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  • Prototype iPhone 4 with 64 GB For Sale in Hong Kong


    Apple products usually get a memory boost with every update, most of the time. This has been the case for quite awhile now, with the possible exception of the iPhone. It hasn’t seen a memory increase since 2009 when the 3GS model topped out at 32 GB. That is, until now.

    Grey Markets in Hong Kong are selling an iPhone 4 “engineering prototype” that looks like the genuine article. It includes the same “XXGB” markings found on the iPhone 4 prototype that Gizmodo obtained early last year. Of course they got their prototype iPhone 4 before Apple officially announced it, unlike this device that recently popped up in Hong Kong.

    According to Unwire.hk, this prototype iPhone 4 is on sale in Sin Tak, the greyest grey market in all of Hong Kong. Amazingly, they claim to have a small quantity available for sale, not just a single unit. The “About” screen indicates that there is in fact 59.1 GB available, the same amount of memory that is available on the 64 GB iPad.

    If this does turn out to be an actual Apple prototype, then the question remains, why didn’t Apple release an iPhone 4 with more memory capacity when it was released last June? We may never know the answer to that question, however, the cost and availability of flash memory might have played a part in Apple’s decision not to release it. The cost of such a phone would have undoubtedly been higher, perhaps too high in Apple’s eyes. Hopefully, this is a good indication that when the iPhone 5 is released later this year, it will finally be available with more memory. My iPhone 4 is bursting at the seams as it is, so an increase in memory capacity would be a real godsend.



    Source: M.I.C. Gadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Prototype iPhone 4 with 64 GB For Sale in Hong Kong started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 83 Comments
    1. fmlouder's Avatar
      fmlouder -
      I find it weird that phone has 4.1 with 01.59.xx baseband with no cydia
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      There is no way they're going to get rid of the 16gb model. most casual users who aren't really into music don't even come close to filling it up, and it's a cheap option for many potential buyers. I think the most likely thing would be for them to ship 3 models. 16, 32 and 64. This would appeal to pretty much everyone. Although I think the likelihood of seeing a 64 gig is pretty 50/50
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Give me a 4 inch screen and I'm sold. I need something bigger for my e-Book and comic reading. I was contemplating a used iPad but a bigger iPhone will be just fine.
    1. wohhey's Avatar
      wohhey -
      Quote Originally Posted by ReggieSmith View Post
      Picture appears photoshopped to me, so I'm not sure what the fuss is about. Why would anyone wait 9 months to try and offload a device like that?

      As far as this years iPhone goes, I suspect we will see an increase in storage. 16gb will be dropped. 32GB will be the new low end with 64GB or possibly even 128 the top. Increasing screen size while keeping it retina will be tough unless they don't care about price.

      Apple could easily geek this thing out, let the cost go thru the roof, but they wouldn't see as many sold. Carriers are only going to subsidize a handset so much and we know the magic price point is $199 for a full discount. Anything beyond that makes android look soo much better.
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrT7-qyXuE&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - 64GB iPhone 4 Hands-on[/ame]

      proof
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      although its unlikely, I'd love to see iPhones with 120 gb hard drives! or whatever the highest amount there is out atm for the classics. would be nicee
      same size as macbook air? not gonna happen soon.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by SergeantMAC View Post
      The 59 in the picture looks like they photoshopped it and tried to add a noise filter to make it blend but only did a mediocre job. Then again if they're selling them who knows.
      Yeah, except there's a video displaying the 59.1GB capacity as well... unless they did a mediocre job in After Affects with that as well...
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      It's probably not that hard to edit some files in iOS to make your device report whatever number of GB's you want.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      64 GBs would be sweet. I am always running out of room.
    1. moeses's Avatar
      moeses -
      do we really need that much room? i mean with all the apps out there to stream your music(audio galaxy - FREE) and your videos(airvideo - $3 or something can't remember which even does airplay now when 4.3 comes out) is it worth it. i am only using like 10 gigs of space all pics and apps. i can't see myself ever needing 64 gigs. just my 2 cents.
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      you know when you report on more 'memory' most computer enthusiast and people who know anything about technology think about RAM...you sound like my 69 year old mom when you are talking about increasing memory when you are really talking about increasing storage space.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      64 would be great I feel up my 32gb iPhone in nothing flat
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by moeses View Post
      do we really need that much room? i mean with all the apps out there to stream your music(audio galaxy - FREE) and your videos(airvideo - $3 or something can't remember which even does airplay now when 4.3 comes out) is it worth it. i am only using like 10 gigs of space all pics and apps. i can't see myself ever needing 64 gigs. just my 2 cents.
      I think it's great that you only use 10gigs, but I have almost 10gigs of apps alone on my phone.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      iPhone clone 100%.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      iPhone clone 100%.
      Maybe or some one just modded the file to display 64gb but if it is or isn't true 64 gb would still be cool
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      How can anyone even question this? It is Apple's business model intentional or unintentional. They can't keep unveiling the latest and greatest every year if the drop it all at one time. The tech is there...so why else hold back on it?
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      you know when you report on more 'memory' most computer enthusiast and people who know anything about technology think about RAM...you sound like my 69 year old mom when you are talking about increasing memory when you are really talking about increasing storage space.
      No, most people call storage memory. I run into this problem constantly. Only people like us ("techies") actually differentiate memory and storage to RAM and HD.

      Most people barely even understand what RAM is, let alone that it actually improves performance.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      No, most people call storage memory. I run into this problem constantly. Only people like us ("techies") actually differentiate memory and storage to RAM and HD.

      Most people barely even understand what RAM is, let alone that it actually improves performance.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Then most people are incorrect. Simple as that.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by moeses View Post
      do we really need that much room? i mean with all the apps out there to stream your music(audio galaxy - FREE) and your videos(airvideo - $3 or something can't remember which even does airplay now when 4.3 comes out) is it worth it. i am only using like 10 gigs of space all pics and apps. i can't see myself ever needing 64 gigs. just my 2 cents.
      Most people don't need or will never fill 500GB or 1TB HDD in their PC/Mac's but it's still an option.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      you know when you report on more 'memory' most computer enthusiast and people who know anything about technology think about RAM...you sound like my 69 year old mom when you are talking about increasing memory when you are really talking about increasing storage space.
      Yeah If someone ask's "How much memory is in a device?" I would answer them by telling them the amount of RAM not storage space.

      For me, Memory = RAM and Storage = HDD/SSD.

      I do hear people asking "How big is your iPhone/iPod?" and they are referring to the amount storage.

      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      64 would be great I feel up my 32gb iPhone in nothing flat
      Does your iPhone get turned on when you feel it up
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Bigger is better.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Bigger is better.
      Simple as that