16GB iPhone 7 Option Reportedly Dumped by Apple

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Several years later than expected, Apple looks set to banish 16GB iPhones to the depth of hell, where they belong.

According to somebody (apparently) in the know, 32GB will be the base option for the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, meaning that everyone who invests in one of the handsets should be able to update to iOS 11 when it comes out in 2017.

16GB iPhones simply shouldn’t exist anymore. They should have been tossed out of the door at least two years ago, but where there’s money to be made there are always consumers to short-change. Instead, the 32GB storage option was dropped in 2014, with 64GB becoming the next size up from 16GB.

This is a seriously belated step in the right direction. Next stop, a little something called expandable storage. [WSJ]