Newly published documents from GeekBar (via G for Games) show that the “iPhone 6” could be available with 128 GB of NAND flash. If true, it would be the first storage expansion for Apple’s handset since the iPhone 4s was released in 2011.
According to the documents, the iPhone 6 will be available with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage. Interestingly enough, a 32 GB model isn’t part of the mix. The 16 GB memory will be provided by Toshiba and Hynix, while the 64 GB memory will be supplied by Hynix, Toshiba, and SanDisk. The 128 GB memory will be provided by Toshiba.
Back in June, MacRumors reported that only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would feature 128 GB of internal storage. They also said that the new iPhone wouldn’t ship with 16 GB of storage. The latest report doesn’t necessarily refute this.
The 16 GB units mentioned above could be for an older iPhone that Apple plans to carryover into the new model year, while the 32 GB and 64 GB units may be for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 varieties. Under this scenario, the 128 GB units would only be used for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
There has never been an iPhone with 128 GB.
The iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s each shipped with at least 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of flash storage, the iPhone 5c with 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB. In January 2013, Apple announced and launched a 128 GB iPad with Retina display. Both the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are available with 128 GB.
Apple is likely to announce the company’s 2014 iPhone lineup on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
See also: Newly leaked photos purportedly show rear shell of 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6,’ Apple could sell a record number of ‘iPhone 6′ units during the first weekend, and A protruding camera lens on Apple’s 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6′?
Photo: iPhone 6 mockup by Martin Hajek