Latest technical drawings hint at 128GB iPhone 6

iPhone 6 (retail box, Martin Hajek 004)

If purported iPhone 6 schematics that leaked out of China Thursday are anything to go by, there may be truth to the rumor that the next iPhone(s) will double storage capacity by introducing a new model with 128 gigabytes of NAND flash storage.

The rumor first appeared two months ago, suggesting that Apple would keep the 128GB option exclusive to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model along with other premium features (and possibly a premium pricing).

This time around, there’s some hard (dubious?) evidence to back up the claim…

The images below were shared by phone repair firm GeekBar on Weibo [Google Translate] and reposted by GforGames, which claimed Thursday that the flagship iPhone 6 model has 128GB of storage.

iPhone 6 (memory suppliers, GeekBar 001)

Strangely enough, though the 32GB tier seems to be missing in action.

GforGames writes:

According to this new data, the iPhone 6 will be offered in 16, 64 and 128 GB flavors. The 16 GB memory will be provided by Toshiba and Hynix; the 64 GB memory will be supplied by Hynix, Toshiba, and SanDisk; while the beefier 128 GB units will allegedly be delivered by Toshiba alone.

If anything, the rumored 128GB model would bring the iPhone on par with the iPad which in February of 2013 introduced a 128GB tier to the mix.

iPhone 6 (memory suppliers, GeekBar 002)

Earlier this month, a 128GB iPhone SKU which reportedly surfaced in a German retailer’s system seemingly suggested that KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo’s belief that the flagship model would include 128 gigabytes of built-in storage could be warranted.

Does an iPhone with 128 gigs of on-board storage sound appealing to you?

And if so, would you buy one or opt for a 16/32/64GB model instead?