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Larger battery coming to Apple iPhone 7 Plus along with 256GB of internal storage?

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Larger battery coming to Apple iPhone 7 Plus along with 256GB of internal storage?
Slowly, rumors about the Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus are beginning to help us piece together the various features that will be available on the device. So far, we expect the next iteration of the iPhone to offer some sort of protection from water, and we also expect the 3.5mm earphone jack to be removed. An accessory for the Lightning port will offer a solution for those who want privacy while listening to audio. Touch ID could be embedded into the display, and the iPhone 7 Plus will sport 3GB of RAM.

Another new rumor can be added to the list, this one also involving the larger screened iPhone 7 Plus. According to a report out of China published today, Apple will be offering a version of the phone with 256GB of native storage. That is double the 128GB that tops the amount of internal memory available on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. To put that in perspective, the OG Apple iPhone offered buyers 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of ROM.

In addition, we now expect Apple to bump the capacity of the battery on the iPhone 7 Plus to 3100mAh from the 2750mAh power plant currently employed on the iPhone 6s Plus. That is nearly a 13% increase in the capacity of the power plant inside the phone.

Even though a recent China Mobile road map showed that a 4-inch Apple iPhone 7c might be released in April, we don't expect to see the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to see the light of day until September.


source: MyDrivers.com (translated) via GadgetzArena

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posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:34 25

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 502; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Meanwhile, android flagships are moving toward 4000mAH batteries.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:41 16

3. Paella (Posts: 35; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


not rly

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:46

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1854; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Only the Huawei tbh,

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:01 7

7. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


You even know what are you talking about ? IPhone batteries can't be compared to Android. IPhone smaller battery is better than most Android phones.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:01 28

8. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


And this phone will cost around $2000.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:12 7

11. catze86 (Posts: 728; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Yeah, I agree with you. iPhone battery very good to make BBQ too.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:32 10

17. azimesmail (Posts: 231; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


Lets see the flaship phablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note5: 3000mAh
Sony Xperia Z4 Premium: 3430mAh
Microsoft Lumia 950XL: 3340mAh
Huawei Nexus 6P: 3450mAh
LG G4: 3000mAh
Motorola Moto X Style: 3000mAh
ZTE Axon Pro: 3000mAh
ASUS ZenFone 2: 3000mAh
Blackberry PRIV: 3410mAh

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:40

19. Clars123 (Posts: 902; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


flagship phablets....OF LAST YEAR

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:46 13

21. Carlitos (Posts: 537; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


The Galaxy A9 managed to fit a 4000mah Battery, while still retaining a very thin profile manufactures seem to crave.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:59 3

25. Rafishant (Posts: 341; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Agree. This year's flagships would have a smaller battery, for example, LG G5 2800 mAh.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:20 3

33. torr310 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Except Samsung! See all their 2015 flagships are stingy on batteries?
I think Samsung was trying to compete the "thickness" with Apple, which many of their users are not happy about the battery life(including myself on S6).

But I will be happy if Apple is making the battery capacity much larger. That way Samsung would be more likely to "follow". Yes, i said follow because shame on Samsung's R&D would not do it unless Apple is doing it!

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:30 9

35. Carlitos (Posts: 537; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung doesn't have to follow. They are already leading. Have you seen how thin the A9 is, with a 4000mah battery, due to the new battery tech Samsung just finished developing.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:55 3

38. ColinW (Posts: 216; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Apple are following Samsung and Android with bigger phones, more ram, more pixels and image stabilisation, power-saving software to name a few. Let us not forget that most of the IOS updates in recent years have been Apple following Android!

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:59

40. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


So most of Q3 2016 phones will have 256 GB of storage too, as usual most of things samsung wait for apple to do then they copy

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:20 10

44. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


No offense or anything, but iPhone battery size is smaller and worse than most android phones. But if you don't use your phone that much, than iOS devices usaally do really well sinice they don't run anything in the background.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:34

47. rick_mobile (Posts: 332; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


Damn, if the iphone bumps up the panel resolution to atleast 2k(i use VR), gets a better camera module, and adopts fast charging, I would actually consider the iphone 7

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:45 10

48. ibend (Posts: 6305; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


especially made to burn your pocket (literally)

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:46 2

49. ibend (Posts: 6305; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


just one isnt enough to represent "this year's flagship", and its still a rumor

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:50 1

50. prashant1707 (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2015)


only the mid rangers will accomplish 4000+mah batteries because the SOC's are not battery friendly, while flagships will not include 4000+mah batteries because that will hamper their upgrade cycle bcoz people will become satisfied with their flagships which large OEM's do not want to occur.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:58 3

53. buccob (Posts: 2613; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Actually before the 6s/+ the battery on iPhones sucked... They had a bad ratio for their capacity...http://www.phonearena.com/news/Heres-how-2014s-flagships-fare-against-each-other-with-equalized-battery-capacity_id63001
Now I think after iOS 9, it was greatly improved however it would hurt if they increased...

But knowing Apple all those features are too many for a new product, they bring only 1 new big feature at a time...

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 19:10

54. joeytaylor (Posts: 840; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Where is this 256GB phone at....can I buy one

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:10

57. Mrmark (Posts: 303; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


A9 isn't a flagship

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:18 1

62. Carlitos (Posts: 537; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


It still goes toe to toe with the iphones. Yes they are not flagships but they give an indication on what samsung will do the next year with their flagships.
The 2014 A series brought a new design change and new metal materials, which we then saw on the Galaxy s6 in a much more refined manner

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:18 2

63. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Keep in mind.. most android flagships are pushing higher more power hungry specs compared to Apple.. So iPhone won't need a 4000mAH battery to match a android flagship that is powered by a 4000mAH battery.

Also the iPhone 6s Plus has a excellent battery life, and it also matches the Galaxy Note5 to the minute..

http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-6s-Plus-posts-excellent-battery-life-matches-the-Galaxy-Note5-to-the-minute_id74132#xM96Vm1Sq4HAqBbV.99

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:19

65. Carlitos (Posts: 537; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


In all fairness image stabilization was first a Nokia thing with the 920

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:40 10

72. Doakie (Posts: 2170; Member since: 06 May 2009)


But surely the iPhone will be the first with 256 GB of internal storage! ;) The iPhone is always the trend setter and first to do everything! /s

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:43 7

73. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Of course. Apple sets the trend and Samsung comes along and copies.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:29 5

74. AlikMalix (Posts: 7132; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Is that why android phones are adding imbeded FP sensors, moving to 64bit, adding Forcetouch, adding full app permissions, and a while back: multitouch (allwoing you to punch, zoom, swipe gestures), appstore, built-in tiered storage, unibody construction, remote lock, and so on...

Dude throughout history, if you're keeping score, it's been 50/50... so stop with this onesided picking... One introduces a feature, the other improves on it, then the rest follow... it's been so for the ages... Apple has been setting trends, they may not have been the first to do something like phablets and hyblets (surface pro), but there are many apple's firsts that android users enjoy today... Peace..

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:43 8

77. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13084; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How many phones you think are going to come out between now and September?

Also it's just a rumor. As stingy as Apple is on storage I don't even see a 256GB modwl. Especially considering it would costs over 1000's.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:46 17

79. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13084; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Samsung was one of the first to offer 32GB of storage on the S.

Apple sets a trend? Really?

God you guys are the most worthless idiots on the face of the planet.

It's not copying when the comp e etshing are available to buy. How can it be copying when Samsung makes storage already at various sizes for themselves and others too?

Apple sets trends. Really?

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