Rumors are flying that the new iPhone 7 will have as much as 256GB of storage. Initial speculation was that Apple is planning on getting rid of the 16GB iPhone variant altogether. However, nobody mentioned about the 256GB iPhone 7 version. This has come as a shock for most, if not all, Apple fans out there. Especially the ones who take their social life a bit too seriously. For they know what it means to have ample storage.
According to Digitimes, ?NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources. Prices will keep soaring until the fourth quarter of 2016.?
Due to high demand, memory manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are actually having difficulty catching up. The publication also cited that the current shortage in NAND flash memory is worse than expected. This might have some negative effects on other memory modules in the next coming months.
?Apple’s purchases remain critical to the overall consumption of NAND flash, the sources said. The vendor, with its iPhone 6 and 6s series, consumed about 15 percent of overall NAND supply in 2015.?
In other news, it seems that Apple is finally keeping the iPhone 7 moniker for their newest flagship smartphone. Although, reports say that they will not be using the ?Pro? branding for this line-up. The rumor about the possibility of an iPhone 7 Pro cropped up when images of a supposed mock up sporting two cameras went in circulation. However, according to the Japanese site Macotakara, the single camera version is only a ?fall-back? in case the dual-camera version fails. The site confirmed that the dual-camera system was a success. This would mean that it is full steam ahead for the dual-camera-wielding iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will launch on September 7. Two days later, pre-order starts. Recent report suggests that the new iPhone products will start retailing on September 23.
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