Someone reminded me of a prediction I made in 2011:
Your iPhone will have 1TB of storage by 2020, assuming exponential growth, see my plot: http://t.co/iDiT1J7y
— Daniel Lemire (@lemire) November 18, 2011
At the time, an iPhone could hold at most 32 GB of data, so 1 TB sounded insane.
Unfortunately, Google Plus is no more so you cannot see the plot showing my projection and I lost it as well. Yet we can build a table:
|2010||iPhone 4||32 GB|
|2012||iPhone 5||64 GB|
|2014||iPhone 6||128 GB|
|2016||iPhone 7||256 GB|
|2018||iPhone XS||512 GB|
|2019||iPhone 11 Pro||512 GB|
|2020||iPhone 12 Pro||512 GB|
How did my prediction fare ? I got it wrong, of course, but I think it was remarkably prescient. It seems obvious that Apple could have gone with 1 TB but chose not to. The Samsun Galaxy S10+ comes with 1 TB of storage.