Ahead of Apple’s grand release of the iPhone 7 in September, we might guess what the upcoming phone’s storage capacity would be. There was one rumor at the turn of the year that Apple is planning to bring the iPhone 7 model that offers a big 256GB flash storage in it.
Some pictures released by the Italian website Hd Blog hint that the Silicon Valley tech giant may welcome 256GB SanDisk NAND memory for the future iPhone 7, much like the chips present on current Apple products. Besides Hynix, Samsung, and Toshiba, SanDisk provides flash memory for Apple products like iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and the company was responsible for 20% of orders for the iPhone 6, and probably may become the leading supplier for iPhone 7.
This is not the first time Apple has planned to use flash memory made by other vendors – previous iPhone models, including iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, have used SanDisk flash memory chips. If the rumors are to be believed, Apple might use the same cut for iPad Air Pro and iPad 3 in the future.
Though there is no official announcement on this development, we may assume that the iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than the earlier device.
As SanDisk 256 GB flash memory is smaller compared to SanDisk 64GB chip, it is possible Apple might bring a larger 3,100 mAh battery for its users.
We are not sure yet if Apple will be bringing 16 GB iPhone 7 plus will still have 16GB base storage or if it will offer consumers access to 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models. In the future, if that happens we can assume that Apple would consider the existing pricing strategy to ensure that devices are affordable for as many people as possible.