iPhone 7 leak suggests big storage upgrade coming

The latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests that Apple is going to tackle the second biggest annoyance that users have with the iPhone - not enough storage.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Let's face it, 16 gigabytes of storage just isn't enough nowadays, and if this current rumor is right, Apple is finally going to address the second biggest annoyance facing iPhone users (the first annoyance is battery life).

The latest rumor to leak is that not only has Apple decided to shelve the 16GB version of the iPhone, but that the 64GB option is also gone. This means that the storage lineup will look like this:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

The reason why Apple continued to sell iPhones with 16 gigabytes of storage for so long is well established - kitting out the base model with only 16GB gives owners a huge incentive to buy the more expensive model - but it is likely that future versions of iOS will outgrow 16 gigabytes of storage, so Apple is preparing the groundwork for this.

Adding a 256GB option for the higher-end model also makes sense given that Apple is already buying high-capacity flash for the iPad Pro.

What ever your thoughts on the rumored removal of the headphone jack, more storage is likely to be welcomed by many, and could very well be the catalyst that Apple needs to boost sales.

There is also a rumor that a new finish is coming to the iPhone 7, and that Space Black will join Space Grey, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold finishes. This will be the first black IPhone that Apple has made since the iPhone 5S.

This does make some sense given that the Apple Watch is currently offered in black.

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