As rumors continue to circulate, after we recently found out that Apple’s 2017 iPhone will be made of all glass, now it is being reported that the company’s forthcoming iPhone 7 will not be available in the familiar 16GB base model. Instead, a 32GB option will be sold with a $199 USD price point.
According to 9to5Mac, the news comes courtesy of an IHS Technology analyst who has an impeccable track record when it comes to disclosing new Apple products.
Apple initially launched the 16GB option back in 2008 with the original iPhone, and it has of course been around ever since, although users have long since discovered that 16GB of storage gets filled in a hurry. If the rumor is true, it would mean the new base model for the iPhone 7 — and seemingly going forward — would be the 32GB option.
In addition, the IHS Technology analyst is reporting that the iPhone 7 will also feature 2GB of RAM, which is the same specification as the iPhone 6s, though this may be solely for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, as the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is expected to feature 3GB of RAM.
For now, we are still waiting on confirmation regarding Apple’s elimination of 16GB iPhones. Per usual, stay tuned for more.