There have been suggestions Apple could stop offering the 16GB option when its iPhone 6 is announced, but so far evidence has been sketchy at best. Today, however, a set of new photos could be clearing up that rumor once and for all.
It seems Apple will indeed offer a 16GB iPhone 6 when the device is unveiled on Sept. 9. However, that storage option might be exclusive to the 4.7-inch model; the 5.5-inch version, meanwhile, is expected to get bumped up to 128GB, with other options including 32GB and 64GB.
The images show a purported NFC chip on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 logic board with a Toshiba part number that indicates Apple is indeed sticking to the 16GB module. MacRumors points out a similar part here that lends credence to this rumor. There’s the caveat that the part in the above photos could be pre-production, but it’s unlikely with the announcement just over a week away.
From what we’ve been hearing, it makes sense Apple would stick with the 16GB option for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The 4.7-inch model might be considering the “mid-range” device, offering 16/32/64GB options, while the “high-end” 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could offer 32/64/128GB along with the possibility of a sapphire crystal display. We’ll find out on Sept. 9.