is future 32gb iphone possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kupon7, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. kupon7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2015
    I, like most people, think that the size on the iPhone 6/6+ should have started at 32gb. This got me thinking whether this would be possible given the way that Apple has set up the pricing on their products. It may be difficult to introduce it to the line up in the future without messing up their pricing structure.

    The 5s 32gb model is now only $50 more than the 16gb model suggesting a $50 bump. The difference in price between 64gb and 16gb models is $100, suggesting a jump from 32gb to 64gb would only be $50. This can actually be seen with the iPod Touch where where 32gb costs $249 and 64gb $299.

    If they do go 32/64/128 and assuming the entry price is the same at $199 (with contract), then that would suggest 64 cost $249 and 128 $349, which would mess up their current pricing structure of 100 increments for upgrade in storage and make the 2 latter models cheaper than is now. Or they could bump the entry model to $249, keeping the other models at the same price.

    Based on this, is releasing a 32gb model possible? Like I said it would be possible, but they would have to change the current pricing structure, which I am not sure if they would. What are your thoughts?
  2. HolyGrail, Jan 13, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

    HolyGrail macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2010
    Planet Earth
    IMO, the initial model was a 4gb model for $499. So I see no reason why the 32gb model won't replace the 16 gb model over time as its just natural technology progression.
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Not anytime soon. The 16gb will always be cheaper than the 32gb and that's an important price point. The fact that 64gb is the next size up is irrelevant.
  4. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I very much doubt a 32GB will come back. The base model of 16GB was chosen because the jump to 64GB is cheap enough to tempt people, whereas 32GB might not. There is a clear definition between the models and those of us who had the 32GB last time got a really good deal this time around.
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    When it gets to the point where iOS will no longer fit on a 16GB iPhone without leaving "some" room for user apps, Apple would then change. Until then it is a marketing thing to keep the 16gb iPhone.
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Doubt it - iOS 8 fits OK into 16GB. We won't see an mid-year upgrade, maybe with next years model.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    I would rather Apple just scrap the 16gb model and offer only 64gb and 128gb models. :D
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It maybe as far as iOX 10 or 11 but sooner or later 16GB will be required to just hold the OS with all the new, to come, features. Its days are numbered but not for a long time.

    16GB is still good for those who mainly just use their device as a phone and install few if any apps.
  9. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008

    I'm not sure why people don't get it. Apple will sell 16GB as long as it will hold the OS plus a few apps.

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