Likelihood of 64GB iPhone 5?

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  1. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I am to the point with my 32GB iPhone 4 where I need to pick and choose what I have on it because space is an issue.

    Do you guys think 64GB will drop this time around? Especially if the phone will be a little bit bigger?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    I think it's unlikely due to market share of that particular model. I don't see a whole lot of people with the 32GB let alone wanting even more space. I just don't think it would sell well even though you're right there are some people out there like yourself who would love to have even more space.

    As for me, I'm fine having a 16GB. Switching Music around is all the easier thanks to iCloud and iOS 5.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    As cool as that would be, my intuition tells me that you'll have to wait another year for that one.
     
  4. Andy Ftw macrumors regular

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    Personally I think there will be (16GB is fine for me anyways!), but my guess is a good as anyones. We'll see ;)
     
  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I think so. There's been 32Gb as the highest model since 3GS. I think We'll see:

    Free - iPhone 3GS 8Gb (slight refresh)
    $99 - iPhone 4 16Gb (slight refresh)
    $199 - iPhone 5 16/32Gb (New)
    $299 - iPhone 5 32/64Gb (New)

    Plus, I see Apple killing off the iPod Classic finally (no refresh last year) in favor of the iPod Touch. In order to do this they need at least 128Gb (2x64Gb chips), so if that's the case they'll toss a 64Gb chip into the iPhone 5.
     
  6. staeit macrumors member

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    I definitely hope there is a 64GB. If there is, I'll sell my 16GB iPhone 4 in a heartbeat and update. Otherwise I doubt there is much that Apple can do to persuade me to get the next gen device.
     
  7. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    It'll all depend on the availability/price of 64gb chips. As of a few months ago, they were still few in number and too expensive to incorporate into the phone. Of course that didn't stop the naysayers showing the iPod Touch models that were 64 gig (2x32). The iPhone needs that second slot for radio equipment, unless you don't want it to make phone calls.:D
     
  8. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    What incentive is there for Apple to have a 64gb option? 16 and 32 are selling like hotcakes and that's the current ceiling for smartphones so there's not pressure for Apple to upgrade it for free.

    If its not upgraded for free the what would they price it at? $399 WITH a 2 year contract? I can't say that would really sell with customers - only a few rich techies.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't think there will be a 64GB iPhone this year, possibly ever. All the talk about iCloud seems to indicate that Apple doesn't think local storage is very important.
     
  10. pezasied182 macrumors 6502

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    My thoughts exactly, with the ability to delete songs off of you iPhone in iOS5 and download songs from iCloud, you could essentially have a large playlist at your fingertips with even just a 16gb iPhone. A 64gb iPhone could render iCloud somewhat useless (at least parts of it) because I know very few people who have over 30gbs of music. They could easily put it all on the device and not have to worry about iCloud music match (a service Apple obviously wants to do really really well, as evident by how much money they gave the record companies.)

    That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if there is a 32gb iPhone, and I am expecting there to be at some point. As long as the prices for the device stay the same for the next refresh, I am fine with either 16gb or 32gb as the base.
     
  11. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    I specifically didn't purchase the iphone4 because it didnt have enough space. My 3gs doesn't even hold all my games at this point, let alone the rest of my apps, and i don't even have music or movies on it. getting a little old carrying the ipod touch as well.

    I love the iphone, but have been looking at that samsung galaxy phone as i could at least load up microsd cards with stuff and change them out (as well as extra batteries.......)......
     
  12. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I don't know but with an iCloud you'd be able to put some of that out on the cloud - music, videos, etc.
     
  13. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they will... Would be awesome if they do tho :D
     
  14. Pablo90 macrumors member

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    I don't know if having icloud means that we don't need a 64gb iPhone (I don't, but generally speaking)..
    Maybe it's just me, because I live in Switzerland, but here really few people can afford to download songs when they want them, because the data plan here are really expensive and you get 500mb/month, maybe 1gb if you're lucky...

    In the US you guys have unlimited data plans?
     
  15. staeit macrumors member

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    My sentiments exactly. Sure iCloud is wonderful but my data plan is 500 MB/month with $0.05/MB after that. Some people I know have 6GB (and very few unlimited) plans, but most people have 1GB or less. Granted for music specifically 1GB can go a far way, but I definitely prefer having stuff stored locally.
     
  16. pyro008 macrumors 6502

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    Sure, the 64gb ipod isn't really popular with customers either, nor the 160gb classic (well when they offered choices of sizes at least). $400 is still cheaper than a 64gb touch and minimum capacity current gen iphone, though. Maybe price it at 350 to try to get those people who buy more than they need because its "not much more". This is assuming they dont go 32/64 for 199/299 of course.
     
  17. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Short answer: yes. I doubt we'll ever see anything higher like 128GB though (who here would really use that much space?).
     
  18. pyro008 macrumors 6502

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    It'd be too small for my collection were it lossless. However, I use 320 mp3 for this reason.
     
  19. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    How many GBs is your library?
     
  20. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    I think we will see a 64 GB model with the next iPhone.

    Reason: Even though iCloud removes the need for extra memory in iPhones and iCloud can stream music through 3G and Wifi, this still only applies to low budget AAC/Mp3 files. We're still a lot with a 500 GB Apple Lossless music collection, and tracks +25 GB in size ARE NOT MEANT for iCloud in my view.

    Also I think the next iPod Touch will feature a 128 GB model to finally dump the iPod Classic. Thus I think the natural move would be to let the largest iPhone have 64 GB.

    They won't sell that many of the 64 GB model, so I think they'll keep both the 32 GB & the 16 GB model.

    Just my 2 cents :p
     
  21. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    My music collection is big but not bigger than HUGE !
    So I would buy a 64 GB and probably even a 128 GB model iPhone if available.

    Apple lossless: 400 GB (1250 original CD's)
    AAC-Mp3 128/256: 800 GB
     
  22. pyro008 macrumors 6502

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    44 with a few hundred songs of lower bitrate rarer music.
     
  23. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Wowsa. :eek:
     
  24. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    But iCloud isn't for streaming at all.
    :confused:
     
  25. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    My music collection (lossy) is over 140 gb. won't even all fit on the touch.....
     

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