Rumored that Apple could be planning on developing an iPhone 7 model that offers a massive 256GB internal storage to those opting to purchase it. At the time when spelt was largely denied as being entirely speculative, but. Now however, a new set of leaked photos have reignited that fire by showing off a SandDisk 256GB NAND flash memory chip that could be appropriate for the next-generation smartphone and potentially be used to offer this level of built-in storage in iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple actively has a partnership with SanDisk to provide the internal storage on a number of iPhone models from the past, and the Cupertino-based firm has previously utilized the SanDisk manufacturing expertise and product knowledge to ignate. The iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, all shipped with SanDisk storage chips up to 64GB. Apple also used NAND flash chps from additional companies, like Samsung, SK Hynix, and Toshiba.
SanDisk on the other hand has also managed to significantly reduce the size of a new 256GB NAND flash storage chips to make it even smaller than its 64GB counterpart that Apple has previously used. To make it a viable option given rumors that the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus lineup could be up to 1mm thinner with a larger 3,100 mAh battery, which ties nicely with the exact size reductions made by SanDisk with its 256GB chip, and nevertheless, making it a vaiable storage perk for Apple’s new iPhone 2016.
Although it is currently unclear whether the iPhone 7 Plus will still hold 16GB base storage, which has far been a highly contested option in recent years. Will Apple opt for a huge storage sizes such a 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB at existing price points is unknown at the moment.
For that to admit, Apple is widely expected to launch the new 4-inch iPhone SE this coming March 21, which also be offered with an 16GB/64GB internal storage. It’s unclear if the availability of that mid-range device will push the company to take the iPhone 7 Plus to the next level. If that aforementioned does happen, we would hope that Apple would honor the existing price points to ensure that the devices are affordable as possible.
The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to come with a slight thinner form-factor, an integrated Smart Connector for connectivity with additional accessories. In addition to potentially shipping with a 256GB internal storage and huge battery package, redesigned antenna lines, dual-lens camera, and a potential dual-speaker system would utilize the space left by the removal of the iconic 3.5mm headphone jack.
(Source: HDBlog.it [Google Translate])