If they can fit 32GB on a microSD card...

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    you could stick 10 or more of those in an iPhone and over 100 in an iPad... (3.2TB!!!)
    What's more, is in the tech news, they're saying that the upcoming MicroSDXG can hold up to 2TB on a single card..

    ...I don't get it. Why are we fooling around with 32 and 64GB? That just seems like chump-change to me. :confused:
     
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    Steve Jobs says 32/64 are the best sizes for anyone that wants an iPhone/iPad. People seem to agree.
     
  3. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm people- and I want terabytes.
     
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    Then get an Android or some other phone that lets you swap SD cards.
     
  5. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No thanks, I don't want viruses. :rolleyes:
     
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    I would prefer if Apple would just let me use SD cards rather then forcing me to decide how much storage I will need at time of purchase.
    I can`t speak for the iPhone but 16GB has been more than adequate for me on iPad.


    :)
     
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    LOL. I found this in the free newspaper today.

    Apple have only been relatively immune so far, due to the lack of market share. Now smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly popular, it's iOS that is the main target for being (one of) the majority players. iOS has more chance in getting malware than android. Especially since Android is so fragmented at the moment.
     
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    The question is how much is it going to cost. I don't see terabyte SD cards becoming available or available at a reasonable cost for several years.
     
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    Agreed.

    For example (prices from B&H), a 16GB microSDHC card (happens to be a Kingston) can be as little as $7.95 for a basic Class 4 (4MB/sec). To make up 1TB with 16GB cards, you'll need 64 of them, which will cost you a mere $508.80

    Of course, if you're a bit more knowledgable and thus descriminating, you'll also care about the cards' I/O performance too. So if we upgun to a faster Class 10 (10 MB/sec) card (a Kingston 16GB microSDHC from B&H again), they now cost $87.75 each and rings up at a hefty $5,616.00 for 1 TB.


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