iPhone 7 Plus Said to Have 256GB Option and Larger 3,100 mAh Battery

iphone6s-scene2Apple's next-generation iPhone 7 Plus may feature a 256GB storage option and larger 3,100 mAh battery as two differentiating features over the smaller iPhone 7, according to Chinese website MyDrivers [Google Translate].

The report does not specify if the iPhone 7 Plus will still have 16GB base storage, or if Apple will opt for larger storage options such as 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, compared to the iPhone 6s Plus lineup of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models.

The claimed 3,100 mAh battery would be approximately 12.7% larger than the iPhone 6s Plus's 2,750 mAh battery, but the rumor is questionable following reports claiming the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be nearly as thin as the new iPod touch.

The report also corroborates previous rumors claiming the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes respectively, but does not offer any other new details about the smartphones.

Chinese website MyDrivers, which earlier this week said the so-called "iPhone 6c" will have a 1,642 mAh battery and 2GB of RAM, has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming product plans, so this rumor should be treated with caution until or unless other reports substantiate these claims.

Apple may remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, possibly helping the smartphones achieve between 6.0mm and 6.5mm thinness and a waterproof design. The devices may also have a faster TSMC-built A10 chip and Intel 7360 LTE modem and non-metallic casing with hidden antenna bands. iPhone 7 Plus models could have 3GB of RAM.

Read more about the iPhone 7 Plus in our What's Coming From Apple in 2016 roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

levitynyc Avatar
111 months ago
How about finally ditching the embarrassing default 16GB of memory?
Score: 108 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spherox Avatar
111 months ago
The iPhone 7 could be the best phone on the market in 2016. But I still wont buy it if it doesn't include a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, regardless whether or not the lightning port can give higher quality audio.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
111 months ago
iPhone 7 will definitely come with 16GB of storage and 2GB ram. Don't keep your hopes up. Apple increases RAM every 4-5 years, so I don't expect they will increase it again this year.
Que?

For reference, here's storage configurations as they originally launched:


Year Min Storage Max Storage RAM
iPhone 2007 4 8 128 MB
iPhone 3G 2008 8 16 128 MB
iPhone 3GS 2009 16 32 256 MB
iPhone 4 2010 16 32 512 MB
iPhone 4S 2011 16 64 512 MB
iPhone 5 2012 16 64 1 GB
iPhone 5S 2013 16 64 1 GB
iPhone 6 2014 16 128 1 GB
iPhone 6S 2015 16 128 2 GB


So, RAM doubles every 2-3 years (not 4-5), an increase of the minimum storage is overdue, and an increase of the maximum storage is at least plausible.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jyby Avatar
111 months ago
Remove the headphone jack but don't make the phone thinner... Put a better battery, camera, screen, speakers etc...

The phone is thin enough... That fade is over imo
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
111 months ago
synching without usb 3 must be hell on a 256GB device
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
littyboy Avatar
111 months ago
Que?

For reference, here's storage configurations as they originally launched:

Year Min Storage Max Storage RAM
iPhone 2007 4 8 128 MB
iPhone 3G 2008 8 16 128 MB
iPhone 3GS 2009 16 32 256 MB
iPhone 4 2010 16 32 512 MB
iPhone 4S 2011 16 64 512 MB
iPhone 5 2012 16 64 1 GB
iPhone 5S 2013 16 64 1 GB
iPhone 6 2014 16 128 1 GB
iPhone 6S 2015 16 128 2 GB
Upgrades were a lot better (faster) BEFORE Tim took over. He sees the world with these eyes $_$
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)