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Next Generation iPad and iPhone May Feature 128GB Model

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iPadiPhoneiPhone 5News

Next Generation iPad and iPhone May Feature 128GB Model

January 28, 2013 — by Sette Capati0

Would you consider buying 128 GB iPhone model? If the 64GB is not enough, the next-generation devices could come in handy for you that will carry a 128 GB storage. An RT from hacker iH8Snow from @iNeal via iDownloadblog gave us a hint that a double storage in the future is possible due  to a new system partition key size found in the BuildManifest of iOS 6.1 which is the latest firmware distributed by Apple to the developers.

We should be seeing 128GB iDevices soon. iOS 6.1 beta 5 has 128G system partition key in BuildManifest.

The unboxing of iOS 6.1 BuildManifest opened the door to the rumor mill that 128 GB storage model could really be possible in the upcoming models.


According to iMore,

Apple has historically increased storage sizes as a product differentiator, and when the cost of the required NAND flash storage made it cost effective to do so. Going from 64GB to 128GB and keeping the same size device means double density flash.

While the BuildManifest showed the partition key size of a possible 128 GB storage, this does not necessarily indicate that Apple is going to roll out an iPhone 5S with built-in 128 GB storage. But the presence of such partition shows that the company is preparing for the possibility. However, this will remain a rumor and can only be confirmed once the California-based company calls for the press.

The additional storage could affect the price points of the next models. Unless Apple provides the same price points regardless of the storage capacity or get rid of the 16GB and offer 32GB, 64GB and 128GB as baseline.

So, going in reverse order, component prices for high density flash would have to be cheap enough for Apple to maintain current prices and margins. And, Apple would have to be in the right place in their product cycle that it’s a feature and not a throw-away.

Is it time to upgrade? Could this be possible? Are you willing to shell out a few bucks for an upsize storage?

Sette Capati

Hi, I'm Krisette C. I'm a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed my gadget addiction, I simply write and tinker my gadgets for reviews. You may follow my blurbs, too! @krisettecapati