For most people, 128GB is more than enough capacity for their smartphone needs – and even less if they have an Android handset with expandable storage.
But, according to a new report from analysts at Wedbush, the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will have a model with more storage space than ever before: 1TB.
“From a typical standpoint, we believe the iPhone 13 will have a 1 terabyte storage option that’s twice as much as today’s highest Pro storage capacity (512GB) and will also include a number of enhancements with Lidar across all iPhone 13 models,” analysts said. said, in a report seen by 9to5Mac.
Treat it with a pinch of salt for now, just like last month trendforce Said Apple will stick with 512GB as the maximum capacity for its iPhone 13 handsets.
Still, if true, it would add the iPhone 13 to a smaller, select group of phones that come with 1TB options including the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the Asus ROG Phone 2.
A cynical might point out that the reason for the lack of 1TB handsets is because people don’t need them or specifically need them. In fact, it’s a great thing that none of Samsung’s recent phones — not even the Galaxy S21 Ultra — offer anything more than 512GB. If you use your phone casually, maybe save some Spotify playlists and Netflix shows for offline playback, or have a few games on your handset, 128GB will be plenty.
If, however, you’re a keen photographer or videographer, the 1TB is certainly a welcome addition. That’s especially true for iPhone loyalists, given that Apple’s phones have never allowed you to add a microSD card to increase capacity—something that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
The iPhone 13 is expected in September, probably alongside the Apple Watch 7 and maybe the AirPods 3. For those who prefer less expensive iOS smartphones, the iPhone SE 3 is tipped for the first half of next year.