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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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
  2. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    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 :/
  3. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    No you won't (be getting the 32GB)... according to the rumors...
  4. penajmz macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I would not be surprised at all f Apple still offered a base model with 16GBs. It has worked so far.
  5. Rog210 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    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.
  6. exodiusprime macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    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.
  7. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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.
  8. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    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.
  9. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    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.
  10. sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    True. But what Apple really cares about is maximizing the profit/margin...
  11. 512ke macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2003
    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.
  12. 33man macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2011
    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?
  13. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    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.
  14. brunosh macrumors regular


    May 14, 2014
    Speak for yourself. For many people is good enough.
  15. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
  16. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    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!
  17. Rog210 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    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.
  18. Solver, Aug 29, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014

    Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    16gig lowest cost (likely $199 w/plan)
    add 48gig +$100
    add another 64gig + another $100
  19. chetttos macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014

    At this time 16GB storage is Pathetic. I'm very disappointed. :(
  20. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    What would be cool but I doubt would happen is 16 GB for $199, 64 GB for $299, 128 GB for $399.
  21. cfedu Suspended


    Mar 8, 2009
    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.
  22. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
  23. X-X macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    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.
  24. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    This isn't RAM.
  25. Manzzle macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2012
    I care nothing for the 4.7". Would be nice to see more leaks on the 5.5".

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