As we move close to iPhone 12’s launch this fall, there is no shortage of leaks about the four models that Apple will announce. The latest rumor reports that Apple will finally be moving all new iPhone 12 models to 128GB base storage.
According to tech Analyst Jon Prosser from FrontPageTech, Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup will ship with 128GB base storage for all its models. The company currently offers 64GB base storage for all iPhone models, and has done so for many years now. If 64GB sounds less to you, let us remind you that Apple was selling 16GB iPhones before that.
Over the years, Apple has slowly increased the base storage capacity for its newer iPhones. It increased from 16GB to 32GB in iPhone 7, 32GB to 64GB in iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. There were no changes in the base storage for iPhone 11 series.
Jon shared this information about the new phones in a YouTube video, along with pricing for all 4 devices:
- iPhone 12: 128GB ($649) and 256GB ($749)
- iPhone 12 Max: 128GB ($749) and 256GB ($849)
- iPhone 12 Pro: 128GB ($999), 256GB ($1,099), and 512 ($1,299)
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 128GB ($1,099), 256GB ($1,199), and 512 ($1,399)
It seems that the most expensive iPhone 12 model will still be cheaper than Samsung S20 Ultra, which should give Samsung a lot of sleepless nights. The base model iPhone 12 will also be the cheapest OLED iPhone that Apple will launch, along with its cheapest new and modern-looking phone in a long time.
Other leaks about iPhone 12’s base storage
Anonymous Twitter account L0vetodream also chimed in and suggested that 2 out of 4 new iPhone models will start with a base storage of 64GB, while the higher-end models will start with 128GB. This contradicts Jon’s claims that all new Apple smartphones will ship with minimum 128GB storage.
G is general
P is professional
In my dream, to target different markets & customers, the basic model of 5.4/6.1 ' iPhone 12 might start with 64 GB
The 6.1/6.7' iPhone 12Pro might start with 128 GB
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) May 11, 2020
We hope that Jon is correct on this one as 64GB smartphones should not exist in 2020. Apple has also doubled the base storage on all devices that launched recently, including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iPad Pro, so it is highly likely that the same might happen with iPhone 12.
Prosser previously leaked the prices for all four devices, revealing that the Pro and Pro Max versions will start at the same prices as iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Furthermore, there are rumors that iPhone 12 Pro models will ship with 120Hz ProMotion displays.
The company is expected to unveil these phones in September with at least one model facing a few months’ delay.