The latest update in a string of stories about the iPhone 7 claims that the larger Plus variant will have 256GB storage. This is expected to be one of the major specifications which will set the iPhone 7 Plus apart from the smaller device. We believe Apple will launch both in fall 2016, though there are rumors to the contrary.
The iPhone 7 Plus is supposedly going to stick with a 5.5-inch display, while the smaller smartphone could hit the market with a 4.7-inch screen. Apart from having more in-built memory than the iPhone 7, the bigger model is also anticipated to arrive with a larger 3100mAh battery as opposed to a 2750mAh power house.
Mac Rumors thinks MyDrivers, the source of the news, may be wrong about the bigger battery ‘scoop’ since a previous leak stated that the smartphone would be between 6 to 6.5 millimeters thin. The iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 millimeters thick in comparison. As for the story about 256GB ROM, it might turn out to be true after all.
Apple users have always complained about the lack of a microSD card and limited memory in the iPhone models. The cloud is not yet the impregnable storage facility consumers want it to be. Many would rather hoard their content locally and with good reason. How many iCloud hacking headlines have we read in 2015?
So it makes sense for Apple to launch the iPhone 7 Plus (as well as the smaller version?) in a 256GB option too. The company has never been keen on adding more RAM to their handsets just for the sake of having something to boast about in the specs sheet. iFixit revealed that the iPhone 6S has 2GB LPDDR4 RAM.
Android phones in the mid-range to high-end spectrum are being offered with 2GB to 4GB RAM meanwhile. Will Apple indeed introduce the iPhone 7 with 3GB RAM? We’ll have to wait to find out. In related news, the next generation iOS devices may be waterproof, free of antenna bands and have no headphone jack.