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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus retain 16GB storage minimum

Apple’s sent out invitations for its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcement to the media, with the unveil date now set for Wednesday, September 9th. One wish many iPhone users have had for the last few years pertains to device storage: a number of iPhone fans want Apple to eliminate 16GB storage models in favor of making 32GB the minimum storage.

The new rumors about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus include a new 12MP camera sensor that Apple intends to use to increase camera photography, alongside of 4K video recording capabilities. Unfortunately, a 12MP camera will consume more storage for photos — as the new 4K video recording will. 16GB of storage, in light of these new capabilities, seems too small.

iPhone 6s document

Well, like it or not, the 16GB model has been noted in a document on the “iPhone 6s,” so the lowest storage model isn’t going anywhere. Last year with the introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple killed the 32GB storage model, offering users 4 times the lowest storage model (64GB as opposed to 16GB) for an additional $100. This action, however, is what we’ve come to expect from Apple. Cupertino never gives anything without getting more money in return.

iPhone 6s box
You can faintly make out the “iPhone 6s Plus” on the side of the box, but this hints that the rumored 6 Plus successor is on the way.

A box with the upcoming smartphone nomenclature, “iPhone 6s,” has also been spotted, showing that this year’s iPhones will receive more incremental bumps in innards and design more than anything else. Force Touch, a 12MP back camera, an improved front-facing, FaceTime camera, and improved Touch ID are worth anticipating, along with iOS 9 and its capabilities, but the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will mimic their predecessors (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus) more than differ from them.

Despite the disappointment some iPhone users have, look on the bright side: formerly, 32GB buyers only got double the storage for $100; 64GB storage buyers will have 4 times the storage for the same price as the former 32GB models. Apple could offer more iCloud Drive cloud storage for free, but we’ll have to wait and see what Apple does in 12 days.

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