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Over the past several months, there have been a few rumors of Apple increasing storage capacities for the iPhone 6, perhaps doing away the 16 GB option at the low end and introducing a 128 GB model at the high end, at least for one of the two rumored models.

A set of schematics leaked in pieces over the past week and a half has included reference to various 16, 64, and 128 GB flash storage modules from several vendors for the iPhone 6, although it is unclear why there is no 32 GB option included on that list.

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A new set of photos from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] and Sonny Dickson today that revealed the NFC chip present on the logic board of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 also offers a good look at the flash storage module on this board. Based on the Toshiba part number, as seen on similar modules, the "7" indicates that this is a 16 GB module, suggesting the low-end iPhone 6 will continue to offer that amount of storage.

There are a few caveats, however, such as the possibility of this being a prototype or testing board using a 16 GB module not intended as a production option. Also, being a board for the 4.7-inch model, it is not yet known whether the rumored larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model will offer the same capacity options as the smaller model.

Article Link: 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Shown With 16 GB Flash Storage
 

Rudy69

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I bought a 5S with 16GB because my 4S with 16GB had plenty of space left.... Now overtime I run an update I have to clean up my phone. Next time I'm getting the 32GB model :/
 

GenesisST

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I bought a 5S with 16GB because my 4S with 16GB had plenty of space left.... Now overtime I run an update I have to clean up my phone. Next time I'm getting the 32GB model :/

No you won't (be getting the 32GB)... according to the rumors...
 

Rog210

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16GB is a pathetically small amount of storage these days. How much would it cost Apple to double that amount?

Not much, I'd guess.
 

exodiusprime

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I'd be more surprised at Apple offering a 16GB model than if they do in fact release a 5.5" phone. I understand not everyone uses 16GB, but the same can be said about why computers don't ship with 2GB RAM instead of 4-8GB+ if all someone wants to use it for is to check their email. People will always find something to use that extra space with.
 

ValSalva

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Not surprised to see this at all. It's not like there is any economic pressure for Apple to increase the storage of the base model iPhone. They'll still sell like crazy.
 

xero9

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I was hoping the base amount would be 32GB (while keeping the price the same) so I could make the jump to at least 64GB this year.
 

dave420

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16 GB seems to be what the majority of people want. Every thread where people ask for more storage has a bunch of people jump in claiming that Apple has it right and people only need 16 GB. I wouldn't want Apple to have to pay an extra $5 for phone to give people a reasonable amount of storage.
Maybe they'll come out with an 8 GB model so I can save some money and not have to pay for a whole 16 GB.
 

sza

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16GB is a pathetically small amount of storage these days. How much would it cost Apple to double that amount?

Not much, I'd guess.

True. But what Apple really cares about is maximizing the profit/margin...
 

512ke

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16GB? 2012 called and they want their RAM back lol.

No way Apple will ship a fancy new phone with a paltry 16.

32 or higher only.
 

33man

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Ok 2second video recording : memory full ;)

I'm also wondering for the app size if resolution change... Does an app on iPhone 3GS have textures for iPhone 5?
 

ghettochris

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Not surprised to see this at all. It's not like there is any economic pressure for Apple to increase the storage of the base model iPhone. They'll still sell like crazy.

Not just that, but 16 GB is plenty for many people who just put a few apps and music on there and use it as a camera.
 

taptic

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What's up with you Apple?! It's annoying enough not to be able to pop an SD card in, but 32gb ought to be the base model!
 

Rog210

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True. But what Apple really cares about is maximizing the profit/margin...

I thought they were also big on user experience. I can't fit more than a handful of games on a 16GB model. If they want me to buy more stuff from their store, they might want to think about where I'm going to keep it.
 

Solver

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16gig lowest cost (likely $199 w/plan)
add 48gig +$100
add another 64gig + another $100
 
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cfedu

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16, 64, and 128 make perfect sense. Apple will have way more profits this way as most people will be willing to pay the extra 100$ for an extra 48 GB of storage.

If the base model was 32 Gb I would not pay more money for more storage. With 16 GB being the base, this is like a 100$ price increase for the iphone.
 

X-X

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My old iPhone 3G from 2008 has the same amount of storage
than the new standard iPhone 6 will have in 2014, almost 7 years later.

It's just laughable at this point.
 
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