Apple finally made storage-hungry users happy during Tuesday’s special media event that introduced both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
As noted by TechCrunch, the pricing structure for the more expensive options has greatly improved. Instead of a 32GB model for the usual $299 on contract, the iPhone 6 at that price has double the memory – 64GB.
For another $100, you can buy an iPhone with 128GB of storage, a first for the iPhone line.
Unfortunately, Apple didn’t expand the storage at the bottom of the iPhone 6 tier. A 16GB model is still $199.
After living with a 16GB iPhone 5 for almost two years now, I can’t recommend a 16GB iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to anyone. That small amount of storage fills up extremely fast, and you’ll be spending an enormous amount of time figuring out what you need to delete to make room for a photo or new app.
And that plays right into Apple’s hands as the company would like you to spend as much as possible when you buy a new iPhone.
The main draw of the iPhone 6 Plus is the huge, 5.5-inch screen. It also offers the same three models – 16GB, 64 GB, and 128GB. They will retail starting at $299, $399, and $499.
Apple is also keeping the iPhone 5s, with 16GB of storage, around for $99 on contract. An 8GB iPhone 5c is free.
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 will arrive on Friday, Sept. 19. Preorders will start on Friday, Sept. 12.
For other recent iPhone 6 news, see: Updated: Target to accept iPhone 6 preorders on Sept. 12, offering trade-in deals on older models, Here’s how you can get a free iPhone 6 through Verizon, and Following Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, Sprint introduces new ‘iPhone for Life’ plan.