A larger display not be the only big feature on the upcoming iPhone 6 by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) as; the smartphone may also include a significant memory upgrade.
The Chinese Apple repair firm GeekBar shared documents on Thursday it claims includes hardware schematics for the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 may be available in a 128GB internal memory option, according to the firm, with Apple also offering the iPhone 6 in 16GB, 64GB memory options. Notably, the documents do not indicate a 32GB storage options for the iPhone 6; 32GB internal memory is usually one of three storage options offered on iPhone models.
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Tech website MacRumors notes that the first Apple device to include 128GB of internal memory was the fourth-generation iPad, which released in early 2013. Thus far no iPhones have included more than 64GB of internal memory.
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Apple implementing more memory into a new iPhone model could indicate the Cupertino, California-based company wants to establish new, higher price points for the iPhone. Larger memory capacities can increase the price of an iPhone by $50 to $100. The current iPhone 5s for example starts at $199 on-contract for the 16GB model, while the 32GB model costs $299 and the 64GB model costs $399. Price points for the upcoming iPhone models are not yet known but analysts believe that the iPhone could sell for around $700 without a contract.
With Apple expected to unveil the iPhone 6 at a media event on Sept. 9, there are still a few weeks before any features can be confirmed.