vbtwo31984

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Just noticed the following when going to Usage settings on a display iPhone 6 at the Apple Store:
Storage:
Used - 8GB
Available - 23.5GB

So add them up, a 32GB iPhone 6? It's possible that they made a bunch of these and since they're not selling them they're just using them for display models.

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mtneer

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Could also be a model they would release in other markets or in 2015 when the 6S/+ drops in.
 
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vi2867

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I am pretty sure they were planning on release an entry level 32GB instead of 16GB, but at the last minute decided to scratch the 32GB to push sales for the 64GB. Great marking by Apple to get people to buy at a higher price without having to say they increased the price of the iPhone.
 
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Enabledobject

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I am pretty sure they were planning on release an entry level 32GB instead of 16GB, but at the last minute decided to scratch the 32GB to push sales for the 64GB. Great marking by Apple to get people to buy at a higher price without having to say they increased the price of the iPhone.

But the 64 is the same price the 32 was.
 
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KPOM

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But the 64 is the same price the 32 was.

But lots of people (perhaps even me) would have purchased the base model if it were 32GB. Instead they purchased the 64GB, which costs about $5 more to make.
 
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Retired Cat

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I am pretty sure they were planning on release an entry level 32GB instead of 16GB, but at the last minute decided to scratch the 32GB to push sales for the 64GB. Great marking by Apple to get people to buy at a higher price without having to say they increased the price of the iPhone.


I'm not sure how last minute these design changes can be made, because Apple needs millions of flash memory chips. The orders would have to be placed well before production begins.
 
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terraphantm

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I'm not sure how last minute these design changes can be made, because Apple needs millions of flash memory chips. The orders would have to be placed well before production begins.

Apple has plenty of 16GB chips, and they've got plenty of devices that could use the 32GB chips. I'm sure they could do a switch if they chose to.
 
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doboy

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Apple was planning to offer the 32GB phone for $199 and not offer 16GB phone.


You know this how? From trusty rumors? If Apple made the lowest model 32GB there would be people complaining for a 16GB version at a lower price.
 
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r-m

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Is the 32gb chip a 32gb chip, or is it made up of 2x16gb or 4x8gb? Same for bigger devices, are they just modules of 8 or 16gb, or just a 64 or 128?

Reason I ask, if it's 2x16 to make up the 32, possible that apple discovered a flaw with one of the 16 modules at the 11th hour, and disabled it?
 
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terraphantm

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Is the 32gb chip a 32gb chip, or is it made up of 2x16gb or 4x8gb? Same for bigger devices, are they just modules of 8 or 16gb, or just a 64 or 128?

Reason I ask, if it's 2x16 to make up the 32, possible that apple discovered a flaw with one of the 16 modules at the 11th hour, and disabled it?

On the iPhones they use only 1 chip. At least that was the case in the past. iPod touches use (or used) 2 chips, which is why until recently, their max capacity was always twice that of the iPhone's
 
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617aircav

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I sincerely doubt that. I don't remember people clamoring for the 4GB and 8GB models when Apple dropped those


I don't doubt it. Apple reduced the price of the 64gb and some are complains that 32gb should have been the entry level.
 
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r-m

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May 7, 2010
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On the iPhones they use only 1 chip. At least that was the case in the past. iPod touches use (or used) 2 chips, which is why until recently, their max capacity was always twice that of the iPhone's

I see, thanks.
I went to have a look at iFixIt's teardown to try and answer it myself, but couldn't fathom it.
 
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Zinthar

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Apple was planning to offer the 32GB phone for $199 and not offer 16GB phone.

The most prevalent rumor from analysts familiar with Apple's negotiations with US carriers was that Apple was planning on making the entry point for iPhone 6 $299. It's possible that they were actually thinking of going $299/399/499 for 32/64/128GB on the iPhone 6.

From the perspective of someone who bought a 64GB iPhone 5 and wanted 64GB again, the effective price I paid actually went down $100 vs. the last cycle.

Also, there are more than a few people who really don't need more than 16GB. For instance, my dad never uses the app store -- I put Google Maps on his phone he only uses the device for phone calls, email, navigation, and internet. There's still 10+ GB free.
 
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Bhs1975

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It's costing folks more that would have been fine with 32 and have to get the 64.
 
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