Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 06:02
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
Apple’s next-gen iPhone may see an increased storage capacity up to 256 gigabytes.
The rumor comes from research firm TrendForce, which reported on Wednesday that Apple has “settled on most of the specs for the next iPhone.” Most of the details they shared have already been reported, including 3 gigabytes of RAM exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch “iPhone 7 Plus.”
The report revealed that Apple is looking to offer a high-end 256 gigabyte capacity for the next-gen iPhone. In addition, the 256-gigabyte option will reportedly be available for both the “iPhone 7” and the larger Plus variant.
TrendForce’s report hinted that the 256 gigabyte option is a possibility, but did not indicate whether Apple will discontinue the 64-gigabyte capacity and replace it with the 128-gigabyte version. Currently, the iPhone lineup maxes out at 128 gigabytes.
The decisions have apparently been helped by a steep drop in the price of NAND flash since the second half of 2015.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.