iPhone X Will the next generation iPhone X be a 1TB?

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  1. unibility, Sep 29, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

    unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Apple's transition from 256GB to a 512GB capacity iPhone took only a couple cycles. Do you think a 1TB iPhone is out of the question? Would you pay premium pricing for one?
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    No. They tend to stick to new hd option at least for Two model years until they release a new one. That is if they do. So that being said at the earliest, 2020 iPhones will have 1TB
  3. SnacksGU macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2018
  4. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    No I won’t be paying $2000 for 1TB phone. Especially Apple makes it extra hard to sync my own music and videos through iTunes.
    On one hand, Apple wants you to pay super premium for higher storage tier but on the other hand, they don’t want you to consume your own media and want to hook you up to their cloud services.

    Why can’t people see through this?
  5. unibility thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    What difficulties are you having syncing to iTunes? The simplicity of syncing over the years have lost its shine but doable.
  6. FFR macrumors 601


    Nov 4, 2007
    Don’t think we will see 1tb iPhones until 2020.
    Having said that when apple finally offers it i will get two.

    iPads should be another story entirely.
  7. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I really hope so and they change the storage option to 32gig standard and 512 the size up and charge 200$ more for it. please apple
  8. Relentless Power, Sep 30, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    512 GB is ridiculous as it is for that amount of storage, one terabyte doesn’t seem necessary at this point. Not to mention, can you imagine the price that would cost for that phone for that amount of storage? Highly rare for that model for any consumer to want to upgrade for that amount of storage.
  9. unibility thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Exactly. The iPhone XS 512GB is already $1349 before taxes. The higher the storage capacity the more profitable the device is. “IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam explains that storage costs Apple about 25 cents per gigabyte, and the company charges customers about 78 cents per gigabyte.“

    According to calculations a 1TB iPhone XS would roughly be $1749.00. I’d think Apple would know better than to release such a model at today’s prices. But it’s a market driven by consumers and demands. Who knows.
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    Right or wrong, a lot of people I have seen on here want to have the biggest and “best” iPhone available. They may not need the storage, but it gives them some sort of satisfaction to know they have more than enough storage. With how cheap apple iCloud storage is, I personally see no reason to need that much. I’m not paying for it, but I don’t look down on those who do. I honestly would like to see someone who has a 512 and has it even half full. It takes a LOT of content to fill 256gb, much less 512 or even 1TB.
  11. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I used to know this girl that only got the highest storage iPhone and never used more than 15 gigs tops on it. Her explanation of why is I just want the best.
    As I look at her and think you know all of these are just as good just less storage and she just explains its not the best phone because it doesnt have the highest storage.

    I didn't talk to her too Long after that. I hope there aren't more people like that out there honestly.
  12. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    128gb would be perfect for the vast majority of people. Only a select user needs 256+. Apple knows this, and that’s why they offer only 64gb and then bump up to 256. It’s evident by looking at the xr. They know someone paying $1k for an x series will be more than happy to go for 256. It’s not that there is a shortage of 128gb storage, it’s that apple doesn’t offer it on their high end phones in order to up sell people and make them believe they will max out a 64gb with high resolution pics and videos. Obviously it works for them.
  13. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    I use my storage for photos.

  14. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    That’s crazy! How many photos?
  15. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017

    This screenshot actually took it to 33,500 :oops:
  16. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
  17. jk1211 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    There are ALWAYS other options like USB sticks with lightning adapters. If one has to have the best/fastest internal storage then you have to pay for it.

    People like to pretend Apple forces them, but I've seen PLENTY of USB sticks with lightning for sale for years. 128gb for around $40-50 and less

    Other than a rare use-case scenario, or just because, what is the practical need to have 33,000 photos on one's self at all time?
  18. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    Is that amount in any way feasible to manage? Can the photo apps handle that many pictures? Is this a lot of duplicate shots (to get the best shot of a scene) or individual pictures spanning several years or something?

    I got my gf the 256 GB iPhone X used because she has had trouble filling her current 32 GB phone to the brim so I thought it would be good to go a bit overboard. 64 GB model has been enough for me.
  19. Macshroomer macrumors 65816


    Dec 6, 2009
    There is no such thing as a rare use scenario, every individual need is different and highly subjective.

    I work in a very unique and well paying niche in advertising photography and that includes a fairly lucrarive arm in stock photography ( read, not an agency but my own ) and having hi res images ready to go without using the cloud ( I rarely use cloud for storage outside of Dropbox ) means that higher storage options are a good bet.

    I went for the 512GB without even a second thought, more options are a good thing.
  20. jk1211 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Rare use scenario such as creatives/photographers. Exactly what was meant, worded poorly. Outside the normal consumer.

    Does the average consumer need all 33,000 photos o their cat/kids at all times at a finger tap? I never understood it.
  21. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    With 30GB or so of free space, I can’t see a reason to not have them on my phone.
    I had an issue a year or so back where iCloud had trouble downloading the full-res photos when I wanted to see them, and I’m an impatient man.
    If I want to look at a 2014 photo in full-res when travelling on the tube, I can.
    I don’t ‘need’ it but it doesn’t cost me anything right now to have them on.
  22. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    That’s why I was being sarcastic. I am one of those people that have wanted a 128 gig x for two years now.
  23. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    I really hope there are millions of people exactly like that.
  24. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I have 10,500 photos (about a third as many as you) and they take up only 2.15GB on my iPhone--because I use iCloud.
  25. superlawyer15 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    I’ve had problems where if I sync my own music and try to play it on my phone it won’t play and a pop up would show asking me to sign up for Apple Music.

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