Will the new iPhone offer more GB?

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  1. pear21 macrumors 6502

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    Everyone is talking about it having LTE, a larger screen, more ram...but do you guys think that they will offer a 32gb and a 64gb model? or will they just keep the 16gb and 32gb? I would like a 32gb and I am sure some people could find a way to fill up a 64gb iPhone.
     
  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Considering they offer 3 sizes right now (the 16, 32, AND 64GB), not just 2, I think it's safe to say they'll (at least) offer the 32GB and 64GB. It's the other one that is (somewhat) up in the air... and something we won't know until he Keynote.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    There would be just the 32 and 64 GB sizes... I think 16GB will be left for entry level 4S.
     
  4. pear21 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I am wondering will the new iphone 32gb be $200 or will it still be $300. I am not sure I will want to spend $300 on a new phone unless it is something completely different than the rumors and be even more resolutionary ;)
     
  5. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    If they keep the current storage capacities, the pricing will look like this (on contract):

    If they, however, drop the 16 GB model, it will most likely look like this:

    Best iPhone pricing for Apple (in my opinion), for all models:

    I'm not sure, though, how expensive 128 GB of storage for Apple would be. As long as the difference in cost between 64 GB and 128 GB of storage for Apple is not bigger than $100, it will be more profitable.

    A really smart thing Apple could do as well is produce one million 128 GB models (which is nothing compared to what they ship each quarter) and than just say it's a "Limited Edition" and sell it for $499. I'm sure these one million units would be sold out in no-time.
     
  6. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    I think the new model will be stuck with the 32-64 options, and 16 will be for the 4S. I doubt we'll see larger storage for at least another year, still cost prohibitive for a larger size.... no way their going to offer 128GB right now.

    Next year we'll maybe see a 96GB option for the next model/update, worst case the following year....or possibly 96 this year but seriously doubt it.
     
  7. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

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    64 GB is more then enough for a phone. I have around 16 with a 64GB class 10 on my Galaxy S3 and barely scratched the 35 GB mark. That's with over 300 apps, tons audio books and movies at around 800 to 1 GB each.
     
  8. cyks macrumors 68020

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    If it were just a phone, I'd agree with you.

    When I go on vacation or, even worse, camping, I don't want to have to drag my laptop along just so I can clear my iPhone every night of pictures and videos or so I could have access to my music/ movie collection.

    I'm scared of the day my nearly 6 year old iPod dies... and I can't carry my entire collection with me where ever I go.

    Point being, just because you don't use all of the space available to you, it doesn't mean that others won't.
     
  9. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    They would be wise to keep pushing out iDevices with more space as it will cause users to use more Cloud backup space. I quickly ran out and had to buy more. Well, I didn't "have" to buy more but it was just easier to buy more.
     
  10. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt they'll be going over 64GB. Apple usually touts it's ease of use of their products rather then tech specs. Additionally, I think the 64GB iPhone 4S model has probably the lowest units sold out of all the iPhone 4S sizes on the market. So I doubt they will go over the 64GB size, at least not until they see the demand for the 64GB models go up, which will not be for some time.
     
  11. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I'll stick with 32GB on my next phone. Haven't used up my 32GB on my iPhone 4, and I have 64GB on my iPad.
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    The demand is linked to it's price. Most people aren't willing to spend an extra $200 for a measly 48GB.
     
  13. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe people actually need more than 64gigs. I'm over here using 8 gigs. :)
     
  14. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Demand isn't only linked to price. It's also linked to the desire to own something. But what you said above is true also
     
  15. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand why people think they may drop the 16GB model? I thought it was their most popular model...
     
  16. cyks macrumors 68020

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    It's also their cheapest model... that's why it's their most popular model, not because people actually prefer only 16GB.

    They might drop it in order to better compete with the other phones available.
     
  17. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they would ever drop the 16. It's the cheapest, commonly chosen option. And for people that only need 16gb or less, it's excellent. Not everyone needs 15,000 songs, 8,500 pics and 150 videos on their iPhone.
     
  18. nw9 macrumors regular

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    I wish this was true considering the 16GB is too small for my needs. It would be great if the 32GB model goes down to the current 16GB price.
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That's a legit theory; I guess I hadn't ever considered the sales numbers divied up by hard drive. That'd be interesting to see.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think that you will continue to see the same 3 (16, 32, 64GB) sizes for the next iPhone model.
     
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    I'd like to see the base raised to 32GB so it's carried over to the next iPad. I've got plenty of room on my phone but my iPad is straining, but I'm not paying $100 for $10 of flash.
     
  23. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    It's in Apple's best interest to offer a 128 GB version, so they aren't stuck playing second fiddle to the Samsung S3, which will have a 128 GB option later this year.
     
  24. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't the same thing be said about the 4GB and 8GB options of the past?
     
  25. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    32gb = 199
    64gb =299
    128gb=399

    thats most likely the way it would be as they always seem to drop the smaller storage .
     

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