posted at 21:50
Author: Steve Kovach, Business Insider
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:10:00 +0000
The new iPhones and iPads mean at least $100 more
Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September, Apple switched up its pricing and storage tiers for iOS devices. The entry-level price - $499 for the new iPad Air 2 in this case - still gets you 16 GB of storage like it always has. For $100 more, you can quadruple your storage to 64 GB. Another $100 will get you a whopping 128 GB. The old pricing method would only get you 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB in $100 increments. These days 16 GB of storage on any mobile device isn't enough. Many with 16 GB devices couldn't upgrade to iOS 8 because it required as much as 5 GB of free storage. Apple's new pricing scheme pretty much forces you to shell out an extra $100 for the 64 GB devices to ensure you have enough space to store all your stuff and be able to upgrade to new versions of iOS. That's a shame, since many of Apple's competitors like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola now sell their entry-level devices with at least 32 GB of storage. Plus, many of those devices have the option to add even more storage with an SD card.

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