iPhone 5s standard with 32gb storage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macness, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    So since the iPhone 5s is speculated to have a 128gb option, do you guys think that 32gb will become the standard? I mean it would make sense wouldn't it?

    16gb- $699
    32gb- $799
    64gb- $899
    128gb-$999 ??????

    It makes more sense to eliminate the 16gb model and leave it for the iPhone 5C. They should start the 32gb at $699 and so on and so on. Does anyone see themselves paying $1000 for 128gb iPhone??
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    It makes sense to us, but not to apple. Why should they drop the price of a phone that sells out always
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Apple wants you spend money on the Cloud remember? and if u end up wanting an "unlimited" data plan because u watch so much video online, rather than have everything right there on your memory then that's more$ that Apple can sell to the carrier. Data Cost people don't see it up front/ignore them.

    So do u still think Apple is gonna up the memory?
  4. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    I'm hoping the top storage 5S at 128GB (if rumours true) will be priced at a similar level to the current top storage model, the 64GB 5. As has been the case with every flagship model since the 3G.
  5. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Such an increase in storage without current price change from the 5 is a likely differientating factor from the lower end phone they're probably going to sell. Not only that, it'd help fighting the competition, as many phones allow storage expansions.
    The iCloud point is valid though, unless new features are planned.
  6. gmhag macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    iPhone 4,8,16
    3G 8, 16
    3GS 8,16,32
    4 8,16,32
    4S 16,32,64
    5 16,32,64

    On one hand I would say YES. The historical pattern would suggest a bump. And for all of you saying "why would apple do that? there is no reason" well, why have they done it before then? Storage is a cheap feature to add relatively speaking compared to the R&D they have to do on other features.

    On the other hand..... i know PLENTY of average iPhone users with 16gig versions that dont come close to using that amount of storage. If you arent storing thousands of MP3s or thousands of photos or full feature movies a 16gb is fine.

    my 2 cents
  7. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    The cycle could be...

    5S 32 GB: $199
    5 16 GB: $99
    5C 8GB: Free

    If Apple does away with the 4S...
  8. ewils19 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I'm definitely hoping for that, but at the same time I'm skeptical it will happen. I'm definitely willing to shell out an extra $100 for a 32GB if they do keep the 16GB option but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
  9. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    I don't see the point in them even bothering with a 99$ iphone 5.

    The 5C is likely a 5 in a plastic more coloured case.

    $0 black/white 16gb 5C
    $99 choice of colours 32gb 5C
    $199 32gb 5S
    $299 64gb 5S
    $399 128gb 5S
  10. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    They will still be iphone 5 in stock that have to be sold.
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  12. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    This would be my guess but I disagree on the $0 being black/white only. Only exception, I could see them still doing 8GB and 16GB on the two C models (which is unfortunate). I think the 5 will be gone.
  13. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    No doubt they will still have a 16gb phone. I am also hoping for a 128GB one also. My 128GB iPad has about 55GB left.

    Choice is good.
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    I think the low end and high end are always the most popular models. I don't see much of a reason for them to get rid of the 16GB unless Apple has figured out a way to buy 32GB memory from suppliers cheaper than what they pay for 16GB.
  15. jigzaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    It's time to bump the storage. 16 is really a joke if someone wants to try out apps (which have only gotten bigger over time) and store a little music and some podcasts. Apple is still very strong with the iPhone but there is an increasing popular perception of it being behind the times and without expandable storage, it seems stingy to sell a 16 gig phone at a premium price.

    I shelled out the extra $100 on the 4S to have 32 and it's served me well. I'm only running up against that limit after about 2 years of owning the phone. If 32 is the base model of the 5S it'll be a lovely choice- keep the storage I have at the base price or pay the extra $100 again but have a 64 gig phone. Either way is a win.
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    With streaming and cloud services becoming more and more popular, I don't see them needing to bump the storage.
  17. jigzaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    On the other hand with apps getting bigger and bigger and with phones becoming more and more used as primary still and video cameras (with ever-increasing image resolutions requiring tons of space) more storage is essential. I use my iphone camera very moderately and my photos and videos take up 10 gigs.
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I have over 35 apps, music, videos, pictures etc on my 16gb phone and have plenty of space left. I think people go overboard with apps and end up using like 10 on a daily basis.
  19. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Or use internals for iPhone 5C, external shell for 5S and eliminate the 5 altogether for economic reasons
  20. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

    I have 80 apps. Some music (only keep about 200 songs on my device at one time), 8 movies, 30 videos and 1038 pictures. I still have 4 gb left.

    I think its like "you live within your means". If I had 64 gb I'd probably have it filled with even more stuff I never use.

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