Remember when flagship smartphones used to come with 8GB storage options? Yeah, that’s a distant memory, and it might soon be joined by the 16GB storage option if this latest report is to be believed.
According to 9to5Mac, the next iPhone could be ditching the 16GB option completely in favour of the more roomier 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options. The rumour apparently comes out of Foxconn, the manufacturers behind Apple’s upcoming flagship refresh, though it’s being considered as a “sketchy” rumour.
It seems the source out of Foxconn has revealed that the next device will start at 32GB as a 16GB sticker for the new iPhone’s packaging doesn’t exist.
Though it seems like a pretty drastic decision, 8GB storage quickly went the same way on flagship devices, and due to apps, games, and operating systems having more and more features, 16GB might soon leave very little in the way of storage for consumers meaning 32GB is a much more sensible option.
Unfortunately what that could mean is that the base model of the next iPhone could be considerably higher compared to the launch price of the 16GB iPhone 6 model.