Upgrading to the iPhone 7 may come with a big storage boost for most iPhone owners, according to a new report that claims Apple will double the storage available on the upcoming device expected to be unveiled later this year.
The cheapest model iPhone 7 units will come with 32GB of storage by default, reports the Wall Street Journal in a wide-ranging article that covers possible features Apple’s latest smartphone will have.
“Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB,” according to Joanna Stern’s sources. “Hallelujah! I’ve long said that keeping the 16GB iPhone was just a ploy for Apple to get people to buy the 64GB model — for $100 extra.”
Apple’s 16GB baseline storage was introduced with the iPhone 5 back in 2013. Despite the company’s continued focus on iCloud storage, the paltry amount of space was barely enough to allow users to keep most of their apps and photos on an iPhone.
The increase in storage has been rumored for a few months now, with other reports claiming Apple will also add a 256GB option for those who need even more storage. Other new features expected to be added include a simplified case design, new dual-lens camera, better waterproofing, no headphone jack and Lightning EarPods.
The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus aren’t expected to be unveiled until September of this year, so if you’ve been thinking about buying a new iPhone, it’s best to just wait a few more months.