With more and more apps, videos and photos planted into iPhone, the low storage of iPhone has been complained a lot. And Apple has paid great attention to this in recent iPhone releases since iPhone 7. According to the latest reports from TrendForce, the upcoming new iPhone – let’s call it iPhone 8 currently (since it might be iPhone 7S or any other name Apple likes), will dump its low-storage options and directly start from 64GB in storage, with the top storage being 256GB for saving photos, video clips, and apps.
Actually, this isn’t the first time that Apple has abandoned low-storage option and improved the storage to higher level. When Apple released the iPhone 7, it ditched the 16GB-storage iPhone and started from the 32GB version. Now, the next generation of iPhone is reportedly to abandon the 32GB option and provide even higher storage from 64GB.
And according to TrendForce, there would be 3 models of new iPhone: 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch and 5.8 inch. The new 5.8 inch iPhone 8 will come with advanced hardware configurations in 2 options of storage: 64GB and 256GB. The improvement could play a part in the pricing of the upcoming iPhone, as rumored to be over $1,000 on the 5.8 inch iPhone 8 256GB model with some new technologies like OLED displays, 3GB RAM, wireless charge, etc.
According to the TrendForce report, the below rumors might also be supported:
- The 5.8-inch version could get an AMOLED display, 2K resolution and no curved display
- The 5.8-inch version could lose its home button and increase its body-to-screen ratio, making it around the same size as the 4.7-inch version
- The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions may both have LCD displays
- The 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch versions could have 3GB of RAM, while the 4.7-inch version may stick to 2GB of RAM.