Four iPhone 14 Models are widely expected to be unveiled in mid-September, but there are still many questions about the type of improvements we’ll receive.
One of the key specs that does not appear to be updated this year (despite previous rumors to the contrary) is disk space.
According to analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong International (via MacGossip), the Pro versions of the iPhone 14 will follow in the footsteps of the current iPhones: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB in particular.
There were whispers that Apple would increase the initial capacity of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the memory maybe even top up on 2 TB.
However, based on this latest information, it looks like this will be a case of “continue as before” in terms of internal memory.
If you currently want to buy iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, then your options are 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
They are expected to be the same again on the iPhone 14 counterparts (although the mini is abandoned in favor of the iPhone 14 Max model, if rumors are to be believed).
What’s more, there is a word on the street of Apple that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be use the same Bionic A15 processor like the iPhone 13 series. If you are counting on a major iPhone update this year from Apple, you will likely be disappointed.
However, improvements in camera performance are expected – both with the selfie camera and rear camera – so there will be several reasons to save money for a new model. Everything will be revealed by Apple in September if it sticks to its usual iPhone launch schedule.
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It would be nice to see Apple increase the memory available on iPhones this year, if only to differentiate them from what was before. Storage prices continue to decline over time – remember iPhone X five years ago, it was only available with 64 GB or 256 GB of internal memory.
However, it’s fair to say that internal storage isn’t as important as it used to be: Spotify stores your music collection in the cloud, Netflix stores your movie collection in the cloud, and so on. There is no need to save files locally as well.
Moreover, cloud sync services like iCloud and Google Drive have improved significantly in recent years. Syncing photos and videos to the cloud is now easy to set up and automatically handled in the background.
We still believe there is a need to keep high-capacity phones on sale: for all those movies and shows you want to sync to your device, to have photos and videos on hand and available, to install big games and queue up for tons of podcasts, for example. Maybe next year we’ll see a 2TB option.