'iPhone 8' Said to Come in 64, 256, and 512GB Storage Capacities, All With 3GB of RAM

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    Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" will be available to order in three storage capacities and with the same amount of working memory as the current iPhone 7 Plus, according to a new post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo (via Techtastic.nl).

    The minimum storage capacity for Apple's OLED iPhone is said to be 64GB, with a 256GB option offered as the mid-tier capacity and a 512GB option at the highest tier, while 3GB of RAM is claimed to be included across the board.

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    Weibo poster GeekBar included the above image of an alleged iPhone 8 NAND flash 64GB memory module manufactured by SanDisk, which will also supply some 256GB modules, according to the source. Toshiba is also referenced as a supplier of both capacities, while Samsung and SK Hynix are said to be making the 512GB modules.

    This is the first time SanDisk has been referenced as a NAND supplier for Apple's OLED iPhone, while Toshiba, Samsung, and SK Hynix have all been cited previously as suppliers of NAND flash chips. Earlier rumors have suggested the iPhone 8 will include increased storage space, making the device more expensive than previous-generation models, although previous additional reports claimed only that the phone would be available in 64 and 256GB capacities.

    Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also put the iPhone 8's memory at 3GB of RAM, while the larger iPhone 7s Plus is expected to remain at 3GB RAM and the smaller iPhone 7s will continue to offer 2GB RAM. Kuo claimed the DRAM transfer speed of the three new models will be faster than the iPhone 7 by 10 to 15 percent for better augmented reality performance.

    Today's alleged photo leak follows several others in the last couple of weeks. They have included a 3D sensing camera module, an A11 processor, wireless charging pad components, and an OLED display assembly and flex power cables. Apple is expected to debut its "premium" redesigned 5.8-inch iPhone in the first half of September alongside upgraded (but standard) 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

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    When will Apple send invites to the September event? Shouldn’t the event be happening within the next 3 week’s?
     
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    exactly. They know everyone going for the pro model will dish out the extra cash. With 4K video recording, 64 is barley passable.
     
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    I hope the phone is fully water proof for the eye-watering prices of such high storage options.
     
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  7. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope 512 GB option is available as this is my dream. I will get it on heart beat.
     
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    Hope the speed of the SSD is not different between 256 GB and 512 GB. Saying so since the iPhone 7 was the fastest when tested on benchmarks with the 256 GB version.
     
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    512 would be awesome. I could hold all my music again.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If this is true, I would actually be happy with the base model. First time in my life where I say the top model would be absolutely too much for me though. I could't fill half a terabyte of space on a phone if I tried, unless I kept recording video and never deleted. It helps that I stream all content these days.

    Glad to see Apple opening their eyes to this though. 16gb was base for far too long.
     
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    Barely passable? What are you recording, your whole day? I think the battery runs out before your memory is full. Also cloud storage.
     
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    I remember that reaction with the Mac 512K.
     
  14. fullfast macrumors regular

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    That is going to push the price north of 1250 GBP....for a phone...GULP!!!!
     
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    Hoping for 128, but I could probably get by with 64. Although I would likely not want to chance it and will end up going with 256. Ugh.
     
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    Here are another iPhone 7S [4.7] display assembly images leaked today.
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    https://twitter.com/slashleaks/status/900260589536239616
     
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    If the storage capacity is truly starting at 64gigs, I'm guessing there will be three new phones introduced and the 8 will have a premium price attached.
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    If the storage capacity is truly starting at 64gigs, I'm guessing there will be three new phones introduced and the 8 will have a premium price attached.
     
  18. creediddy macrumors regular

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    I knew Apple would have the same storage capacities as the iPad Pro...this was a given...the 512gb is mine...
     
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    Awesome...Now 64 GB is the base model :)
     
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    That will most likely not be the case. In order to achieve higher storage capacities you add additional NAND modules, and performance tends to scale with additional modules just like adding additional hard drive in a RAID0 environment will increase performance. NAND modules works pretty much in the same way. That's why you always see SSD's have better performance the higher you go on the capacities.
     
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    They'll probably try to keep it inline with the iPad Pro models.

    Even if people will complain about the 3 vs 4 GB of RAM
     
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    3 gigs of RAM and not 4? How will I keep my 1000 safari tabs open without reloading? /s
     
  23. Gorms macrumors 6502

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    512gb? For a phone? That's ridiculous. Hopefully, that means that Mac SSD pricing drops significantly or capacity goes up.
     
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    If you're recording 4K video, you could easily fill up the 64gb (less than that in actual usage space) really quickly
     
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    Let me guess, going from 256 to 512 is going to cost an extra $300?
     

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