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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Shown With 16 GB Flash Storage

Over the past several months, there have been a few rumors of Apple increasing storage capacities for the iPhone 6, perhaps doing away the 16 GB option at the low end and introducing a 128 GB model at the high end, at least for one of the two rumored models.

A set of schematics leaked in pieces over the past week and a half has included reference to various 16, 64, and 128 GB flash storage modules from several vendors for the iPhone 6, although it is unclear why there is no 32 GB option included on that list.

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A new set of photos from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] and Sonny Dickson today that revealed the NFC chip present on the logic board of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 also offers a good look at the flash storage module on this board. Based on the Toshiba part number, as seen on similar modules, the "7" indicates that this is a 16 GB module, suggesting the low-end iPhone 6 will continue to offer that amount of storage.

There are a few caveats, however, such as the possibility of this being a prototype or testing board using a 16 GB module not intended as a production option. Also, being a board for the 4.7-inch model, it is not yet known whether the rumored larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model will offer the same capacity options as the smaller model.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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16 weeks ago
16GB is a pathetically small amount of storage these days. How much would it cost Apple to double that amount?

Not much, I'd guess.
Rating: 33 Votes
16 weeks ago
16GB? What is this...2010?
Rating: 21 Votes
16 weeks ago
My old iPhone 3G from 2008 has the same amount of storage
than the new standard iPhone 6 will have in 2014, almost 7 years later.

It's just laughable at this point.
Rating: 19 Votes
16 weeks ago
What's up with you Apple?! It's annoying enough not to be able to pop an SD card in, but 32gb ought to be the base model!
Rating: 17 Votes
16 weeks ago

16GB? 2012 called and they want their RAM back lol.

No way Apple will ship a fancy new phone with a paltry 16.

32 or higher only.


This isn't RAM.
Rating: 15 Votes
16 weeks ago
16, 64, and 128 make perfect sense. Apple will have way more profits this way as most people will be willing to pay the extra 100$ for an extra 48 GB of storage.

If the base model was 32 Gb I would not pay more money for more storage. With 16 GB being the base, this is like a 100$ price increase for the iphone.
Rating: 13 Votes
16 weeks ago
16GB? 2012 called and they want their RAM back lol.

No way Apple will ship a fancy new phone with a paltry 16.

32 or higher only.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 weeks ago
At this time 16GB storage is Pathetic. I'm very disappointed. :(
Rating: 10 Votes
16 weeks ago

Apple has sold MILLIONS of iPhone models with 16GB and 8GB capacities, and even some with 4GB.

If people REALLY wanted larger capacities, they certainly aren't showing Apple that.

I like having more than 16GB. So guess what - I only buy devices with more than 16GB storage!

Apple has offered 64GB since 2011. Most people don't buy that.


Most people (like me) have gone with 16GB model purely due to price point. And some people only use their phone for texting, calls, and Facebook so they have no need for a 64 GB model.
Rating: 8 Votes
16 weeks ago

16 GB seems to be what the majority of people want. Every thread where people ask for more storage has a bunch of people jump in claiming that Apple has it right and people only need 16 GB. I wouldn't want Apple to have to pay an extra $5 for phone to give people a reasonable amount of storage.
Maybe they'll come out with an 8 GB model so I can save some money and not have to pay for a whole 16 GB.


Why do you think people want 16GB ?

Please consider what you are saying here. They WANT 16GB or 16GB is the right price point?
So, if the 16GB model was removed and the 32GB model put in it's place for the same money, people would be less happy as they WANTED 16GB ?

I don't think people WANT 16GB.
Rating: 7 Votes

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