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Apple reportedly ditching 16GB iPhone models starting this year

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According to a new report, Apple will not release a 16GB model of the upcoming iPhone 6s/6s Plus. It is said that the new iPhone lineup will start with a 32GB base model. This makes sense given the amount of storage that apps and system updates take, not to mention pictures and videos. Apple has been offering a 16GB option of the iPhone since the first gen model which was released back in 2007, so this is a massive change for Apple (if true).

We’re not sure if Apple will stop selling 16GB models of the existing iPhone lineup, but this is certainly a step in the right direction from the Cupertino based manufacturer. It is said that the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus will be sold in 32, 64 and 128GB models this year. The report supposedly comes from insiders within the assembly unit, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.

Apple has always defended 16GB iPhones by mentioning how they can rely on cloud storage services to save up on space (image and videos). So nothing seems to be set in stone at the moment, although this is something to ponder over for Apple given what we’re seeing in the mobile industry today.

Source: MicGadget

Via: 9to5Mac