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iOS 6.1 Beta 5 Code Hints at Upcoming 128 GB Devices

As noted by @iNeal and iDownloadBlog, the new iOS 6.1 Beta 5 released yesterday contains a reference suggesting that Apple may be looking to offer 128 GB iOS devices in upcoming generations.


The reference to a 128 GB capacity comes as part of SystemPartitionPadding key in the build manifest associated with the release and is not found in publicly available versions of iOS.

While the observation does not mean that a 128 GB iOS device is definitely coming later this year, this is not the first time in recent months that Apple has hinted at future 128 GB iOS devices. iTunes 11, released in late November, contains a graphic corresponding to a mobile device with a capacity of 128 GB, although no such device has been released so far.

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24 months ago

I've never seen the need for 128 gb. I have a 32 gb iPhone 5 and I still haven't used all the space, despite an hd movie, 400 songs, 1000+ pictures and a ton of apps. 128 seems like overkill, especially with iTunes in the cloud.


Yes but one users experience or requirements is not indicative of everyone else's needs or desires.

It's why they offer different sizes as is...
Rating: 40 Votes
24 months ago
About time.
Rating: 38 Votes
24 months ago
But now all of my non-128 GB iOS devices will magically become worse somehow! How dare Apple update their products!
Rating: 36 Votes
24 months ago
32/64/128 will replace the 16/32/64 I hope!
Rating: 36 Votes
24 months ago
Here's hoping this is a storage bump and not a new tier i.e. 32/64/128 at the current, existing 16/32/64 price points.
Rating: 28 Votes
24 months ago
About time.

About time.


You can say that again.

About time.

Thank you.
Rating: 26 Votes
24 months ago
Where's all the blurry image of the 128gb Samsung chip soldered onto the new 5S motherboard?
Rating: 18 Votes
24 months ago
I still can't believe they haven't bumped the base storage capacities since 2009. When the 64GB option was added, it was added as a new top tier, not a storage bump to existing models.
Rating: 14 Votes
24 months ago
Way overdue. We should be at least at 256GB by now.
Rating: 14 Votes
24 months ago

Never been anywhere close to the 16GB limit of my phone or tablet. What do people need to store that requires 128GB?


it came to my attention that porn is being filmed in HD now
Rating: 11 Votes

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