Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that the iPhone 7 will be available in a 256GB storage configuration. As it currently stands, nearly all reports point to a 32GB base configuration, and having a larger top-tier model can add to the hype.
NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources. Prices will keep soaring until the fourth quarter of 2016.
The Wall Street Journal confirmed in July that the iPhone 7 will have a 32GB base configuration, replacing the needed-to-go 16GB base option that has been available since the iPhone 3GS.
Likewise, the iPhone 7 could possibly come in at 32/128/256GB storage configurations. But it has remained unclear if the 256GB storage option will be reserved only for the 5.5-inch model.
With the addition of 32GB as the base model, and 256GB as the top-tier model, this could make a lot of iPhone users who choose not to use iCloud happy. The current iPhone 6s come in 16/64/128GB storage options for both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models.
If Apple makes the change, the company may finally acknowledge that users want more storage at both the top and bottom of their iPhone lineup.