Apple’s recently launched iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available in up to 1TB of storage capacities, which is the largest storage option offered in an iPhone up to date. Even though it has only been a few weeks since iPhone 13 was announced, rumors on Apple’s plans for iPhone 14 are already circulating. A new report suggests that the tech giant will offer up to 2TB of storage capacity in its next flagship lineup.
iPhone 14 to come with 2TB storage option
Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro models are available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage configurations. The 1TB storage options for iPhone 13 Pro is priced at $1,499 and $1,599 for iPhone 13 Pro Max. The new storage option was made available primarily due to the host of new camera features available in iPhone 13 such as ProRes and Cinematic Mode.
Apple is planning on offering up to 2TB of storage with next year’s iPhone, according to Chinese site MyDrivers. The rumor, which should be taken with a grain of salt, claims that Apple will secure QLC NAND flash memory for iPhone 14 which could enable it to increase the lineup’s capacity to 2TB. This can be corroborated by a DigiTimes report that claims Apple is working with suppliers of NAND flash chips to “develop cost-effective QLC (quad-level cell) NAND flash solutions” that could come to iPhones “as early as 2022.”
As per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the tech giant will completely redesign next year’s iPhone, as well as revamp its offerings in terms of entry-level and Pro models. It was previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo that iPhone 14 Pro will feature a punch-hole display and 48MP wide camera. With a huge bump in camera resolutions, the 2TB storage capacity may be necessary for a huge demographic.
Kuo’s report also mentioned that Apple will get rid of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini model in 2020, and only keep 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models. Serial leaker Jon Prosser has reported that iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a titanium casing, no camera bumps, and no notch.