iPhone 14 Pro Again Rumored to Start With Increased 256GB of Storage

The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max may start with an increased 256GB of storage, rather than the starting 128GB option previously offered for the high-end iPhone models, according to updated forecast from TrendForce.

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‌iPhone 14‌ Pro concept render by Ian Zelbo

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the ‌‌iPhone 14‌ lineup will be around 15% more expensive than the average selling price of the iPhone 13 lineup, but a higher starting storage option on the Pro models may offset the price increase for customers. According to TrendForce, the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max may start with 256GB of storage and not 128GB as previously offered. The increased storage option would make sense given the rumored price hike, but rumors are still conflicting on whether or not this will be the case.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro with 256GB of storage costs $1,099, and the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max with 256GB of storage is priced at $1,199. According to TrendForce, these will be around the same prices as the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max, respectively, with 256GB of on-device storage. TrendForce today also doubled down on past reports, including the iPhone 14 Pro featuring updated RAM. The ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max are expected to feature the same 6GB of memory as the current ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro but will use the newer and faster LPDDR5 type of memory.

Other rumored upgrades for ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro models include a faster A16 chip, a new pill-shaped cutout and hole replacing the notch, an upgraded 48-megapixel rear camera lens with support for 8K video recording, front camera autofocus, and an always-on display.

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Top Rated Comments

HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
24 months ago
8K video and 48MP pics will gobble up a lot of storage fast.

Besides, Apple needs a few talking points to help rationalize a big price hike.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
24 months ago
It would certainly lower the impact of the upcoming price increase, at least mentally and I am sure Apple is still making plenty of money with that.

Also, let's not forget the debacle of ProRes being only available on devices 256 GB and up! May as well start at the space that is needed to support a feature! Especially with 8K coming as well
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5105973 Avatar
24 months ago
I hope THIS rumor is true. Frankly I always thought it was a waste of beautiful hardware to stick ridiculously low storage on their Pro devices.

128 gb isn’t horrible, but if you’ve got this phone with an advanced camera capable of taking all these amazing photos and videos that incidentally produce massive sized files…why hamstring it with inadequate storage that inhibits people from trying out the full capabilities of their phone?

128 gb is a generous starting point for the non pro models. I have 128 gb on the iPhone 11 I’m using now and that’s perfectly aligned to the phone’s capabilities. It’s sufficient and therefore I am happy. I’m not unreasonable in my expectations.

But I’d be big mad stuck with 128 gb on a phone that has a camera the rumors are promising for the 14 Pros.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
24 months ago
The 128GB model should not exist in the wild anymore. It's time to move up. Higher prices, higher storage.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mpkossen Avatar
24 months ago
128GB of storage is becoming increasingly more difficult to work with, since phones then to fill up quicker because of the increasing size of pictures and other media. A base of 256GB seems very reasonable, especially if there is a price increase.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fede777 Avatar
24 months ago
The Pros should always have double the storage as the non Pros.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)