Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 Plus could bring big improvements in storage and battery life. According to a new report, this year’s iPhone 7 Plus will come packing the biggest battery we’ve seen in an iPhone to date, and up to 256GB of internal storage.
The claims come from Chinese website MyDrivers, which cites sources in Apple’s supply chain who say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in the same 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes as existing models, but with big upgrades under the hood.
One of those could be a new 256GB storage option, which is twice the amount of storage you can currently get in an iPhone. It’s unclear whether Apple would offer this as an additional option, or whether it would finally eliminate the 16GB model and offer more storage in the cheapest iPhone.
The sources also say the iPhone 7 Plus will have a 3,100mAh battery, which is around 12.7 percent larger than the battery in iPhone 6 Plus. This would provide even better battery life — which is already impressive with 6 Plus and 6s Plus — but we wouldn’t get too excited just yet.
Recent rumors have claimed Apple’s next iPhones will be even thinner than those on sale today, which suggests there will be no room for larger batteries. Of course, those reports could well be wrong, but we suggest taking the latest claims with a pinch of salt for now.