Apple will offer the upcoming iPhone 7 in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions only, reports suggest, in a move that will mark the end of the 16GB option.
The claim, made by market-watchers at TrendForce, follows a report last week from an analyst at IHS who said the same thing about Apple’s plans for its next-gen handset.
Apple is apparently making the change thanks to the falling price of flash storage.
The tech giant has also faced a series of complaints from users that its smaller 16GB model was simply not big enough to store 4K video, hi–res photos and larger apps.
The company ditched its 32GB model with the iPhone 6, much to the disappointment of users who did not want to pay out for a larger 64GB model instead.
Offering a 32GB model in 2016 could help boost sales of the iPhone 7, despite the fact that Apple’s new smartphone is thought to be little more than a minor update to the iPhone 6s.
Apple is said to be plotting a major overhaul of the iPhone for 2017, with a curved screen and glass design mooted.
The iPhone 7 is set to be launched in September.