Another year, another rumour surrounding Apple’s decision to stop releasing devices with 16GB storage.
Last year a similar rumour surfaced suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 6S would launch with only 32GB+ models, however when the company unveiled the devices, the 16GB option was still available.
Maybe this year will be different?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has finally decided to put an axe to the idea that people want iPhones with 16GB storage. The report says: “The new iPhones are expected to have more storage for those photos. Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB, according to a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans.”
The 16GB model was always considered the cheapest way to grab an iPhone, but there was always an issue with managing the storage. As the phone’s OS and many other apps rely on this storage, it left little room for pictures and other media, and made managing storage more of a hassle than anything.
It’s worth noting that this is just a rumour, and as with the previous rumour from last year, it may not be true.