a SIM tray.
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Old May 31, 2008, 08:59 PM   #13
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try that out and it will answer your questions
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Old May 31, 2008, 09:45 PM   #14
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I say if you find a 16gb SIM card, you let me know....

WOW all I can say is wow...what was that Movie Alicia Silverstone did back in the day, Clue something?
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Old May 31, 2008, 10:38 PM   #15
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I say if you find a 16gb SIM card, you let me know....

WOW all I can say is wow...what was that Movie Alicia Silverstone did back in the day, Clue something?
You mean reading this thread is like trying to find meaning in a Pauly Shore movie?
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Same SIM card whether it's the 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB (we'll see on the 32GB). In fact, same SIM card whether it's the iPhone, KRZR, RAZR, Nokia, or Samsung on the AT&T Wireless Network. I have over 400 contacts on my iPhone.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 04:15 AM   #17
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Hmm... an interesting concept. Does anyone know if an additional memory space - that could perhaps be plugged into the port at the base where the usb goes? Some sort of iPhone dedicated USB stick?
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 08:04 AM   #19
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so i cant buy a 16gb sim card?
Wow .. where did you find this 16GB sim card? That is so futuristic! I want one.
Look .. it's okay if you don't know everything, but not knowing that SIM CARD is not available (yet or never be) with 16GB capacity is ridiculous.

Either you're trolling or living in a cave, man
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 11:06 AM   #21
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Hmm... an interesting concept. Does anyone know if an additional memory space - that could perhaps be plugged into the port at the base where the usb goes? Some sort of iPhone dedicated USB stick?
You've got some mad skills . . . resurrecting a 3 yr old thread, AND asking a ridiculous question at the same time . . .
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Hmm... an interesting concept. Does anyone know if an additional memory space - that could perhaps be plugged into the port at the base where the usb goes? Some sort of iPhone dedicated USB stick?
It's called a computer, iMac preferred.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 11:07 PM   #23
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I disagree

I completly disagree with everyone..ive opened an iphone before and found a sdcard. so i know it is possible to swap out the sdcard. example u could buy an iphone 8gb and swap it out for a 64gb and save a few hundred
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I completly disagree with everyone..ive opened an iphone before and found a sdcard. so i know it is possible to swap out the sdcard. example u could buy an iphone 8gb and swap it out for a 64gb and save a few hundred
Whatever you opened, it wasn't an iPhone. No iPhone has a SD card or other removable card except the SIM card.
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I completly disagree with everyone..ive opened an iphone before and found a sdcard. so i know it is possible to swap out the sdcard. example u could buy an iphone 8gb and swap it out for a 64gb and save a few hundred
Ummm....no! You did not!
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