Apple made available to download and install iOS 10 for developers in its initial beta form, and with continuous installation of the pre-release seeds of the Apple’s mobile operating system they found many new features and alterations which the company is going to give to users of their devices. There are hidden features or simply additional inclusions that it didn’t get around to mentioning are often discovered, and we have already posted an article on one of such secret feature called Music Storage Optimization, and followed by today newest discovery by a Redditor appears to have found that iOS 10 leaves devices with more accessible storage than previous iOS releases.
One example here, when a 128GB iPhone utterly went down to 113GB of available storage with iOS 9.x.x installed, to a massive 122GB when rocking iOS 10 beta 1.
With almost an increase of over 8%, iPhones and iPads with larger capacities generally receives a bigger storage bump than those with smaller capacities. That said, the anemic 16GB devices currently on sale will gain just under a gigabyte of available storage if an 8-percent increase is accurate. Free storage is not be sniffed at, no matter how much there is!
For now, there is no exact reason on why this sudden increase in storage found, but there are three potential reasons – all are shots in the dark at this point, however, one of them at least is very unlikely, indeed.
Best reason and important note to make is that the increase in available storage could just be down to the fact that iOS 10 takes less storage space compared to the iOS 9.
Image shared by a Redditor showing a 128GB iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.2 (left) versus a 128GB iPhone 6 running iOS 10 beta 1 (right)
It’s also possible that iOS has per-defined the way it calculates capacity, moving from a 1024 to 1000-based counting system. 113.46GB is equivalent to 121.83 GB if you switch systems, for instance. Either way it’s likely possible with the Apple File System (APFS) for iOS, maxOS, tvOS and watchOS, which has been implemented in this first beta release of iOS 10.
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