While the iPhone 6 has yet to actually be officially announced, plenty of rumors suggest that Apple will reveal the new device next month, and it seems that carrier stores are preparing ahead of time.
Reddit user spoonie3372 happens to work at a Sprint preferred retailer and posted an image of the iPhone 6 showing up in the store’s inventory. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models appear in the list that the employee snapped a photo of.
Unfortunately, the context of the image is rather scarce. We’re not sure what store it is, nor do we know what the drop-down list in the image is referring to, although the employee says that he was making a simple accessory order when he stumbled upon the iPhone 6 appearance.
Most of the comments in the Reddit thread are mixed, with some people saying that it’s simply just a placeholder until the real thing is announced, but a user who claims to work at Sprint’s corporate offices says that they don’t make placeholders and are not relying on rumors, suggesting that Sprint knows some information that we don’t, which wouldn’t really be all that surprising.
Unfortunately, we were hoping the image would show us the storage sizes for the iPhone 6, considering that it’s rumored that a 128GB iPhone 6 could be in the works.
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 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.
In any case, Apple will most likely announce the iPhone 6 on September 9, with a public launch rumored for September 19. These dates are completely based off rumors, but it seems many reputable sources agree upon these dates, so we’re going with it for the time being, but it’s not carved in stone.
The new device will 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.