Everything is pretty good about the iPhone, except the storage capacity. Apple does offer 64GB and 128 GB variants, but they come with a slightly hefty price tag. What about the basic storage capacity that is being offered? 16 GB, right? This isn’t enough space for the average user today who needs to have access to a large collection of images, videos and audio files all the time. The least storage space that actually appeals to smartphone users these days is 64GB.
The presence of cloud based storage does offer some relief from devices that have less storage capacity. But these contents cannot be accessed without internet connectivity. One simply gets stranded if some file needs to be accessed urgently and there is no internet available. This is why people have shifted their preferences to a 64 GB device rather than opting for the 16GB version. It does cost them extra, but it is well worth the investment.
The decision made by Apple to rule out the 16 GB iPhone models has been driven by the sales figures and volumes that have been witnessed in profitable markets such as China and Europe. As reported in Korea Times, Apple is gearing up for introducing 64 GB iPhone models in the upcoming smartphones where this storage capacity would be the minimum capacity that would be offered by the company.
Why 64 GB and not 16 GB? Well, Apple does not sell a 32 GB iPhone, so the obvious switch was from a 16 GB version to a 64 GB version. The difference between both models comes out to be approximately $100. However, given the storage capacity and the convenience of increased local storage option, I am sure that you wouldn’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks.
Apple is also trying to get its users to the cloud storage platform when they need extra storage space. “The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services for documents and our photos and videos and music, that perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don’t need lots of local storage because these services are lightening the load,” Apple Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller said recently in a podcast hosted by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.
While there is no official confirmation about the cessation of the production of 16 GB iPhone model, the probabilities for the same are pretty high. For those who still prefer the 16GB version over the 64 GB version, there just might be a tiny window of opportunity for you. So if you have not bought your preferred iPhone yet, do it now before the models disappear completely. If you need more space, then you could always shift to the cloud and access your data anywhere and at any time.
What do you prefer? 16 GB or 64 GB? Share your views in the comments section below.
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