Get ready for a potential game-changer in smartphone storage: the rumor mill is buzzing with whispers of a monstrous 2TB option for the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro models.
This would double the current maximum capacity of 1TB the iPhone 15 Pro series offers.
The buzz stems from a Korean source suggesting Apple’s embrace of a new technology called Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND flash memory. Compared to the current Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND, QLC promises two key advantages: squeezing more storage into a smaller space and being cheaper to produce. However, there’s a trade-off – QLC comes with slightly slower read and write speeds.
False alarms about 2TB iPhones have echoed in the past, particularly around the iPhone 14 Pro and 15 Pro. But this time, things might be different.
Apple’s rumored inclusion of a dedicated “Capture Button” specifically for horizontal video filming on the iPhone 16 models hints at an intensified focus on the device’s photography and videography capabilities. Offering ample storage space for capturing high-quality footage would align with this vision.