Only the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Models

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier today it was reported that the iPhone 6 would launch in 32 GB and 64 GB variants, indicating that Apple may not launch a 16 GB variant of the next iPhone and leaving many wondering whether Apple would introduce a third 128 GB variant. Now Chinese site Wei Feng [Google Translate] is reporting that Apple may introduce a 128 GB variant only for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

    5.5" iPhone 6 model photo via TechSmartt
    The site says that the storage size difference would act as a major differentiator between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models other than display size, allowing people to get a true "phablet" experience with lots of storage space to save various documents and data. This would partly mirror Apple's iPad models, which allow for up to 128 GB of storage while iPhones only allow up to 64 GB of storage.

    However, if Apple abandons the 16 GB model and introduces a 128 GB variant for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 only, it would mean the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 only has two storage size variants, going against Apple's trend of releasing iOS devices with at least three different storage size options.

    In addition to a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to launch this September with a thinner design, a faster processor, and an improved camera. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is also rumored to exclusively have optical image stabilization to also differentiate it from the smaller iPhone 6, which will instead have an advanced lens module.

    Article Link: Only the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Models
  2. SVTmaniac, Jun 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014

    SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    Commence the outpour of complaints.

    Steve wouldn't have allowed this.
    How am I gonna hold it with one hand?
    How will I fit this in my skinny jeans?
    Might as well put a phone in a iPad mini.
    If I wanted a Phablet, I'd buy a Samsung.
    But will Safari be snappier?

    Did I cover them all?
  3. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
  4. ashwin4 macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2013
    In the midst of it
    Oh boy. This is going to make many people upset
  5. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  6. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Would Apple really make the 5.5" iPhone their flagship model with the best features? That would be disappointing.
  7. farewelwilliams macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2014
    5.5 may offer 3d screen and lytro camera.
    4.7 can suck it.
  8. AstronomyiPhone macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2013
    I'm almost certain that MR sometimes posts these things solely to make people angry.
  9. walkthruwalls macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2014
    waters of Thailand
    I'm taking this with a grain of salt since we also had rumors of the 5S to have the same higher capacity. But this would definitely be my next purchase if Apple will indeed give us this storage size.

    It's about time. Android is enjoying their micro SD cards with 128gb capacity. Bring it, Tim!
  10. thecurryman macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2012
    Only make sense...Every Apple product line has "premium" and regular products.
    The 5.5 is going to carry a premium price, so there will be "premium" features like larger storage, optical image stabilization, and possibly sapphire glass.
  11. dscottbuch macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2002
    What is everyone going to do when neither of these 'iPhone 6's' come out?
  12. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Both this and the OIS feature are things that take up space on the chassis, as it's likely that Apple would hit 128 gb by combining 2 64 gb modules. Not saying Apple couldn't get it in both, but they clearly are making trade offs between features and size. Not really a problem, it'll be fun to have choices.

    I know you guys want all the features on all of the phones, but to be fair, even the 4.7 model will be a better iPhone than ever released so either way we win.
  13. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    They're gonna say "Steve wouldn't have allowed this to happen".
  14. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I remember Apple did this with the 3rd generation iPod nano, silver came in only 8GB ($149) but 16GB was offered in a variety of colors ($199).

    The iPhone 3G was offered in 8GB black ($199) or 16GB black or white ($299).

    This is not new Apple behavior.
  15. 2IS Suspended

    Jan 9, 2011
    They must have read the other thread and created a new headline to generate more hits.
  16. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I need 128 GB on my phone. My 64 iGB now is packed to bursting.

    What I need even more than that: a deep, soul-searching re-evaluation of what I REALLY need to have stored offline on my phone 24/7/365.

    (Note to Apple--the final piece of this puzzle: let me delete an app and reinstall it without losing my app data. Prime example: games are huge files! And I hate to lose my progress. Let me store only my favorite few dozen games of the moment, yet let me re-install ANY of my zillion games at will and pick up right where I left off. It's not as though saved-game files will take up that much iCloud space. This would make both iCloud and local backups SO much more useful than the current all-or-nothing-or-weird-hack approach.)
  17. iOSaddict macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    Too expensive. Too ugly. Too late. Too iOS. Too Apple. Too Samsung. :D
  18. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    Apple must've heard everyone clamor for the 128 GB variants earlier here!
  19. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
  20. HangmanSwingset macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2011
    Everett, WA
    I'm personally expecting the 5.5" version to have a higher CPU clock, kind of like the difference between the retina iPad mini vs the iPad Air.
  21. bluespark macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    If this is true, then I'm one of them. Having premium options is one thing, but basing those options on device size makes no sense.
  22. borneo76 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    i just buy 4.7" iPhone, no need 5.5" because my iPad Mini do just fine...i need to upgrade my iPhone's about damn time :rolleyes:
  23. darkfiber macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH USA
    Complain, then buy the one that does come out. :)
  24. Jsameds macrumors 68030

    Apr 22, 2008
  25. room237 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    Queens, NYC
    I don't want the 5.5. I was hoping for a 128GB on the 4.7 only because 64GB is enough for me, and for once I wouldn't have to go for the highest capacity model

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