Both iPhone 7 variants will offer up to 256GB storage, says report

Both iPhone 7 variants will offer up to 256GB storage, says report
If recent reports are to be believed, Apple could make some significant changes to the storage options of its next-generation iPhone. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the iPhone 7 Plus could max out at a whopping 256 GB of real estate. Supposedly, the 5.5-inch variant will include a significantly better camera than its less sizable counterpart, and thus, more space will be required to carry the heavier photo and video file sizes. Now, though, it's being reported that the standard iPhone 7 may also join the party. 

Since Apple's handset doesn't allow for expandable storage, this move will surely be welcomed by digital hoarders far and wide. Even with the rise to prominence of cloud services, you just can't beat local storage for speed and overall convenience. Not only that, but you don't need to eat into your data allowance by downloading your files from a remote server, and you save on the usual monthly fees charged by Google Drive, iCloud and the like. 

According to research firm TrendForce, Apple is all but decided on the specs and features of the forthcoming iPhones. Users who require up to 256 GB of storage will, it seems, be able to get their wish. There's no word on how much buyers will need to pony up to snag these top-level editions, though given Apple's current and previous pricing structure, it's safe to assume that there will be a $200-300 premium compared with the lowest storage options. 

Along with these rumored increases, it has also been mentioned that Cupertino may ditch the 16 GB base storage version. In a move that would make complete sense given that some individual apps and games creep well into the multiple gigabytes nowadays, the fruit company may instead push the entry-level iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus up to a much healthier-looking 32 GB.

The current iPhone 6s duo offers 16, 64 and 128 GB options, though Apple is said to be unsure of whether to scrap the 64 GB model. If Tim Cook's firm does decide to remove the current mid-range capacity—and the report of the 16 GB model's demise is to be considered—the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus could both be available with 32, 128 or 256 of on-board ROM. Since the TrendForce report notes the cheaper cost price of NAND flash as a reason for the increases, fans will be hoping that the next models can add more space without any sort of price hike on the current tiers for each model. 

Finally, the report reaffirms the notion that the iPhone 7s Plus will be treated to 3 GB of RAM and a dual-lens camera. The iPhone 7, meanwhile, is set to stick with 2 gigs of RAM, and likely won't employ such grandiose camera components. 

Would you be interested in an iPhone with so much storage? Let us know of your take in the comments. 

Related phones

iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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41 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

And my reports says B+

39. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Even my grandmother who is 80 years changed his Iphone 6S to a Samsung S7 Edge. she was tired of being outdated. Now she is so happy and said she really feels more freedom with Android compared with the restrictive ios. Apple is en route to join blackberry within a year or two.

40. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Just stop these idiotic comments. Do you think an 80 year old lady needs a smartphone because of freedom & customization options.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I guess they'll choose 16,64& 256GB.. since 32GB is stupid move.. many 64GB user will choose lowest tier if they do that, since its cheaper and still bearable for most of them.. and that also mean less profit for them.. and kudos to ZF3 deluxe who offer 256GB storage at reasonable price, lol

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

If Apple is nice this time, it could be 32,128 and 256, but the possibility would be a little slim, then again it could very well be what you just said. BTW, lemme have some squid juice, just kidding : )

21. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 927; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

If the rumors are true and they get rid of the 16GB version. Would it then go 32GB, 128GB, 256GB? Or 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB?

26. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Intelligent people would like the option to put a 200GB Micro SD card inside.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2816; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

256GB.....so? WM10 offers storage till 2 TB!

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So is there a W10 phone that 2TB...OF INTERNAL STORAGE!? Next time read the damn article! Expandable storage does not equal internal storage.

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 725; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Maybe, he's pointing out that doesn't even exist on a mobile phone yet. He's yet to realize that Windows phones offers 16 to 32GB. And is expandable up to 200GB. Little did he realize that the ram it offers is 3GB. So how can a 3GB of ram, Handle an internal storage of up to 2TB of ram on a mobile OS at 32BIT? Also, the fact that it uses an RISC chip means there's a difference of performance when it comes to CISC. Forget talking to this lunatic. He doesn't know anything at all.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO! Owned him!

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah and? Last time I checked, Windows Mobile was less relevant than before.

20. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What the heck do you need 2TB on a phone for?

5. TheUnbiasedGuy

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 21, 2016

First of all remove the 16GB,its fairly too low now a days and frustrating as hell.

9. Unordinary unregistered

Especially with the bloat found on other phones. 16gb phone shipped with 7.8gb of usable storage lol

12. TheUnbiasedGuy

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 21, 2016

This really made me smile :) But most of the "other phone" have external sd card.LOL

15. Unordinary unregistered

Not useful when "other phones" don't allow you to store apps and other stuff on them.LOL

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*cough*Samsung*cough*

18. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

iPhone is the only phone that cost $100 extra for 48GB. :D

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung is the only phone that charges you an extra $100 for useless edge screen.

25. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

because no one else has an edge screen...extra memory? everyone has it except iphone

41. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Edge Screen & its Features, Bigger display, Bigger battery you want more?

37. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The deflection is strong on this one.

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I am commenting again because I can't comment on the next article, which is "http://www.phonearena.com/news/Best-smartphones-y​ou-can-buy-right-now-June-2016_id64576" Anyway, it's a good thing you can buy a iPhone right now, but please add a line, "hold off" from buying it right now, it's gonna get a refresh pretty soon, as a TECH website, you guys should give some legit advices. IMO, you could go for pretty much all the androids on the list except nexus 6p which should also get a refresh pretty soon. BTW, y did you guys close the commenting section,LOL, it doesn't make sense

7. sissy246

Posts: 7105; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Believe it when I see it. I bet it is 32, 64 and 128 welcome to 2016, you will be out os 2011 now on storage lol

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2171; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

For pricing structure it should look like this: iPhone 7 = 32GB/$699, 128GB/$799, 256GB/$899 iPhone 7 Plus = 32GB/$799, 128GB/$899, 256GB/$999 iPhone 7 Pro = 32GB/$899, 128GB/$999, 256GB/$1099 First smartphone to reach over $1000 will be the Plus and Pro models. Apple will most likely increase the base storage from $649 to $699 because of increased storage.

11. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wow go apple go

28. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Go. Apple......for putting a bigger HDD in their phone. EZ to please I suppose. Apple loves u for it

13. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

The note 7 fear!!!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

256 is just plain awesome sauce.

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