Future Storage Options

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  1. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Now that they skipped the 32GB option, what could the lineup look like the next year? It seems unlikely that they would just bump the first option by 16GB and leave the rest. Are they still going to go with 16GB?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My guess is that the storage will remain the same next year at 16/64/128.
     
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    Not till the 7 at least, or 7+.
     
  6. themyst macrumors 6502

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    I just got a cheap 16GB ipad mini 2, because I thought it would only be used for consumption and streaming, but man its an absolute joke. I have 2 GB free on it.

    I wouldn't dare dream of getting a 16GB iPhone, especially when i take so many pictures and videos.
     
  7. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    I think Apple probably makes component purchase commitments at least two years out, so it's likely that we'll see the same 16/64/128 split next year as well.
     
  8. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it's gonna stay as 16/64/128 for at least another year. Apple probably won't make the base model 32GB until all of the other competitors are doing it, unfortunately. Their strategy definitely got a bunch more people to get the $299 model this time around, me included.

    I'm actually wondering if we'll see an iPhone based on Cloud storage soon? I know it's unlikely, but given the push toward iCloud (and cloud-based storage in general), I can see Apple doing it. For example, if they were to do this with the iPhone 7... All iPhone 7 models have 32GB of on-board storage. However, the $199 model would come with 16GB of iCloud storage, $299 model would come with 64GB of iCloud storage, etc...

    It wouldn't work with the current iCloud subscription model, but I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Apple went this route. I prefer on-board storage anyway.
     
  9. GLS macrumors 6502

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    The thing is this time around, Apple saved me money. My wife and I went with 64 GB on the 4S and 5S. We never completely filled either phone, but we did get to single digits on storage space.

    By offering 64 GB as the middle tier, we were able to save a bit on each phone vs the 128 GB option.
     
  10. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    iOS file size is getting larger and larger every year and requires space before it can be installed. iOS 8 required at least 5GB of free space causing users to delete apps causing popular internet memes. This is the last year we will see 16GB storage on both iPhone and iPad. Apple did not use 32GB storage with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so I would assume that next year's iPhone will have the starting storage options of either the 32GB or 64GB. Apple will most likely bring back 32GB to maintain the $199 price tag. From there it will either be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. If the other way around it will be 64GB, 128GB for the first time ever on a smartphone and first for a long while 256GB.
     
  11. Hexiii thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is really the last thing that worries me about 16GB and I don't know why people bring it up in this way. You can just install it through iTunes and you don't have to delete a single thing. I know it's less convenient, but then again, it's just once a year.

    I think they might up the entry model to 32GB, since it's likely the camera will have more MP too which would fill the storage faster.
     
  12. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Depends on whether the cost will go down enough. I would like to see 32/64/128, but it's all about the margins.
     

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