Our worst fears about the iPhone SE are apparently true. Days ahead of Apple’s March 21 event, leaked packaging for the iPhone SE has seemingly confirmed the base model will sport just 16GB—something that will no doubt receive plenty of ire when the device is announced next week.
To be fair, the iPhone SE isn’t expected to be a flagship release, but it follows a worrying approach Apple seems unwilling to put in the rearview. Last year, people became upset that Apple continued to stick with the low storage option with its iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus, and there’s no evidence to suggest things will change when the iPhone 7 hits later this year.
According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone SE will come in both 16GB and 64GB options, and essentially replace the remaining iPhone 5s units up for sale. From a design standpoint, it’ll apparently be difficult to tell the two models apart though the iPhone SE is expected to include upgraded specs, such as an A9 chip, always-on Siri and Apple Pay support.
We should learn more when Apple takes the stage in San Francisco next Monday.