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Are you an iPhone owner jealous of those iPod touch owners with their 64GB of storage? You may not be for long, assuming you’re in the market for the next handset Apple plans to announce on October 4. A new rumor claims the new iPhone will be available in three capacities, presumably maxing out at 64GB.
9to5Mac is reporting that the next iPhone -- codenamed “N94” within Apple -- has finally showed up in the company’s inventory system, which seems to indicate that it will be available in three different storage capacities. Coupled with leaked photos this year showing 64GB of storage on an iPhone prototype, the website believes that the next iPhone will come in three capacities -- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
“In all fairness, it is also plausible that the new iPhone will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, but the appearance of a tweaked iPhone 4 (N90A) seems to refute that,” 9to5Mac notes. “Provided that the 8GB iPhone 4 rumor is correct, it would make little sense for Apple to produce both an 8GB iPhone 4 and an 8GB iPhone 4S. For those who have been wondering -- and who isn’t? -- each of these capacities will come in both black and white.”
The move would make sense, as the iPod touch has maxed out at 64GB for two generations, while the iPhone has remained with a mere 32GB ceiling. Although Apple is likely hoping that you won’t need as much storage thanks to new services such as iCloud and iTunes Match, the reality is some of us have large music libraries we would like to keep with us at all times, and coupled with tons of apps, books and other media, 32GB simply isn’t cutting it anymore.
Here’s hoping that 9to5Mac’s source, “Mr. X,” knows what he’s talking about as we head into Tuesday’s keynote on Apple’s Cupertino campus.
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(Image courtesy of 9to5Mac and Unwire.hk)