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Only the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Models

Earlier today it was reported that the iPhone 6 would launch in 32 GB and 64 GB variants, indicating that Apple may not launch a 16 GB variant of the next iPhone and leaving many wondering whether Apple would introduce a third 128 GB variant. Now Chinese site Wei Feng [Google Translate] is reporting that Apple may introduce a 128 GB variant only for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

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5.5" iPhone 6 model photo via TechSmartt

The site says that the storage size difference would act as a major differentiator between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models other than display size, allowing people to get a true "phablet" experience with lots of storage space to save various documents and data. This would partly mirror Apple's iPad models, which allow for up to 128 GB of storage while iPhones only allow up to 64 GB of storage.

However, if Apple abandons the 16 GB model and introduces a 128 GB variant for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 only, it would mean the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 only has two storage size variants, going against Apple's trend of releasing iOS devices with at least three different storage size options.

In addition to a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to launch this September with a thinner design, a faster processor, and an improved camera. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is also rumored to exclusively have optical image stabilization to also differentiate it from the smaller iPhone 6, which will instead have an advanced lens module.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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9 weeks ago
Commence the outpour of complaints.

Steve wouldn't have allowed this.
How am I gonna hold it with one hand?
How will I fit this in my skinny jeans?
Might as well put a phone in a iPad mini.
If I wanted a Phablet, I'd buy a Samsung.
But will Safari be snappier?

Did I cover them all?
Rating: 53 Votes
9 weeks ago
I'm almost certain that MR sometimes posts these things solely to make people angry.
Rating: 42 Votes
9 weeks ago
Would Apple really make the 5.5" iPhone their flagship model with the best features? That would be disappointing.
Rating: 30 Votes
9 weeks ago
I need 128 GB on my phone. My 64 iGB now is packed to bursting.

What I need even more than that: a deep, soul-searching re-evaluation of what I REALLY need to have stored offline on my phone 24/7/365.

(Note to Apple--the final piece of this puzzle: let me delete an app and reinstall it without losing my app data. Prime example: games are huge files! And I hate to lose my progress. Let me store only my favorite few dozen games of the moment, yet let me re-install ANY of my zillion games at will and pick up right where I left off. It's not as though saved-game files will take up that much iCloud space. This would make both iCloud and local backups SO much more useful than the current all-or-nothing-or-weird-hack approach.)
Rating: 20 Votes
9 weeks ago
This is going to piss off a lot of people.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 weeks ago
5.5 may offer 3d screen and lytro camera.
4.7 can suck it.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 weeks ago

Oh boy. This is going to make many people upset


If this is true, then I'm one of them. Having premium options is one thing, but basing those options on device size makes no sense.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 weeks ago
Is it supposed to be an incentive for me to buy the 5.5 inch one? Apple try harder :D

4.7 inch is already too big for a phone. :cool:
Rating: 9 Votes
9 weeks ago
What is everyone going to do when neither of these 'iPhone 6's' come out?
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago
Both this and the OIS feature are things that take up space on the chassis, as it's likely that Apple would hit 128 gb by combining 2 64 gb modules. Not saying Apple couldn't get it in both, but they clearly are making trade offs between features and size. Not really a problem, it'll be fun to have choices.

I know you guys want all the features on all of the phones, but to be fair, even the 4.7 model will be a better iPhone than ever released so either way we win.
Rating: 7 Votes

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