Date: Friday, August 28th, 2015, 12:28
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
It looks like 16 gigabytes will continue to remain the low end of storage for Apple’s next-gen iPhone.
A purported photo of an iPhone 6S information sheet seems to indicate that Apple will stick with 16 GB of storage for the base model. The image comes from Steve Hemmerstoffer and matches analysis of iPhone 6S components obtained by 9to5Mac back in June, which showed Apple using 16 GB memory chips in preproduction units.
It was initially thought that Apple would bump the low end’s storage up appreciably, although early builds of iOS 9 indicate that the new operating system is more efficient with its storage space.
The photo has yet to be verified and has been met with some degree of skepticism.
Also note that the existence of a 16 GB model does not mean the lineup has to stay identical as the iPhone 6 generation with 16/64/128 GB tiers. There is a chance Apple could slide in a 32 GB option between the 16 GB and 64 GB price points as they have done with the new iPod touch. We would consider this unlikely, however.
Apple is scheduled to announce its next-gen iPhone lineup on September 9th.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.