The idea that Apple would launch a 64GB iPhone 4 months before the release of a fifth-generation iPhone seems ludicrous to me, but memos recently published by a Verizon retailer mention a “White iPhone 4 (32 and 64gb)” in the small print, and have sparked speculation that the device is on its way.
Russell Cellular circulated the memos last week which were picked up by This Is My Next. While many of us would instantly dismiss this as a typo, This Is My Next writes:
… but the launch seems totally plausible considering that it’d take Apple very little effort to make that change on the assembly line. In other words, even though development of the next iPhone (whatever it ends up being called) is obviously well underway, there’s no reason to think that Apple, Verizon, AT&T, and everyone else wouldn’t mind giving the current model a summer-long shot in the arm courtesy of an easy capacity boost.
Though it may be easy for Apple to produce a 64GB iPhone 4, would the Cupertino company really bother launching a third model of the device just months before announcing the fifth-generation iPhone? I personally don’t think so.
This isn’t the first time a 64GB iPhone 4 has hit the headlines, however: back in April a prototype device was discovered running a test version of iOS and packing 64GB of storage. But I still say it’s a typo.