How much flash memory will be in the iPhone in June?

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I obviously know the obvious answer to this question.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2007/03/14/flash-memory-and-apple/
    http://www.informationweek.com/show...LNEW00QSNDLPSKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=197003359

    The first story says that SanDisk just came out with a 32GB flash drive for $350. The second story says that flash prices should come down 65% this year. That means that that 32GB should be $123 in March of next year.

    Just makes you think if flash prices will have dropped enough during the six months that the iPhone is "pending" it's release that Apple would be able to bump the specs before its release.

    Personally, I won't be able to justify replacing my iPod (which is what an iPhone would ideally do) with just 8GB. I have 9GB of music and tons of movies. I would definitely get one in June if the high end was bumped to 12GB.
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Flash memory prices are dropping. That much is sure.

    Whether we see more memory in the iPhone release in June is another question for sure.

    My guess is that iPhone version one will be released as is. Version 2 will have more memory.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    I think that it is a possibility for the iPhone to have an 8 and 16GB configuration at first...so not to eat a chunk out of the upcoming vPod's share...
     
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  5. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    The more I look at it - the questionable release of iChat with the phone, not enough space for your music, etc. etc. makes me wonder if the iPhone will be worth it v1.

    I know I want one, but do I want to dish out that much money for a lacky product?
     
  6. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    2 months until its out we wont know until its out.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    True these days with Apple's very tight lid new product information before the product is officially released.
     
  8. deasine macrumors member

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    A 16GB option would rock!!!! But for some reason, I think Apple will continue to stick with the 4GB and 8GB. But of course I completely support a 16GB one. There isn't any SD or memory card slot to the iPhone right? Too bad... I want some sort of memory slot. Phones without memory slots aren't that convenient. Harder to transfer files via Bluetooth or Infrared port. This an extreme example, but it's like saying cameras without memory slots.
     
  9. iWizzard macrumors regular

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    I will absolutly wait untill ther is an 30Gb+ version, it sux not to be able to use Itunes for what it was created for (Sync you entire music library with your Ipod).
     
  10. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Jumping ahead of where they are now would take away one of Apple's famed marketing ploys. That is, updating a product hard on the release of the previous version.

    I'm sure Apple will have 16 gig or bigger iPhones out for Christmas, and a 32 gig version early in '08. Don't expect anything bigger than the announced 4 & 8 gig units in June.
     
  11. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    32 gig would be amazing.

    I just could imagine the next nano's with 32 gb lol. I just cant imagine what the next iPod's will have lol 200 gb LMAO

    SSD/NAND way of the future good buy disk based hard drives :)
     
  12. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    ...It connects via USB. Do you mean between phones? :confused:
     
  13. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    One thing Bluetooth on the way out seeing they figured out how to get USB speeds wirelessly (WUSB) :)

    I cant wait to see this ... no more wires for anything :)
     
  14. dominicansrul93 macrumors regular

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    Does this mean that memory cards for the PSP will get cheaper.
     
  15. wickedsteve macrumors member

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    Considering that Apple is still making money selling 1GB iPod Shuffles and I can't remember an Apple product that had a spec bump between announcement and shipping, it is probably safe to say that the iPhone will arrive as announced with 4 & 8 gigs.
     
  16. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    MBP were speed-bumped right before shipping last year.
     
  17. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I'm going to buy the iPhone no matter what (unless Apple was stupid and forgot to include something like a vibrate mode), but I would definitely be happier with my purchase if a 16gb model were offered at launch.

    And for those of you not paying attention, the 32gb solid state drive that Sandisk announced is quite a bit larger than the memory modules that are found in the nano or will be found in the iPhone.
     

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