Given the latest iPhone the ability to capture 4K video, Live Photo, high-resolution photos and the emergence of high-definition apps and games that eats up huge gigabytes of your storage, the 16GB storage for entry-level iPhone falls too short in keeping up with our habits on using our devices. At present, the iPhone only offers 16GB as its entry-level base storage followed by 64GB and 128GB as Apple decided to take away the 32GB storage option. Having a 16GB iPhone is really not enough to give users the satisfaction in utilizing every feature of the device that requires huge amount of storage space.
With the iPhone 7 nearly approaching, a report coming from The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that iPhone 7 might gain a boost in storage option for its entry-level starting point. This report coming from a source like The Wall Street Journal makes the widely rumored storage upgrade for iPhone 7 more credible.
“The new iPhones are expected to have more storage for those photos. Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB, according to a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans. Hallelujah! I’ve long said that keeping the 16GB iPhone was just a ploy for Apple to get people to buy the 64GB model—for $100 extra.” – WSJ, Joanna Stern
There were other reports claiming that iPhone 7 will also have the 256GB storage option considering that it has been introduced as one of the storage capacity for iPad Pro. It will be interesting to see how Apple will set its new storage levels for the upcoming iPhone models. The company can certainly keep the 64GB as the mid-level option for the iPhone, but it will be more desirable if they will make this year’s 128GB as its new mid-level option.
Another new feature to be expected to be added includes the Force Touch Home button, dual-lens camera for the iPhone 7 Plus and the new Space Black color option.