Rumor: Apple will launch 128GB iPhone 6, but only for 5.5-inch model

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Earlier today, a report claimed that Apple will launch only 32GB and 64GB variants of the iPhone 6, indicating that Apple may not launch a 16GB model.

Chinese website Wei Feng now claims that Apple will launch a 128GB variant, but only for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and not the 4.7-inch model.

The site claims that the storage option will be another differentiating factor between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models, in addition to the obvious difference in display sizes. As MacRumors points out, the 128GB 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model will offer a true phablet experience offering users lots of storage space to save documents and other files.

It won’t be surprising to see a 128GB variant for the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, as Apple offers the 128GB variant for the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini. It would however be odd if Apple offers only two variants of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, as Apple has been offering at least three different storage options for its iOS devices.

In addition to the display size and the 128GB variant, the larger iPhone 6 is also expected to exclusively have optical image stabilization to differentiate it from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. iPhone 6 are expected to feature an all-new ultra thin design, narrower bezels and rounded edges. It is also expected to include Apple’s new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera.

Apple is also negotiating with carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100. The $100 increase will most likely be for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. It is widely speculated that Apple will launch the new iPhones on September 19.

[Wei Feng via MacRumors]