1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Currently, the flagship iPhone comes in three storage sizes - 16 GB, 32GB & 64 GB. Right? Well, could Apple benefit from not only maintaining the above internal storage models, but also include an external storage slot w/limitations? For example, a mini or micro xD card that could not be used to store anything purchased from the iTunes & App Store? What about consumers? Could we benefit from such an arrangement?
    04-17-2014 01:22 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Nope and I don't see Apple going this direction.
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    04-17-2014 01:26 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Don't see it happening and the benefits are small and not as reliable as internal storage
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    04-17-2014 01:35 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nope and I don't see Apple going this direction.
    Don't see it happening and the benefits are small and not as reliable as internal storage
    I don't see it happening either, but it would be nice...
    04-17-2014 01:38 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    That would be cool and I would want it to happen, but I want it to be like the SIM card and be in a tray rather than a slide in slot. I don't want the next iPhone being part plastic on the slides like the Galaxy Series. One last thing, it would bring little benefit since the internal storage is plenty for most people. Apple might have to create some sort of sd card management app too. I don't see Apple going down this path.
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    04-17-2014 01:45 PM
  6. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    It would be great like the BB days but you know 'D Apple will never open their phone for a consumer to place something like that in it or they might have to lower their price to compensate. I am getting ready to post something about their pricing soon. It would still be nice though.
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    04-17-2014 02:35 PM
  7. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I am vehemently opposed to this idea. Whilst I do concede that it would be helpful, I don't think it is a requirement.

    The SD card on my Note 3 has been b0rked by the latest Android update and I can't write to it at all until they provide a fix. Just rubbish.
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    04-17-2014 03:03 PM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    I do have seen lost cards and corrupt data in the past using external media storage

    One of the best iPhone design features are the non removal of the battery and storage
    04-17-2014 04:48 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 should start with 32 gb at $199.99 on carrier contract. It's got where 16 gb are just not enough.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    04-17-2014 05:46 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 should start with 32 gb at $199.99 on carrier contract. It's got where 16 gb are just not enough.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    There used to be a time when 4GB was the standard. Now that can barely fit the OS.
    04-17-2014 06:25 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    There used to be a time when 4GB was the standard. Now that can barely fit the OS.
    True 4GB and you was king of the block

    All the storage you would ever need

    Some would say it was overkill
    04-17-2014 06:27 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    True 4GB and you was king of the block

    All the storage you would ever need

    Some would say it was overkill
    It was too much storage, so Apple saw the need to discontinue it.
    04-17-2014 06:28 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    I remember my first Packard bell desktop with a 20MB hard drive
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    04-17-2014 06:29 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    True 4GB and you was king of the block

    All the storage you would ever need

    Some would say it was overkill
    I know it's crazy right. It would be nice as an option but I don't see it happening.
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    04-17-2014 07:34 PM
  15. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I had a BB that had a storage slot. I found it annoying having to tell the phone where to store files all the time. I've never bought a phone with external storage since. Just give me 32 gigs of internal and be done with it.

    What would be nice is being able to use some storage as a flash drive. That way when I am out in the field I could put files from the laptop onto the phone and email them out. This functionality is the main reason why an iPhone doesn't work for me. I dislike Android, but I can do what I have to do with it.
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    04-17-2014 08:17 PM
  16. rayz336's Avatar
    It'd certainly be nice
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    04-17-2014 08:22 PM
  17. rellyrellz's Avatar
    What about an On The Go cable like the bb z30 and allowing you to use external devices like flash drive or a card reader. Don't see it happening but just trying to add to the subject.
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    04-17-2014 08:27 PM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I remember my first Packard bell desktop with a 20MB hard drive
    I know it's crazy right. It would be nice as an option but I don't see it happening.
    A couple of years from now everyone will be like... How did we ever manage to live with 64 GB iPhones? My 1024 GB iPhone, and 3 Terabyte iPad barely fit my apps.

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    04-17-2014 08:29 PM
  19. kataran's Avatar
    Lol good one T
    04-17-2014 09:47 PM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    Not in Apple's design philosophies, so no.
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    04-17-2014 10:19 PM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    No cause people would buy cheap sd cards then complain about poor performance.


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    04-17-2014 11:32 PM
  22. taz323's Avatar
    My iPhones have always run great,IMO, I don't see a need to mess with that.
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    04-17-2014 11:34 PM
  23. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    No cause people would buy cheap sd cards then complain about poor performance.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
    Yeah. Then people will start wanting a file manager.
    04-17-2014 11:51 PM
  24. tack's Avatar
    Yes, it would benefit them. They won't do it, but it would help sell phones.
    A895 and Just_Me_D like this.
    04-18-2014 09:04 PM
  25. rayz336's Avatar
    Yes, it would benefit them. They won't do it, but it would help sell phones.
    It'd definitely help with those who need removable or expandable storage
    A895 likes this.
    04-18-2014 09:52 PM
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