iPhone 14: Apple would offer up to 2TB of storage next year
With the iPhone 14, Apple would for the first time integrate 1TB of internal storage in its phones. To achieve this without increasing its production costs, the Californian giant would adopt QLC (quad-level cell) NAND flash storage.
For the first time, Apple has integrated 1TB of internal storage into its smartphones with the iPhone 13 Pro. Intended to seduce photographers and videographers, the two flagships benefit twice the maximum memory offered on the brand’s previous smartphones. This excess storage accompanies the arrival of the ProRes video format, a codec intended for the most demanding users. This format is particularly storage intensive.
With the iPhone 14, Apple would go even further. According to information from MyDrivers, a Chinese media, the Californian group would integrate up to 2 TB internal memory to some of its smartphones. We obviously expect that the 2TB will be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the two most high-end editions of the next generation.
Apple seeks to cut production costs for iPhone 14 Pro
According to the media, Apple aims toadopt QLC flash storage (quad-level cell) NAND with its future flagships. Citing anonymous sources close to the industry, a Digitimes report supports the same point. “Apple is working with several NAND flash chip manufacturers to develop cost-effective QLC (quad-level cell) NAND flash solutions”, Digitimes advance.
Four-tier cell flash storage is a technology that can provide increased memory capacity without having to increase the size of the surface. Importantly, QLC NAND flash storage is cheaper to produce than TLC or MLC technologies. By adopting this technology, Apple would first seek to reduce the production costs of its future smartphones. The industry-wide shortage of computer chips is having an impact on the prices of storage-related components. Aware that the shortage will last for several more months, the company has taken the lead.
Apple will completely change the design of its smartphones with the iPhone 14
Unfortunately, QLC flash memory fails lower write cycles. To compensate, Apple would bet on an increase in the amount of write cycles on the iPhone 14 Pro. De facto, the capacity of QLC flash storage should not weaken for several years of use. We’ll tell you more about future iPhones as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.