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iPhone 7 Plus expected to offer more storage and a larger battery

Apple will be further differentiating the two sizes of iPhone this Fall by offering more storage and a more powerful battery in the larger ‘Plus’ model of the upcoming iPhone 7.

According to a report, the iPhone 7 Plus will offer a 256GB storage option, twice that of the current 128GB maximum. It will also sport a 3,100 mAh battery, which is around 12.7% larger than that of the iPhone 6s Plus. It’s anticipated that these improvements will be Plus-only features, giving consumers an extra reason to think twice about opting for the larger of the two handsets.

Aside from the screen size, the current iPhone 6s Plus only has minor advantages over the iPhone 6s, such as optical image stabilization and a slightly larger battery. If this report turns out to be accurate, we could see further reasons to choose an iPhone 7 Plus later this year. Critics have long been calling for Apple to include a more sizable battery in the iPhone, so this news is promising – even if it doesn’t necessarily imply the battery will be improved in the smaller model.

Though the next iPhone – likely, but not confirmed, to be called the iPhone 7 – is expected to maintain Apple’s recent form of releasing two separate devices with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, the rest of the design is due an overhaul and its much less clear exactly what to expect. We saw various rumors towards the end of last year, but we should find out more in the coming months. Stay tuned!

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