'iPhone 8' Said to Come in 64, 256, and 512GB Storage Capacities, All With 3GB of RAM
Aug 23, 2017 4:53 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" will be available to order in three storage capacities and with the same amount of working memory as the current iPhone 7 Plus, according to a new post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo (via Techtastic.nl).

The minimum storage capacity for Apple's OLED iPhone is said to be 64GB, with a 256GB option offered as the mid-tier capacity and a 512GB option at the highest tier, while 3GB of RAM is claimed to be included across the board.


Weibo poster GeekBar included the above image of an alleged iPhone 8 NAND flash 64GB memory module manufactured by SanDisk, which will also supply some 256GB modules, according to the source. Toshiba is also referenced as a supplier of both capacities, while Samsung and SK Hynix are said to be making the 512GB modules.

This is the first time SanDisk has been referenced as a NAND supplier for Apple's OLED iPhone, while Toshiba, Samsung, and SK Hynix have all been cited previously as suppliers of NAND flash chips. Earlier rumors have suggested the iPhone 8 will include increased storage space, making the device more expensive than previous-generation models, although previous additional reports claimed only that the phone would be available in 64 and 256GB capacities.

Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also put the iPhone 8's memory at 3GB of RAM, while the larger iPhone 7s Plus is expected to remain at 3GB RAM and the smaller iPhone 7s will continue to offer 2GB RAM. Kuo claimed the DRAM transfer speed of the three new models will be faster than the iPhone 7 by 10 to 15 percent for better augmented reality performance.

Today's alleged photo leak follows several others in the last couple of weeks. They have included a 3D sensing camera module, an A11 processor, wireless charging pad components, and an OLED display assembly and flex power cables. Apple is expected to debut its "premium" redesigned 5.8-inch iPhone in the first half of September alongside upgraded (but standard) 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

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14 months ago
Just do 128/256/512. Apple are so petty lmao.
Rating: 52 Votes
14 months ago
I hope the phone is fully water proof for the eye-watering prices of such high storage options.
Rating: 27 Votes
14 months ago
3 gigs of RAM and not 4? How will I keep my 1000 safari tabs open without reloading? /s
Rating: 25 Votes
14 months ago

exactly. They know everyone going for the pro model will dish out the extra cash. With 4K video recording, 64 is barley passable.


Barely passable? What are you recording, your whole day? I think the battery runs out before your memory is full. Also cloud storage.
Rating: 21 Votes
14 months ago

512? Holy ****


I remember that reaction with the Mac 512K.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 months ago
512? Holy ****
Rating: 16 Votes
14 months ago

Just do 128/256/512. Apple are so petty lmao.


exactly. They know everyone going for the pro model will dish out the extra cash. With 4K video recording, 64 is barley passable.
Rating: 14 Votes
14 months ago
If this is true, I would actually be happy with the base model. First time in my life where I say the top model would be absolutely too much for me though. I could't fill half a terabyte of space on a phone if I tried, unless I kept recording video and never deleted. It helps that I stream all content these days.

Glad to see Apple opening their eyes to this though. 16gb was base for far too long.
Rating: 14 Votes
14 months ago
Wow 512. Same as my iMac.
Rating: 11 Votes
14 months ago

Today's alleged photo leak follows several others in the last couple of weeks. They have included a 3D sensing camera module ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/22/photo-alleged-iphone-8-3d-sensing-camera-module/'), an A11 processor ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/18/a11-processor-iphone-8-leaked-images/'), wireless charging pad components ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/17/images-show-wireless-charging-parts-iphone-8/'), and an OLED display assembly and flex power cables ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/21/iphone-8-part-leaks-oled-display-assembly/'). Apple is expected to debut its "premium" redesigned 5.8-inch iPhone in the first half of September alongside upgraded (but standard) 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

Here are another iPhone 7S [4.7] display assembly images leaked today.


https://twitter.com/slashleaks/status/900260589536239616
Rating: 10 Votes

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