Apple is planning to boost storage space for the iPhone 7, with the news that a 256GB model is apparently in the works.
That’s according to a Chinese tech site, which also claims Apple will beef up the battery on this year’s iPhone.
The battery will apparently be 3,100 mAh, compared with the 2,750 mAh one found in 2015’s iPhone 6s Plus. So you should be able to use it for longer between charges.
Whispers about the phone come from a source whose track record in revealing Apple’s plans isn't 100% accurate, and as such should not be taken as the final word on Cupertino’s plans.
Adding larger storage and a bigger battery would almost certainly result in a bulkier, less pleasing-to-look-at device, an area which Apple has in the past said it is not willing to compromise.
Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has regularly spoken of his belief that the iPhone only runs low on power because it’s such an alluring product to use.
Apple has offered the same iPhone storage options, 16GB, 32GB and 128GB, for the past two years. The smallest, cheapest iPhone is very easily filled due to apps becoming larger.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be released in autumn, featuring an ultra slim design, full waterproofing and a single Lightning connector for charging and headphones.