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Apple to add 256GB storage option to both new iPhone models

We reported last week that the 16 GB iPhone may be history come September, when Apple is due to launch the newest versions of its flagship smartphone. It now looks like the iPhone 7 will be boosting its storage capabilities further, increasing the highest capacity models from 128 GB to 256 GB.

It was previously thought that just the larger iPhone 7 Plus would get a 256 GB storage option, in line with rumors that it will boast other improvements over its smaller brother such as a dual camera and increased RAM. But researchers from TrendForce now believe that both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will offer a 256 GB storage option.

For a long time, users and critics alike have complained that the 16 GB iPhone is far too small, and though Apple execs have stood by the party line that smaller capacity devices can be supplemented with iCloud storage, it looks as though the company will finally cave and offer more realistic capacity iPhones from Fall onward.

It’s expected that both sizes of iPhone 7 will offer three storage options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, presumably at the same price points as previous models.

iPhone 7 mockup image by Feld & Volk