The Wall Street Journal reported this past week from an inside source that Cupertino is retiring the 16GB iPhone. The base model of the iPhone 7 is expected to double to 32GB. Currently Apple offers the iPhone 6s in 16GB, 32GB, and 128GB models. The 16GB version of the iPhone was long overdue to be retired. Lets be honest, the iPhone can do way more than 16GB can hold. It has been long advised that consumers buy a higher storage iPhone rather than a less expensive 16GB model. I now have a 64GB iPhone 6 and after nearly two years and 11,706 photos, I still have 14GB of storage free on my device. Plenty of room to install future OS updates, and add to my collection of cat photos. Well worth the money in my opinion.
That being said, if I had skimped on the storage model when I bought my iPhone 6, I would have ran out of space long ago seeing as I have used 41.4 GB of storage to date.
“Hallelujah!” writes the Journal‘s Joanna Stern. “I’ve long said that keeping the 16GB iPhone was just a ploy for Apple to get people to buy the 64GB model—for $100 extra.”
Apple rumors are still in full swing as we approach the release of a new model this following year. Reports have been made that Apple plans to incorporate only minor changes to the new iPhone 7, such as the removal of the headphone plug which should make the device thinner. We have also heard that Apple will keep the same screen size as released with the iPhone 6, the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models. However, the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary is fast approaching in 2017 which leads many to speculate that big changes are in the works. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!