Do you think iPhone 6 will start at 32GB?

priyamsingh

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Do you think iPhone 6 will start at 32GB?
I think the days of 16GB are gone and I'll be very disappointed if Apple doesn't start at 32GB.
 

big samm

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I dont think it will start at 32gb but im all for it 8 and 16gb should be out of the game!
 

Ke1ington

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I do. I'm surprised they didn't do it last year with the 5s.

6 will be 32/64/128 and the discount iPhone (not sure if it'll be the 5s or the 5c) will sell or be given with a contract with a 16GB variation.
 

priyamsingh

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I do. I'm surprised they didn't do it last year with the 5s.

6 will be 32/64/128 and the discount iPhone (not sure if it'll be the 5s or the 5c) will sell or be given with a contract with a 16GB variation.
Are you sure about this? How do you know? Apple usually is resistant to making changes like this.
 

C DM

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Are you sure about this? How do you know? Apple usually is resistant to making changes like this.
Well the question was if you think that might be the case, it seems like that user thinks and/or hopes that might be the case.
 

BJMRamage

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do I HOPE they start at 32...YES

do I think they will start at 16...yes


with the releases of such low-memory phones in other countries, i think 16gb is here for a while...it supports their ridiculous iCloud pricing
 

goobot

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I wish, apple used to be so good in this area. The og iPhone started at 4, then the 3G at 8, then the 3GS at 16. We have been stuck at 16 base since 2009 :(
 

definitive

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apple is gonna milk 8gb and 16gb for as long as they can, which is another 4-6 years.
 

nateo200

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It should be a sin to even offer an 8GB model and the 16GB model is quickly becoming a joke. A while ago on here me and a couple of others had a discussion about the starting sizes and we did the math and found that 16GB has been the size thats been sort of "stuck" in comparison to standard memory size growth, especially with retina displays and what not which means apps and OS's become bigger. For example the MacBook Air used to start at 64GB and as time moves on space requirements do as well (coupled with cheaper flash memory sources) the iPad, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro's seam to be expanding in memory size while the iPhone doesn't. Also 16GB's really means closer to 12GB's and 8GB's means closer to....well its very small! 32GB's seams to be a proper amount of space given how much space iOS takes up along with modern apps. My iPhone 4 16GB is so slow even with 1GB left and I'm not even on iOS 7, my dad got screwed with the 8GB iPhone 4 and iOS 7...its the slowest phone ever...if he had to make an emergency call it might take some time...I just ordered an iPhone 5c in 32GB's, I would have liked the 5S but $300 for 32GB's was steep for this month and I had waited too long already (my iPhone 4 won't charge, is slow, camera is screwy, etc.).

32GB iPhone 6 as the starting point would make most sense, followed by a 64GB and possibly a 128GB...I got an iPhone for the iPod and the phone being in one and I'm sure that's a selling point for allot of people. I'd say compromise with a 24GB iPhone but that wouldn't be in Apple style and even though its technically a logical size between 16 and 32 it might be weird. For the free iPhone or the lowest possible one (likely a 5 or 5S) 16GB would be fine but for the flagship model 32GB's and up should absolutely be standard...for a phone that doesn't have a microSD card slot getting stuck with 16GB's sure is a pain and as apps get more advanced with more graphics it'll be a pain that keeps on hurting. I tend to hang onto my iPhones for a long time too so having allot space on them is nice since in 4-5 years 32GB's might very well be a normal size if not small! I imagine if they made a 64GB iPhone 5c I would have bit the bullet on that.
 

mojolicious

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I think the days of 16GB are gone and I'll be very disappointed if Apple doesn't start at 32GB.
You're free to buy a 32GB+ variant, so what difference does the base storage make to you? Is it that you want the next iPhone to be as expensive as possible in order to maximise your personal feelings of exclusivity and status?
 

nateo200

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You're free to buy a 32GB+ variant, so what difference does the base storage make to you? Is it that you want the next iPhone to be as expensive as possible in order to maximise your personal feelings of exclusivity and status?
Way to throw in some assumptions there man! Besides those exclusvity status people are the ones that buy the Gold 64GB iPhone's and make noise about it :D:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

priyamsingh

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You're free to buy a 32GB+ variant, so what difference does the base storage make to you? Is it that you want the next iPhone to be as expensive as possible in order to maximise your personal feelings of exclusivity and status?
Wait what? No it's actually the complete opposite. I don't want to pay an extra $100 for the 32GB. The assumption was that if they make 32GB the base model, it will sell at the current price of the 16GB model.
 

priyamsingh

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Sorry!

Re the '32GB at the previous 16GB price point', I think you'll be sadly disappointed. You get nothing for nothing, particularly from Apple.
Well in that case my question is useless for me because I wouldn't buy the 128GB version or whatever. Whether the base is 16GB or 32GB I'd get the 32GB one either way if they're not gonna lower the price.
 

617aircav

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Lol why would Apple give you more for less? 16GB sells like hot cakes so why get rid of it.? Makes no sense since 16GB seems to be the industry standard. 16GB is adequate for most users.
 

Cod3rror

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Manufacturers will milk that 16GB till it costs them more to manufacture 16GB chips than 128GB.
 
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