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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple'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.

    Article Link: iPhone 7 Plus Said to Have 256GB Option and Larger 3,100 mAh Battery
  2. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    How about finally ditching the embarrassing default 16GB of memory?
  3. makingdots macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    Me wants! but knowing Apple, No way! They'll save 256gb option for 7S.
  4. akfgpuppet macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2011
    The 831
    A little over kill, but if it means that people will buy a plus model over the regular I guess it will be better for sales. Heck, I'm even considering buying it if it means this much more storage. Hopefully this means that they will finally do away with the 16GB base storage.
  5. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    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
  6. spherox macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2015
    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.
  7. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030


    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
    i will wait for the 7s plus with wireless charging
  8. dark_knight177 macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    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.
  9. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    They'll just have a small lighting to 3.5mm accessory..
  10. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    synching without usb 3 must be hell on a 256GB device
  11. AliMacs macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2014
    16GB iPhone 6 = $649
    64GB iPhone 6 = $749

    16GB model outsells the 64GB 5:1


    16GB model = $649
    64GB model = $749
    128GB model = $849
    256GB model = $949 or high estimate $1049

    Which one do you think will sell the most? 16GB! Because people see $100 cheaper > any memory size more.

    Apple will never ditch 16GB. It's like their Honda civic model of iPhone.
  12. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    Just shrink the bezel and I'll be happy. Also make the double tap that shrinks the screen down, also shrink the screen vertically.
  13. subjonas macrumors 65816

    Feb 10, 2014
    256gb... All right now we're finally starting to get to some respectable storage sizes.

    Of course I won't be completely happy until we get to 1tb.

    And also put this in a 4" phone please.:)
  14. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    I want:

    • iPhone 7 & 7 Plus with same size screen but smaller bezels making the phone smaller.
    • Fast Charging and Wireless Charging
    • Better battery life

    Do that and I'll be pumped and buy it day one.

    ( oh and just to give the to everyone, give us 64GB, 128GB and 256GB options. Won't happen since it would hurt the profit margins but still haha, one can dream.)
  15. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    They could make an headphone jack/lightning port combo. Just have a bulge on one side.
  16. imwoblin macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    Add water & shatter resistance to the 256GB and this may be the last iPhone I purchase for a long time...
  17. subjonas macrumors 65816

    Feb 10, 2014
    True. Perhaps then they will upgrade it to the same USB 3 lightning port as on the iPad Pro.
  18. dark_knight177 macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    That will never happen!!! If Apple makes 32GB default, that will hurt their profit margins by as much as 20-30 percent. Can you imagine the board approve of such a move?
  19. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2014

    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.
  20. mejsric, Jan 2, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016

    mejsric macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2013
    Probably 32 128 256

    that's make people upgrade to the next model.
  21. littyboy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2009
    Upgrades were a lot better (faster) BEFORE Tim took over. He sees the world with these eyes $_$
  22. dark_knight177 macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    Your chart, confirms that Apple haven't increased the base storage size since 2009, can't see that changing anytime soon.
  23. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2014
    Your assertion was regarding RAM, though. On average, RAM has increased every other revision.
  24. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    There's a jailbreak tweak called "OneHandWizard" that does this - and quite elegantly. It also lets you resize just how small you want the screen to go... the default (on my iPhone 6 Plus) is to scale the screen down to 4" - iPhone 5 size.

    It cost me $3.99, but was money well spent.

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