iPhone hard drive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ill Mitch, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Ill Mitch macrumors member

    Ill Mitch

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    Anybody think the the 2nd or 3rd generation iPhones Will have hard drives?

    I think the Iphone is an awesome portable device as it is but I'd love to see it come out in 60gb-80gb models.

    I'd definately purchase one if they had more memory.
     
  2. Shamingo macrumors member

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    They won't ever have harddrives...however, they will get larger capacity ssd (solid state drives - flash memory).
     
  3. Ill Mitch thread starter macrumors member

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    Battery life (hard drives, no matter how large the buffer, still need to spin the drive a lot, this wastes battery life), durability, size....all of those and probably more :)
     
  5. neven macrumors 6502a

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    No hard drives in iPhones ever, and pretty soon, not in iPods either. I'm sure the all-flash 30 GB and 80 GB iPod designs are on the table, ready to go to production as soon as enough affordable flash can be obtained. By-bye hard drives in portable devices.
     
  6. Ill Mitch thread starter macrumors member

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    32gb solid-state drives are going for something like $400, I wonder how long it'll take for them to be more affordable.

    An iPhone with an 80gb solid-state drive would pretty much be the best thing ever.
     
  7. Shamingo macrumors member

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    You also have to take into consideration that most companies get big ass discounts on flash memory when buying in bulk (1 mil+). I, as an investor in Apple, also have read multiple articles about Apple's incredible business relationship with Samsung(i want to say) and their flash division...so it may be closer than we think.
     
  8. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    are you kidding me? it's mobile device. people drop it many times. hard drive is not opted for. it needs statable surface to work.

    but don't worry. flash memory has been increased space. now, 32GB is available. so we just wait until price will drop.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Battery life and fragility are the main reasons. Drop your iPhone with a harddrive, and now you have to worry about your screen breaking or screwing up your harddrive. Like others have said, you will never see a harddrive in an iPhone or iPod Touch.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Heck, even the laptops are slowly changing over to flash drives. It'll take longer, but they're on their way.

    I can pretty much promise you that no Apple product that exclusively has flash memory will ever go backwards on this. They're not going to come out with a new Macbook Air that's thicker, slower, and more fragile anytime soon. That would be a terrible idea.

    Same thing with the iPhone. Would that be the ad? Thicker, heavier, worse battery life, your apps run slower and it breaks easier!

    How many people would buy that?
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    3 years is a long time guys.
     
  12. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Almost 5500 posts and you reply to a 3 year old thread?
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Ok, so I don't always read the dates. Sue me.:eek:
     
  14. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    And the part about "2nd or 3rd generation iPhones" didn't tip you off?
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Haha I read that in the opening post and went straight over to the date. I was a little thrown off for a moment.
     
  16. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    lets all go dig up old posts and make fun of the posters for not being able to predict the future
     
  17. Jooles macrumors member

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    lol
     
  18. maturola macrumors 68040

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    LOL this thread is funny, great way to start the week :D:D
     

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