Sketchy report says base iPhone 16 Pro storage will double


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iPhone 16 Pro storage could start at twice that of any iOS predecessor.
Graphic: Rajesh

iPhone 16 Pro storage will start at 256GB, according to a tipster. That’s twice as much capacity as any previous iOS device.

If true, it’ll help differentiate Apple’s Pro handsets from the standard ones.

Base iPhone 16 Pro storage could jump to 256GB

iPhone Pro models comes with higher profit margins, and to encourage people to buy them Apple builds in features not available in its lower-price models.

But the Dynamic Island that was once reserved for premium devices is now on all iOS models. And the Action button will also supposedly be added to every iPhone 16 version this autumn.

Apple needs new ways for the iPhone 16 Pro might stand out. Additional storage might be one of them.

Tipster LeaksApplePro says on The Mac Observer, “According to people close to the industry, Apple could be considering increasing the base storage of the iPhone 16 Pro to 256GB.”

All current iPhone models start with 128GB of capacity, whether Pro or non-Pro.

A reasonable move

The boost makes sense: the camera on the top-tier models is capable of taking very high-resolution pictures and video that take up many gigabytes of date.

That said, this is hardly definitive. It’s a leak that says Apple is “considering” increasing storage capacity. And while LeaksApplePro has broken some solid news in the past — including a correct tip that interactive widgets were coming to iOS 16 — not everything they predict comes true.

We’ll know the iPhone 16 Pro base storage capacity for sure in September when Apple is expected to unveil all its next-generation handsets.


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