Apple has long been criticized for the fact that the iPhones don’t support expandable memory like microSD. Combine this with the fact that 16GB iPhone models are still being sold, and with media these days being a lot bigger than they used to, 16GB phones certainly don’t cut it anymore.
Naturally there were some users who were pleased that Apple released the 128GB iPhone, but we reckon that there are still some who think that storage capacity could be more. According to a report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors), we could be getting our wish. They claim that they have heard from their industry sources that this year’s iPhone could be offered up in a 256GB variant.
If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because back in May we had heard a similar rumors so really this isn’t the first time we’re hearing about it. Granted DigiTimes doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to reporting on the rumors, but we don’t see why a 256GB iPhone is such a stretch of the imagination.
However given that the price differences between the memory options can get quite big, we’d hate to think how much the 256GB model would cost. In the meantime, word has it that the 16GB iPhone will be gone from this year’s lineup, and the 32GB model will be taking its place as the base model, but until we hear from Apple officially, it’s probably best taken with a grain of salt.