If you’re finding the 128GB iPhone is still a little too restricting for your storage needs, you’ll be glad to know another report today lends credence to previous reports that Apple will offer a 256GB storage option for the new iPhones, due to debut in September.
True, the report is from the only occasionally reliable DigiTimes, but previous reports have indicated Apple will offer the larger storage option this fall. (And as my Aunt Agatha once told me, “If enough people tell you you’re dead, lay down!”)
NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources. Prices will keep soaring until the fourth quarter of 2016.
Nevertheless, NAND flash prices could start falling in the first quarter of 2017 if sales of the new iPhone disappoint, the sources warned.
July saw a Wall Street Journal report that said the iPhone 7 will offer 32GB as its base storage model, up from the absolutely miserly 16GB base storage option, which has been around since the iPhone 3GS.
Possible storage tiers could be 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB, with maybe a 64GB option in there somewhere if the 256GB option is confined to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, as some have theorized.
As always, we are, (say it with me boys and girls), “taking the report with a grain of our favorite salt-free substitute,” until we get an official announcement from Apple. That should take place in early September, so stay tuned, and we’ll let you know when we know something solid. And get up off of the floor, you’ll get your clothes all dirty!