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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

MRU Avatar
149 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...
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cwwilson Avatar
149 months ago
About time.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tann Avatar
149 months ago
32/64/128 will replace the 16/32/64 I hope!
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
149 months ago
But now all of my non-128 GB iOS devices will magically become worse somehow! How dare Apple update their products!
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Furifo Avatar
149 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.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lesser Evets Avatar
149 months ago
About time.

About time.

You can say that again.
About time.
Thank you.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)