Apple is finally planning to ditch the base 16GB storage variant which has been the mainstay of its iPhone series for years. The news comes via a new report which claims that the iPhone 7 will begin with a 32GB model.
To recall, unverified rumors about Apple getting rid of the 16GB version have been around for months now. These speculations have now got a shot in the arm in the form of a new Wall Street Journal report which confirms a number of previously talked about iPhone 7 features.
According to a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans, the upcoming handset is set to kick off with a base 32GB model. A separate leak had previously indicated that the company will let consumers choose between 32GB, 64GB and 256GB storage variants for the iPhone 7 and 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options for the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro.
The comeback of the 32GB model will probably be music to the ears of the millions who are starved for space within the 16GB model. Apple had defended its system in the past by pointing out that services such as iCloud balance the device’s low memory capacity and the 16GB version further serves as a cheaper entry-level choice for consumers.
Going by the new report, Apple finally appears to have changed its stubborn stance. Other major features mentioned by the new leak include a dual-camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus and bigger camera modules for all versions. A new Space Black color option could also be on the cards, as has been hinted at before, in addition to the death of the headphone jack.