While 2017 iPhones are expected to perhaps double today’s 32/128/256GB storage tiers, Apple’s flagship OLED model could be provided in two storage capacities only.

An image published on China’s social network Weibo and re-posted on leak aggregator Slash Leaks shows all the new iPhone SKUs in an unknown retailer’s system and the so-called iPhone Edition model as coming in 128GB and 256GB storage options.

It’s perfectly possible that the image is fake or that this particular retailer has put in its own phone names and storage capacities as a placeholder until the new iPhones are official.

You may notice that the screenshot says the new iPhones will go on sale on September 21, a Thursday in China, whereas Apple always kicks off iPhone sales on a Friday. Maybe this is when they’re expecting to receive the shipment and prepare for the following day?

You can even glean from the image that Apple is slated to announced the new phones at an event on September 13 at 1am, which converts to September 12, 10am PST in the US.

By the way, here’s an alleged iPhone Edition video (probably fake).

Prices (in yuan, next to the capacity) of the base iPhone X (or iPhone Edition) model should range from $1,196 to $1,242, the screenshot suggests. Just a quick note: the upcoming iPhones are going to be priced lower in the United States because direct conversions is meaningless due to the fact that Apple prices iPhones differently in various countries.

The New York Times said the iPhone X would start at $999 in the US.

For those wondering, the base price in yuan for the iPhone 7s models converts to around $820. Again, iPhones are priced most competitively in the United States so the quoted iPhone 7s price could be actually $649 in the US like the current iPhone 7 family.

UBS analysts Steven Milunovich and Benjamim Wilson wrote in a note to investors, obtained by Business Insider, that they expect Apple to offer only 64GB and 256GB tiers for iPhone 8.

Tentatively named iPhone 8, Apple’s tenth anniversary phone could be officially marketed as iPhone X (or iPhone Edition), with upgrades to the iPhone 7 family potentially skipping S-branding and adopting the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus naming scheme.

What do you think, guys? How many storage options will there be for iPhone 8, two or three? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments below.

iPhone 8 mockup courtesy of Dutch 3D artist Martin Hajek.

  • Jamessmooth

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that video of the case with the cutout is real. Probably just a new design to show the Apple logo.

  • Sailor_V90

    Not that anyone cares, but I had to have an honest conversation with myself, “is it really worth spending a $1,000+ on a phone when I know I am not going to use all the features?” And for me that answer was, “No.” Like, I have a 7+ now and I don’t think I have even used Portrait Mode, that and half the time I forget about 3D Touch.
    All I really do is use my phone to listen to music.
    I’m not on social media, I don’t take pictures nor do I use a ton of apps. So do I really need 4K capabilities with a computer like processor to only talk, text and listen to music? Again, for me it’s a “No.”
    Be honest with yourself before you spend a $1,000 on a phone. Ask yourself, “is it really worth it?”

    • Juniors234

      Very solid choice. Always consider a purchase several times over. Can i really afford this right now? Do i really need this right this moment? Am i willing to wait for it until the price drops? Is it worth putting myself into debt for? Don’t buy into the “i gotta have it right this moment now immediately not tomorrow but today” attitude. Save your money! You wallet will thank you later for keeping him well fed and happy! 😉

    • George Trad

      Excuse me, but your use case is maybe less than 1% of iPhone users. You are right if you choose not to pay extra for these features, but why don’t you get a Nokia instead and keep your wallet warm as long as you want?

      • Sailor_V90

        Oh look, here comes another Apple fanboy who’s feelings just got hurt. Get over yourself not everyone can rationalize spending a $1,000, regardless of installments, on a phone, just to upgrade again next year for a phone that does exact same thing as last years model.
        You also lack comprehension skills because the keyword in my statement was “MYSELF” I never told people what they should and should not do with their money.
        If my statement helps someone who is unsure about whether or not to upgrade, than that’s great. And If you have a grand to spend like that, go ahead that’s your prerogative.
        But me as budget conscious person who has learned from trying to “keep up with Jones’s”, knows better. I don’t need the latest and greatest to feel adequate.

      • George Trad

        Why did you take it personally? I wasn’t judging nor attacking you my friend. Chill.

      • Sailor_V90

        I didn’t take it personally, I was merely expressing my point of view. If you think I have offended you, then I apologize for that was not my intention.
        Besides it’s the internet, ones tone and expression are left to the readers imagination lol.