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New report reveals iPhone 8 storage options

by Killian Bell | August 23, 2017August 23, 2017 5:05 am EST

With Apple’s big iPhone 8 event less than a month away, the leaks and rumors continue to pour in thick and fast. The latest, a report out of China, claims to reveal the storage options that the tenth anniversary iPhone will be available in. There are expected to be three generous variations to choose from.

Apple’s most recent iPhone 7 lineup comes in three storage options, starting at 32GB, then rising to 128GB and 256GB for those who require plenty of space for photos, music, movies, and games. According to GeekBar on Weibo, which has a decent track record when it comes to Apple leaks, the iPhone 8 will come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options — doubling what’s on offer today.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that 64GB of storage will be offered as standard with iPhone 8; reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also reported the same. It’s thought the iPhone 7s, a more incremental upgrade over the iPhone 7, will also come with a minimum of 64GB of storage, with Apple phasing out the 32GB option as our apps, games, and videos become larger.

Right now, the new iPad Pro is the only iOS device that is available with 512GB of storage. Even Apple’s pricey notebooks start out at just 128GB of storage. But despite Apple’s push to send all of our data to the cloud, many of us still want to carry large photo libraries, 4K movies, and entire TV show boxsets that are stored locally and require no data connection to enjoy.

GeekBar adds that the 64GB and 128GB storage chips will be supplied by Toshiba and SanDisk, whereas the 512GB chips are expected to come from Samsung and Hynix.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...