iPhone 7 Again Said to Come in Three Variants, More Storage Options

Chinese site Wechat claims it has knowledge of the upcoming iPhone 7: When it is launched this fall, customers will be able to choose from three variants – iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro – and the entry-level version will finally have bigger storage than 16 GB (via 9to5Mac).

IPhone 7 Leak vs iPhone 7 Render

While the information Wechat’s sources whispered may already sound familiar, there is one little twist they throw in. Earlier rumours have suggested the iPhone 7 will have 32, 64, and 256 gigabyte storage tiers, but the latest report claims this isn’t quite the case.

Apparently, Apple wants to increase not just the entry-level tier of the iPhone (to 32 GB), but the mid-tier as well. As a result, the upcoming iPhone’s storage options will be 32, 128, and 256 gigabytes for all three models, according to Wechat. We should take the rumour with a grain of salt, though …

Apple’s entry-level storage option for the iPhone has been 16 GB for a while now (don’t forget those who are still using an iPhone 4 with 8 GB of storage), so a move to increase storage is welcome. For them, however, Apple does have a solution, as explained by Apple SVP Phil Schiller in an interview with John Gruber last year: iCloud. By the way, he said the money Apple saved on lower-end iPhones could go toward the high-cost components of the device.