The iPhone 7 launch is right around the corner, and as usual, leaks have been spreading around the internet like wildfire, confirming many rumors and speculations about the upcoming Apple flagship device. One of those rumors is that the 16GB version won´t exist in the iPhone 7 lineup. Today, two spec sheets, one of the 256GB iPhone and another of the 32GB iPhone, have surfaced on the web, potentially confirming the long-awaited removal of the 16GB iPhone, hopefully making the 32GB version the standard and cheapest iPhone 7 you´ll be able to get.
Being the cheapest iPhone, the 16GB version is the most popular, but it is very limiting, providing only the essential amount of space to have the apps you need installed, some photos, and maybe a little bit of music. Naturally, the step up to a 32GB model for the same price would make customers very happy.
Having a 32GB base model and a 256GB high-end model would leave space for only one more version, if we´re following Apple´s tradition of making three different versions with different storage options. The question remaining is whether Apple will keep the 64GB model as the middle tier iPhone or make the jump all the way to 128GB, but knowing how Apple has managed storage options for the iPhone leads me to believe the middle tier will be 64GB.
Apart from the new storage options, the leak also confirms another strong rumor and one where almost everyone agrees is a strange decision: the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. According to the leaked spec sheet the iPhone 7 will come with Lighting Headphones to make up for the missing 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple will reportedly also include an adapter so people can use their standard earbuds.
We still have to wait a whole week for the official unveiling in Apple´s event on September 7, where we might also see a new Apple Watch. We´ll be covering the event news so stay tuned for our coverage of the event.
Also, let us know in the comments below if you think these leaks are true and give us your opinion on the removal of the standard headphone jack!