iPhone rumor and leak season is well and truly underway. For the next few weeks and months you can expect a deluge of new speculation, leaks and rumor mill spinning. Today, a report from Chinese site, WeiFeng, purports that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model could become the first Apple smartphone to come equipped with 128GB of storage.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard of a 128GB model coming. In fact, every year since the original iPhone was released in 2007, rumors of higher capacity versions have cropped up. Rumors of a 128GB model specifically started heating up once Apple introduced the 128GB iPad 4 a couple of years back. And they won’t stop until a phone is released.
Yesterday, a report surfaced claiming that the 16GB lower capacity model would be disappearing for good, with both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models being available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. But, having an even higher capacity available for the larger phone would certainly help distinguish it from its smaller sibling. It could also have IvenSense OIS built in to the camera if rumors are to be believed.
Of course, as with any rumor, take this with a pinch of salt. The iPhone has virtually always shipped with three storage options. In some cases, offering four storage options with devices like the iPad 4 and iPad Air. Exactly why it would ditch a formula that’s clearly working makes little sense. I don’t doubt that Apple is planning to launch a higher capacity model, but leaving the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with only 2 options doesn’t sit right with me.
What do you think? How will Apple distribute storage on its next smartphones?