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iPhone 8 To Make Sure You Never Run Out Of Space With 512 GB Storage: Rumor

24 August 2017, 9:17 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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If a new iPhone 8 rumor is correct, then Apple fans are in for a treat. A treat in the form of a whopping 512 GB of built-in storage for the upcoming flagship, that is.  ( Apple )

According to a new rumor, Apple is going to make iPhone storage problems a thing of the past, starting with the so-called iPhone 8.

On that note, the Cupertino brand is said to roll out the iPhone 8 with three capacities: 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB models. What's more, all of them are expected to sport 3 GB of RAM, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 8 Storage Options Revealed

The news comes from Weibo (via TechTastic) user GeekBar, who posted a picture of a 64 GB memory chip that's purportedly for the iPhone 8 produced by SanDisk.

(Photo : GeekBar | Weibo)

The post goes on to say that SanDisk, as well as Toshiba, will manufacture 64 GB and 256 GB memory modules for Apple. Meanwhile, Samsung and SK Hynix are allegedly tasked with supplying the 512 GB chips.

iPhone 8 To Have 3 GB Of RAM

More than just cramming more storage space into the device, Apple is also said to make 3 GB of RAM the new standard for all the iPhone 8 models.

Of course, that isn't surprising at all since the iPhone 7 Plus already houses that much RAM, though, for the record, the smaller iPhone 7 is loaded with 2 GB of RAM.

The Bottom Line

To boil things down, Apple seems to be doubling the base storage of iPhones, which is 32 GB for the iPhone 7 line, and as if things couldn't get any better, the options go all the way up to 256 GB and 512 GB. Putting it into perspective, that's more space than some MacBooks.

The increase in capacity is more or less expected since the iPad did get a similar treatment way back when, not to mention that Apple has big plans in store that'll take up a lot of space, including but not limited to augmented reality.

Couple that with the fact that the company never really did support expandable memory, leaving iPhone owners with no other choice but to buy devices with huge built-in memory from the get-go.

It's also worth mentioning that the iPhone maker appears to be squeezing in more RAM to support demanding apps and features, and that includes the rear dual-camera setup.

Still, at the end of the day, this is just a rumor, and it should be taken with the usual grain of salt. In other words, no one can say for sure how the iPhone 8 will turn out until Apple officially unveils it in September.

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