iPhone 6 rumored to include 128GB storage option and parked car locator

The above image of what we can expect and more, leaked out yesterday.

If the most recent rumors on the upcoming iPhone 6 are to be believed, then we can expect a 128Gb storage option for the new device. It's unclear if this will be limited to the iPhone 6L (the 5.5-inch version) or both, which includes a smaller variant at 4.7-inches. It's also believed that Apple will continue not to offer a microSD slot option, thus having to boost storage in this manner.

 

In addition to the storage rumor, it is also believed that Apple will include both a parked car locator and a "Find my car" option, much like the "Find my iPhone" feature that already exists for users attempting to locate their stolen device.

Apple has filed patents (see above image), titled “Automatic identification of vehicle location” and “Vehicle location in weak location signal scenarios”, that seem to describe a feature where Siri will help owners locate their car in a busy car park. For this you won’t even need a phone signal, rather than communicating via the cell network, Siri can communicate with the car via CarPlay, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Google rolled out a similar option using Google Now for Android users recently, and now Apple is getting in on it.

For those eager to get their hands on an iPhone 6, Apple is supposedly holding an event announcing the device on September 9th, with a rumored shipment date in October.

Source & bottom image: Cult of Mac, Phones Review via Shiny Shiny | Top Image: Feld & Volk

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When Google does it, it goes largely unreported.

When Apple does it, they're awarded patents (invalid btw, since there's prior art), it will be hailed as revolutionary, and general public will believe Apple 'invented' yet another feature.

Overpriced, overhyped, outdated, that's Apple.

Expandable storage is the only thing I really miss on my Lumia Icon. Paying 10x the price to permanently attach memory inside a device is typical Apple. Their customers are so loyal, Apple could pull a Sony and make proprietary removable memory cards (that are really just microSDXC internals) charge 4x the price over microSDXC and hear nary a complaint.

When I see 128gb version of i-anything (apple) all I see if more space to fill up with content you have to buy! Apple's design of iphone reminds me of an older bully holding some poor kids upside down by the ankles and shaking all the coins out his pockets. Everything on that phone you buy and "rent". 128gb? big whoop not like you can actually use that space to store your own files.

puma1 said,
When I see 128gb version of i-anything (apple) all I see if more space to fill up with content you have to buy! Apple's design of iphone reminds me of an older bully holding some poor kids upside down by the ankles and shaking all the coins out his pockets. Everything on that phone you buy and "rent". 128gb? big whoop not like you can actually use that space to store your own files.

Really? Because I was able to import all my cd's into itunes without having to purchase anything and then put that music onto my iPhone. My music on my phone.

Nice try though.

Nokia here maps has car location as well. Problem is Apple will sell it like its the second coming and your life will be incomplete with out it.

Hey ho, same old same old

My Google Now in Nexus 5 knows where I parked the car all the time, not a 100% accurate though, I hope Apples introduces something very accurate, it will push Google to get it 100% accurate as well.

I have a locator system built into my car, it also doubles as an anti theft feature. It's called illuminous pink paint.

According to Spanish website Movilzona (http://bit.ly/1rnYV5r) the 4.7" 16GB will go for 750 euros, the cheapest 5.5" model for 950 euros. Considering taxes, and assuming those prices are real, in Italy the 4.7" will start at at least 780 euros and the 5.5" at 980 euros.

If those rumors are true by the time we get the iPhone 6s a Vertu phone will be cheaper.

My money is on (yes.. pun intended)
for 4.7: $799(16)-$899(32)-$999(64)
for 5.5: $999(32)-$1099(64)-$1299(128)

Only a matter of time before they price themselves out of the market with other brands getting cheaper while specs get better..

paulheu said,
My money is on (yes.. pun intended)
Only a matter of time before they price themselves out of the market with other brands getting cheaper while specs get better..

Bahaha I love your predictions. Specially this one:

Windows Phone will overtake iOS in the coming years and keep growing. Apple will become an irrelevant blip in the coming decade.

ctebah said,

Bahaha I love your predictions. Specially this one:

When Intel gets their ass in gear and makes an x86 CPU for the phone, I see Apple loosing to MS. I mean, I'd ditch Android in a second for a phone with REAL Windows, not RT.

