At this point, just about every Apple fan out there has come to terms with the fact that Apple will never add microSD support to its iPhones. Apple makes a killing by forcing customers to shell out extra cash if they want more storage, and those sky-high iPhone ASPs will vanish if the company adds expandable storage support to its phones. Making matters worse is that even people with high-end iPhones always seem to fill them up. The only available answer is a good backup solution, but it feels like there are hundreds of options out there.
Cloud backup services like iCloud and Google Photos are great, but using one means trusting your private files with a third party. As we’ve seen time and time again, that doesn’t always work out. That leaves local storage options like flash drives and Lightning microSD card readers. Various solutions have their pros and cons, but SanDisk might have just hit the bullseye with its brand new iPhone backup solution, the iXpand Base.
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