Chinese site Wei Feng [Google Translate] is claiming that the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 will only be available with two storage options, 32GB and 64GB. The larger, 5.5-inch option will allegedly offer an additional 128GB storage option.
9to5Mac notes the report jibes with an earlier one from Deutsche Telekom that said Apple is finally dropping the 16GB entry-level option on the new phones.
Wei Feng indicates the the storage size differences between the two sizes of the iPhone would act as a major differentiator between the two, with the larger 5.5-inch screen and greater storage space giving users a true “phablet” experience with the increased room for more apps and data. (Apple’s iPad Air and iPad mini With Retina display tablets currently offer up to 128GB of storage.)
As anyone who has used an iPhone with a limited amount of storage knows, the 16GB option is severely lacking in elbow room for most users. However, this rumor does go against Apple’s tradition of having three storage sizes available for their iOS devices, so it must be taken as such, with the proverbial grain of your favorite seasoning.
An earlier report this week did indicate that there will be more than just a physical size difference between the alleged models of the iPhone 6, with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting that the 5.5-inch model will include optical image stabilization for its camera module, while the 4.7-inch model will lack that feature.