Can we expect a 256GB iPhone 7?

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  1. dexum175 macrumors member

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    At the pace HD's are increasing in storage while simultaneously lowering in price, it wouldn't surprise me if Apple did find a way to cram 256GB of storage to an iPhone in 2016. Heck, I was darn surprised they released a 128GB version this year (which I ordered today :cool:) I don't see storage being Apple's main concern, but would be awesome.

    256GB iPhone means..
    - Tons of pictures and video recordings(especially time lapses)
    - High quality music collections
    - Movies/Videos in higher resolution!
    - Even more games
    - LESS SYNCING

    The iPhone is definitely not a "phone" anymore :D
     
  2. wilky76 macrumors regular

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    It's possible with the advent of 4K video coming to the iPhone sometime in the future having 256GB won't be a bad thing.

    First of all though they need to scrap the 16GB version, as this just isn't enough anymore.
     
  3. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    256gb is nothing if u are putting 4k quality videos on the phone. tbh, u wont be able to watch it in true 4k quality anyway. n a 256gb phone will cost north of 1000, no thanks. it's a phone, not a laptop.
     
  4. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    sigh.... seriously?
    nobody i know has a 4k tv. you think adoption will be over 50% in a year? no... I don't see the big deal is with recording in 4k yet.. 4 years maybe. anything over 128 is overkill for the next 4 years then.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I think so.

    So glad 128GB is available, I have so much space now and can finally put back things I had to take out due to space issues; I had a 32GB 5s previously. Also, having iTunes Match, I don't have to worry about my music taking up space since my entire library is about 80GB. I have 58GB free currently and hopefully I don't fill it up too quickly.
     
  6. Cash4Jesus macrumors newbie

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    No. The last upgrade in hard drive space was the 4S. That was three phones ago.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    4K data output is about 0.5TB per hour of video when encoded with ProRes 422, so even with a 256GB phone with nothing else on, you're still only going to get half an hour.

    I've no idea how people shoot 4K on phones like the S5 - the filesize gets really massive.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think we'll see it yet, its too soon. Look they haven't even killed the 16GB phone yet. I think they'll only consider it, once they start seeing the 128GB iPhone sell in higher volumes.
     
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    It would be 16 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB

    But before that, Apple would like to milk you dry by shoving down their iCloud subscription claiming how magical it is.

    So no. I don't see that happening for next 3-4 years. We are gonna be stuck on 128 GB max for a long time.
     
  11. Arran macrumors 68040

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    A 256GB ipad would be more likely first. Laptop replacement and all.
     
  12. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    At least 10 TB. Who doesn't listen to millions of songs and watch millions of videos every second? Not to mention the incredible games on phones.
     
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    4K video is irrelevant as of now because its market penetration is so small. There's not even a guarantee that it will catch on en masse at all at this point. It could go the way of 3D TVs for all we know right now.

    The 16GB is still the most popular iPhone so unless 128GB starts becoming the bigger seller, Apple probably won't go any higher. Maybe the iPhone 9.
     
  15. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    I expect them to go all the way out for Iphone 7. iOS X... wireless charging, 256gb, waterproof, etc etc etc.
     
  16. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    It would be better for Apple to drop the 16 and go to a 32 rather than worry about the 256 model. All stores in my area only have 128 6's left. While I agree that some people want them, the demand is not there.
     
  17. HiRez macrumors 603

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    99% not going to happen. One, look how long it took them to get to 128. Two, it's way too much of a niche, they are not going to add another SKU (two, if you count both models) just for a tiny percentage of people. Three, it wouldn't be free and most people are already uneasy about paying $500 for a contract phone as it is.
     
  18. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    128 GB was wanted in the iphone 5 and we just got it. I think it will skip 6 and whatever is after. Basically, 3 years from now.
     
  19. joshkhaos1 macrumors 6502

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    I seriously doubt they will ever keep the 16 gb around next to a 128 and a 256 gb option. That just looks straight up stupid.

    I got 16 gb on my iPhone 6 and this will definitley be my last time doing 16 gigs. Its manageable for me as I stream literally everything on my phone but will opt for the extra storage going forward.
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    What will the price of RAM be at that time?

    Will 256MB chips be available or able to be manufactured on an "Apple-like" scale?
     
  21. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I am not sure but considering most new laptops come standard with 256GB SSD, outside of external drives people would not even be able to sync with a 256GB iphone
     
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  23. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    The 16 GB variant is kept merely to force people to go for 64 or 128 GB variant. Since the flash memory is cheap, it makes Apple more money.

    Come on, you already know it.
     
  24. UltimaKilo macrumors 6502

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    I agree, definitely not on the iPhone 7. Maybe the iPhone 8. It will be a bigger deal once they kill off the 16GB and make 32GB standard. 32/64/128 is what you'll likely see in the iPhone 7.
     

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