Originally Posted by EarlyMon
And many apps can't cope with the idea that many phones now have internal storage that per Google (yeah - I know) takes the place of an sd card, and will only write there, even if you have an sd card. So even though adding storage via an sd card is cheaper, it's not the option that serves everyone.
So based on that - where are the 32 and 64 GB versions? How soon will they come?
I don't know who most people are or what they want.
I do know that many apps will use internal storage no matter what sd card you have plugged in, so I agree with you - larger is an important option.
Samsung agrees with us - that's why they announced larger storage versions.
Can't say I'm liking the price differences I'm reading about though.
I do not know who most people are or what they want either EarlyMon, I only said most people may not want simply to appease Mr. Ed. To avoid any negativity either back towards myself or the forum as a whole.
However, in reality ~ I work with a large number of medical staff who use their phones mostly for business.
Most of my co workers are like myself, surgeon's. We each have several medical apps installed on our phones and most have large data file requirements which can only be installed to the main storage space.
So based on my personal experiences the wording most people actually does apply.
Interestingly, last year I operated on a senior representative whom for obvious reasons I can not mention his/her name or business they came from.
During his/her stay in hospital we had a long chat on this problem. It was he/she who informed me the main problem with manufacturers and storage is simply costs.
I could not believe my ears when he/she informed me the larger storage devices at launch are sold to Wholesalers with extremely little profit. This is because expected sales numbers of larger storage devices are much lower and as such cost the manufacturer more to purchase themselves.
The main profit is where the manufacturer can buy or build in bulk or cut corners with the hardware, storage space being one of such.
It is only later when either expected predicted sales or demand for the larger storage devices are high enough for greater bulk purchase will the manufacturer commit to a world wide production pattern.
It seems quite unbelievable given the extortionate costs and differences in prices between a 16GB to a 32GB/64GB that they say it is not cost effective to sell the larger storage model, not until that is they can purchase/build bulk hardware.
You would think larger sales would drive prices down.....