Apple has been working exhausting to make sure these with restricted inner storage will have the ability to replace to the most recent model of its cell working system, iOS.
Sources inside Apple’s Taiwan-based manufacturing associate Foxconn declare the packaging being ready for the brand new iPhone doesn’t embrace containers for a 16GB mannequin.
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will reportedly solely ship in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB configurations.
“We will’t let you know [what Foxconn] division we obtained info [from], however we are able to [say] that the packaging of the brand new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus [do not] have [stickers] with ’16GB capability,” wrote Chan Zhuang of Made In China Gadget.
Apple has reportedly dropped Samsung as a provider for its inner storage after the Korean agency elevated its costs.
This worth hike is rumoured to be why Apple didn’t drop the 16GB configuration earlier than the launch of the iPhone 6, again in September 2014.
Nonetheless Apple Senior Vice President of Advertising and marketing Phil Schiller defended the Cupertino agency’s determination to launch a 16GB base mannequin, stating that iCloud makes up for the dearth of on-board storage.
“The idea is increasingly as we use iCloud companies for paperwork and our images and movies and music, that maybe probably the most price-conscious prospects are in a position to stay in an surroundings the place they don’t want a lot of native storage as a result of these companies are lightening the load,” Mr Schiller mentioned in an interview with John Gruber, of Daring Fireball.