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GeekBar’s Weibo account just posted (via G4Games) schematics which appear to show an iPhone 6 model with 128GB of NAND Flash storage. The images, above and another below, show that Apple may finally blow out the storage on the iPhone and bring it in line with the iPad Air. It also presents the question of whether or not Apple will create another price tier or if they will remove one of the middle or bottom tiers.

The image below shows that the NAND storage in this particular schematic are provided by Toshiba and that Hynix and SanDisk are providing storage for other models which are listed at 16GB and 64GB.

Also, earlier reports have claimed that Apple might offer some premium features on the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, which could get exclusives like more storage. We’ll find out all of the answers on 9/9.

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34 Responses to “128GB iPhone 6? Leaked schematics suggest it may happen”

  1. it does not show the 32gb. it jumps from 16gb and then 64gb and then 128gb. ummm 64gb iphone 6 at $199 on 2 year contract sounds quite appealing

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    • rogifan says:

      No way Apple would go from 16 to 64. I hope this isn’t a new price tier or only available on the larger screen phone. But knowing Apple they’ll just add 128GB option for $100 more.

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    • Tim Jr. says:

      Still think they will do 3 phones..

      iPhone Classic (4″ screen, 16/32GB storage, $99/$149)
      -This is basically the 5s, so they didn’t need approvals from the Thai govt, it already exists. So we didn’t see that disclosure like we did the 2 iPhone 6 models.

      iPhone Air (4.7″ screen, 32/64GB storage, $199/$249)
      – We’ve heard they dropped 16GB on flagship phones.. and I strongly suspect they are only doing 2 sizes per phone model to keep it simple. Remember, they re talking 70 million before year end in sales. Thats a LOT to build, so from a production standpoint, it makes sense.

      iPhone Pro (5.5″ screen, 64/128GB storage, $299/$349)
      – We’ve heard 128GB for 5.5″ before along with other premium features and I think it’s likely IMHO. I believe they want to follow the same pattern as the Macbook Air/Pro. We’ve seen this already with the iPad’s.. Right now they have iPad Mini and iPaid Air.. we’re just waiting on release of what is likely an iPad Pro.. Just a matter of time…

      The pattern just fits to well to ignore…

      Storage vs screen size.. I think they will bump $50 per storage increase now; want evidence, look at the iPod Touch, they just changed its storage costs to $50 jumps…

      To goto a higher screen it’s $50 premium… I.E. to go from 32 GB 4″ to 32GBB 4.7″” you would go from $149 to $199 .. same when you jump from 4.7″ to 5.5″..

      Just saying… beside analysts can make predictions.. why can’t I? hehe.. wait.. I’m being logical.. that might be a problem!

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      • Tim Jr. says:

        Oh.. maybe I should say I’m quoting some unnamed source and offer no credible way to verify? :D

        Maybe that would get the inter webs attention then! HA!

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      • rogifan says:

        What does screen size have to do with storage? You can get a 128GB iPad mini, so why would they restrict 128GB to the phablet? What makes 5.5″ premium other than Apple artificially making the 4.7″ less premium?

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      • Your naming scheme is not going to happen. They wouldn’t dream of changing the name of the iPhone. 5S without changing something about it. They wouldn’t call the 4.7″ iPhone Air because it literally makes no sense in that it is getting larger and heavier most likely. They wouldn’t call the 5.5″ iPhone Pro because it makes even less since in that they will never aim a smartphone at professionals, they don’t want to blatantly confuse customers as to why one is Air one is Pro and what the hell the difference is.

        It will be 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6L.

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      • A lot of that seems sort of what they’ll do. I can see iPhone 5s, 6 and 6L – not sure about those names – being the line up this year. I’d really love a future line up where the 4″ model is updated spec wise too. I doubt that’ll happen this year, but I wouldn’t be too shocked if they updated it every other year (like the iPod touch) to keep it a viable option for those who don’t want or need a larger screen. I personally like the current screen size, though I’d love the 4.7″ model as well. Good thoughts though.

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    • jorge1170x says:

      Of course you fail to mention/realize that you’ll be spending much more than that by falling for the contract scam once again. Much better off buying it unlocked and shopping around for service.

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  2. Prepared for maybe – likely? Not with Apple stepping up on iCloud

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  3. Kristjan Vuk says:

    This comment is not intended as provocation, but why people need 128GB on a phone?

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    • lovetogetcrap says:

      Your usage may be less than what others use, I for example have quite a few games on mine that are over 1GB, Zombies Run on my phone is well over a GB for a running app, those are just a couple of examples. My music library alone is about 50gb so I would love to take it all with me, if I convert a movie and put it on my phone it takes about 2gb. Especially when we have more screen space there is a use, throwing movies one, music, books, etc. Yes, we can use radio, etc, but when you take your phone out running, on transit, on planes, you want to have stuff on your phone itself and not in cloud storage. In Canada I am still paying quite a premium just for 1Gb of mobile data, so cloud storage will not help me in most cases. My phone actually has more uses in my case than my iPad, because it is always with me and is far, far, far more than just a phone in my case.

