Base-level iPhone 7 will reportedly include 32GB of storage
posted by Ben R. / May 30, 2016, 11:33 AM
This year has already spawned a number of smartphones from the biggest names in tech, including the HTC 10 and Samsung's Galaxy S7 duo. There's yet more to come, though, and Apple's next-gen iPhone is chief among the to-be-announced handsets en route to market. Devices such as those aforementioned have set the bar high, and Cupertino will need to bring its 'A' game if it's to impress the fickle tech consumer. According to a purported researcher's note, the fruit company may take the welcome step of ditching a 16 GB version of the so-called iPhone 7 and instead opt for 32 GB as a minimum.
Apple's mobile device storage situation has been a constant topic of conversation, no less because of the amount it charges per increment to those seeking more real estate. Over the years, Tim Cook's firm has made a habit of charging $100 for every jump in storage, where most Android vendors have allowed users to cheaply add more space by means of a microSD slot. While it's not likely that Apple will suddenly alter its stance and offer removable storage any time soon, 32 GB as a standard minimum would give users more breathing space.
Apple has been at the very heart of the 'there's an app for that' culture we live in. But with so much content to choose from, it's becoming less practical for even casual app users to manage on a meager 16 gigs. Moreover, while the camera of the current iPhone 6s has been the subject of much acclaim, high-quality snaps and HD video can quickly make 16 GB—even less when you factor in stock apps and the iOS firmware—feel like chickenfeed.
The folks at Mobipicker cite a Chinese researcher in suggesting that the iPhone 7—and, presumably, the iPhone 7 Plus—will include upward of 32 GB of storage. Interestingly, it would be the the first iPhone in Apple's history not to include a 16 GB variant at some point—even the original iPhone added a 16-gig option in early 2008. The note also mentions 2 GB of RAM, which, if true, would see it carry the same amount as the iPhone 6s.
The words of Kevin Wang, Director of Market Research at IHS Technology in China
Given how Apple's iOS device storage tactics have generated so much revenue, here's hoping the base price of the iPhone isn't increased as a result of the storage bump.
Would you like to see the iPhone carry more on-board storage off the bat? Be sure to leave your comments below, and also, take a peek at our iPhone 7 rumor round-up for more info on the forthcoming upgrade.
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I'll believe it when I see it.
posted on May 30, 2016, 11:41 AM 14
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Exactly what I said LOL
posted on May 30, 2016, 12:01 PM 2
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It's bounty to have an increase at some point. They're just not as quick as Android devices to increase the base storage. Also, any techie that calls phone storage "ROM" needs to do a quick search on what ROM is.
posted on May 30, 2016, 6:45 PM 1
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Probably PA should do an article on the top 5 Analysts and their predictions on the previous Iphone generation before release and how far was it true during actual release so that we know their success rate in predicting the features before release accurately
posted on May 30, 2016, 1:22 PM 2
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Ofcourse they will do it. And pass along a 50-100$ price increase. Hey gotta find reason to increase price right? Using part thats cost 5$ more to make 100$ more is best way to do it. the Apple way! :)
posted on May 30, 2016, 2:11 PM 0
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If this is true. When Tim Cook announce: "One more thing, the Iphone 7 base model will come with 32GB of storage. Amazing!! I cannot believe it. This is the result of the restless efforts of innovation, engineering and bringing the best thing to our users." And the whole crowd will scream, shout, and applause !!!
posted on May 31, 2016, 2:40 AM 1
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Man I bought a 2014 Moto X with only 16mb and am paying the price. For the past 8 months I've been having to delete photos and remove apps to create space. 32mb should be the BARE MINIMUM for phones these days. 16mb is a joke.
posted on May 30, 2016, 11:42 AM 2
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Of course 16 MB is a joke.
posted on May 30, 2016, 11:52 AM 20
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Use google photos.
posted on May 30, 2016, 12:08 PM 5
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1. You need a good data connection (3G/4G Coverage) 2. You need unlimited data (not crippled ones like you have in most parts of the world) 3. Up- and download from the cloud will drain more battery than just using the internal storage. 4. Internal Storage is way faster 5. Security concerns
posted on May 30, 2016, 12:22 PM 2
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It's like you look at all the pictures every day... As for security, where is data safer: on a phone - that can break or get stolen - or on Apple's/Google's servers? Oh, btw, do you use a smartphone without a healthy data plan?
posted on May 31, 2016, 3:52 AM 0
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Yeah, and you paid less for your Moto X than half the price of an iPhone 6S with 16gb. For that matter you would have paid less for a Moto X 2014 than a iPhone SE. BTW if you use Google Photos then you can take all the photos you want because the storage is free. I do agree that 16 gb should never be used, unless it's in a low end device. That's why every Android flagship device in 2015 and 2016 have not seen anything less than 16gb. So it's about time Apple jumped on board.
posted on May 30, 2016, 12:36 PM 0
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With no micro SD card. Why you no offer SD card, Apple?
posted on May 30, 2016, 11:43 AM 2
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Because SD cards offer very affordable storage expansion.
posted on May 30, 2016, 1:09 PM 1
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