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WTF Apple? 512GB on the iPhone 8?

28 August 2017 | Jonathan So

Now that Samsung has released the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, all eyes are turned to Apple as the iPhone 8 is expected to be released in September. Earlier reports suggest that for this edition, Apple has decided to remove the 32GB model and will be launching only two variants of the upcoming iPhone 8 – 64GB and 256GB with 3GB RAM. However, a new rumour is suggesting there will be a third variant: 512GB.

Wait, what?! 512GB on an iPhone 8? No, you did not read it wrongly nor did I make a typo error. Chinese tipster GeekBar posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo claiming that the iPhone 8 will come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. While the former two have been tipped before, the latter 512GB storage is fresh information. Question is, do we really need the 512GB variant?

Chinese tipster GeekBar posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo claiming that the iPhone 8 will come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.

Is 512GB Internal Storage on an iPhone Relevant?

At first glance, 512GB worth of storage capacity on a smartphone seems to be an overkill for a phone. Unlike a Mac or an iPad, we are less likely to store space-consuming files such as lots of downloaded movies and TV shows for viewing while travelling. Even if you do have these files, there is always cloud storage – a technology that Apple has always been promoting which reduces the need to consume large chunks of iPhone’s internal storage unnecessarily.

Here are a few reasons to justify why a 512GB iPhone might not be as absurd as it sounds. Considering that the iPhone 8 will support AR and 3D sensing features that demand more storage, the bump in storage capacity seems to be a welcome change. Moreover, there might be another reason why a 512GB iPhone 8 is very plausible is that 4K content is becoming increasingly popular which also makes the increase in storage quite relevant. There will be times when you find yourself being unable to connect to iCloud which prevents you from storing files on it.

Finally, we all know less-techy people around whose lives are essentially stored on their phones. They could not be bothered about iCloud which means that everything stays on their phone. For them, instant access to all their important media and content is key. For these people, the 512GB version is a godsend. Hence, based on these reasons above, owning a 512GB iPhone is not as preposterous as initially thought.

Other iPhone 8 Rumours

Besides the rumour discussed above, there have been many other leaks and claims regarding the 10th-anniversary iPhone. Straight from Apple’s own early HomePod firmware, iOS app developers have uncovered an icon suggesting an all-screen display at the front of the phone. Yes, that means a possible goodbye to the ol’ home button. This means a possible 5.8-inch screen that stretches from edge-to-edge, both vertically and horizontally.

Furthermore, well-known analyst Kuo Ming-Chi also claims that the iPhone 8 might sport a richer AMOLED display compared to the LCD screens that on the existing iPhones. The new display delivers better contrast, more vibrant colours, and a battery-saving always-on display. It is also better suited for VR and AR.

The new display delivers better contrast, more vibrant colours, and a battery-saving always-on display.

Besides that, the same Apple source code also revealed something called ‘Face ID’ which could replace (or be an addition to) the fingerprint sensor. It provides a new way for you to unlock your phone – via facial recognition. The 3D sensor is also expected to be more secure than Samsung’s Face Unlock.

If these rumours are proven to be true, the iPhone 8, especially the 512GB variant might take the coveted “Top Smartphone” recognition. It might also be a catalyst to start a new smartphone revolution – phones with a half-terabyte worth of internal storage. In the meantime, you can check out these iPhone accessories to complement the upcoming iPhone 8.

