Other Who else thinks iPhone 11 Max will come with 128 GB base storage?

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What do you think will be the base storage of iPhone 11/Max?

  1. 1) 64 GB

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  2. 2) 128 GB

    26.1%
  3. 3) 256 GB

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  1. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    What do you think will be the base storage of iPhone 11/Max?

    1) 64 GB

    2) 128 GB

    3) 256 GB

    What do you think will be the max storage?

    4) 512 GB

    5) 1 TB

    I vote 2 and 5.
     
  2. Tavicu macrumors regular

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    Apple will continue the same experience like it was with 16GB devices! So my answer is 64GB!

    They will continue to offer 64GB even if you could only take 100 pictures and install 10 apps!
     
  3. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    64GB will push far more users to the more expensive 256gb option whereas 128gb would likely be a sweet spot for the majority. This alone makes me believe 64gb will be the low tier once again. It makes too much business sense for Apple not to.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Definitely not one terabyte. Do you even know how much storage that is? (Rhetorical) Even the ‘heaviest’ iPhone users would have difficulty consuming one terabyte, and there is no market for what Apple would charge for a 1 TB iPhone, which would be well out of consumers price point spending limits for like 90% or more of the iPhone user base. 512 GB is more than enough and rarely have I come across anyone that maxed out the 512 GB variant.
     
  5. Mike82 macrumors member

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    Almost every other flagship comes with 128gb base storage now. I’m not sure Apple can afford to go with 64 again.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 603

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    I say 64GB. As long as higher capacity choices are available for those who need it, base storage will be sized for the low needs users. Needlessly increasing the base increases the price for those who don’t need it.

    For reference, my 64GB iPhone X has 148 apps, 11500 photos, 269 videos, and 50 million songs. And I still have 24GB available.
     
  7. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    128 base with a $1500 price tag.


    And people will pay it.
     
  8. Mike82 macrumors member

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    Why did apple move from 16 to 32GB? From 32 to 64GB? Because competitors did as well. Apple was never the first to do so, but they always followed the market. If their base configuration trails the competition by too much, it could become a reason for some people not to buy an iPhone. It would be stupid for Apple to take that risk considering the price difference between 64 and 128GB chips is almost negligible. I'm sure some low needs users (like myself) could still get by with 32GB, but Apple does not operate in a vacuum.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They’ve gotten by with 16GB base for so long, it’s absurd to think they’d go anything over 64GB. That’s a wasted expense.

    They MIGHT, for the larger version, bump it to 128GB to make it more worth the upcharge, but I just don’t see it in any other scenario.
     
  10. chabig macrumors 603

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    I disagree with this. I doubt that anyone chooses their phones by base storage configuration. I think people first choose by operating system or ecosystem. After that they select based on features, color, storage, price, etc. Someone who wants a 256GB iPhone is going to buy a 256GB iPhone with no concern for whether the base is 32, 64, or 128GB.
     
  11. Mike82 macrumors member

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    That was when iPhone sales grew year after year, no matter what Apple did. Those days are gone. You can’t compare 2014 to 2019.
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I can. I did.

    iPhone sales have increased every year (with the 1 exception of 2015-16 b/c of of how huge 2015 was).

    From 2014 to 2018 they increased from 169 million to 218 million annually.
     
  13. AMTYVLE macrumors 6502a

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    I miss having a 128GB iPhone, it was the perfect size storage. 64GB is too small now, it's like the new 16GB. 256GB which I have is too much storage, for me.
     
  14. Mike82 macrumors member

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    That’s where we disagree then. I think they first choose by perceived value. I know lots of people who went from Apple to Android and vice versa. I prefer IOS over Android, but there is a breaking point, price wise.

    And you don’t think there is a correlation between storage and the price people are willing to pay for that amount?

    Just because you did, doesn't mean you can.

    You're right. But look at this graph. They never got to the heights of 2015 again. Growth, unfortunately, is essential, for a company like Apple. And I'm sure you're familiar with stories like this.
     
  15. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    I wonder what percentage of iPhone sales are still 64GB. If it’s a sizable percentage, Apple will keep the 64GB as base.

    I’d rather they keep 64GB as base to for those who just want to get their hands on the cheapest model possible, as opposed to raising the prices for everyone just to make 128GB the base.
     
  16. craigio85 macrumors 6502

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    Likewise.

    Storage is not even a consideration for anybody I know these days who uses an iPhone. They all use iCloud for photos and steam their music.
     
  17. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    On a separate note, is anyone else HIGHLY OFFENDED that we pay upfront for more onboard storage, but the recent trend has been to NOT give you that same value back on trade in's!?

    This, to me is almost bordering on criminal. And yes I'm serious.
     
  18. FFR macrumors 601

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    Base will still be 64gb.
    I think apple will either discontinue the 256gb or 512gb storage tiers. And the highest storage tier will bcome 1tb, maybe the 1tb will get more ram like the iPad Pro.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    How so? I mean, can you explain why they can’t afford to opt for 64 GB again? Maybe I’m a rarity, but I can survive on 64 GB perfectly fine, and I still take a decent amount of photos, apps, etc. I understand software updates/4K video consume a lot of internal storage, but I’m not understanding how Apple can’t ‘afford’ it either, not when I’m willing to believe that 64 GB is still a primary storage for the majority of consumers.
     
  20. FFR macrumors 601

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    Almost every other android flagship uses cheaper and slower ufs based storage compared to the iPhone with nvme.

    So that 128 gb ufs based storage is actually cheaper, slower and has less bandwidth than what apple offers with its 64gb nvme based storage.
     
  21. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Really? You're not sure? May I remind you that 6S came with 16gb storage?
     
  22. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Market standards have changed considerably in 4 years though and Apple were criticised even then for offering such a crap level of storage if I remember. You couldn’t get away with that in 2019 and 64GB is now becoming a small amount when you consider apps seem to be growing in size. I doubt Apple will offer a 128GB base storage though as it allows them to offer iCloud plans. They’ll keep making us pay silly amounts for storage jumps as they always have lol.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Base price of the 11 max will probably be a $100 more than the base price of the xs max.
     
  24. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    I'm guessing same storage tiers this year. I could potentially see them simplifying to two options (128/512) like they did with the 8 and X with the redesigned 2020 iPhones.
    --- Post Merged, May 27, 2019 ---
    While 64 is now quite tight, I don't think it's 16GB in 2015 uncomfortable yet (arguably 32 is now at that level though!) Macs are where the storage upgrades really hurt - 256GB on a £2,349 15" Pro? Ouch. £2,699 to go up to 512GB? Double ouch.
     
  25. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Honestly, I think Apple can get away with the 64GB of storage if they increase the amount of base iCloud storage and increment all the paid storages.
     

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