The iPhone-Android debate is one that has been ongoing for years, with users bitter-battering about technological downfalls of the counterpart. One of the leading arguments against iPhone (besides people saying “because it’s an iPhone”) is the lack of internal memory and no room for expansion. However, the argument may become invalid with SanDisk’s new iPhone case that is integrated with built-in storage.
Although Apple products are sleek and extremely user-friendly, they insist on selling 16GB models as if it is totally okay in 2016. Naive customers, sure that they will never exceed the capacity and enticed by the slightly reduced price often fall for this sham and within a month realize their phone can no longer support their favorite streaming services as well as hindering the ability to take a selfie ever again (truly dreadful, and we duly sympathize). If you are a sufferer of storage negligence, SanDisk may be able to alleviate your troubles with their new line of iPhones designed with built-in storage.
The new case, dubbed the Sandisk iXpand memory case, was designed with the sole purpose to provide more storage to iPhone 6 and 6s models so iPhone users will no longer have to suffer another day of not being able to take a selfie, play a game, or stream a favorite show. Sadly, the case does not support earlier models. The company set out to help deficient iPhones with an external upgrade that provides 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of extra storage for all of the content on your phone. The case is also able to support an additional add-on battery pack to give your device more apple juice. Despite housing all that technology, SanDisk is also keen to protect your device, ensuring that the case not only looks great, but will protect your iPhone in the inevitable event that you drop your phone.
The biggest issue for external storage is iPhone’s rigid security, one that SanDisk trumped by creating a whole new app dedicated to backing up your phone. The camera roll can be automatically synced, and all other data can be backed up to the case as well, all of which can be accessed through the app. The 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models are currently available on Amazon, costing you around US$59, $99, and $129, respectively. The additional 1900mAh battery pack is also available for another $40.
Although the SanDisk offers a solution to a major downfall in the iPhone series, we hope to see iPhone increase their customizability and provide expandable internal storage space and stop charging people for a low-storage device that will not function to its full degree after it is quickly filled with data. iPhone’s house some fast and impressive technology, but they certainly could use a storage reconsideration- thankfully SanDisk has answered that issue with their new device.