New leak suggests Apple will finally kill 16GB iPhones

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iPhone 7 could have 32GB of storage as standard.
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The 16GB iPhone option nobody wants could finally die this year. According to a new leak, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 series will ship with 32GB of space as standard, while power users with plenty of cash will be able to get as much as 256GB.

No one who owns a 16GB iPhone chose that model because it’s all the storage they wanted; they chose it because it was the cheapest iPhone. And now they spend their precious time deleting photos and videos to make room for more photos and videos.

But it looks like Apple’s going to finally put an end to one of the most common first-world problems this year. A leaked storage specification sheet obtained by leaker The Malignant suggests the iPhone 7 will come with at least 32GB of storage.

It appears the 64GB option will also die and the 128GB option will become the mid-tier, while a new 256GB option will be made available for those who love to carry all the music and videos they’ll ever need on the go.

Toshiba will supply some of those flash chips, according to the leak — though Apple could well be using other suppliers as well.

This news will be music to the ears of almost every iPhone fan — particularly those who can’t spend the extra $100 on a mid-tier device. We’ve been calling for the death of 16GB devices for years, and it looks like it’s finally going to happen.

That’s if this leak is genuine, of course.