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      • You want to put 50GB of music on it?! HAHAH see that is pointless as you will literally never listen to all of those songs on there. See some people just want to put all of their stuff on their phone, even though 90% of it will never be used/listened to/watched/played. You do realize there is iTunes Match right? For $25 you can stream all of your music or for $300 you can store all of it on your device (which you’ll never listen to nearly all of it). Also, with games, you can delete any ones you aren’t currently playing, and download them again!!! I know that’s insane to consider, but it turns out you don’t need every game you don’t play on there at once. Plus some people full theirs with apps they never open.

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      • lovetogetcrap says:

        That is your opinion, which you are obviously quite fond of. If you read my use case than you would see that I stated cloud storage was not a viable option in my case. There is a really neat thing that you can do with your phone, it’s called genius. Once you have tagged your library and updated genius than you can create playlists on the fly, very useful and I use it with the limited music on phone currently often. I look forward to being able to do that with my entire collection. The original poster had requested without being offensive why that storage would be useful, which I tried to answer. In my case I actually use my phone and most of the apps on it get use when I feel like it, I don’t want to have to re-download an app when I have the craving to play it, I want it there, I want it to … just work. You are entitled to your opinion, but I suggest realizing that there are others out there, and they are just as valid.

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      • lovetogetcrap, thank you for making a very good point in that not everyone in the world still has access to, or easy access to, cloud storage, for one reason or another. It is one thing that those in Apple do not get yet. I do not blame them much though, because in the environment in which they operate, access to the cloud is quite affordable and pervasive. Therefore any thought about on-board storage or expansion is just preposterous. If they can only get out of that environment and listen to would-be customers, they will learn that it is not just high cost that makes people look elsewhere – it takes more than that.

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    • tigerpork says:

      I have a friend who never deletes anything on his iphone and he complains the 64gb isn’t enough.

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  4. luckydcxx says:

    if this is true then i will have to get the 5.5″ … i don’t want a phone that big but i need a 128 GB iPhone

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    • maybe, but Apple does not seem to follow the status quo anymore. they are more ready to adopt change, flexible to go with the current trend of the market rather than create a trend/ which i think is ok in such a saturated mobile market

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    • Please tell me why you need 128GB phone? I fully believe Apple should do it just to soak up more money, but I find it even more pointless as time goes on since music is largely going the streaming route, plus iTunes Match allows you to not have to have any of it on your device. I could understand a 128GB 5.5″ iPod Touch just for purely entertainment purposes, where you’d store your music and many many movies and games, but that’s about it.

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      • xprmntr says:

        I for one rather not depend on a connection to access my media. I can put my phone in airplane mode to save battery and play movies or music etc without ANY interruptions. Especially if ur working with doing live music performances.

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  5. lkernan says:

    Seriously, is someone going to leak Tim’s keynote slides, because i don’t know what else is left….

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  6. rafterman11 says:

    Of course there will be a 128GB option. Why is that even a question anymore?

    The only question is, will the 4.7 and 5.5 models both get it, or will it be a “premium model” (i.e., 5.5) feature.

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  7. No 32GB on that list does seem very strange! If the 128GB model does come true, I am really curious to know how much more they will charge for the phablet. I reckon either $100 extra on a 2 year contract in the U.S. on top of the equivalent 4.7inch models, for larger screen/battery etc.
    I am hoping the 4.7inch would start at 32GB for $199 at most on a 2 year contract in the U.S (The Australian Tax is another story! xD).

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  8. I would love more space. 128 GB seems like a lot to some folks, but given the increasing size of Apps, HD photos and video it will help those of us who make the most use of our iPhones storage. There’s some people that do nothing more than use their iPhone as a phone. For them, this won’t matter. For hardcore users, even if we don’t need the space, it will be great to have it.

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  9. Jab King says:

    anyway you look at a bigger screen is really needed and it would be a welcomed addition and i wouldn’t fret about pricing cause if you like it and you’re gonna get it

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  10. driverbenji says:

    all iOS devices should START at 32GB if it has a camera in it! We can’t all use iCloud for photo streaming, as that would use too much cell data. They should top out at 256GB by now!! I should hope consumers know enough by now that going from 16GB to 32GB for Apple does NOT cost another $100 in parts, it’s absurd.

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  11. Yeah, NAND storage is written in gigabits(hence why it says 128G and not 128GB). Not gigabytes. Just another example of tech blogs posting garbage. 128 gigabits = 16 gigabytes

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