Recently, a popular source of research, strategic guidance, and analysis, IHS Technology posted over the Chinese social media that the Apple iPhone 7 will sport 32GB internal storage as the $199 base variant. This implies that the American multinational will skip the much-criticized 16GB SKU from its range. The latest high-end smartphone flagship is expected in fall 2017.
Notably, IHS holds a track record of providing accurate information when it comes down to speculations about the upcoming Apple devices. The enterprise was able to accurately forecast last year that a 4-inch handset would be unveiled in 2016.
In addition, the analyst claims that the forthcoming iPhone 7 will come with 2GB RAM. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI analyst, the bigger iPhone 7 Plus having 5.5-inch display will feature 3GB of RAM.
Apple brought in 16GB to the iPhone range in 2008 and since then it has been used as a base variant specification.
Since then, more and more users complained that the 16GB internal memory was not sufficient to meet their multiple needs. Ironically, IHS indicates that Apple will shift the base variant to 32GB, as the iPhone 6S isn’t really popular in those specs at all. The prevailing configurations are 16 GB, 64GB and 128GB.
The analyst however does not reveal the particulars of how Apple would configure the range aside from suggesting that 32GB would be the base variant. This indicates that the company will simply substitute 16 with 32 or stretch for something more radical.
iPhone 7 will probably be unveiled in the fall, while a press event is speculated to be held in September.