It’s possible that the iPhone 6 could get a 128GB version for the first time next month, and a new leak suggests that it’s likely.
A leaked schematic was posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo by phone repair company GeekBar. The schematic includes a part supply list containing entries for NAND flash modules for Toshiba and Hynix (pictured down below). Of course while most people don’t even care about that particular piece of information, what’s important is that it points out the possibility of the iPhone 6 coming with a 128GB version.
Furthermore, the 32GB version isn’t included on the list, suggesting that Apple may get rid of that storage size in favor of a 16GB, 64GB and 128GB tier system.
Of course, it’s also been rumored in the past that Apple could be getting rid of the 16GB version and would use the 32GB model as the entry-level device, so the exact storage tier system that Apple will use for the iPhone 6 is still up in the air.
iPhone users have been wanting a 128GB version for quite a while, ever since Apple first introduced the fourth-generation iPad with 128GB. However, most likely due to obvious size constraints, 128GB of storage in an iPhone probably hasn’t been possible.
With the iPhone 6 rumored to be larger in size thanks to bigger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, it may now be possible for an iPhone to come equipped with 128GB of storage. However, a past rumor suggests that the 128GB version may only come to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in order to convince more users to spend a bit more cash and get the bigger screen.
Plus, it’s said that the 128GB exclusive on the 5.5-inch model would help differentiate the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models even more, considering that the only difference that we’ve seen so far between the two devices is screen size.
If this turns out to be true, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will get the lauded 128GB of storage, while the 4.7-inch model could still be stuck at a 64GB maximum.
It would certainly make sense for Apple to get rid of the 16GB option for the iPad and just go with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but we think the iPhone is a device that still needs a 16GB option in order for the company to offer an inexpensive subsidized device for budget-minded consumers.
Essentially, a 128GB iPhone 6 would be the end-all model for many users, officially making extra storage accessories obsolete. Of course, the price of a 128GB iPhone 6 will be something that many users will take into account, as it certainly won’t be cheap by any means, but if users need that kind of storage, the extra price will most likely be worth it.
It’s been reported multiple times already that the iPhone 6 is expected to launch on September 19, which is a Friday. If you remember, the iPhone 5s also launched on a Friday last year, and Apple is very consistent on its release timeline every year for its product releases.
The new device will also see a complete design overhaul, ditching the squared-off edges for a more rounded design that’s much similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini, making the entire iOS device lineup uniform as far as design is concerned.
Aside from a larger screen and new design, the iPhone 6 is expected to come with an all-new processor (most likely the Apple A8), possibly more RAM, a better camera, and an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The hardware of Touch ID is expected to receive a bit of an overhaul and will be more durable than the first-generation Touch ID sensors.