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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to come with 64, 256 or 512GB of storage, 3GB of RAM - report

Apple is planning to ramp up storage options across the board with this fall's "iPhone 8," selling 64-, 256-, and 512-gigabyte models, according to a Chinese report.




The device will also have 3 gigabytes of RAM, GeekBar claimed on Wednesday. That's at least a gigabyte less than some competing Android phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but Apple has often used less RAM and worked to compensate through optimization.

The 64- and 256-gigabyte storage modules will be supplied by Toshiba and Western Digital's SanDisk, but 512-gigabyte modules will come from Samsung and SK Hynix, GeekBar said.

The latest rumor conflicts with recent claims that the "iPhone 8" will ship in 64- and 128-gigabyte variants. The GeekBar scenario may be more likely, in part because of multiple reports suggesting Apple will sell configurations costing over $1,000.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are available in 32-, 128-, and 256-gigabyte versions, the most expensive model hitting $969. Those devices were also Apple's first iPhones to ship with a default capacity higher than 16 gigabytes, reflecting the growing size of apps, media, and iOS.

The "iPhone 8" will likely be announced at a September press event. Its signature features are expected to be an edge-to-edge, 5.8-inch OLED display and 3D facial recognition, the latter replacing Touch ID.