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Apple may finally kill the 16GB base model with the next iPhone

By Jos
Jul 6, 2016
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  1. Apple’s base model for the next-generation iPhone might finally come with 32GB of storage, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move would end the annoying practice of making you choose between an expensive phone with not enough storage, or ponying up for an overpriced upgrade to get more storage than you probably need.

    The report cites “a person familiar with the matter” and doesn’t detail what the rest of the lineup would look like storage-wise -- only that the 16GB model is gone. Although 32GB/64GB/128GB seems reasonable there are some rumors suggesting the iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 32GB/128GB/256GB capacities instead like the iPad Pro.

    Apple ditched the 32GB capacity model back in 2014 with the iPhone 6 and offered 64GB in its place. But while the company would like you to see it as getting twice as much storage for the same $750, it was mostly seen as an upsell tactic to make you spend the extra $100. After all, the size of apps and media has made 16GB increasingly impractical.

    The report also goes through a few other rumors for the next iPhone, which apparently won’t see a major redesign like we are used to see every other year after an ’s’ upgrade. Other possible new features include Apple ditching the headphone jack, a larger camera module, and a dual camera sensor on the larger iPhone 7 Plus. We’ll know for sure come September.

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  2. jauffins

    jauffins TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +24

    Thank god. 16GB stopped making since a number of years ago, for the vast majority of users. 32GB is a great baseline capacity.
     
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  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +340

    It doesnt matter if they give away 512GB of storage, without a headphone jack the iphone 7 is a terrible "upgrade"
     
  4. Mithan

    Mithan TS Rookie Posts: 21   +12

    Eh, I use BluTooth Wireless for my headphones, car and everything else.
     
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  5. LiveResistance

    LiveResistance TS Booster Posts: 85   +64

    Or they could just allow users to upgrade their memory with an SD card. I know, this is Apple and that will never happen.
     
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  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    "The move would end the annoying practice of making you choose between an expensive phone with not enough storage, or ponying up for an overpriced upgrade to get more storage than you probably need."

    "Although 32GB/64GB/128GB seems reasonable there are some rumors suggesting the iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 32GB/128GB/256GB capacities instead like the iPad Pro."

    Meet the new boss..
     
  7. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    The problem with SD cards is you can't control the standards. If you buy a crap SD card you'll end up blaming Apple for it. Apple is a company all about standards. If they allowed some kind of expandable storage it would likely be something proprietary and of course with a premium price.
     
  8. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    The headphone jack needs to disappear from all devices. It's a tired old standard that no longer belongs with our expensive hand held personal assistants. One less hole, one less thing to break via dust, water, broken plugs etc.

    now if there was a way to effectively reduce or eliminate mechanical buttons and switches...
     

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