ipod touch 16GB flash memory into an iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tribe3, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    This question reveals my total ignorance on the subject but I need to ask it.

    Is it possible to take the 16GB chip (or whatever it's called) from an ipod touch and put it inside the iphone?

    Not saying it will be economical but just wandering if it's technically possible.
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    No, sorry - the chips are soldered directly onto the logic board.
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Yes....... if you are REALLY good at soldering and such. But for mist of us, no. The flash chips are pretty much part of the motherboards and other components are sharing the same real-estate. If, like the Newton, the memory storage had been separated then it would be possible. The only thing I could see anyone do would be to upgrade a 4GB iPhone to an 8GB.
  4. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    AFAIK, the touch acheives 16 GB by using two chips, and there's only room in the iPhone for one chip.
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    correct. there is 8gb where the 8gb iPhone memory is and another 8gb where the "phone parts" would go. so unless you want to case mod your iPhone to make it bigger in size, no, you can't put the 16gb from the Touch into the iPhone.
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    How does this hurt the possibility of a 16gb phone in the future?
  7. mrowl macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Texas, USA
    it doesn't, as long as a single 16gb flash chip is released.
  8. ipreferchevy macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    so this takes me to the question when (if ever) the 16gb iphone is released hopfully if apple isnt an a$$h*** i can take the 8 logic bored in my current iphone and replace it with a replacement 16gb logic bored? and if it has 3g replace the current com bored with the 3g enabled...and someware somehow something to do with someone called drunkenbass or something is writing software to record video on it and then maybe later flash will be capable then i would have the perfect phone

    16(or 32)gbs of space
    video recording capable
    internet browsing with flash
    fricken a man i would be set...i should have just boughten a tilt and an ipod separate :/
  9. sookainian macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2008
    All you have to do is to buy a Toshiba 32GB flash chip and solder it in yourself... It takes years of experience to solder such a small component, if you're not a robot. Only an old dog will be able to do it :D

    Most important advise people will normally give you is, "don't short the legs !!" :)

    Here's a picture where the chip is located at.

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