The iPhone 3GS offers up to 32 GB of internal storage, but the next version could have twice that. And the next generation iPod touch could double in storage capacity too, thanks to a new chip from Toshiba.
Apple’s current handheld devices use 32 GB memory chips from Toshiba. The highest capacity iPhone has one of these, while the equivalent iPod touch has two.
Toshiba announced a 64 GB memory module today, which could lead to a Apple smartphone with 64 GB of storage capacity and a iPod touch with 128 GB of storage if this company’s next-generation models have the same configuration as their predecessors.
Production of this new chip is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of next year, easily in time to be included in Apple next smartphone model, which is expected to be introduced next summer.
iPhone 4G: What the Rumors Say
Apple has generally been very good at preventing solid information about its products from leaking out well ahead of their unveiling, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying around the Web. However, as the next-generation iPhone isn’t expected to be announced for months, all of these are questionable.
A frequently-heard report is that that Verizon Wireless will get the iPhone next year, ending AT&T’s long-held role as exclusive U.S. provider of this smartphone.
Another unconfirmed report says this upcoming device will have a 2.8-inch display. All previous phones from Apple have had 3.5-inch touchscreens, so the company may be planning to noticeably reduce the size of this product line.