Apple might finally be ready to upgrade the storage on the cheapest iPhones 6s model later this year, and it could happen sooner than expected. As someone who upgraded to the 64GB 6 Plus only because 16GB is just not enough, this is great news.
iPhone 6s rumors are starting to pick up steam this week and new research report is backing up two previous rumors that Apple’s newest iPhone will enter mass production in June, with the baseline model getting a storage upgrade to 32GB.
TrendForce’s researchers claim the biggest highlight of the iPhone 6s will be its RAM upgrade, that will doubled from 1GB to 2G, with faster LPDDR4 chips. With the storage options expected to be offered at 32GB and 64GB to 128GB, the rumor claims Apple might entice customers to upgrade to the 64GB and 128GB units by adding faster TLC-based NAND flash storage too.
Apple might also be able to make the next iPhone slightly thinner (or add more battery please!), by shaving .2mm off the backlight LED package. The downside is the smaller package would reduce brightness by 10%, so Apple will need to compensate with an extra two or three LED modules.
If both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone enter production in June, Apple might be able to sell 24 million units in the third quarter, and then have a wider release for Q4 in order to drive yearly shipments up 20% for a total of 230 million.