There’s been a lot of speculation and anger surrounding Apple’s storage configuration for its upcoming iPhone lineup. Specifically, the base storage possibly being 16GB.
However, according to an IHS Technology analyst who has sources within the supply chain, we’ll finally be seeing the death of the 16GB SKU, being replaced by 32GB of base storage. IHS has a pretty good track record. They predicted that we would see a new 4-inch iPhone in 2016. Of course, we now have the iPhone SE.
The analyst is also reporting that the iPhone 7 will come with 2GB of RAM. We’re unsure if they’re specifically talking about the 4.7-inch model or the iPhone 7 line in general.
Previously, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that we’ll be seeing 3GB of RAM only in the larger 5.5-inch model to accommodate the resources needed for the dual-camera lens. However, the bigger story here is that Apple will finally ditch the 16GB base storage configuration.
While one report doesn’t mean we’ll actually see it, it at least proves that Apple is at least considering bumping up the base storage configuration as the 16GB storage configuration has stuck around far too long.
The 16GB storage option has been around since the original iPhone back in 2007. To take it a step further, 16GB has been the base storage configuration ever since the iPhone 4 introduced in 2010. Having 32GB as the base model makes a lot of sense considering Apple has now introduced 4K video recording.
Though, the analyst does not mention what Apple’s storage lineup will be like. Minus telling us that 32GB will be the storage option. If the previous rumor of a 256GB storage option holds true, we could be seeing 32/128/256GB as this years storage lineup.