SanDisk launches 128GB version of its iXpand Flash Drive for the iPhone and iPad

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SanDisk previously launched versions of the iXpand Flash Drive with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage. The company said:

In response to customer demand, SanDisk is now offering a new 128GB iXpand Flash Drive. When used with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 128GB models, the new iXpand Flash Drive instantly doubles the available storage for photos and videos, music, and other multimedia files. The well-rated and full-featured iXpand Sync app, available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad allows users to automatically sync, backup and transfer photos and videos. It launches when the iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad.

SanDisk also said the iXpand Sync app has added support for Apple's Touch ID sensor for iOS 8 that will allow owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to open, encrypt and decrypt apps and files on the iXpand Flash Drive with just their fingerprint. The 128GB version of the iXpand Flash Drive is on sale now for $149.99.

Source: SanDisk

John Callaham

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  • Could this be used for music storage and playback?
  • Likely not within Apple's built in Music app. You would probably have to play within their app. Sent from the iMore App
  • Yes...not iTunes music but any other. I have the 32GB. Also movies as well. Keep in mind there is a battery (that charges through the USB) for iPhone/iPad use. I've never seen it go orange yet. Sent from the iMore App
  • I see it only specifically mentions iPhone 6-6 Plus for compatibility but I don't see why it wouldn't work on a 5-5c-5S that has a Lightning jack. Question is, will it or is there a software-enabled limitation?
  • It works with the others. Their press release just says that with the 128GB versions of those devices it doubles the amount of space. Since the 5s, etc doesn't have a 128GB version it wasn't included.
  • USB 2.0? Seriously? Sent from the iMore App
  • I will be very anxious, if i can use files on this flash drive just as my native files on iPad and iPad. if that's the case, i may give it a try, who knows.
  • I've never owned a more useful device. I have the 32GB. Sent from the iMore App