Sketchy rumor calls for 256GB iPhone 7 Plus with 3,100 mAh battery

By , Jan 3, 2016

iPhone 7 concept Yasser Farahi 001

According to a sketchy rumor published yesterday by Chinese-language Mydrivers, Apple’s forthcoming 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ will come with a pair of exclusive features versus its 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 7’ sibling: a new 256-gigabyte storage option and a larger 3,100 mAh battery.

By comparison, the current-generation iPhone 6s Plus has a 2,750 mAh battery inside. The publication did not specify whether the inclusion of the 256GB option will result in the removal of the oft-critized sixteen-gigabyte option from the iPhone lineup.

MyDrivers has a poor track record in the rumor business so you’re advised to approach this report with healthy skepticism. My primary concern regarding the larger battery claim is Apple’s insistence of engineering ever thinner devices.

If the iPhone 7 is going to be iPod touch thin as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims, a larger battery may not fit inside a thinner enclosure.

As a matter of fact, Apple put a smaller 2,750 mAh battery inside the iPhone 6s Plus versus the iPhone 6 Plus’s 2,915 mAh one without sacrificing run time due to iOS 9 and A9 chip’s improved power efficiency.

On top of that, it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that an ‘A10’ chip and iOS 10 will be even more optimized in terms of power consumption.

For the sake of completeness, the same outlet recently claimed that the rumored ‘iPhone 6c’ will come outfitted with Apple’s in-house designed A9 system-on-a-chip, twice the RAM, Touch ID and a larger 1,642mAh battery (by comparison, the iPhone 5s has a 1,570mAh battery).

iPhone 7 concept by 3D artist Yasser Farahi.

Source: Mydrivers (Google Translate) via Gadgetz Arena

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  • rockdude094

    Plot twist: 16gb base model

  • Mukund Bhatla

    Thats a lot of movies (If you know what I mean :p)

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      I don’t

      • Mukund Bhatla

        … That’s Alright

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        What does it mean

    • I’d love to watch 4K movies on that

      • Mukund Bhatla

        Let’s just assume it has a 4K screen too.. *-*

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Past 321 PPI you can’t tell!! These high res screens are gimmicks!

      • Morgan Freeman

        What kind of chump watches movies on a freakin’ phone anyways? FFS.

      • therealjjohnson

        The kind that’s either at work, on a train, or plane?

      • Morgan Freeman

        Ok smartass.. why worry about 4K video ON A PHONE? “Because they can” is not going to be an acceptable answer.

      • therealjjohnson

        Who said anything about 4K? You said watch movies. You just itching to win a argument after saying some dumb shit huh? This is where I exit. Have a good day.

      • Morgan Freeman

        Dhoklastellar Fafda said: “I’d love to watch 4K movies on that” to which I made my first reply, and which I still stand behind. Children, the lot of you. Must be anyways…who else watches movies ON A PHONE. Same derps who listen to music on youtube. GOOD DAY TO YOU.

      • Then why didn’t your reply go something more like “who watches 4K movies on their phones?” Because that’s saying something different. You either have an issue with watching 4K videos or with watching videos period. Which is it?

      • Morgan Freeman

        I have issues with both, but mainly the 4k thing. Yeah yeah, I’m in the minority here. I know.

      • Nah I agree 4K is useless but there’s plenty of times where I find watching a movie on my phone feasible. No I don’t sit around at home watching shit on my phone but if I’m away and I’m not actively engaged throwing on something works for me.

      • Little does Morgan Freeman know that I was being sarcastic. It goes without saying that watching 4K on a Full HD res is just pointless.

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    I always buy at least 64 I did 128 on the Pro

  • Mohāmmèd Âłî

    I for one couldn’t care less about the base model storage.
    I always get the biggest storage available .
    What i do care about though, is battery life , don’t make thinner device with a smaller battery just because the hardware doesn’t take much power , make a slightly thicker device with a bigger battery , I think this makes much more sense.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Agreed. If you don’t want little storage buy big storage!

  • burge

    Apple will not drop the 16Gb device. It’s the entry level device. If Apple did drop it it would have to drop the prices of the 32Gb to the price of the 16Gb. And so on. 16Gb devices are the most popular devices why would you stop making them.

    • leart

      yeah your correct for my opinion, till last year it was like that, but now with 4k videos its really impossible to live with a 16 gb device, I’ll bet that apple will drop for sure the 16gb this year

      • Cristian B

        plus, 256gb would make so much sense for 4K shooters. I don’t see why they would have a 16gb entry, it would just look bad. then again, they would probably still do it for profit.

      • Tommy

        yea buy why make the 16gb 4k?

      • leart

        the correct question would be, why buy 16gb, its not obligatory?!

  • schoeberlt

    Storage tier: 16GB, 32GB, 256GB

    • Rowan09

      And get rid of the 64GB and 128GB because?

      • Elias Chao

        Because #Apple.

      • schoeberlt

        Exactly as Elias said. Dude, it was a joke 😀

      • Rowan09

        Lol.

  • port87

    plot twist: its 128gb with battery case with extra storage.

  • port87

    who hopes its oled screen at least?

    • Rowan09

      I believe that will be in about 2 years for an OLED screen.

  • Elias Chao

    Apple will blown everyone’s minds if their storage scheme become 64GB, 128GB, 256GB. Keeping the actual prices.

    • Elias Chao

      And making the 32GB and 64GB models for the 4-inch 2016 iPhone.

      • aw81

        I would do anything for them to make a smaller phone again.

    • Cristian B

      that would make me soooo happy, sadly I don’t think they’ll do that. at the most they’ll do 32GB as an entry, followed by 64 and 128. Or if this rumor is true, 128 and 256.

      • Elias Chao

        I don’t think they would do that either, I just say that it would be awesome. Really. Awesome.

      • Cristian B

        Which is why I said at the most, meaning that it probably won’t happen.

  • pnh

    Other “rumors” include:
    A 1.21 gigawatts flux capacitor to power the new A69X CPU.
    Siri gets Steve Jobs voice.
    Gorilla glass, this time made from real gorillas.
    A brain wave sensor which transcribes your thoughts directly to iMessage.

  • Bob

    hubba hubba hubba me wanty

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Comes with 16, 128* or 256** GB storage. Take your pick.

    *3 times more expensive as 16.
    *3^3 times more expensive as 16…just kidding, as 128
    ~Signed by Tim Cook.

  • iByron

    Aren’t all iPhone 7 rumors “sketchy” at this point?

  • Tommy

    16 gb isnt bad depends what you use it for. like me I just have little games, about 2 gb music, its good for me.

    • Good enough for me too, the only issue being that I need to spring clean every fortnight. However I doubt 16GB will be enough anymore because the average size of an app has ballooned to 100MB. Apple has stuck to 16GB for 6 years in a row, time to let off that steely grip.