iPhone 5S 32 gb Standard ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hbksabhi, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. hbksabhi macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    With news of iphone 5c and 128gb rumours for new phone
    Do you think apple will make 32gb the base model for new Flagship ?
    Just like they bumped macbook air 11 inch to 128 gb
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    doubt it. Apple cares about profit margins.

    Even the Moto X has 16GB and no expandable memory. So Google cares about profit margin also these days.

    They are also pushing "cloud services". Carriers like cloud services because that pushes consumers to consume more data which means more money.

    OEM's like Apple and Google/Moto like cloud services so they can sell more services.

    Of course they will tell you 16gb is enough space and you can stream everything else and it's convenient and for your best interest.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    That excuse doesn't hold water when you have games that are over 1GB each and some that are over 2GB now.

    32GB will probably become the entry model soon - if not this year, then next year.
  4. orangebluedevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    I think it'll happen. Look at the prices, margins will stay the same. https://twitter.com/rjonesy/status/368210269979549697
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. The base storage for the GS4 is also 16GB. I think that Apple will stay with the 16/32/64GB capacities.
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I wouldn't be surprised to see 16GB 5C, then 32/64 5S. Adds another differentiating factor.

    Not sure about a 128GB 5S, maybe in a couple of years.
  7. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Good point about the differentiation. Although I could see 16GB/32GB for the 5C. As for the 128GB 5S, it may depend on how many 128GB iPads they have sold just to use as a gauge for the possible desire for that size storage in an iPhone.

    Then again Apple could surprise us (unlikely but you never know) and release the iPhone 5S as 32GB/128GB with either a $100 or $150 difference between the 2 models.
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Well it's been 2 years since 64GB became an option. I think we will see 128GB, prices have come down enough.

    I really hope we see 32GB as standard.
  9. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    16gb is plenty for the average user so apple has no incentive to reduce profits by removing the 16gb capacity. 16gb is the highest selling capacity
  10. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Actually once the price for 32GB of flash drops below a certain point (known to Apple) it would cost them less to not have a 16GB model as it reduces stocking requirements.

    As was stated earlier 5C 16Gb/32GB and 5S 32GB/64GB/128GB for product differentiation.
  11. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    The 5c in my opinion will only come in 16gb capacity. They won't go all out on a budget phone.

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