After plenty of back and forth on Apple’s storage plans for the iPhone 6s, more and more reports have indicated that the Cupertino-based giant is not going to grant your wish this year – make 32GB the entry-level storage tier for a new iPhone – and stick with 16GB versions for at least one more product cycle.
Two rumors have recently suggested that Apple will sell both iPhone 6s models in the same three storage options as last year’s iPhone 6, each having the same price as their respective predecessors – according to carrier sources from the Netherlands and China. A third report from an accurate Apple Insider seems to confirm storage and pricing details for the USA.
Sources with knowledge of Apple’s plans have told 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will retain the same storage tiers as the iPhone 6.
Accordingly, the 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB iPhone 6s will cost $199, $299 and $399 when purchased with two-year contracts. Meanwhile, their iPhone 6s Plus alternatives would all cost $100 more – $299, $399 and $499 when bought with a new carrier agreement.
The report goes on to say that the iPhone 5s will stick around for one more year, becoming the cheapest iPhone in Apple’s lineup ($0 with contracts), while the iPhone 5c will disappear. An iPhone 6c isn’t expected to launch during the September 9th media event.
Finally, Gurman says that the iPhone 6s will indeed feature more durable 7000 series aluminum and that the Apple Watch Sport is getting a bunch of new band colors this year.