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Blog / What 1 Terabyte Storage Means for the New “iPhone 13”
Jul 5, 2021
First rumored late last year, another round of media reporting suggests that the iPhone 13 (or whatever Apple calls their new phones) will have a one-terabyte storage option. With the news and imminent launch of the next iPhone series, it’s time to review what one terabyte (1 TB) of storage can hold, what it means for the average iPhone user, how to manage device and cloud storage, and how to free up space as needed.
Whether it’s hard-drive storage or cloud storage, 1 TB can hold roughly 500 hours of video, 25 hours of 4k video, 17,000 hours of music, or 250,000 photos with a 12MP camera, depending on the average file size. When it comes to mobile devices, what takes up the most memory, along with these personal media files, are the apps. The average app file size is somewhere around 35-40 MB and has been fairly consistent over the last couple years. The biggest apps, however, tend to be gaming apps, and in general, they’ve been increasing in size over time.
For some people, the appeal of 1 TB iPhone storage would be less reliance on cloud storage. With a generation of users accustomed to backing up iPhone data on their other Apple devices, it will be interesting to see if the pendulum swings back even slightly toward device storage. For the biggest data users, not even 1 TB storage is enough to cover your data-hungry smartphone habits--you know who you are.
Moreover, for many people, the appeal of cloud storage isn’t just capacity, it’s also about data security and data-loss recovery. For these smartphone users, the biggest question isn’t device storage vs. cloud storage. Instead, it’s a question of iCloud storage vs. wireless network cloud storage.
The next generation of iPhones is supposed to have a storage capacity on par with entire hard drives from just a few years ago.
• What are the iCloud Storage Plans and Pricing?
• Where Can I Find My iPhone Storage Capacity?
• How Can I Free Up More Space on My iPhone?
• How Can I Free Up More Space on My iCloud Storage?
• What’s the Difference Between Device Storage and iCloud Storage?
• How Do I Share iCloud Storage with My Family?
Of course, 1 TB storage isn’t the only upgrade expected from the new iPhone series. You may also be looking forward to a higher refresh rate, bigger battery size, and ultra-wide camera lens. No matter what has you excited for your next iPhone, it’s never too early to start thinking about protecting and accessorizing your device.
BodyGuardz will be ready with a custom collection of cases and screen protectors for the iPhone 13. For screen protection, you can expect to find all our current tempered and synthetic glass products, along with the new green-certified Eco PRTX screen protector. For case protection, you’ll see the return of some of our most popular cases, as well as the introduction of new case designs tailored for the iPhone 13 series.
And don’t forget our Advantage Program. It’s free to join, offering free screen protector replacements, 20% off all cases and screen protectors, and a limited lifetime warranty for cases.
About the Author:
Over 15 years, Marcus Pickett has written and edited thousands of articles in numerous industries including phone accessories, smart home, home security, outdoor, travel, healthcare, and many more. He’s a voracious reader and researcher who loves talking to the experts. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT.