Apple’s entry–level iPhone 7 will feature 32GB of storage, twice the amount found in the cheapest version of the iPhone 6s.
That’s according to well–placed sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal. It has long been claimed that Apple would ditch the 16GB model of its iPhone range, but this is the clearest indication yet that there's real substance to the speculation.
Owners of Apple’s 16GB iPhone have complained that the device does not have enough room to store increasingly large games and apps on top of music and 4K videos.
Apple came in for criticism in 2015 for not bringing a 32GB model of the iPhone 6s to market.
For the past two update cycles, the iPhone has only come in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB storage options.
However it appears Apple may now ditch the 64GB model and instead offer 128GB and 256GB variants.
The latter pair would please so-called power users, but would likely cost significantly more in the UK, with the value of the pound falling dramatically against the dollar in the wake of Brexit.
The iPhone 7 is set to launch at a special event in September.
As well as changes to storage it’s thought to come with an improved camera and a new headphone set-up which does not require the traditional 3.5mm headphone port.