Apple will release a 256GB version of the forthcoming iPhone 7, doubling the amount of storage space found on the top–of-the-range edition of the iPhone 6s.
Sources close to Apple’s supply chain revealed the plans just weeks before the launch of the new smartphone. They claim that demand for the flash storage that Apple uses for iPhones has gone through the roof in recent months.
There have long been rumours that Apple intends to change the range of iPhone storage options for the new model.
Just last month reports emerged that it was ditching the smaller 16GB iPhone in favour of a 32GB entry–level model.
Word is that the 64GB model will be killed off and replaced by a 128GB edition. This would leave users much more space to store 4K video and Live Photos.
Apple came in for criticism last year when it launched a 16GB iPhone, which tech-watchers said was nowhere near enough space for modern apps and 4K videos.
The iPhone 7 is due to launch in early September, with a release date rumoured for September 23rd.
The handset is thought to feature the same design as the previous two iPhones, but come with an improved camera and new headphones.