Will we ever see a 256gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael31986, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    do you think Apple will eventually make one? Just curious on ideas. Not even sure if a 256 chip exists.
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    Not sure. I think the more interesting question is what will happen if they decide to go 32GB base storage in the iPhone 7. Perhaps 32GB and 128GB options only, with the 128GB being $150 more than the 32GB?
  3. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Eventually there will be 1TB+ devices , after everyone concludes that cloud storage is too insecure, and all your data is best kept on your person at all times.

    Or not.
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I can make an argument for needing 128 as I need it to fit my entire iTunes library in full quality. I'm not that into Apple Music, so I'd prefer to pay for the storage than pay to have my library in the cloud.

    However, I'm not sure I could argue to myself that I need 256.

    Potentially, 256 might be needed in an iPad Pro first?
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Very good point. 32GB would be perfect for me. 16GB a little rough so I go with 64GB :(
  7. psylence2k macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    likely but hard to say for sure.

    Maybe in 5+ years if 4K videos become the norm, if the general population starts demanding Hifi quality music, and the processor at that point would be powerful enough to support very large apps (most likely games).

    If these things happen then it's very likely but that's if the streaming trend doesn't really grow to become the norm so people still are very storage dependent and to support that carriers also update their infrastructure and networks to adequately support the higher level of data flow as well as raise data package limits while keeping the prices the same then Yes maybe.
  8. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    iPhone 7-32/64/128
    iPad pro 2 - 64/128
    iPhone 7s -32/64/128
    iPad pro 3-64/256
    iPhone 8 -32/64/128
    iPhone 8s -32/64/256

    No evidence just seems reasonable. I think far far fewer people would buy 256gb that currently buy 128.

    More reasonable assumption as stated above would be for them to go back to 2 storage sizes and differentiate price on something else. Or maybe have a $150 between the two storage sizes but go 32gb->128gb.
  9. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
  10. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    I imagined moving to 4k video makes that plausible. What I would like to see is 4k video and large storage and big screens in the iPod touch and iPad (well the iPad has a big screen), but just getting those things online with the iphone's capabilities, because I think those devices would have a large place in independent filmmaking if they were.
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Of course. What kind of question is this?
  12. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stratford, CT
    Like the 128, we'll see it on an iPad before we ever see it on an iPhone.

    Seems likely for iPad Pro 2, actually.
  13. Legionnaire Suspended

    Oct 10, 2011
    What do people need 1/4 of a tb on a phone for??!
  14. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2011
    Ohio, US
    Of course they will eventually. Maybe not next year but it's inevitable. If the chip doesn't exist now it will in time.
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    So they can carry their "ENTIRE" music library. Because it would take you, your entire life to listen to it all. :)

    Some people are just like that and it's their own thing. I don't get it but hey, to each their own.
  16. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2011
    Ohio, US

    With videos and photos getting bigger because of improvements in the camera there will be a need for more storage in these devices. Now you have 12 mp camera with Live Photos and 4K video and all that takes more space than before. Who knows what future devices will be able to do. Things like VR and 3D are bound to need more storage.
  17. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I think it's a matter of when, not if. With growing 4K adoption, storage capacity will have to keep track.
  18. nyfliiboy macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Short answer yes. With the size of data files always increasing more data will be needed and drive size prices will decrease. I wouldn't expect it any time soon. Its not really needed right now with cloud storage.
  19. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2011
    Ohio, US
    Uploading really huge files to the cloud isn't that practical either.
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I'm sure we will see it. fwiw it's two chips, not one, unless I'm mistaken.
  21. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    It's already been mentioned in this thread, but eventually we will have 1 TB of storage on our phones. I bet it will happen within 12 years.
  22. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Once upon a time, someone famous said that no computer would ever need more than 640 kilobytes of RAM....

    Barring a disaster that wipes out humanity or the computer industry, I think it's safe to say we'll see multi-terabyte portable devices in the near future. Maybe even petabyte devices?
  23. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't think it's two chips but I could be wrong. I'm not saying I need it now but one day I think I will I like to use my phone as my main music device. Why do people not get that some people use it as main music device.

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