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The storage options for the iPhone 7 will feature a higher starting point, reports The Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with Apple’s plans, the outlet says that instead of 16GB, the entry level model will come with 32GB of storage.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this is going to happen with this year’s iPhone, but coming from a source like The Journal certainly adds more weight to the theory. If true, this will solve a pain point that has been plaguing users for years.

Currently, your only iPhone storage options are 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB is fine for a high-end option, but 16GB is so low it forces users to pick between closely budgeting their storage space, or forking over an extra $100 for 64GB.

Other expected changes for the iPhone 7 include a new rear case design with cleaner antenna lines, an improved iSight camera, and of course the removal of the headphone jack. The handset is expected to be introduced sometime in September.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Top image: iPhone 7 concept by Martin Hajek

  • Bugs Bunnay

    32 gigs are so… Low! Record one 4k video and BAM! Ran out of space.

    • Bill

      Oh ffs lol

  • siddique

    Think if they remove the headphone Jack then we would necessory use bluetooth headset and sometime somewhere its battery finished then ??

    • Not Bluetooth. Lightning headphones.

  • malhal

    Makes it $100 cheaper for most people, the question is if this is enough reason to upgrade, if the headphone jack is really going then definitely not.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Long overdue! Lol finally.. don’t give us that icloud is there to fix the storage problem BS phil schiller or else expect another bloody quarter.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, this proves the head phone jack is going. Need more space for a bigger hard drive.

    • yeah, no sorry that just doesn’t make a bit of sense… they’d get rid of the home button instead…

    • Bill

      Yes..a….hard drive.

  • websyndicate

    I think the 16gb is still fine just to keep things cheap. My work gives us iPhones for work and well it just sits there I dont use it but for work calls and stuff. I have my 6S for work and my Personal 6S+. So price point I can see why they would keep 16gb.

    Maybe 16gb for businesses only.

    • smtp25

      16GB is only what 14GB useable.. the actual memory chips are cheap as chips so 32 for the price of 16gb is as good as it gets pricing wise Id say

  • Elias Chao

    32GB -> 128GB -> 256GB

    This way, you’d think “I’ll get 4 times the storage for just $100 extra”.

    • CryptoCoin420

      Umm, do you really think Apple is going to do away with the 64 gb? HAHA I doubt it! Look how long they strung along the 16 gb. The 64 GB will most likely be the next one up from 32 GB. This is foolish to think Apple is going to skip the 64 GB. Have you not been paying attention?

      • 5723alex .

        Apple is ditching the 64GB.

      • CryptoCoin420

        Apple tell you this? I will believe it when I see it.

  • lou111

    Now only the system will weight 16gb. Even 32gb now is nothing. Come on Apple! This is what costs you nothing practically

    • Rowan09

      Almost every phone gives you 32GB and with all the addons it’s only about 23-25GB free, how is 32GB too small?

  • Rook HD

    darn, apple is an expert at making people give up on their money. a 32Gb base is nice, but for $100, you will get 128Gb. lol since next year the iphone will be the bomb, I think it’s smart to get the 32gb version this year. Next year it will be very hard to resist buying the next one.

    • CryptoCoin420

      What makes you think that Apple will get rid of the 64 GB and go straight to the 128 GB model? I highly doubt this will happen. Why Would they?

      • Rook HD

        the same reason they got rid of the 32Gb. They want you to pay more so they offer more bang for your bucks.

      • CryptoCoin420

        They are supposedly brining back the 32GB so what makes you think they “got rid of it”

      • Rook HD

        they got rid of the 32gb so they could sell more 64Gb. Now it’s the same. They want you to buy the 128Gb so they will get rid of the 64Gb. the difference between 32gb and 128gb is big enough to justify the $100 difference

      • CryptoCoin420

        Apple giving us more bang for our buck ?I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • 5723alex .

    No one is talking about the SE. Will a new SE get the A10 CPU/GPU and other hardware upgrades ?

  • port87

    no apple if u really wanna innovate, give us a micro sd slot.

    • 5723alex .

      Will never happen.

    • smtp25

      that’s not innovating. Innovating is something new that other phones don’t have. Memory sizes is clearly profit driven as the cost does not match the retail price markup between models.

  • 5723alex .

    Leak : iPhone 7 Plus wireless charging, IP68.

  • I managed for years with 16GB and rarely ran into space issues, opted for 64GB for iPhone 6S and have a healthy 40GB to spare. A 32GB base model would be ideal for the average Joe. Power users have the choice to buy more.