64 GB of memory and iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikethebigo, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Another new theory for everyone (are you sick of it yet?? 15 hours!)

    The iPhone is rumored to have a 64 GB version. As we all know, the iPod Touch and iPad lines already has a 64 GB version, which actually has two 32 GB NAND flash modules. The reason the iPhone 4 only has 32 GB total is that there is literally only one flash memory slot inside of it, likely due to space issues (and therefore, only one 32 GB module).

    I believe the 64 GB NAND chips may still be cost-prohibitive, and may not make sense in an iPhone 4S.

    However, if they redesign the iPhone 5, there is a decent likelihood that the increased size (the phone will be larger to accommodate the larger screen) would allow Apple to put 2 NAND memory slots into the iPhone 5. It would make sense as to why the redesign and the larger memory are being leaked together - Apple could put two 32 GB chips in the iPhone 5.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I think we are going to see 64GB regardless of a redesign, and I don't think we will actually see a redesign.

    It's what I'm hoping for the most. I think they are finally going to put it in.
     
  3. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    If there is an iPhone 5 tomorrow (which there won't be :( ) it will be thinner and therefore won't have the extra room it'll need for two modules.
     
  4. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The iPod touch is significantly thinner and has the room. I think Apple could wiggle it in. We're losing some depth, but gaining height and width.
     
  5. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the 2012 model iphone re-desgin will have 64GB NAND storage.

    Happy? I'm not.
     
  6. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    iPod touch has two slots

    the iPhone has 3g chip, gps chip, wifi sensors, thicker camera, better display

    It may be possible for 64GB but it surely won't be a guarantee than 64GB iphone will come.
     
  7. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    the iPhone 3gs debuted with a 32gb.

    i find it hard to believe a 64gb chip is more cost prohibitive in fall 2011 than a 32gb chip in summer 2009.

    not to say i think apple will produce one, but i don't think it's a cost/space issue at this point. (but i'm really hoping for it)
     
  8. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The comes a point at which it becomes very difficult to make memory smaller.

    I do somewhat agree with others though, it's a questionable theory at best.
     
  9. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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