Touch got 64GB, why not iPhone 4?

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  1. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the new iPod touch came with a 64 GB version.
    I now feel genually dissapointed that my iPhone 4 didn´t.
    Are Apple deliberately holding back?


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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The iPod Touch doesn't have a SIM slot so has space for a second flash memory chip. The iPhone only has space for one so the price for 64Gb is prohibitive.
     
  3. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it just 1 chip? So space isn't the issue. I would have thought that 64 wasn't available in enough amounts in time for release?
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    iPhone uses 1-32gb chip, iPod touch uses 2-32GB chips
     
  5. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, I bet 64GB is coming in the next iPhone 4s update after newyears.
    There´s space
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Just to give you an idea on how jammed packed the iPhone 4 already is.

    [​IMG]

    iPod touch uses 2
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    images are from ifixit.com
     
  7. draz macrumors 6502a

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    It is a bit too pricey to get 64gb in one chip.

    Maybe the next update will have it once the prices drop.
     
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  9. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

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    Well, Toshiba came out with a 128GB flash memory chip earlier this year, but I assume it is way to expensive.
     
  10. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    My guess would also be cost. You need to remember there were also a few months separating the releases, a few months makes a big difference in the tech world.
     
  11. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Just looking at the FCC images of the new Touch which is an 8GB model and it looks like there is only room for a single chip so they must be using a single 64Gb memory module now.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    The lack of a 64 GB was the only disappointment for me, upon the introduction of the iPhone 4.

    Oh well, maybe next year.
     
  13. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    there isn't even space for air inside the iPhone 4

    let alone another flash chip

    not to mention I highly doubt there's gonna be an update after new years
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Last year's Touch came with 64GB. No increase this year.
     
  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    People have shown photos in this thread on the inside of the iPhone 4. Could you please tell me where there is any free space ???
     
  16. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    I can only imagine a 64 gig iPhone... would be SO nice to have ALL my music and plenty room left for some apps.

    And, oh my, I can't even fathom a 128 gig iPhone. I'd pay the premium price for that. I can dream.
     
  17. shandyman Suspended

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    there's not going to be any update for the iPhone 4, why bother doing an update after new years when the iPhone 5 comes out in June?? unless you have a source, you should stop presenting your speculation as fact....
     
  18. tuna macrumors 6502

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    Even though the pattern has been:

    -4GB and 8GB

    -8GB and 16GB

    -16GB and 32GB

    I really doubt that the next generation will be "32GB and 64GB". There are too many people for whom 16GB is already overkill because they don't use the media features on their iPhone. And the iPhone is already way ahead of the competition as far as included storage. I've been shopping for Android phones with my dad because he refuses to leave Verizon and all those phones include 8GB to 16GB memory. Although they are all also expandable by microSD.
     
  19. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 or iPhone 4G?
     
  20. Gomez315 macrumors member

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    iPhone 5? Next June? Orly
     
  21. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

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    +1 I love the iPhone 4 - but my one wish when it was being announced was that it was going to come in a 64GB version.

    The iPod Touchs highest capacity will always be double the highest iPhones - thats just how Steve rolls!
     
  22. nukztar macrumors member

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    Only thing missing for me...

    For me, space is the only downside to my brilliant iphone 4...

    Ive whinged before about the reception, but ive learnt to "hold" it better to not really be impacted by the grip of death... I dont like cases, a phone this nice has to be shown off..

    Im glad to hear the proximity sensor issues have been improved.

    I dont care about processor, memory, camera etc etc.. all perfect with the 4.. But would love the luxury of another 32G to fit in more media. So here's hoping.

    On a side note, apple is stilll ahead of the game on memory here. Almost all android phones require a micro sd or similar which goes up to in most cases 16-32g. SD card performace is far slower than having onboard memory. As for flexibility, very few people will swap SD cards. So im very happy with apples onboard memory and happy not to have to fiddle with SD cards.. but im greedily wanting just a bit more..
     
  23. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i was wanting a 64GB but i could care less now..i stream most all my music/movies..the only thing i use my memory is for apps:D i dont really put music much any more or movies..i still have 11GB left so im good..next year will see a 64GB iphone....might not get 64GB i have no use for it..32GB is perfect for my needs
     
  24. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    We would already have 64GB flash for the iPhones. The problem is that its expensive so it will probably stay at 32GB

    Also, can't Apple make 48GB Models for the iPod Touch [32GB & 16GB]????
     
  25. swiftbmx macrumors regular

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    I really was hoping for the 64GB as well. It sucks to see that the 16GB option has been available on every iteration of this phone and they haven't moved past this.
     

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