128GB 5S More likely?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by capcaveman, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    My 64gb 4s is constantly full and I'm one of those pack rats who has to carry around 30gb plus of music, 10gb vids, plenty of apps etc. mainly because my wireless data is not so great in places so I can't rely on the cloud. I decided to skip the 5 hoping that this would happen...


    Then again I'll probably just fill that up and be begging for the 256 in no time.
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You might need a 1TB iphone then.
    Wait another 5-6 years:D
  3. macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    With the push to cloud services by Apple, Amazon, etc. I doubt we'll see a 128GB iPhone anytime soon.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    As far as I know, when Apple make the 64GB model, they actually use two 32GB chips. If they were to release a 128GB model they'd use two 64GB chips. I have no reason to believe that's not technically possible, it's just a case of whether or not Apple think they can make a decent profit from selling 128GB iPhones.

    Or you can buy a Galaxy S3 64GB and put a 64GB microSD in it ;)
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    That thought had occurred to me but I'm too old to learn new things.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    There shouldn't be too much new stuff to learn, TouchWiz is a big rip off of iOS anyway :p
  7. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I doubt we'll see that for a few more generations. If we ever do. Companies want to charge you to monthly/yearly fees for cloud storage. I can see apple just selling a single 32gb model in the future.
  8. macrumors 601


    Nov 15, 2012
  9. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    5S should be 128GB, and Samsung started mass manufacturing 128GB chips a while ago.

    However, with most Android phones still being 16GB, I have doubts there is going to be a 128GB version.

    The storage is seriously lagging on smartphones, CPU, RAM, everything increases but at mentioned above, 16GB is still standard on Android handsets. So the iPhone will most likely remain at 64GB for a while too.

    I hope I'm wrong though.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Durham, Engalnd
    I agree. I can't see Apple Putting lots or resources and money into giving you a 128GB device when they could put it into their already expanding cloud services.
  11. macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    Most Android phones have microSD slots though, so internal storage matters less on those.
  12. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    If we were all still on unlimited data plans, then I would tend to agree also. However, we aren't and a single movie on netflix could potentially use up an entire allowance for a month. The same with streaming music.

    I think that is why Apple still offers 32GB and even 64GB versions. I'm not sure a 128GB model is coming with the iPhone 5S or even the generation after that but I don't think its out of the question that Apple would offer one.

    Due to limited data plans, I think the concept of cloud services is now limited to coordinating contacts, calendar appointments, email and backing stuff up on wifi.
  13. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    The link I posted from the other website above indicates ios 6.1 beta is compatible with a 128gb ios device. This was not in 6.0. I know it doesn't necessarily mean that device will be the 5s but it certainly gives me a little more hope that it might.
  14. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    They use two chips on the iPod touch - but only one on the iPhone, which means any 128GB model would likely be more expensive.

    I'm not even sure they do 128GB chips at the moment, could be wrong however.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2012
    Apple will never release a 128gb model. Why? They rather push you towards iCloud and collect a neverending stream of subscription fees.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    If they move to a 13 megapixel camera, continue to let apps (games) get bigger and bigger, etc. you can't rely on the cloud for everything at least not for the foreseeable future. In my opinion they limit the life blood of innovation if they don't give the hardware more memory.
  17. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    My prediction is that they will have a 128GB model for the iPad 5 first. To make it more like a Surface. More for work, productivity.
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    NY, NY
    With the carrier limits and terrible infrastructures, I hope Apple recognizes that streaming is good up until a point. Storing your digestible media, I believe, will still be widely used until carriers change their profit structure.
  19. macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    It's time for Apple to make a 128gb iPhone, that would definitely be a good investment. Should have gotten a 64gb on the 5.
  20. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
  21. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  22. macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I can see the 128 as their top, 64 mid and 32 bottom bc 16 just does not cut it anymore, however with cloud services, I am not sure we will ever see more than that. Consider iCloud restores would take forever, I just had my IP5 replaced yesterday and it took a long time and mine is only 16 gb, so can not imagine how long it would take for a 128 gb stuffed phone.
  23. macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2009

    An iPad in the past has used double memory storage chips. This is because the iPad is (obviously) larger than other iOS devices and can afford this space.

    An iPod Touch in the past has used double memory storage chips. This is because there are no cellular antennas like in the iPhone, thus there is more space for another chip.

    An iPhone in the past has used a single memory storage chip. This is due to small form factor and space requirements for cellular antennas.

    At present, we have only seen a single 64Gb chip as a max capacity for storage size, and these are fairly expensive. I'm not aware of a single 128Gb chip that is affordable enough for Apple to justify implementing into their device.

    However, the iPad could certainly use double 64Gb chips to accomplish this storage space of 128Gb. Because we'll likely see a new iPad in the Spring, this reference to 128Gb is surely for the new iPad due out in a few weeks.
  24. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    Apple will be the last ones to put 128gb on their phone. Others will do it first.
  25. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    An extra 64 GB of memory vs. iCloud (1 GB available to me every month). iCloud can piss off.

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