WSJ: base Apple iPhone 7 model to come with 32GB of storage

WSJ: base Apple iPhone 7 model to come with 32GB of storage
According to a report published earlier today by The Wall Street Journal, Apple will finally bump the base iPhone 7 model to 32GB of integrated storage space.

Note that this is not the first rumor to suggest that the 16GB iPhone will be discontinued. Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s generations were rumored to upgrade the base model to 32GB of storage, but that obviously did not come to pass.

In the past couple of years, many have voiced their dissatisfaction towards the current 16GB base iPhone model. Since iPhones do not come with a microSD card slot, the storage limitation makes little sense in the age of 4K video recording and DVD-sized mobile games. 16GB of storage - out of which only about 12GB are available to the user - only suffice for about 32 minutes of 4K video capture. Worse still, Apple has also discontinued the 32GB iPhone models starting with the iPhone 6, meaning that those who want to break free from the 16GB chain need to purchase the 64GB model.

The upcoming Apple iPhone 7 is said to be similar to the iPhone 6s at the visual level although we certainly expect to see updates such as a faster chipset and better cameras. Multiple rumors claim that the iPhone 7 will make do with the headphone jack while other sources claim that Apple will offer its next-gen iPhone in a Deep Blue variant which may replace the current Space Gray color option.

What do you guys think, with the falling prices of flash storage, isn't it about time for Apple to update the base iPhone model to 32GB of storage space?

source: The Wall Street Journal

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55 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This is great. I would be more surprised if they stuck to 16GB.

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I wonder what that'll mean for the next storage size up, 64gb or 128gb? Only 7+ rumoured to get 256gb...

8. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I saw a rumor of a 7 pro only 256 gb?? My LG V 10 has 64 internally and 200 sd card so I've got already and had 256 plus since last November 2015, why the heck don't Apple give iOS users SD card options??? Greed??

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

SD cards are prone to failing after a certain amount of time. Another noteworthy fault is the fact read and write speeds of SD cards no matter how good are never able to match internal storage. Lastly, less than 20% of smartphone users actually use SD cards at all apparently, so they probably see no point in pandering to the minority . So no, it has nothing to do with greed, crazy right?

41. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I've used SD cards for years and filled them than deleting them and never a problem it depends WHAT kind of SD card you buy, ya buy a cheap overseas knockoffs on eBay ya you will have issues

44. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nope nothing to do with greed but ask 100$ more per level of bigger GB. No greed at all :)

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Android already has SD options. It would all mean iOS would need an open file format which would make jailbreaking easier. Apple doesn't want that.

24. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well Apple do like their security and speed... They already use the much faster internal NVMe memory rather than the Samsung S7's slooow UFS - something you "Techie" types rarely mention in your spec wars (of course) and probably don't fancy SD cards for many reasons, including internal space which they currently seem keen on stripping out.

29. Papa_Ji

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

I think world leader of semiconductor knows better than idiots like you...

30. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Please, explain where I'm wrong. Go ahead, I'm waiting... Samsung can make f**king flux capacitors for all I care, it doesn't mean they put them in their phones does it? Or is that too hard to understand for "idiots like you"?

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah the super fast memory of iphone make app open 0.004 second faster its super usefull. main reason they dont fancy them : greed to sell more gb at high price and sale more icloud space. Dont want ppl to use this as a way to jailbreak. save money by having to put less component in the phone.

40. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Most people prefer internal storage combined with cloud storage. It's the price that they charge for each level of storage that's the problem.

37. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Knowing Apple as a company we know it follows " Give less Take more". Considering this the iphone 7 would come in 32 and 128 while the Plus in 64 and 256. Expect very premium pricing for these. Don't be fooled by their 32 GB introduction.

3. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I am a huge Apple fanboy and this move was a loonnnggggg time in coming. 16GB in this day & age is just idiotic, and Apple deserves the ridicule they got.

32. Papa_Ji

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Everyone knows apple takes atleast two years to match the standard set by Samsung's Note & S series... it's not a matter of excitement.. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF I think it's almost three years for FAST CHARGING , WIRELESS CHARGING ,qHD DISPLAY and many other stuffs on GALAXY S4 & S5. I hope apple may also include these stuffs to match, atleast GALAXY S5 standard.

34. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The S4 and S5 didn't have a QHD screen either.

38. Papa_Ji

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Then let be for NOTE 4.

39. Papa_Ji

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Then let be for NOTE 4.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple should shock the tech world and make the base model of the iP7 come with 64gb of storage, then 128gb and 256gb for the other models.

5. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Meh, that will do nothing. Its more awesome if iPhone give mSD slot on their phones.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't even care about an SD card slot anymore, you can't run apps from it so what is the point in having it. Also it is a proven fact that in makes your phone slower.

21. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

But,its saver than iCloud

53. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Again I don't really care if it's safer, I don't keep anything on cloud services that I would be upset about if it got out.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"you can't run apps from it so what is the point in having it" You can't? Says who? Have a look at how it's done on the S7 Edge: https://youtu.be/veKkGdFWz28?t=2m52s It doesn't make your device slower (at least my OnePlus One and Surface Pro 2 aren't running slower due to their MicroSD card), it may make the app run slower than if it were on the internal storage. However, that's dependent on what type of MicroSD card you bought. Besides running apps, there's a whole lot more uses I get out of a MicroSD card (via OTG) on my OnePlus One, including for the following: - Individual App snapshot backups via Titanium Backup - Full NAND backups via TWRP Recovery - Stand-alone app installers - etc. Internal storage will always get full the more I make use of my device, having a built-in MicroSD card slot is convenient.

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Android phone with ability to adopt sd card as internal memory can easily run app from it. did not slow down my moto x play at all in fact there was not difference before and after using it.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

and increase starting price by 100$ lol.

7. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Just a scam to push people to spend more on a lousy iOS devices apples reputation isn't all that good the last two years that's why i gave up on them pukes in Cupertino

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Just some lousy member of the vocal minority wasting our time with their opinion of a company that doesn't care because why would they everyone. Move along :D. P.S. Yeah they sure have built a lousy rep with the public. That must be why they've sold more phones in two years than they had in the previous three years combined. Sure...that totally makes sense./s

42. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya just for the name and that logo, i know someone who works at the Apple Store in Costa Mesa ca and notices more repairs at the Genius Bar or complaints than people buying, ya they sell a lot of junk ya push out their updates that fix one thing but screw up others, that's why android takes time to push updates that actually fix things

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

sold more phone past two years because of market expansions. they are slowly getting a lousy rep with public because of overpriced s**t. I am selling more iphone 6 than iphone 6S because of the price hike on the 6S thats only an example.

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