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Apple iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold ₱ 28,990.00 Apple iPhone 7 32GB - Rose GoldiPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7.   DesignMakes a splash.Takes a splash. iPhone 7 reaches a new level of innovation and precision. The jet black finish is like nothing we’ve ever made. The enclosure is splash and water resistant.1 The Home button is completely reengineered. And with a new unibody design that’s seamless to the touch, iPhone 7 feels as amazing as it looks. Two sizes. Five finishes. With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we’re introducing a beautiful black with a matte finish and a deep, high-gloss jet black. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models — constructed with incredibly strong 7000 Series aluminum — are also available in our signature silver, gold, and rose gold finishes.   iPhone 7 Camera An entirely new camera enters the picture. iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Now we’ve reengineered that beloved camera, adding optical image stabilization, an ƒ/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens to make it even better for shooting photos and videos in low light. And with advanced new features like wide color capture, your photos and Live Photos will look even more vibrant.   Optical image stabilization iPhone 7 comes with optical image stabilization to reduce blur associated with motion and handshake. A sensor helps the lens counteract even the tiniest movement, allowing for up to 3x longer exposure compared to iPhone 6s. ƒ/1.8 aperture A larger aperture allows up to 50 percent more light onto the camera sensor than iPhone 6s, further enhancing the camera’s ability to take superb low-light photos. Teamed with the new six-element lens, the camera will deliver brighter, more detailed shots. Quad-LED True Tone flash Four smart LEDs flash 50 percent brighter than iPhone 6s. The flash adjusts according to the color temperature of the environment, resulting in sharper, more brightly lit photos. Now your movies are just like the movies. Videos shot in darker settings with iPhone 7 will look remarkably better, enhanced by optical image stabilization and the all-new ƒ/1.8 aperture. And the 12MP camera captures high-resolution video up to 4K. So you can shoot epic movies of epic moments, even if they’re happening in low light. Optical image stabilizationWith a longer exposure, optical image stabilization reduces motion blur in your footage. An ƒ/1.8 aperture helps you film even better low-light videos, too. 4K videoiPhone 7 lets you shoot in 4K resolution — with over 8 million pixels. And you can edit your video in iMovie, then share it instantly.Slo-mo videoMake your favorite moments last even longer. iPhone 7 offers slo-mo support in 1080p and 720p HD.Time-lapse videoCapture footage at dynamically selected intervals to create a time‑lapse video that’s quick and easy to share.New 7MP front-facing camera. Love your selfie.The FaceTime HD camera is not only higher resolution, but it also uses wide color capture. So now you can take sharper and more vibrant selfies. Worried about lighting? The Retina Flash matches the ambient light for a shot with natural-looking skin tones. Hello, gorgeous. More brains behind the camera. Smarter ISP.Why is the camera on iPhone 7 so advanced? It has an improved Apple‑designed image signal processor built into the A10 Fusion chip. When you take a photo or video, the ISP powers over 100 billion operations and even uses machine learning to make your images look amazing. Other improvements include faster focus and improved local tone mapping and white balance. Photos for iOS. Bringing all your memories into focus.You’ve never experienced your photos quite like this. The Photos app offers tools that let you find, share, and remaster your photos in entirely new ways. And the Memories feature uses advanced search technology to sort your photos into albums and movies for you to enjoy — without putting in any work.   Retina HD Display The brightest, most colorful iPhone display yet. Almost everything you experience with your iPhone comes to life on its display. It’s where you look at the photos, messages, news, and countless other things that make up your day. The iPhone 7 display uses the same color space as the digital cinema industry, so what you see will be noticeably more brilliant and vibrant. Because we all deserve a bit more brightness in our day. More colors. More true to life.With a new wide color gamut, the Retina HD display is able to deliver cinema‑standard colors — and the best color management in the smartphone industry. More shades of the color spectrum can be used to create an image, meaning that what you see on the screen is a truer representation of the world. So whether you’re checking out photos of that perfect dress or Live Photos you took in the tropics, the colors will be so accurate, it will look like you’re there. 3D Touch. Now even handier.When you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. So not only will you see what a press can do — you’ll feel it. The new Retina HD display on iPhone 7 deeply integrates 3D Touch throughout iOS. 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Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models — constructed with incredibly strong 7000 Series aluminum — are also available in our signature silver, gold, and rose gold finishes. iPhone 7 Plus Camera Two cameras that shoot as one.12MPWide-angle and telephoto cameras Optical zoom at 2x Digital zoom up to 10x Portrait mode iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t have just one entirely new camera system — it has two. The same 12MP wide-angle camera that’s on iPhone 7 works with a 12MP telephoto camera that can get even closer. That means you can get higher-quality zoom from farther away. And with an all-new Portrait mode, portrait shots will look better than ever. Say hello to the world’s best photo op. Zoom into the future.Thanks to the dual-camera system and breakthrough ISP technology on iPhone 7 Plus, you can now get supersharp close-up photos and videos with optical zoom at 2x. And you can get even closer with improved digital zoom that lets you shoot at up to 10x for photos and 6x for video. 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Now you can interact with Messages, Calendar, Mail, and other apps in a more powerful, more responsive way.   