Could There Be An 8GB iPhone 5?
Unlike T-Mobile in the US, with its bring-your-own unlocked iPhone strategy, the UK’s version of the carrier has no qualms about selling iPhones directly. Right now, it carries a bunch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models (and even an old 3GS), but with the announcement of the iPhone 5 coming up this week, it’s already preparing to add Apple’s next installment to its lineup. The discovery of some placeholders in its system for this new model is raising a few questions about just what storage options Apple will offer for the iPhone 5.
The presumption has been that the iPhone 5 will arrive in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. We’ve also heard rumors that alongside the announcement of those phones, Apple would also prepare a new 8GB version of the iPhone 4S as a less expensive alternative.
In T-Mobile UK’s computers, though, there are placeholders for an iPhone X (apparently we’re not the only ones still unsure of how the phone will arrive) in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.
Now we’re wondering if that 8GB entry is supposed to be for this rumored iPhone 4S (in which case, why is it labeled in the same manner as the presumed iPhone 5?) or if Apple might actually create an 8GB version of its newest iPhone. So far, we haven’t heard anything to suggest the latter, but this find has us at least considering the possibility.
Source: 9to5 Mac