Next Apple iPhone could launch with 32 GB of internal storage space
A WSJ report published earlier last week claims that now is a bad time to purchase a new iPhone. The source suggests that users wait a few more months as the iPhone 6s successor(s) should be revealed by this September. Audiophiles should also note that the iPhone 7 will likely not carry a 3.5 mm audio jack after all those conflicting rumors.
The WSJ editor taped over the headphone jack on a personal iPhone to force herself to use Bluetooth headphones and found the change to be no big deal despite some temporary pairing problems. Meanwhile, others like Verge editor Nilay Patel are calling the omission "stupid and user-hostile".
The source has also provided a faux blueprint detailing what the next iPhone may feature based on existing rumors and speculations. It's possible that the upcoming release may be called the iPhone 6x as its design will be very close to the existing iPhone 6s series.
Apple is also expected to wave goodbye to 16 GB storage and will instead equip the base model with 32 GB. The higher-end SKU may also get an upgrade from 128 GB to 256 GB.
To further differentiate the between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models, the 5.5-inch model may carry dual rear cameras and optical image stabilization (OIS) for better quality and for focus adjustments after taking the picture. WSJ notes that the Cupertino company recently bought out PrimeSense and LinX, both of which specialize in camera technologies.
Internally, the iPhone 6s successors are expected to have the antenna repositioned for better reception and be thinner with some level of water resistance. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if the device will receive full IP certification like on the current Samsung equivalents. It's also unclear if Apple will increase battery capacity for longer runtimes.