Adding more fuel to the fire, rumor ninja Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple’s next iPhone will come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a 64GB flavor of the iPhone 5, although there’s reason to believe that Apple’s focus on cloud storage with iCloud refutes such a claim.

With rumors of the iPhone 4S combating the idea of completely redesigned iPhone, Apple could choose to offer a cheaper iPhone with only 8GB of onboard storage. If iCloud is the future, how does more physical storage play into Apple’s vision?


“Following the news that Apple’s new iPhone N94 device has appeared in the Apple internal inventory system, we are now hearing that this new iPhone will come in three storage capacities. Given that we’ve also heard from manufacturing sources that Apple has at least been prototyping 64GB versions of the new iPhone, we would say it’s fairly likely that Apple’s new iPhone will come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities; just like the iPad.”

The infamous iPhone 4S apparently showed up in Apple’s internal database yesterday alongside another iPhone model (assumedly a 8GB version) and three iPod touch capacities.

Coming from the same source, known only as Mr. X, it is believed that there will either be 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB verisons of the next iPhone, or that Apple will match the iPhone’s storage offerings with the iPad’s. All capacities will be offered in black and white.

Providing that Apple does introduce a 8GB iPhone 4 for a cheaper price, it doesn’t really make sense for there to be a 8GB iPhone 4S as well.

Will 64GB of storage for a high end iPhone model entice consumers this Fall? With iCloud and increasingly better options for wireless storage, a 64GB iPhone seems contradictory to how people are accessing data online.

What do you think?

  • Juan

    doesn’t entice me. 32GB is more than plenty for me.

  • Karasu

    could use the space, 64 is PERFECT
    will also give Apple the Competitive advantage over smartphones w/ a limit of 32Gb
    Cloud is still primitive & still expensive…
    Good Old Flash does the job!

  • Chris Bilcliff

    More storage could mean more to back up, you then have to pay for more cloud storage,

    Clever move once everyone has an iPhone what else they gonna sell?

  • Scaredy Shroom

    It would make the phone slightly thicker but who cares? 64 GB would mean loads of high def video and lossless music.

  • Doesn’t really surprise me that much, the technology is obviously there to put it in so there’s no reason they wouldn’t that I can think of, they can also probably mark it up a bit more. Also wouldn’t be surprised if the next iPod Touch is 128GB.

  • rick maahea

    rumor ninja is right. Mark Gurman is an ass, and 9to5Mac isnt very reliable. thats why i come to IDB. most blogs sites just copy content off other’s anyway, so it’s really just down to:

    Do I like the layout of this site?

    how much content is unique? and

    Is it interesting, or boring like Tipb?

    IDB wins. yes i can read the same information elsewhere, but IDB generally makes it more interesting, and you actually have unique content from time to time. and for some reason, IDB is the only iPhone blog out there that has a not totally idiotic layout. its like a child designed some of them out there. keep up the good work.

  • Tony

    i think a 64GB model would be pretty nice because even though u have the iCloud stuff, you still have the HD video recording, and plenty of movies and music and games, and don’t forget that iCloud offers just 5GB of storage (doesnt matter that those 5GB doesnt incluide music, backups, etc). I do need those 64GB 😀