Will iPhone 16 Offer the 2TB Storage Option Missing in iPhone 15?

What you should know

  • The iPhone 16 series is rumored to have a Capture button for new photography controls, and possibly double its maximum storage, according to leaks.
  • Leaker Yeux1122 suggests that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max might offer up to 2TB of storage due to the addition of QLC flash memory.
  • QLC flash memory is cheaper than the currently used TLC NAND storage and allows for higher capacity within the same size chip. QLC can store four bits per cell, while TLC can store three bits per cell.
  • However, given the source’s mixed track record for accuracy, these claims should be considered with skepticism until Apple officially unveils the iPhone 16 series in the fall.

Full Story

The iPhone 16 series. Feels like the rumors are pouring in, doesn’t it? Like a downpour. Recently, we chatted about that Capture button buzz. You know, the one that might revolutionize iPhone photography. But hey, it’s early days. Could just be a sprinkle of speculation. We’ll only know when Apple pulls back the curtain this fall.

Deja vu, anyone? Remember those whispers about the iPhone 15 Pro models? Well, Yeux1122 (9to5Mac’s source) is back at it. This time, they’re targeting the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. Word is, they might be doubling down on storage.

The leaker’s blog post was a real bean-spiller. “A 2TB ultra-large storage version will be released for the first time in the series,” they wrote. Why? Thanks to the addition of QLC flash memory. Or so the rumor goes.

Flashback to the iPhone 15 series launch. Same leaker, same prediction. 2TB of storage for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. But, alas, that prophecy didn’t pan out. No additional details were given, but the leaker was adamant. The info came from a secret vendor.

The source? Still a mystery. But the mention of QLC flash memory? That lines up with previous industry chatter. QLC NAND flash memory is cheaper than the TLC NAND storage Apple currently uses. This switch could save Apple some cash and pack more capacity into the same size chip.

For those not fluent in tech-speak, here’s a quick rundown. QLC and TLC are types of NAND flash memory found in solid-state drives (SSDs). They differ in how many bits they can store per cell. QLC can store four bits, while TLC can store three. So, QLC SSDs can store 33% more data than TLC SSDs of the same size.

Now, the source’s accuracy has been hit-or-miss. So, maybe take this with a grain of salt. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the iPhone 16 series when Apple unveils it this fall.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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