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SanDisk's 256GB Flash Storage is Possible Option for iPhone 7 Plus

Following a rumor that Apple may sell an iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB storage, Italian website HDblog has shared pictures of a SanDisk 256GB NAND flash memory chip that could be appropriate for the next-generation smartphone.

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SanDisk's 256GB NAND flash chip (top) and older 64GB chip (bottom)

Apple has used SanDisk flash memory chips in a number of previous iPhone models, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, while other models have used NAND flash chips from Samsung, SK Hynix, and Toshiba.

SanDisk has managed to reduce the size of its 256GB flash memory chip to be smaller than its 64GB counterpart, which makes it a viable option given rumors that the iPhone 7 lineup could be up to 1mm thinner with a larger 3,100 mAh battery.

It remains unclear if the iPhone 7 Plus will still have 16GB base storage, which has been a highly contested option in recent years, or if Apple will opt for larger storage sizes such as 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB at existing price points.

Other rumored iPhone 7 series changes include a faster TSMC-built A10 chip, Smart Connector, dual-lens camera, stereo speakers, Intel 7360 LTE modem, no 3.5mm headphone jack, waterproofing, wireless charging, relocated antenna bands, and more. iPhone 7 Plus models could have 3GB of RAM.

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15 weeks ago
16, 128, and 256 GB storage options, here we come!
Rating: 51 Votes
15 weeks ago

It would be nice if they phase out 16GB. 64GB should be the minimum with new tech.

"You're cute" - Tim Cook
Rating: 50 Votes
15 weeks ago
It would be nice if they phase out 16GB. 64GB should be the minimum with new tech.
Rating: 31 Votes
15 weeks ago
Why are they seem to be throwing the best stuff to the Plus model? The only difference between the 7 and 7s should be the screen size!
Rating: 25 Votes
15 weeks ago
I hope for audience booing if there's 16GB in Monday's iPhone.
Rating: 22 Votes
15 weeks ago



being an apple fan, I still find it funny each year when people joke about the possibility of the new iPhone still having 16gb as base storage lol


It's just a shame that joke's been accurate since the 3GS :(
Rating: 20 Votes
15 weeks ago

Why are they seem to be throwing the best stuff to the Plus model? The only difference between the 7 and 7s should be the screen size!


It's making the iPhone less appealing to me. It used to be: if you wanted the best smartphone, you get the last iPhone. Now, you have to weigh your options (big phone with better features vs. smaller iPhone with less features).

Apple used to be so simple!
Rating: 17 Votes
15 weeks ago
I can totally understand the iPhone becoming thinner and lighter over time, but thinner at this juncture is bad design. We need a minimum of 50% more battery life (over 6s) before any further thinning. Ideally you want your lineup so anyone flying and travelling between countries in crucial-uptime circumstances won't run out of battery. It's an obsession with thinness to the detriment of the product and an ignorance for how your customers use it. Design the product for how it is used. Battery cases should be reserved for niche use-cases such as weekend wilderness camping, not commuting between airports or a day-trip with GPS.
Rating: 15 Votes
15 weeks ago
Is it just me or is it a bit ridiculous that you'll be able to buy a phone with more storage space than an entry level laptop?
Rating: 12 Votes
15 weeks ago
So if we add this all up, the 7+ will be thinner, with a bigger battery, more RAM, bigger storage, wireless charging, smart connector, removed 3.5mm jack, waterproof, have stereo speakers and dual cameras?

While the 7 will just be a 6s with new antenna bands, and no 3.5mm jack.

Seems legit.
Rating: 12 Votes

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