Rafterman

Contributor
Original poster
Apr 23, 2010
2,911
2,363
I see Samsung released a single chip 1TB storage option for smartphones. It's the same size as a single 512GBer used in iPhone XS's now.

I wonder if 2019's new iPhones will move up to 1TB, or will they wait a year?
 

Rafterman

Contributor
Original poster
Apr 23, 2010
2,911
2,363
Doesn't make sense. Isn't Apple pushing services and the market in general is going towards streaming everything?

iPads have TB storage, so Apple is not against larger storage. Its likely the Galaxy S10 will havr a 1TB option. Apple won't want to fall behind.
 
Comment

BugeyeSTI

macrumors 601
Aug 19, 2017
4,240
2,898
Arizona
I see Samsung released a single chip 1TB storage option for smartphones. It's the same size as a single 512GBer used in iPhone XS's now.

I wonder if 2019's new iPhones will move up to 1TB, or will they wait a year?
I read that article too, 1TB is a lot of storage for a phone. I can’t imagine more than 256GB for my needs but, I assume some will welcome the increase..
 
Comment

Rafterman

Contributor
Original poster
Apr 23, 2010
2,911
2,363
its time people start curating all the images and videos they are creating. Just since you took 50 photos of that must attend event, does not mean that you need to keep all 50.

Why not?

And people will never need more than 640K of RAM?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zenithal
Comment

Silver Idaten

macrumors 6502a
Jul 31, 2015
573
861
Stratford, CT
Make the introductory storage 128GB so I can stop spending money on a storage upgrade. The XR does it perfectly. 64GB is too small for me now, but 256GB is too much, that's what I have on my iPad. 128GB for the iPhone is perfect.
 
Comment

JPack

macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
7,251
12,268
The S10+ has been confirmed as having 1TB. Apple will probably follow.
 
Comment

bpeeps

macrumors 68040
May 6, 2011
3,401
3,614
Make the introductory storage 128GB so I can stop spending money on a storage upgrade. The XR does it perfectly. 64GB is too small for me now, but 256GB is too much, that's what I have on my iPad. 128GB for the iPhone is perfect.
And that's exactly why Apple has billions in the bank. Because they know how to upsell you on things you need and they know you're likely not gonna go anywhere else. Why would a for profit business offer you the perfect size for cheaper when they know they can get you to spend more?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zenithal
Comment

Zenithal

macrumors G3
Sep 10, 2009
9,669
10,814
I read that article too, 1TB is a lot of storage for a phone. I can’t imagine more than 256GB for my needs but, I assume some will welcome the increase..
4K 60 FPS eats up space rapidly. FLAC audio. Scanned reference material. High resolution photos. Apps.

Depends on your personal use case. Most people will be fine with either 128 GB or 256 GB.
 
  • Like
Reactions: xxray
Comment

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,763
2,644
East of Eden
I see Samsung released a single chip 1TB storage option for smartphones. It's the same size as a single 512GBer used in iPhone XS's now.

I wonder if 2019's new iPhones will move up to 1TB, or will they wait a year?

What on earth are you going to do with all that $torage $pace? I'm finding I can now downsize very comfortably to 64gb.
[doublepost=1548890290][/doublepost]
Sure. The next revision will be 64GB for $999, 512 for 1499 and 1TB for 1999 :D

This is the next path for Apple (and other phone makers) to kick up their ASP. Seriously. The profit margin on those high-gig phones must be crazy.
 
Comment

revmacian

macrumors 68000
Oct 20, 2018
1,745
1,460
USA
iPads have TB storage, so Apple is not against larger storage. Its likely the Galaxy S10 will havr a 1TB option. Apple won't want to fall behind.
iPads are also geared more toward content creation rather than content consumption.
 
Comment

Mactagonist

macrumors 65816
Feb 5, 2008
1,054
102
NYC - Manhattan
Seems like iPad usually hits a new storage peak about a year before it’s available on iPhone. Since we got 1 TB iPads last year, maybe we will see it in iPhone this year.
 
Comment

nviz22

Cancelled
Jun 24, 2013
5,277
3,071
Would be pointless for me to get a 1TB phone. I don't even fill up 64gb all the way.
 
Comment

JUCJ85

macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2011
343
148
I've had a 64GB 6+, a 128GB 6s+, and a 256GB 7+, now a 512GB XS Max, the first is too low for what I do, so a 1TB iPhone would be nice, but probably not on my wallet lol.
 
Comment

Emathieu

macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2011
131
45
It would be great that the option is there for people who need it. Personally, I stopped at 256GB on my iPhones, and 512GB on my iPad Pro. I personally can't see a need for 1TB. But I'm sure that option is coming.
 
Comment

joeblow7777

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2010
6,732
8,011
It’s still going to be some time before more than a very small portion of consumers even come close to needing that much storage on their phones.
 
Comment

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
35,428
38,462
I don’t think others realize how much 1 TB really is. That’s a ridiculous amount of memory that likely would be the minority for those who would need that much storage. Even 512 GB is an incredible amount of storage that most couldn’t try to fill even if they wanted to. Plus, if you think about what the price would cost for a 1 TB phone, that’s not something that would probably be generally attractive.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.