Many smartphone makers do not provide a microSD card expansion capability on their handsets. So what we do when buying a new smartphone is either choose the largest storage capacity that is available or look at prices. But if the latter is logical, the former approach might cost a lot of money and not bring the effect you need.
However, smartphone storage capacity is one of the main factors that have an impact on your purchasing decision. In this regard, last year, we heard that Apple will offer iPhone 14 with as much as 2TB of NAND flash storage aboard. But until today, we haven’t seen anything like that. This is going to be fixed soon, as Apple is rumored to release a similar model on the iPhone 14 Pro line.
At the moment, the largest storage capacity available on an iPhone is the 1TB. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are offered with such a storage capacity, while the non-Pro variants use 512GB storage at the highest.
A couple of days ago, Apple Support released a video titled “How to choose your iPhone storage capacity.”
In the video, we can see that Apple says, “If you’re getting a new iPhone, you can find out which storage capacity is best for you by checking how much storage you’re currently using.” In other words, the best recommendation from Apple is that you can always look at your current phone and understand whether it’s sufficient for the files you store.
If for some reason, you haven’t checked it ever, there are simple steps that will allow you to know how much storage you use: go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. On the top of the screen, you can see the free and used storage spaces.
Plus, there, you can see a breakdown of the types of files you are filing your iPhone up with. We mean, various colors will correspond to different file types such as apps, photos, videos, mail, and messages. The Apple representative says in the video, “If you’re nearing your limit, you’ll want to consider an iPhone with larger capacity.”