iPhone finally lets you expand storage from 16GB to 128GB through an unofficial mean
Apple does not allow you to upgrade storage on your iPhone. But in case if you are quite anxious to expand the built-in storage on your existing iPhone, a solution has been developed in China that enables expansion in storage from 16GB to 128GB.
As spotted by technology site SlashGear, Chinese repair shops have started offering the ability to let you expand storage of your iPhone. These shops basically replaces the built-in flash memory chip from your iPhone with a larger one to give you more storage space. Though it is still an unofficial mean, it ultimately provides you a way to expand storage on your iPhone without upgrading for a new model.
The shops reported to have all the necessary tools to perform a “repair surgery” of your iPhone, no matter whether it is the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 6. Apart from making certain changes in the hardware, some tweaks are required on the software front as iOS automatically checks compatibility with the storage chip before booting up the iPhone. The shops said to have some options on that front as well.
Using the new solution, you can get 128GB storage on your iPhone for 580 yuan (approximately Rs. 6,000), while 64GB storage is available for 450 yuan (approximately Rs. 4,600). It takes about an hour to upgrade the storage but you’ll lose warranty on your iPhone once the process is completed. Also, Apple would soon fix iOS to lock any software tweaks in order to keep selling a variety of storage options.