Apple may soon be ditching the 16GB iPhone, if recent reports are to be believed. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Cupertino's next iPhone, due out this fall, will start at 32GB, not the much-loathed 16GB model pundits and consumers have come to hate.
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According to the Journal's source, the next iPhone will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models — likely due, at least in part, to the expected camera improvements that will accompany the next iPhone.
The latest report is in line with earlier reports that also suggested Apple's next iPhone will top out at 256GB of storage (though at least one of those reports claim only the larger iPhone 7 Plus will be available in a 256GB option.
Of course, as with just about every iPhone rumor, we won't know for sure until Apple formally introduces the device (likely in September) though the Apple rumor mill is starting to give us a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Starting the iPhone lineup at 16GB is unacceptable and has been for years
While we may have mixed feelings about losing the headphone jack, which is looking increasingly likely, we're pretty confident that no one will miss the 16GB iPhone. In fact, we're more confused as to why Apple has stubbornly hung onto it for so long. As Mashable's Christina Warren summed up last year ahead of the iPhone 6S launch, starting the iPhone lineup at 16GB is unacceptable and has been for years.
We take more photos and videos than ever, apps are bigger than ever, we watch and listen to more media offline than ever. The base model's storage space isn't enough for even the most basic tasks anymore.
So let's hope that, if nothing else, this is the one iPhone rumor that proves to be true and we can — finally, finally, finally — say goodbye to the 16GB iPhone.
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