iPhone 15 series tipped to launch with 128 GB base storage; no 2 TB variant for the iPhone 15 Pro Max
Unlike the past few release cycles, the iPhone 15 series is tipped to bring some serious upgrades, including a 48 MP wide-angle lens and Dynamic Island across all devices. The Pro models get a 3 nm A17 Bionic SoC and 8 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the base storage will still be stuck at 128 GB. The information comes from TrendForce analysts.
This isn't surprising, given Apple's history of stingy behaviour with phone storage. Until two generations ago (iPhone 12), the base variant offered a paltry 64 GB of storage- a trend that started with the iPhone 8 in 2017. 128 GB was the default starting with the iPhone 13, and that situation is unlikely to change anytime soon.
The report debunks earlier rumours about Apple launching a 2 TB version of the iPhone 15 Pro Max/iPhone 15 Ultra. We'll know for sure next week on September 12. As predicted earlier, the top-spec iPhone 15 Pro Max will get pricier by US$100 (US$1,199 MSRP for the base variant) due to its titanium chassis and periscope telephoto lens.
Thankfully, the rest of the lineup (iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro) will cost the same as their predecessors. It was reported earlier that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would hit shelves a few weeks after the rest due to component sourcing delays. TrendForce's report says Apple has overcome said delays but refused to comment on when either model goes on sale.