I need a basic, reasonable, and disruptive upgrade for the iPhone 15 Pro.

I need a basic, reasonable, and disruptive upgrade for the iPhone 15 Pro.

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I won’t bury the lede: The iPhone is becoming more powerful than ever, and Apple should up the base storage of the Pro models from 128GB to 256GB.

Since the iPhone 12 was released three years ago, the Pro lineup of Apple handsets has sold with a base storage of 128GB. However, the iPhone camera system has improved significantly, with enhanced low light capabilities and the introduction of Pro Res video recording. Additionally, the rise of content creation and content creators means that users are constantly running out of storage space.

One major contributing factor to the limited storage space is the iPhone’s system settings and default apps, which occupy approximately 13GB of memory. Furthermore, when transferring data from an older phone, additional storage is consumed. This leaves users with insufficient storage for their personal content.

In contrast, Samsung has addressed this issue by offering a higher storage capacity with its Galaxy S23 Ultra model, resulting in a more enjoyable camera experience. Apple should follow suit and provide users with a higher base storage capacity from the beginning.

Investing in a $1,000 phone only to realize later on that you need to delete existing photos and videos or subscribe to a monthly cloud storage service is frustrating. It’s time for Apple to acknowledge the growing need for storage and offer a more justifiable base storage capacity, especially considering the rumored price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

As a consumer, I don’t need extravagant features like 8K video recording or faster USB-C charging. I simply want a little more local storage to save all the photos and videos I capture every day, every week, and every month. Apple, give us the freedom to preserve our memories without constantly worrying about storage limitations.