After the news that Toshiba has created the first 64GB flash memory chip emerged, industry observers have suggested that the next generation of the iPhone could come with this larger storage capacity built-in.
The link has been made because Toshiba currently supplies the iPhone 3G S with its internal storage and the creation of 32GB chips allowed for the expansion in 2009.
Apple has continued to add more storage space to each successive version of the iPhone and so the jump to 64GB would be a logical step for the next generation iPhone.
The 64GB flash storage chips will be put into production by Toshiba early next year and the technology will doubtlessly be snapped up by other manufacturers for use in smartphones and netbooks.
The main question surrounding the technology is whether consumers will ever make use of such cavernous storage space on a mobile phone. A focus on video and software downloads would help to fill up the iPhones of the future, as would the reported improvements to the built-in camera.
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