The following iPhone might lastly ditch the 16GB model

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Hypothesis concerning the headphone jack has dominated a lot of the dialog concerning the subsequent iPhone, however here is a rumor that ought to make everybody comfortable: citing “an individual acquainted with Apple’s plans,” The Wall Road Journal stories that the following iPhone will eliminate the 16 GB storage possibility.

The bottom mannequin would reportedly leap as much as 32 GB—a extra affordable minimal for informal iPhone customers who nonetheless wish to retailer loads of images and apps (and set up updates with out working into storage issues.

Apple has made a number of modifications to iOS within the final 12 months or two to make 16 GB (and, horror of horrors, eight GB) iPhones and iPads extra livable.

It has decreased the quantity of space for storing wanted to put in updates, it has launched options like iCloud Photograph Library that lean on the cloud to release native storage, and App Thinning reduces the scale of put in apps behind the scenes.

However these things is countered partially by space-eating digicam options like Dwell Images, 12 megapixel photographs, and 4K video. Promoting a 64 GB mannequin for $100 greater than the 16 GB fashions might have helped Apple’s common iPhone promoting value, however the person expertise has gone downhill as time has gone on.

Apple bumped up its mid- and top-tier iPhone capacities two years in the past when it launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and there was by no means an eight GB model of the iPhone 5S on the low finish.

However that 16 GB possibility has been the entry mannequin because the iPhone three GS got here out in 2009 (an eternity in the past in telephone years).

The report does not say whether or not the higher-end 64 and 128 GB iPhones may even get a storage bump, however in any case it will be good to have the ability to suggest an iPhone with out additionally having to suggest that $100 improve.

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