iPhone 5 May Have Up to 64GB of Storage
The next iPhone is expected to arrive in just a few short weeks, and it may mark the first time you can buy a 64GB iPhone.
The current iPhone 4 is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, priced at $199 and $299 respectively.
Mr. X, tells 9to5Mac, that the new iPhone will come in 16GB, 32Gb and 64Gb varieties. This may be the iPhone 5, or it could be the rumored iPhone 4S. It is likely that Apple will introduce an 8GB iPhone 4 at the event as well.
(Read: iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup: Latest on Hardware, Release Date, Carriers)
If Apple does deliver the higher capacity, the iPhone would be in line with the iPad in sizing, and many users will appreciate the extra storage. This isn’t the first time we have heard about a 64GB iPhone.
The Price of the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S will likely be as follows.
- iPhone 4 – 8GB – $99
- iPhone 5 – 16GB – $199
- iPhone 5 – 32GB – $299
- iPhone 5 – 64GB – $399
This gives Apple a wide range of device prices, both higher and lower than many of the current hot selling Android smartphones.
It is interesting to hear that there will be a larger capacity iPhone this year, the same time that Apple is launching iCloud. iCloud is a service that keeps your data like photos, in the cloud so that you don’t need to keep all of them on your phone.
iTunes Match is also launching, which will put your whole iTunes library in the cloud, and is rumored to support streaming to your iPhone anywhere you have a data connection.
These new features are part of iOS 5, Apple’s newest iPhone and iPad software. Read, What to Expect with iOS 5.
No doubt there are many places where local storage beats out streaming, but the timing is a bit odd.
09/30/2011 at 8:32 am
the iTunes cloud has been out for awhile now …go to iTunes (on your iphone) then purchased then music all/not on this phone !!
09/30/2011 at 10:27 am
Doesn’t really surprise me that much, the technology is obviously there to put it in so there’s no reason they wouldn’t that I can think of, they can also probably mark it up a bit more. Also wouldn’t be surprised if the next iPod Touch is 128GB.