If you’re an iPhone owner and fan, there’s a new rumor doing the rounds, which is causing a bit if a stir and is certainly something you should know about! According to Kevin Wang, director of Market Surveys at IHS Technology. Apple will finally take notice of its users and replace what many see as the below minimum 16GB starting storage offered with iPhones. Instead new devices like the iPhone 7 base model will come packing a minimum of 32GB of storage.
iPhone 7 with 32GB Storage
This move would be, if correct a huge shift for Apple who for example up until now with the likes of the iPhone 6s regimentally stuck with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB for iPhone wannabes to choose from. However, these days 16GB is seen as too little to keep all of the movies, music, images, video and apps stored on modern iPhones. Many users with these starter iPhones have complained to Apple about how sometimes they have to delete apps and images to make sure there is enough room to be able to update their devices.
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As it stands right now, this is just a rumor, but as storage prices are at a relatively low price. And Apple’s previous stance not to upgrade / increase the minimum storage capacity found on its iPhones, seemed like a wrong move! One that could ultimately drive customers away to Android or even Windows Phone devices.
Future iPhone Storage Capacity
According too many rumors, Apple could possibly be about to throw out its previous rule book and offer a completely new range of storage options with the iPhone 7. Seriously, if it was to upgrade its starter devices storage capacity, it could also upgrade across the board. That could mean that we would see 32GB as a starter and 128GB and 256GB options too. And although this is pure guesswork, it is safe to say that with the poor results Apple faced in the previous financial quarter it does need to do something that will give it some edge over its competitors.
However, what Apple is less likely to provide with the iPhone 7 is the ability to expand internal storage with an MicroSD card! Although this would end any issues faced by users hitting capacity with one fell swoop! But even if Apple is about to go as far as expanding internal storage, we don’t expect it to have a complete personality change and start offering something as useful as this!
One other rumor that is hot of the press is the almost real confirmation being leaked from China that the iPhone 7 will have 2GB of RAM, which would be the same as the iPhone 6s.
However, it is unclear as to which iPhone 7 variant these rumors belong to, as it could be the base model or the iPhone 7 Plus or the more secretive iPhone 7 Plus Plus. Which, is supposed to be the ultimate high-end iPhone. Whatever happens, it is becoming ever more clear that with Apple’s next iPhone we should expect some serious improvements. One’s that Apple undoubtedly hopes will turn lack lustre iPhone sales around.