How To Upgrade your iPhone storage from 16 GB to 128 GB for just 60$
Are you sick and tired of the 16 GB iPhone that you have because the internal capacity just isnt enough for all the pictures and songs you have? Well can tell you a great way to upgrade your iPhone storage from 16 GB to 128 GB for just 60$ !
So what is this workaround which will allow you to upgrade your iPhone storage from 16 GB to 128 GB ?
In particular, there’s a local company called BeSound in the Shenzhen market district that makes it possible to upgrade the internal storage of an iPhone, at a minimal cost. Apple typically charges a $100 premium to bump up the storage option from the standard 16GB, with the 128GB iPhone 6 costing $200 more than the 16GB iPhone 6. For more adventurous folks, who don’t mind voiding their warranty, BeSound will happily upgrade your internal storage, all the way up to 128GB, for up to $60.
If you don’t want to go up to 128GB, you can upgrade to 32GB for only $20, and up to 64GB for $35.
The entire process is very quick at around 30 minutes, and involves the worker dismantling the iPhone 6 to install an internal flash storage option manufactured by Toshiba. What’s better, is that all the information that was stored in the old storage option will be transferred over to the new one, so even after the upgrade you won’t lose anything in the process.
The options are limited for devices, though. Right now, the storage upgrade is available for the iPhone 6, the original iPad Air, and some older devices. According to the video below, there are 30 storage upgrades done every single day at the Shenzhen location.
Does it work?
The iPhone powers back on as expected after the upgrade, and after launching the Settings app and going to the General > About preferences pane, the iPhone registers the 128GB internal storage module instead of the old 16GB internal storage module.
With that being said, yes the process appears to have worked, but keep in mind this kind of hardware upgrade would void your Apple warranty because it involves a non-authorized technician tampering with the hardware inside of your iPhone, so don’t expect Apple to help you if you end up having problems with the third-party storage upgrade down the line.
On the other hand, the likelihood of the storage going bad doesn’t seem like it would carry high probability. These guys just happened to have found a black market for the parts that are widely available in the Chinese market and are offering upgrade for pocket change of their own.
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