Apple’s new iPhone 7 won't be available as an entry-level 16GB model and may only come in 64GB and 128GB editions, reports suggest.
The revelation comes an analyst at IHS Technology, who revealed the news via Chinese social media. He also claimed that the iPhone 7 will come with 2GB of RAM.
Changes to the iPhone’s storage options are long overdue. The cheapest 16GB model has been widely derided for offering virtually no space for resource-heavy apps and 4K video.
Those who want to store more data either have to shell out for extra iCloud cloud storage space or plump for a larger device.
Apple stopped offering 32GB models with 2014’s iPhone 6.
It is not clear whether Apple will continue to offer 64GB models.
Rumours persist that it could start selling 32GB, 128GB and 256GB iPhones, once again making consumers pay a large premium if they want a more capacious smartphone.
The iPhone 7 is due for release in September, featuring an improved camera, marginally tweaked design and headphone access via the device’s Lightning charging port.