Open Minded said,

When Intel gets their ass in gear and makes an x86 CPU for the phone, I see Apple loosing to MS. I mean, I'd ditch Android in a second for a phone with REAL Windows, not RT.

Windows is the last thing MS should market their phones as. Look at the numbers. If running full blown windows apps on a tablet didn't help Surface sell, it's not going to work for a smartphone.

I'd be surprised if any 128 GB variant would cost less than $1000.. Assuming this will be 5.5" only I'd see that come it at $1199 at least. And with that you're basically buying a pimped up 2010 phone at a premium price seeing how iPhone and iOS has not really changed much since the iPhone4. (except for a new skin)

paulheu said,
I'd be surprised if any 128 GB variant would cost less than $1000.. Assuming this will be 5.5" only I'd see that come it at $1199 at least. And with that you're basically buying a pimped up 2010 phone at a premium price seeing how iPhone and iOS has not really changed much since the iPhone4. (except for a new skin)

Exactly. New new features at all, while every other manufacturer has been pumping out major upgrades every year and changing the looks of their phones every year.

paulheu said,
I'd be surprised if any 128 GB variant would cost less than $1000.. Assuming this will be 5.5" only I'd see that come it at $1199 at least. And with that you're basically buying a pimped up 2010 phone at a premium price seeing how iPhone and iOS has not really changed much since the iPhone4. (except for a new skin)

If this phone is over $1000, I really would like to see people try to justify that price point. Utterly ridiculous.

ctebah said,

Exactly. New new features at all, while every other manufacturer has been pumping out major upgrades every year and changing the looks of their phones every year.

Exactly, but we have to be extra critical of the iPhone because... because... because... Apple. Using Pauly's logic, my Lumia 1520 is just a 6in Zune.

benthebear said,

Exactly, but we have to be extra critical of the iPhone because... because... because... Apple. Using Pauly's logic, my Lumia 1520 is just a 6in Zune.

I think you're one of few people that has noticed how his posts are worded.

Will consider buying the 4.7" version of this phone if the price is reasonable and it does not have the plastic line on the back.

Enron said,
Will consider buying the 4.7" version of this phone if the price is reasonable and it does not have the plastic line on the back.

Do you really think the price will be reasonable? Really?

SJTWD said,

Do you really think the price will be reasonable? Really?

I don't, but maybe the price can be magical too.

If true, I expect the 128 GB model to cost around $999 unlocked and perhaps $1,199-$1,299 or so for the 5.5" variant. This assumes their normal $100 price bump per RAM doubling. Apple is ridiculous when it comes to RAM pricing.

Personally, in the day of Spotify (with its offline list support) and Netflix, I more than get along with 32 GB.

Yeah I agree. I have all my stuff in the cloud (1.5TB) so as long as I have internet access, which is 98% of the time, I am good. For the 2% of the time I don't, I can use the built in storage.

Northgrove said,
Personally, in the day of Spotify (with its offline list support) and Netflix, I more than get along with 32 GB.

Same really. My phone has just 4GB storage and it's not really a problem. I have essentially "unlimited" mobile data so storing stuff on the device isn't really a big deal. If I did decide I needed to add more, my phone does have the option to stick in an SD card. Good luck ever seeing a useful feature like that from Apple.

If the 128GB option is true, be prepared to take out a mortgage for it. It is far more expensive to buy that amount of internal memory than to purchase a micro SD card. The markups Apple charges for additional internal memory is outrageous. Even if they don't have a 128GB option, the markups for memory they have currently is proof of outrageous markups. No thanks. I'd rather get a phone with an micro SD card slot and save myself lots of money.

That's generally how buying things works yes.

You forgot to add a random 'i' before pay and also day "innovation". People do not even try anymore.

Joswin said,
That's generally how buying things works yes.

Price of the storage = A few bucks
Price when Apple sell you it = "That'll be $100 extra please"

I really like the way it looks. Will definitely be getting the 128gb one if available. I could finally put all my pictures and music on the phone.

Enron said,
You can do this today on any phone that has a microSD slot.

Key point being *if* the phone has the uSD slot. Many don't anymore.

ir0nw0lf said,

Key point being *if* the phone has the uSD slot. Many don't anymore.

My backup one, Nexus doesn't. That's why I've always used iCloud for music and Skydrive for all my photos.

Enron said,
You can do this today on any phone that has a microSD slot.

