32 gig iPhone: when?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by random person, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. random person macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I am holding out for the new iPhone when it provides 32 gig storage -- this is my arbitrary way of getting more bang for my first gen buck.

    That said I'd really like to buy a new phone soon!

    Have there been rumors of a 32gig iPhone coming soon? Maybe the Product (Red) version?

    Just hopin.
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    rumours: yes
    any chance of happening soon: no
  3. random person thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    Technical limitations? Product lifecycle issues? Other priorities? Cost?

    Why not sooner rather than later?
  4. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    They're going to make all the money they can from the 16GB version, because they can. Once sales start to drop off, they'll introduce the 32GB. It's all down to market forces. They'll try to stimulate sales when the time is right. My guess is either October or January depending on how strong sales remain this Autumn.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    As long as the iPhone 3G is selling like crazy, especially the 8GB models, there's not a reason to rush it too much (if you're Apple). Once demand slows down a bit, they'll probably start moving toward it. I don't think it'll happen any sooner than September, and that's a longshot. There's a chance whenever the annual iPod update is. Best bet is 1Q 2009. I don't see any chance of there not being one by this time next year.

    Physics is the other issue. There has to be enough space to fit 32GB of flash in. I've heard that there isn't enough room to fit 32GB yet. So flash has to get smaller as well.
  6. random person thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    Ahh, Space. The final frontier.

    I'd be happy if it was by first quarter 09. Wouldn't be happy if had to wait until June 2009!
  7. wronski macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
  8. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    dude, I mean for real, how could anyone here pssibly know the answer to that question? Do u know how many times that question has been asked? Any response by anyone would be pure speculation.

    Perhaps a call to apple directly could help?
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Earliest: Before the holiday shopping season
    Likely: January 2009
    Latest: Summer 2009
  10. wrboyce macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    Some people are never ****ing happy.

    You can always wait for the next model, but when the 32gb comes out, why not wait for the 64? or the 128? Infact, why bother with 3G at all? Why not just wait for the iPhone 4G?

  11. random person thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    NOW you're talking! ;) The Problem is that I want a new toy -- I really do --but the 3G ain't doing it for me. It's just not *new* enough. Looks and feels too much like my original one. 32 gig might tip me over, 4G definitely would.

    I'll upgrade June 2009 probably.

    As for why ask the question, well it is MacRumors, isn't it? And some people seem to have the inside track.
  12. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Excellent answer. I was going to say somethings just like that! Although I would have added that when 32GB flash memory prices get a little cheaper so Apple can increase their profit margins even more!!
  13. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Well, to put in nicer terms

    Buy it if you want it

    I bought the original iPhone and LOVED IT

    The new iPhone is out so I will buy the new one because I want it and have the money

    The original iPhone was used often and well worth the price
  14. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I heard on another rumors site 9 months you'll hear the announcement and then it'll ship in 3-4 weeks.
  16. Warped1 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2005
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    I wonder if battery life would reduce with 32.
  17. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007

    lol - there's no way it'll be anytime soon
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
  19. dball213 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2004

    When will the 32 gig iPhone come out?

    Is there a heaven?

    Can God create an object so heavy, that even he cannot lift it?
  20. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    Wow, way to bring up a dead thread for no reason. Anyways, there will not be a 32GB iPhone until someone invents the technology. Currently the iPhone is using two 8GB memory chips, 16GB ones in the same size/format do not exist.
  21. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
  22. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    and. a 32gb version will probably be $399.

    and you're gonna be waiting a while.
  23. KPEN7 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    they will probaly announce it around Christmas time for $399
  24. puercaeli macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    32GB Chip is only at sampling stage

    Toshiba, who seems to supply all the NAND RAM for Apple Portable Touch devices, has just announced 32GB NAND production plan with samples being sent out in this month(i.e. September).(Note: iPhone has only a single memory slot as opposed to touch which has two)

    So I think the announcement will be packaged up for the soon to be released 'product that is going to reduce the profit' margin. Or more realistically next year...

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