iPhone 12 sticking with 64GB for another Year…

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

64 gigabytes default with the iphone 12. no i'm not happy to talk about this and i'm not really even here to justify it but at the same time i have a few theories a few explanations as to why apple is still doing this because you know i'm confused too so allow me to make sense of all of this nonsense let's begin all right so the good news is this leak isn't really new it's been around for months but essentially the 12 pro and 12 pro max are rumored to start with 128

Gigs of storage probably configure up to 512 maybe even a terabyte but honestly i've seen a few companies go that route and not see much success so i wouldn't be surprised if they just stop it at 5 12 but the regular iphone 12 mini and iphone 12 will be getting 64 gigs by default which sucks i know it's not very fun and frankly the reason i'm kind of annoyed by this is i know internally like the part difference between using a 128 gig ssd versus a 64 gig

They are within like just a few bucks of each other it's not even like it's a huge expense to opt for the twice as large 128 gig i mean even the pixel 4a at only 350 dollars was able to come with 128 gigs of storage and yet these new iphones are probably going to start around 700 for the 12 mini likely 800 for the regular iphone 12 and yeah there will be trade-in and financing options and all that crap we get with every phone these days but still

We started with 64 gigs by default way back in 2017 and the fact that three years later we're still gonna be shipping with that despite the rest of the market kind of moving on you know i can't really think of any other smartphone launching this year that was still sticking around with the 64 gigs by default except for the iphone se of course which is also apple but truth is i don't actually think this has anything to do with the parts on the inside it's not that the 128 gig

Part is too expensive and between 5g modems and oled displays and face id and the a14 chip and everything going into this phone there was just no way they could do 128 gig i think they even profitably could but it's mainly about the 12 pro in 12 pro max if you've been following rumors or leaks recently you know that it sounds like especially the 6.1 inch iphone 12 pro that thing is going to be really really hard to justify because it's essentially going to have a near identical display to the far

Cheaper iphone 12 both oled both with the same size bezels and both 6.1 inches so the only advantages you're getting with that pro iphone is the telephoto lens and lidar but even more recently there's some leaks suggesting that the 12 pro max will be the only iphone with lidar and the regular 12 pro won't even get that and even some people suggesting that the regular 12 pro won't even get millimeter wave 5g meaning that the 12 pro max okay you get the fancier gigabit

5g that no one ever uses but the smaller 12 pro has the same modems as the iphone 12 the non-pro version in other words people are like okay so you're paying extra for stainless steel maybe for some new color options and that's gonna end up costing you 200 300 more well apple is looking around and they're like hmm this is not a great situation you know for a long time i was suggesting that the pro iphones having 120 hertz would help differentiate them a bit but it sounds like that's not happening so if they're

Unable to give them any type of display advantage and now the cameras aren't even going to be that different it's just going to be a matter of telephoto on one and not telephoto on the other same internal processor then yeah i think adding 128 gigs to be standard for the pro series will be the only way apple can somewhat justify the pro lineup is like well you do get more storage along with it so it kind of justifies the price if you consider if you want to get 128 gigs on the

Regular iphone 12 probably gonna end up costing you an extra 50 to 100 and then you're approaching the 900 price segment and at that point why not just spend the extra 100 and get the pro right i agree the logic here is flawed and i still don't think it's going to convince that many people to go with the pro iphones which i think the gap between apple's regular iphones like the 10r and the 11. the gap between the best sellers and the pro models are going to be bigger this year than ever

Because the regular 12 mini and iphone 12 are just gonna be such great deals but yeah you will have to put up with that stupid 64 gigs of storage for another year because apple will likely want to push icloud on you and hey if you're thinking about getting icloud have you guys considered apple one by the way that's also a rumor that's floating around there apple will consider bundling apple one with new iphones if you buy them for a few months probably

Not indefinitely probably not for a full year but maybe you get like three months of apple one when you order the new iphone or maybe you get apple one premiere when you get the pro series so they're gonna really start pushing services on you i think with this year's iphones they kind of did it last year by including a year of tv plus when you got the new iphones sort of how tv plus was kind of their big thing to announce at the september event last year this year well

It'll be an october event i think they're going to be pushing apple one when you get the new iphones and that kind of thing so in my opinion the 12 pros while they may not sell an amazing volume they do actually serve a purpose that's more important than people realize and i think the purpose of having these pro iphones whether it be iphone 10s or iphone 11 pro is that their sole job similar to the pixel 5 is to actually make the cheaper iphones look like

A better deal you know when the iphone 10s came out a lot of people were like okay there's barely any changes here yeah the 10s max is cool and that's a lot bigger but it's so dang expensive i mean why would you opt for the 10s and 10s max went for only 750 you can get the 10r and get a very very similar experience with a few compromises but those won't be noticed as much to the everyday person that whole comparison you go by of like oh these have like 300 or 200

Between them apple loves it when we do that because it basically forces everyone to look at the better value iphone and say hey even if it is somewhat expensive 700 800 will still look at that and say man the features you're getting out of that you still get the a14 chip you're still getting 5g support you're still getting oled displays man that's such a great deal and by pricing higher end iphones that are very very similar kind of like the 6.1 inch 12 pro which doesn't have much else to offer

Suddenly if apple decides that because of qualcomm forcing 5g on them and having to buy more oled displays from samsung and lg which of course means that these new iphones this year are probably going to cost a lot to build and they're probably not going to be priced as low as so many of us want them to be that means that apple can charge quite a bit for the iphone 12 it can be a hundred dollars more than last year and people will still see it as a good deal because of what you're getting compared

To what you have to spend a thousand dollars on the 12 pro for so the storage difference is a weird thing because pretty much any time there's been an iphone event all the storages have been the same so in 2017 all the iphone 8 8 plus and 10 started with 64 gigs even back with the iphone 5c and iphone 5s they also started with 16 gigs both of them didn't matter that one was more fancier than the other but because apple is running out of differences between the high-end iphones

And the average iphones they're like uh okay we gotta we gotta actually give something to the pros here and similar to the ipad pro starting with 128 gigs now whereas the ipad air starts with 64. i guess we're getting somewhat of a similar lineup with the entry-level ones starting with 64 gigs which for a lot of people people who don't take tons of pictures in videos and don't need to store a bunch of stuff locally i actually still think 64 gigs is enough you know it covers the basics i was just hoping

That in 2020 you know as the rest of the industry has moved towards 128 gig can apple move on to it too just because we've kind of gotten accustomed to this with androids now that it seems bizarre to still be rocking 64 gigs in 2020 knowing that these iphones most of their life is gonna be in 2021 like come on apple can we can we get with the times please 128 it's not that hard but i guess the 12 pros need something going for them and they don't have much so but having a higher default storage

Option is pretty much the best they can do i'm disappointed to see that but i am a two terabyte icloud storage subscriber so i don't really care that much i've had 64 gigs on my iphone for past few years and it's worked perfectly fine for me and the icloud integration is very seamless in the background but don't worry apple sheep's still putting his foot down here and saying bad apple no don't think you can get away with this i know you want more people subscribing to icloud but hey move on 64 gigs not enough if you're charging

That much for a phone in 2020. all right what do you guys think is 64 gigs fine or does 128 gig need to be a standard feature and does getting 128 gig by default on the 12 pros make them more enticing to you feel free to let me know this is your app sweep here i'll see you in the next one

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