iPhone 7 Plus rumored to include larger battery, 256GB storage option

By Shawn Knight
Jan 4, 2016
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  1. Could 2016 finally be the year that Apple caves to customer demand and delivers a smartphone with a larger battery? At least one publication thinks that'll be the case when the next iPhone debuts later this year.

    Chinese technology site MyDrivers (via Apple Insider) claims the iPhone 7 Plus will ship with a 3,100mAh battery. The current iPhone 6s Plus features a battery with a capacity of 2,750mAh. If true, the iPhone 7 Plus would have a 12 percent larger battery which the publication says would result in up to three additional hours of use.

    It's worth pointing out that Apple actually reduced the size of the battery from the iPhone 6 Plus to the iPhone 6s Plus (the former packed a 2,915mAh unit). The more efficient A9 processor allowed the handset to retain the same usage ratings.

    MyDrivers also claims the iPhone 7 Plus (notably, not the standard iPhone 7) will include an option for 256GB of local flash storage. Up to this point, the most storage you can get on an iPhone is 128GB. The site added that the 256GB option will be in addition to "the normal ones" which would mean 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. It'd make a lot more sense for Apple to finally drop the 16GB offering and bump the 64GB model down to the entry-level slot but I digress.

    As always, it's recommended that you take this information with a bit of skepticism. It's still pretty early for rumors of this magnitude, especially considering that we haven't heard anything about Apple's A10 SoC and iOS 10.

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  2. DJoshua

    DJoshua TS Member Posts: 16

    I think they should stop releasing 16GB version and move to 32GB instead.
  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 318   +252

    It wouldn't make any sense for apple to drop 16GB, for two reasons.

    1. People like me. I use up a whopping 2.9GB of storage, even with every game I own on iOS. I stream all of my music, since I have unlimited data through tmobile, same with video. I simply don't use much local storage, and there are many others who just don't keep enough on their phone to justify adding additional storage.

    2. Apple makes more money by charging more for 64GB. They are fully aware that 32GB would be enough for the majority, so they make sizes of 16 and 64 avaliable to force users to pay more if they want lots of internal storage. Great business move by them, seeing as the iphone is still super popular and sells more and more every year.

    That being said, I hope the 7 has a much larger battery. And has a larger (3000-3500 MaH) battery case as well. That would get me 3-4 days of heavy use out of my phone which sounds wonderful.
  4. G0DofPaiN

    G0DofPaiN TS Booster Posts: 55   +30

    Probably will add +500MaH and call it +30% improvement, because you will be able to use the phone for 12 hours, meaning all-day long in their language.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759

  6. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 214   +67

    3-4 days of heavy use? without a recharge? or did I misunderstand you?
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 318   +252

    no, you understood me perfectly.

    I have two phones, a work provided iphone 5s and a note 4 with a 10000 mah battery. The iphone will last about one day of heavy use from me.

    Meanwhile, the note 4 can go a week. and it is WONDERFUL not having to worry about charging it constantly. Just plug it in every sunday before going to sleep. If apple had a larger battery pack (think 4000 or so) id probably buy the 6s immediately, as im tired of the android update game. And I want the apple pack, because the battery shows up on the phone as a seperate battery, works seamlessly with the phone and charger, requires no manual switching of any kind, ece.

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