iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to come in 256GB storage options

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to come in 256GB storage options


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There could be a lot more storage inside your next iPhone.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s next-generation iPhones could be its biggest yet — at least as far as storage is concerned.

According to one research firm, both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will come in whopping 256GB options, while the latter will also pack more RAM.

This year’s iPhones are likely to arrive with only minor cosmetic changes — like revamped antenna bands that aren’t quite so easy to spot — but they will be much more exciting on the inside, thanks mostly to new processors and better cameras.

They will also be welcome upgrades for those who like to carry lots of music, movies, and photos, according to TrendForce, which claims Apple has now “settled on most of the specs for the next iPhone,” which includes up to 256GB of storage.

What TrendForce isn’t sure about is the other storage options.

IHS Technologies analyst Kevin Wang this week promised that Apple will finally ditch the 16GB option for this year’s iPhone 7 series and make 32GB the minimum. But Apple is said to be “unsure” about whether the mid-range model will be 64GB or 128GB.

TrendForce adds that the iPhone 7 Plus will also pack 3GB of RAM, which backs up claims made by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, while the smaller iPhone 7 is expected to stick with just 2GB — like the iPhone 6s series.

Other features that are likely to be exclusive to the larger iPhone 7 Plus include Apple’s first dual-lens camera module, and a Smart Connector.