Sunday 4 December 2016

New iPhone could have huge storage

Daniel Anderson

Published 18/03/2016 | 08:53

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The iPhone 7 hasn't been officially announced yet and won't be for months but speculation is already rife about its features

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We likely won't hear anything official about the Apple iPhone 7 until at least September 2016 but that doesn't mean the rumour mill isn't already in high gear.

The latest whispers are all about the internal storage of the flagship device, which will likely have at least two variants when it arrives later in the year. Storage makers SanDisk have a tiny new module which includes a massive 256 gigs of flash memory and it could feature in the iPhone 7. The two companies have worked together before and being able to offer that kind of space will add a truly premium feature to the new handset, especially as Apple continues to refuse to include expandable microSD storage in their phones.

It's a huge amount of storage, double what Apple supplies in its entry level MacBook Air laptop rnage, and would allow for media hogs to go mad with apps, photos movies and anything else they want. In the event that Apple beefs up the camera functionality or sensor size again, more space will definitely be needed. Of course you can expect to pay a premium for what would be the most expensive version of the new handset, if this does turn out to be true.

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