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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: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Meanwhile, android flagships are moving toward 4000mAH batteries.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:41 16

3. Paella (Posts: 32; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


not rly

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:46 13

21. Carlitos (Posts: 514; 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, 20:40 10

72. Doakie (Posts: 2004; 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: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


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

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:46 17

79. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; 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?

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 00:17 10

100. rishav20193 (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


they r being scarcastic !!
& btw, asus had already launched a deluxe edition 256 gb zenfone 2 (not globally though, i think only in brazil)
& it did have a sd card slot too :P

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 20:46 1

189. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Let the salty tears flow.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 08:27 3

143. submar (Posts: 462; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Android phones make new technologies but Apple copy them and tell the world that it is their tech

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 09:19 3

146. tedkord (Posts: 11633; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ikr. Large screens, split screen multitasking, peek and pop, amoled. The misty just goes on and on.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 12:29 4

165. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Apple is always the one who copies.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 15:54

171. Ninetysix (Posts: 2380; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://samsungcopiesapple.tumblr.com/

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:43 8

77. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; 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, 21:50 8

81. TheBiz (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


lol bruh wake up there is a zenfone 2 deluxe version with 256 gb storage

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 22:40

91. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 290; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


But that thing is sold in limited stocks! Did you even read the statement?

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 01:32 1

113. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And my z5 premium has 32 gb internal storage and upto 200 gb of SD card, although I'm using 128 gb. Funny thing 16 gb of 6plus is cost a lot more but can only do so much.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 02:22 1

125. neela_akaash (Posts: 1187; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Asus Zenfone 2 already has a variant with 256gb pf internal storage..

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 04:57 5

135. xfire99 (Posts: 828; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Apple is never 1st on anything. They are copycat, steal, improve and claim as theirs own innovation.
Asus Zenfone 2 4GB RAM and 256GB storage:
http://pocketnow.com/2015/08/23/256gb-asus-zenfone-2

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 17:06

196. BradyCrack (Posts: 674; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Even though android would be nothing without IOS

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 06:40 1

138. geordie8t1 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Nov 2015)


no that goes to the asus zenphone 2 deluxe model if im not mistaken, it came with 256gb native storage, there is also the v2 sagus i think its called which although not having 256gb on board storage, can take 2 x 2oogb micro sd cards and has 64gb built in, i dont even wanna imagine what a 256gb iphone 7 plus would cost, but it would be disgraceful

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 11:45 1

164. maddy996 (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Hahaha... nice joke ! BTW Asus has already launched a ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256 gig of internal storage back in August...

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 12:33 2

166. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


PA has always been a joke.. It's nothing new.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:46

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1649; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Only the Huawei tbh,

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:01 7

7. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 266; 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, 16:12 7

11. catze86 (Posts: 726; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


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

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:45 10

48. ibend (Posts: 4581; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


especially made to burn your pocket (literally)

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 03 Jan 2016, 01:36

116. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


"....sinice they don't run anything in the background"

Prove it!!!

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 16:03

173. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Hello? Busy chewing your own words?

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:43

193. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Sorry to chime in but even though you are correct here... I understand what he meant...

Of course the iPhones run many things on the background, and they allow for certain apps to keep services alive... otherwise IM wouldn't work, neither would GPS or music while doing something else... However compared to how Android handles Multi Tasking, Apple solution is still severely limited... and it shows.

You still can't open a web page and go do something else while it load... You can't have Floating apps that improves multitasking A LOT... in fact, after using Sony's Small Apps I wouldn't switch to Apple at all until they implement something similar (and not only to the latest iPad).... in compact phones it makes more sense floating apps than multi-window (the later is better for Phablets)

So in his defense, "they don't run anything in the background" is incorrect, but it still a valid point when compared relatively to Android

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 18:58 3

53. buccob (Posts: 2564; 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 03 Jan 2016, 16:05

174. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


iPhone 6s/6s+ were shipped with iOS 9 - what do you mean "after ios9 it was greatly improved"?

But just to let you know there are phones with bigger batteries that don't last as long:
http://cdn.bgr.com/2015/09/iphone-6s-iphone-6-plus-battery-life.jpg?w=624

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:30

192. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


What I mean is that iOS brought improvements, and the iPhone 6s showed those improvement... even though it has the same small battery as its predecessors, the battery life is a lot better...

Also, in my previous post I actually meant "it wouldn't hurt if they increased... [the battery capacity]" not the other way...

