Apple turns out some of the best-equipped smartphones around, but one component continues to irritate: the 16GB of storage in the base model. That could be set to change with the iPhone 7.
If you’ve bought a base model iPhone any time over the past few years, then you’ll know that things tend to get a little tight a little too quickly.
That’s because 16GB is patently insufficient for a modern flagship phone – and one without a microSD slot at that. With all the high resolution photos, media files, and advanced apps that are around, it doesn’t take long to fill up.
This situation could finally be set to change with this year’s iPhone 7. According to IHS Technology analyst Kevin Wang, “Supply chain research shows that the new iPhone’s RAM is 2GB, ROM 32GB onwards.”
It’s that last part that’s of interest here. Starting with the iPhone 6 in 2014, Apple dropped the 32GB storage option from its smartphone range. Now, according to Wang, it will be reinstated in place of the 16GB option.
As 9to5Mac points out, IHS has a pretty solid record when it comes to iPhone predictions. For example, last it predicted that Apple would launch a 4-inch iPhone in 2016. Sure enough, we got the iPhone SE.
Now, the question is, does this mean that Apple will be introducing a 256GB iPhone 7 model at the top and dropping the 64GB option accordingly? Will 128GB become the new mid-range option, effectively pushing the whole range up a notch?
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Would you like to see more storage in the iPhone range, or are there more pressing spec concerns? Let us know in the comments