Stung by increased competition from Android and a fall in iPhone sales had led Apple to look for ways to make iPhone 7 appeal more to buyers
Apple is rumored to overhaul the internal storage options with the upcoming iPhone 7, with research firm TrendForce claiming that there could be a new 256 GB storage introduced to the iPhone range for the first time.
An earlier report had claimed that the mid-tier 64 GB to give way to 128 GB while 32 GB will be the new low with the iPhone base versions. If that is to be believed, we might have already seen the last of 16 GB iPhone variants that have often been accused of being too low given today’s high multi-media storage requirements. Worth mentioning, the iPad Pro is the only other iOS device to come with 256 GB of storage.
As such, the upcoming iPhone 7 range is expected to feature internal memory options of 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. However, what’s not known is whether the 256 gigs of storage will be common across both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus variant or will be exclusive to only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
Chinese website MyDrivers though had reported earlier in the year that the iPhone 7 Plus will be the sole recipient of 256 GB memory. The same report also mentioned a 12.7 percent bump in battery capacity for the 5.5-inch iPhone version, which turns out to a 3,100mAh power source. Battery life has never been the strong point of iPhone and maybe we might get to see that change with the next iteration.
The Chinese site was spotted with its prediction for the 4-inch iPhone SE when it had claimed a 1,624mAh battery and 2 GB of RAM for the smaller iPhone.
The current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus makes with 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of storage.
Apart from the internal storage, system memory too is expected to enhance to 3 GB (LPRDD4) for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus with the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 continuing with the same 2 GB RAM. Both iPhone 6S and 6S Plus currently does with 2 GB RAM.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to continue with the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display size options with the iPhone 7. That applies to the display technology as well as the adoption of the AMOLED tech to be pushed back to 2017.
In another change likely to feature in the iPhone 7 is the replacement of the 3.5mm headphone jack with a Lightning port.
More rumors to look forward to as we approach the likely launch schedule of around fall this year for the new iPhone 7.