Word on the street this morning is Apple’s planning to launch its new iPhones in September starting with 64GB of storage. That’s great news for consumers. Similar to what we said a few years ago, when 16GB was still the entry-level amount of storage you could pack into a phone, it’s time for 32GB to die. There’s just no reason Apple should sell consumers something with such little space.
I’m a heavy user, so I’ve been buying at least an 128GB iPhone for the past couple of years. I’m currently using 110GB of that space, which means I need four-times the space of the 32GB option. But here’s why you might need more space, too.
I have 12GB of music on my phone, which isn’t a whole lot but gives me enough that I have a large-enough library of music on my phone. My guess is there’s a lot of you out there who save big chunks of music.
I have 8GB of photos, easy to do when you’re snapping HDR, multiple shots per second and HD (or better) video. I also play games. Ember clocks in at 2.79GB, OC2 comes in at 2.55GB and Bully comes in at 2.41GB. Toss in a podcast app like Casts (2GB) and offline email with Outlook (1.89GB), and you’re filling up a phone pretty quick.
32GB might be enough to store those items, but that’s assuming all you want is music, games and some photos. Chances are you have dozens of other apps for other things, and may want to download movie rentals and other things, too.
Games, 4K movies and more
As we get to a point in time where cameras are taking massive photos and videos, processors can power more advanced (and larger) games, and videos can be streamed in 4K (assuming we get a 4K iPhone in the coming years) it makes no sense to keep a 32GB model around.
Something tells me the 32GB option isn’t dead yet, despite these rumors. Apple still sells a 16GB iPhone SE, for the folks who really don’t want storage. It’s time for 32GB to die, though, and I hope Apple caters to its userbase with at least 64GB of storage on entry-level models come September.
Concepts above by Moe Slah.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Get a charred crust with the best outdoor pizza ovens
Who doesn’t love pizza? These outdoor pizza ovens can deliver excellent results in less than 10 minutes.