So yeah, hopefully we will see iPhones with over 2000 mAh breaking battery life records... but for now Sony is king there...

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, 16:32 10

17. azimesmail (Posts: 145; 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: 723; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


flagship phablets....OF LAST YEAR

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:59 3

25. Rafishant (Posts: 258; 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, 18:46 2

49. ibend (Posts: 4581; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 00:49

191. azimesmail (Posts: 145; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


They are still the CURRENT flagships until new ones are released. The new models of those phones won't be up to 4000mAh. MAYBE the Note6, because of the A9, but that's IT.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:20 3

33. torr310 (Posts: 839; 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: 514; 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, 21:49 4

80. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No he didn't because he's a stupid ifan.
They think Apple does everything first and Samsung copies.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 00:20 1

102. rishav20193 (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


well....sammy copying apple is the general image in everyone's mind (who aren't tech savvy & some techies included too)
i think this image is since galaxy s2 times....when apple sued samsung

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 17:55 3

38. ColinW (Posts: 148; 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, 20:10

57. Mrmark (Posts: 277; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


A9 isn't a flagship

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:18 1

62. Carlitos (Posts: 514; 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 03 Jan 2016, 00:21 2

103. rishav20193 (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


& the a series (2016) specs r impressive....just need to be priced well n will do well in the market

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 22:01 1

84. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So. Why does that mattter? The iPhone isn't either. After all the iPhone is the only phone Apple makes right?

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:19

65. Carlitos (Posts: 514; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:29 5

74. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; 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, 22:00 7

83. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It is amazing how you guys make stuff up. ARM already had a road map for when they were going to debut 65 bit cpus. Apple simple rushed to be fiest.

The oems were already ordering fingerprint readers. Apple again rushed to. Even first.

Apple tried to be first with a smartwatch, but it failed during development and what they released was a useless piece of junk.

Apple.sidnt develop multi-touch. They bought it from another company who made it.

Appstore? Blackberry already had an appstore. Windows Phone also had apps stores though it wasn't Microsoft. Apple would never have had one of it was for the jailbreak community.

I could go one but why..you guys are the most ignorant fanbois I have met for any platform. You continue to give credit to Apple for crap they didn't even do.

Unibody design has been around for a while. Applw.certainly wasn't the first to do this.

Remote lock. Really?

I don't think I can even stand anymore of this stupid BS you guys constantly come up with.

According to Wikipedia,Apple isn't the one who made.multitoich displays.

Why lie when incomes just so easy to look up?

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 00:18 4

101. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You are really just reaching aren't you. Google didn't invent android, they bought it from someone else. But I wouldn't find you correcting everyone here that android is not googles pet.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 01:52 2

117. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Google owns Android, they have never error claim that they made it come into existance. They have always given credit to Andy Rubin and the creators of Android.

Even though Steve Jobs once thank it partners like Yahoo and Google who help them get started,he also later turned his back on them.

Microsoft didn't make a lot.of products they now own and now make. They bought products and made them better.

Apple has also done this to a point.

But I personally get so tired of fans giving companies credit for someone else's work simply because Appple.rAppple.rushed to be first.

Apple didn't invent the technology behind 64Bit.ARM was already making it available in their designs.Apple used ARM references for their chip. I am not taking away the fact Apple custom makes their chip.

Every single component in Apple products are all 2nd and 3rd party. Apple made many of them first beauty by buying the company that makes them. For the rest they are owned by a 3rd party and is licensed to Apple for usage. Licensing isn't ownership.

Today's manufacturing and engineering has made many old school technologies more viable.

Yes Apple popularized many things. But for anyone tto claim that none of those things would have come into existence without Apple is simply a lie, because Apple didn't invent them, they bought them from someone else who did and they found a way to bring them together.

Apple.is A good tech chef. They know how to combine things together and make thrm.wthrm.work fairly well. But no chef hever claimed owning the ingredients that goes into the pot. The resulting product of the combination is what you can claim as yours.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 02:22 7

123. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Yep, Apple didn't invented 64-bit.

They just build a hugely powerfull 64-bit ARM core, one huge step towards PC class performance in mobile enviroment and made it available to dozens of millions of consumers a year before an off the shelf design would become available.

While android oem's were watching and doing nothing.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 03:02 2

132. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


A smartphone can never have pm lerformance..if you're trying to compare benchmark score Moffat a mobile chip to a.desktop chip, then you already lost your pathetic argument.

RISC AND CISC MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Mobile chips are not equally as powerful as x86. It's just not.