Sure and then you'll destroy the performance of your phone. There are very good reasons why a lot of phones don't have SD slots.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Sure and then you'll destroy the performance of your phone. There are very good reasons why a lot of phones don't have SD slots.

Can you explain that? I've never heard of a SD slot destroying the performance of a phone.

That's odd. So just having a SD card in there can slow it down? I understand the read/write speed would be slower, but for it to slow down the entire phone seems a bit odd.

I have a 32gb SD card in a low end $39 Lumia 520 and I haven't noticed any change in performance. With it already being a very underpowered phone, I think I'd notice a "100%+" performance hit. Maybe if I'm running the entire OS and apps off it, but having media on the SD card doesn't seem to matter.

Unless it's something that only affects Android phones this way? I stay away from those.

Enron said,
That's odd. So just having a SD card in there can slow it down? I understand the read/write speed would be slower, but for it to slow down the entire phone seems a bit odd.

I have a 32gb SD card in a low end $39 Lumia 520 and I haven't noticed any change in performance. With it already being a very underpowered phone, I think I'd notice a "100%+" performance hit. Maybe if I'm running the entire OS and apps off it, but having media on the SD card doesn't seem to matter.

Unless it's something that only affects Android phones this way? I stay away from those.

It probably depends on how the OS handles the SD cards. But you're right in that if you aren't running apps from it, it probably won't give you a huge performance hit. If you are running apps on it, and those apps are constantly updating, then there surely would be a performance loss.

128GB, that's awesome if true. Wake up everyone else.

Find My Car, lame. Unless it's to track a stolen car (which will be used in 0.05% of cases), this is lowest common denominator stuff. How can you forget where your car is?

ZipZapRap said,
128GB, that's awesome if true. Wake up everyone else.

Find My Car, lame. Unless it's to track a stolen car (which will be used in 0.05% of cases), this is lowest common denominator stuff. How can you forget where your car is?

I think it's meant more for the women :p

But in the same time, every lame feature for one is a good feature for another.

Agree with the parked car locator? Seriously I have lived in Los Angles, Denver, Miami, and San Jose. I have Never lost my car. Are people that stupid?

Yes, 128GB should have been the standard for over a year, not just on the Phone but the Surfaces as well. Surfaces should have 256/512 and 1 TB options. Phones easily should be at minimum 64/128.

Only place it's hard to find your car might be on a huge parking deck, but GPS locators don't work very well inside those because of all the concrete or being underground.

MikadoWu said,
Agree with the parked car locator? Seriously I have lived in Los Angles, Denver, Miami, and San Jose. I have Never lost my car. Are people that stupid?

Yes, 128GB should have been the standard for over a year, not just on the Phone but the Surfaces as well. Surfaces should have 256/512 and 1 TB options. Phones easily should be at minimum 64/128.


I agree with your first statement about stupid people losing their cars...lol.

But, not sure what you are referring to when it comes to the Surface. The Surface comes with an SD card slot which will allow an additional 128GB of storage. In addition, they Surface comes with different SDD capacities up to 512GB. Plus a USB to allow for external USB drives.

I was mostly pointing out that all devices need to break the norm and strive to do better. That said, I have 12 Surface Pro 2 with 256 Drives. We use then for our administration staff at a High School. I am using 160G of the storage and still have a few more programs to still .

I look at industry as a whole of the years, and manufactures do not like to push the envelope due to profit margins.

That said, Microsoft needs Market Share and fast. The average High School kid, cares about iTool and Scroogle. This is their present and future market. If they see iTool pushing the market with 128G, the numbers will appeal to them and Microsoft will continue to loose them.

64G is last decade, need to move forward.

MikadoWu said,
64G is last decade, need to move forward.

Agreed. Let's hope this rumour is true and that this latest innovation from Apple will push the rest of the industry to fall in line.

So basically if your phone is stolen, your car can be pinpointed for the thief, as well. Here's an idea: simply write down the level and section where you park if you're at the mall or airport. Not that hard.

Not entirely comparable but anyone notice that Android does this too, with Google Now? Drove to visit some friends at a local bar, and when I got there I looked at my phone and it had somehow determined that I'd driven to my destination and parked my car and was showing me as a Google Now card the route back to the car park and specifically where I'd parked my car.

Talk about Skynet... :)