Bad news: According to 9to5Mac, Apple will offer a 16GB iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus when the devices are announced next week. I say bad news because many competitors have moved on to 32GB as the standard, and given the increasing size of photos, videos and apps, 16GB just doesn’t cut it for most people. And yet, Apple will inexplicably stick by the meager storage option.
Pricing for the models will stay the same as well; the iPhone 6s will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options, retailing for $199, $299 and $399 on contract; the iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, will come in the same storage options, and retail for $299, $399 and $499 with a two-year contract agreement. Prices for the devices unlocked will also remain the same.
9to5Mac goes on to confirm Apple’s new handsets will sport the stronger 7000 series aluminum, which was all but confirmed in a recent video testing the strength of a supposed iPhone 6s shell. That’s good news for folks who were affected by “bendgate” last year, and means Apple’s devices should be more durable than ever. (That doesn’t mean you should go around trying to bend it.)
Additionally, 9to5Mac says no iPhone 6c will be announced next week, though the 4-inch device is still expected sometime this year. Previous rumors have claimed the plastic handset could see a release toward the end of 2015, possibly in time for the busy holiday season.
Apple’s big iPhone upgrade is expected to feature Force Touch, improved internals, a 12-megapixel camera, and maybe even animated wallpapers. Otherwise, the same aluminum design will remain, much like the iPhone 4/iPhone 4s and iPhone 5/iPhone 5s upgrade in years past.
Apple’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.