The apps and games you play on x86, would that even work on ARM, without stripping the crapmout of them. Look at Office and Windows for ARM.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 05:31 3

136. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I said huge step towards.

Apple invested billions to put not only 64-bit but more like full desktop class CPU architecture -way faster that before.

It won't be faster than Mac for some time, but who said it couldn't be on the same technological level ? To use the same bold tech decisions to increase the performance of a phone ?
Or considering that Apple might be putting more money into chips than intel, who said that mobile chips couldn't use better, newer tech ?

Apple did such a thing, when others weren't even avare what's happening, they have put a desktop class technology, into a smartphone.
That's crazy isn't it ?

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 07:05 4

139. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Just wanna point out that my 31 word response, proving factual statement that Google didn't create Android, they just bought it...was responded by your sad attempt with some 282 word essay that literally proved not one thing.

So when apple if first, it was rushed, when android "cough" google, is first they are totally innovative right?!

Seriously, you are taking away that Apple customize their chip, until then no mainstream android was 64bit ready, neither was the ecosystem. Apple made it mainstream, whether through a reference design or not. Face it, they brought it forth and has pushed others...aka Google, to bring it forth as well.

And if we really want to get down to licensing....Android has over 300 patents that without it, wouldn't even work as a phone, or even as a simple storage device, hell it couldn't even talk with a pc....without other's helps. Android is the god off all, this isn't mine we will take it from the community and put it in, and then have people like techie call others rushed. Hell their core OS of Java, ISNT EVEN THEIRS. Do you get that? Android wouldn't even have a current OS if they didn't 'steal' from Java, at least Windows licensed Xerox UI stuff, Android simply took it and then tried to claim that you cant copyright certain coding...

Seriously, your sad...just stop.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 09:33

150. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, that like me saying Apple did not make iOS, it's a mode of a way bigger OS, may be a good idea to have a look at your license page,

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 00:21 7

105. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple rushed the 64-bit A7 chip and Touch ID LOL.

Techie stop. Seriously stop. You're embarrassing yourself.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 02:23 1

126. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They did rush. ARM announced in October of 2011 that they had brought 64Bit to their platform which allows even for 32bit apps to be able to run on the new architecture, just like how Intel x86/64 works.

ARM has also stated that their 64Bit chip would become mainstream within a couple years. Apple is a.licensee of ARM, just like Qualcomm and Samsung.

The iPhone 5S is the first ton use ARM new platform. But since all these companies license from ARM they all were going Ron have it too.

Why did I say it was rushed? Because after Apple.moved to 64bit, many of the iOS apps failed to work on the new chip.

Unlike with Intel x64/x86, I never had any issue installing a 32bit app on a 64Bit version of Windows...Ever!.

Yet I recall when we ordered the iPhone 5S for our employees, they kept taking their phones back to our IT group because they didn't understand why apps that worked all the time failed to even open.

Apple did rush to be first and they didn't even make sure it was ready.

With Touch ID. Several OEMS like Samsung, for example were also going to bring better security to their devices. When Samsung was certified for use by the US government, they talked about adding more security on TouchWiz using Knox and they spoke of adding biometric capabilities including but not limited to fingerprint readers and iris scanners.

Many OEMS had placed orders for readers. Apple bought one of the major suppliers which prevent other OEMS from using this supplier. Samsung is one who ended up being forced to use another supplier for the S5, which is why it had a swipe reader.

Even company that makes fingerprint readers has an option for one that doesn't require swiping. All.os required is making a button large enough to house a sensor that can get a print without swipe.

Apple.didnt not invent a non-swiping sensor.
The company they bought chose to use materials that would be more reliable and prevent damage to the sensor.

Sapphire glass was used to.lrevebt the sensor from being damaged by the constant barrage it would take from being hit so many times since it's underneath the home button.

After the S5, the other OEMS found other solutions to have a similar sensor.

Just because Apple did something before anyone doesn't mean it was their idea.

When it was rumored Apple was making a smartwatch, everyone bashed Samsung saying after Samsung heard the rumor they brushed to neat Apple. But it's false. Samsung likely already knew Apple.was making the watch because Apple went to.Samsung to make the chip that goes inside.

So yes since Samsung knew apple was making a watch, yes they likely used this knowledge to get a competitive edge. Do you think Apple would do anything less?

In the 3 years it too Apple Tom release their dud, Samsung released 5 solutions in just 2 years. With the Gear S and s2 being better than any other offering as no one had nothing even close. After all Samsung had already made a watch that was a..

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