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Entry-level iPhone 12 Pro will have 128 GB of storage, standard iPhone 12 stuck with 64 GB

An unofficial render of what the iPhone 12 may look like. Image via EverythingApplePro.
An unofficial render of what the iPhone 12 may look like. Image via EverythingApplePro.
Apple is rumored to offer the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with a minimum of 128 GB storage, a bump from the current minimum of 64 GB. However, the standard iPhone 12 and rumored iPhone 12 mini will start with 64 GB of storage.

Apple users may be in for a treat with the new iPhone… as long they opt for an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Tipster Jon Prosser has stated that the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will have a minimum of 128 GB of storage. This is good news for iPhone users; one of the weakest parts of Apple’s smartphones have been their limited and non-expandable storage. Considering the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max start at 64 GB while most of the Android competition has moved to a minimum of 128 GB, bumping the first level of storage would be a good move for Apple.

However, users that opt for Apple’s non-Pro iPhone 12 may be stuck with 64 GB as the base storage option. According to Prosser, Apple will also offer non-Pro variants with 128 or 256 GB, but the lower base-level storage option will keep standard iPhone 12 users in yesteryear. Considering how big video files are getting (thanks to 4K 60 fps recording) and how large some app downloads can be, 64 GB can fill up pretty fast. 

Of course, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. Prosser himself is hit or miss when it comes to Apple leaks, and his track record isn’t the best. However, it’s likely that market pressure will incentivize Apple to boost the first tier storage option of at least one of its iPhone 12 models.

We’ll have to wait and see exactly what Apple does; the iPhone announcement event is expected to happen sometime in October. Current rumors point to October 13 as the official announcement date.

Prosser's tweet.
Prosser's tweet.
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Sam Medley, 2020-09-30 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.