A10 Fusion Chip The most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.2×faster than iPhone 6 Longest battery life ever in an iPhone iPhone 7 is supercharged by the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. It’s not just faster than any previous iPhone — it’s also more efficient. That’s because the A10 Fusion chip uses an all-new architecture that enables faster processing when you need it, and the ability to use even less power when you don’t. And with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone, you can work at twice the speed of iPhone 6 and still enjoy more time between charges.Faster and more efficient.With an all-new four-core design, the A10 Fusion chip’s CPU has two high‑performance cores and two high‑efficiency cores. The high‑performance cores can run at up to 2x the speed of iPhone 6, while the high‑efficiency cores are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high‑performance cores. That means you get the best performance and efficiency when you need it.Longest battery life ever in an iPhone.With the A10 Fusion chip, this year you’ll get more time between charges than ever before. Take advantage of up to two more hours on iPhone 7 and up to one more hour on iPhone 7 Plus than the previous generation. Audio iPhone. Now in stereo. For the first time, iPhone comes with stereo speakers, delivering two times the audio output of iPhone 6s and increased dynamic range. So whether you’re listening to music, watching videos, or making speakerphone calls, iPhone 7 lets you crank it up. Way, way up.   EarPods. With a Lightning connector.iPhone 7 comes with EarPods that have a Lightning connector. But if you still want to listen through your old headphones, you can plug them in using a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, also included.Introducing AirPods.The new AirPods offer a game-changing listening experience. Designed with a huge amount of forward-thinking technology inside a tiny device, these wireless headphones combine crystal clear sound with a new sense of freedom.   Wi-Fi and Cellular Faster LTE with the best worldwide roaming. iPhone 7 features LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 450 Mbps for data downloads — over 50 percent faster than iPhone 6s and three times faster than iPhone 6.6 And thanks to even more LTE bands, you’ll have the best worldwide roaming available in a smartphone. Happy travels.Crystal clear VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls. iPhone 7 supports Voice over LTE — high‑quality wideband calls that make your conversations sound as crisp and clear as if you were face to face. When you’re unable to get cellular service, Wi-Fi calling provides an easy way to make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi connection. And now both are supported on even more carriers around the world. Answer calls on apps like Facebook Messenger and more.No matter where your call comes from, iPhone 7 can answer it just like a regular call. You can even access your contacts and use call waiting.  
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Rose Gold ₱ 28,590.00 Welcome to iPhone SE, the most powerful 4‑inch phone ever. To create it, we started with a beloved design, then reinvented it from the inside out. The A9 is the same advanced chip used in iPhone 6s. The 12‑megapixel camera captures incredible photos and 4K videos. And Live Photos bring your images to life. The result is an iPhone that looks small. But lives large.DesignA beloved design. Now with more to love.iPhone SE takes an incredibly popular design and refines it even further. Crafted from bead-blasted aluminum for a satin-like finish, this light and compact phone is designed to fit comfortably in your hand. A brilliant 4‑inch1 Retina display makes everything look vibrant and sharp. And matte-chamfered edges and a color-matched stainless steel logo finish the look.TechnologyThe most powerful 4‑inch phone ever.At the core of iPhone SE is the A9, the same advanced chip that’s in iPhone 6s. With 64‑bit desktop-class architecture, the A9 chip brings you spectacular speed and responsiveness. And with console-class graphics performance, your favorite games and apps are incredibly rich and immersive. Making it a mighty chip for maximum performance.Super-efficient M9 motion coprocessor.Embedded directly into the A9 chip, the M9 motion coprocessor connects to the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope for a range of fitness tracking capabilities, such as measuring your steps and distance.CameraThe only camera you’ll ever need.With a 12‑megapixel iSight camera, you can be sure to capture sharp, detailed stills like the ones shot on iPhone 6s. That includes shooting — and even editing — brilliant 4K video, which is up to four times the resolution of 1080p HD video.Live Photos.Capture more than a moment.Live Photos bring your still photos to life with sound and movement. Simply touch and hold anywhere on your 12‑megapixel still and experience the moments just before and after it was taken, so your photos turn into living memories.FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash.Your selfie just got more beautiful.The Retina display isn’t just a place to see your content — it’s a flash for your FaceTime HD camera. Powered by a custom display chip that allows the display to flash three times brighter than usual, the Retina Flash helps illuminate your selfies in low light and at night. And a True Tone flash matches the ambient light for more true-to-life colors and natural-looking skin tones.iCloud Photo Library.All your photos and videos, always with you.iCloud Photo Library stores every photo and video you take and keeps them up to date on all your devices. Any edits you make are automatically updated everywhere, so you can view a photo from last week or last year no matter where you are.Touch IDAdvanced security. Right at your fingertip.Touch ID makes unlocking your iPhone SE simple and secure. After all, your fingerprint is the perfect password — no two are alike, and you always have it with you.WirelessFaster 4G LTE and Wi‑Fi.Browse the web, download apps and games, and stream video over 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G LTE2 — with speeds even faster than on iPhone 5s. And more LTE bands make iPhone SE better for worldwide roaming as well. And with Bluetooth technology, you can stay connected to your Apple Watch, external speakers, and other devices.iOS 9Hardware and software made for each other.With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 9 is the most advanced mobile operating system and the foundation of iPhone SE. It’s designed to look beautiful and work beautifully on your iPhone, so even the simplest tasks are more fun. 

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