Think that 16GB basic iPhone is too little, especially with the new 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 4K video recording capability? You are definitely not alone and it looks like Apple might finally stop producing 16GB and opt for 32GB instead for the next generation iPhone.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that according to “a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans”, the iPhone 7 will ship with 32GB of storage, twice the current 16GB basic storage that has been around for years. While WSJ did not mention anything about the highest storage option, there have been rumours that Apple will also double the storage and offer up to 258GB of storage.
Of course, there are options for people who are using a 16GB iPhone, like use iCloud, flash devices with Lightning port, or even this new storage case from SanDisk, but it makes more sense to pay US$100 or RM500 more to get a 64GB iPhone. The 16GB iPhone has been largely viewed as Apple’s tactic to lure people to pay more for the larger storage option.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 7 in September this year. The Wall Street Journal also reports that on top of a larger base storage option, the iPhone 7 will have plenty of things to look forward to, so if you are looking to buy an iPhone now, you might want to hold that thought and wait just a couple of months more.