Supply Chain Might Have Abandoned The 16GB iPhone 7 – Better Storage Models Inbound


Announcing a flagship smartphone with 16GB of internal storage was a disaster but somehow, Apple’s iPhone lineup has been selling it for years. However, looking at the trend, it appears that the upcoming iPhone 7 seriously needs a storage upgrade and thanks to the latest report, we have received word that the supply chain have abandoned the storage model that delivers a modicum amount of internal memory to the user.

iPhone 7 Is Not Going To Be Shipped Out In The 16GB Storage Model – Which Is Going To Be The Base Model Introduced By Apple?

According to CnBeta, Foxconn has officially commenced the mass production of iPhone 7, and according to insiders, it does not appear that the 16GB storage model is going to be shipped out with the remainder chunk of the units. This is a very refreshing thing to hear, and while some users can honestly run their entire lives with just 16GB of internal storage without the prospect of expanding it through any way, there are those who require always a larger internal memory headroom for flexibility.

However, here is something that we did not notice; CnBeta reports that the base storage model of iPhone 7 is going to be cheaper than iPhone 6s, which is quite impossible to believe, but we will still wait for confirmation if Apple is truly to going to offer consumers a much cheaper solution to the masses. In addition, other details of the smartphone include a 3,100mAh battery upgrade (this is most likely for the iPhone 7 Plus), which is huge even by Apple standards, along with on-board storage increased to 256GB. We expect that 256GB will be nice little upgrade for those who have capped their 128GB internal memory (for a premium price obviously).


iPhone 7 could also have a ‘bezel-less’ display, and both this and the upcoming 5.5-inch phablet are expected to be even more appealing than their previous generation counterparts. Moreover, the upcoming products are expected to be incorporated with EMI shielding technology, which is one of the contributors why your phone dies on you at a quicker pace.

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Reading the latest report, we honestly believe that Apple is ready to abandon the 16GB iPhone in favor of higher capacities, but we still have doubts that the base storage model of iPhone 7 is going to be cheaper than an iPhone 6s. Take this rumor with a grain of salt and we will provide you with confirmation when more concrete facts approach.