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iPhone 6s rumored to finally ditch the 16GB storage option

by Jacob Kleinman | July 20, 2015July 20, 2015 12:40 pm PST

A new rumor claims the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could solve one of the most annoying things about the current iPhone. According to Chinese site M.I.C Gadget, Apple’s new smartphone will start at 32GB of storage instead of the usual 16GB.

The report cites several “Foxconn insiders” who claim Apple is assembling new phones with 32GB memory chips. Of course, you’d also be able to pay extra for 64GB of 128GB of storage. The move would bring the iPhone 6s in line with Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which offers the same storage options starting at 32GB.

We’d love to believe that these new rumors are true, though earlier leaks suggest Apple may not upgrade its storage options after all. An earlier leak from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman noted that the iPhone 6s would stick with the 16GB model. Gurman has a pretty stellar track record when it comes to leaking Apple news, but we still hope he’s wrong here.

16GB of storage just isn’t enough for most people, especially if you use a lot of apps or like keeping music, photos and videos saved to your phone. Apple’s made significant efforts to improve iCloud, but it’s still not really a decent substitute for solid storage space.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t expected to launch until later this year, so Apple still has some time to finalize the device. Rumor has it production is already kicking off though, so there might not be much time left to make a final call on storage space for the new phones.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...