Apple Updates iPhone 6s Storage Tiers With New Options and Pricing

Along with the reveal of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple yesterday briefly mentioned that the previous generation of iPhone -- the 6s and 6s Plus -- have both gotten updates to storage capacities and price drops. In solidarity with the iPhone 7's omission of the low-tier 16GB option, anyone interested in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will now have two storage tiers to choose from: 32GB and 128GB. The iPhone 7 has an additional 256GB option.

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New storage tiers for the iPhone 6s

With the new storage options come new, lower prices as well. For the iPhone 6s, the 32GB tier is priced at $549.00 while the 128GB tier is priced at $649.00. Previously, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s ran for $650 (16GB), $750 (64GB), and $850 (128GB), so the barrier for entry has been noticeably lowered this year.

Although slightly higher in price thanks to its size and camera features, the iPhone 6s Plus has received a discount in price as well. The 32GB tier will cost those interested $649.00 and the 128GB tier costs $749.00. For the larger iPhone, that's a big difference from the $750 (16GB), $850 (64GB), and $950 (128GB) options that launched last year.

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New storage tiers for the iPhone 6s Plus

The 32GB storage option for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will go on sale tomorrow, September 9, alongside the pre-orders for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. Since 128GB was an existing capacity, users can purchase it now. To look more in-depth at all of the iPhone models, Apple offers a comparison chart on its website, with all of the various colors, pricing, storage options, and tech specs for each iPhone.


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30 months ago
they couldn't find anyone to make 16GB drives anymore
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30 months ago

Great news. The 6S is a very capable phone and still utterly spanks the competition.

At the moment, pricing on Apple's website are almost identical to used 6Ss on eBay. Once the 7 is released, pricing for used phones should plummet even further. You can pick up a 5S for next-to-nothing these days, which is still a great phone.

The longevity of these iOS devices seem to be more and more impressive.

I guess you did not get the memo. The day after the event is an Apple bashing day for not living up to our wild and unrealistic expectations. Please update your post to be way more negative. Thank you.
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30 months ago
Great news. The 6S is a very capable phone and still utterly spanks the competition.

At the moment, pricing on Apple's website are almost identical to used 6Ss on eBay. Once the 7 is released, pricing for used phones should plummet even further. You can pick up a 5S for next-to-nothing these days, which is still a great phone.

The longevity of these iOS devices seem to be more and more impressive.
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30 months ago

this seems extremely desperate.. i wonder if ireland had something to do with this


This is just a smart money move.
By now 32GB cost as little as 16GB and there is one less item to buy, and supervise purchasing etc.

How you connect things that do not connect is funny!
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30 months ago
Best change Apple has ever made.
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30 months ago

this seems extremely desperate.. i wonder if ireland had something to do with this


You'd be the same person complaining if they didn't bump any of the storage sizes.

Just take it at face value: good for the consumer.
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30 months ago
Glad to see they're keeping all four colors too. I remember when the 6s was introduced last year, the 6 got the usual discount, but you could only buy the space gray and silver models.
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30 months ago

they couldn't find anyone to make 16GB drives anymore

This is the best comment I've seen on here in a long time! Hah.

I about flipped out when Phil first showed the storage tiers at 16/64/128GB during the presentation. It's funny, because last year I thought they were going to do that very thing and then say "Just kidding!" and this year they actually do that and I fall for it. I guess my expectations have been lowered.
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30 months ago

Bit of a shame that they are neglecting the (quoting Apple) "most powerful 4‑inch phone ever", the SE. The only new iPhone you can still buy with a measly 16GB. :rolleyes:

They dropped the price of 64GB version by $50.
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30 months ago
So can we expect 32GB of base storage to last until 2023? It sounds absurd to say that out loud, but think about it. The first new iPhone to launch at 16GB base storage was the iPhone 3gs in 2009. The iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s all launched at 16GB of base storage. That is insane. So if Apple names next year's iPhone the 7s and not 8 (going against the rumors), the iPhone 10s should start at 64GB of base storage. It might be just a slab of flexible glass with no buttons, but 64GB of storage will be the big story in 2023!
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