See Apple s iPhone 7 in :90 Apple may accept affronted abounding barter by eliminating the 3.5mm headphone jack in the latest iPhone, but there is a alleviation prize. Apple (AAPL , Tech30) is killing off the abundant criticized 16GB advantage for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus afterwards years of complaints that this entry-level adaptation offers far too little space. The aggregation appear at its big columnist accident on Wednesday that new iPhones will alpha at 32GB for $649, followed by a 128GB advantage and a 256GB model. The aboriginal iPhone, appear in 2007, offered a 4GB option. By the time the iPhone 4 came out in 2010, the everyman accumulator advantage was 16GB. For a time that was a luxury. But bisected a decade later, the affordable 16GB advantage for new iPhones became added abstract for customers. The cardinal of iPhone apps accessible to download ballooned during those years and the admeasurement absolute for anniversary app angled to 4GB, or as those with the 16GB iPhone would alarm it, accumulator bankruptcy. Streaming casework like Spotify, while apparently removing the charge to clog up your buzz with downloads, nonetheless connected to booty up amplitude through offline accumulator and buried music. Related: Apple has the courage to annihilate headphone jack Perhaps best chiefly though, Apple encouraged barter to booty added and bigger affection pictures on their phones, to the damage of their accumulator space. Apple launched more storage-intensive appearance like Live Photos and 4K videos as allotment of a bid to adhesive the iPhone s position as the arch smartphone for accustomed photographers. But it didn t access the baseline bulk of accumulator for the phones. For Apple, the 16GB advantage was a ambush to accumulate the access amount for the iPhone low. Now Apple has absitively it can action the 32GB archetypal for the aforementioned price. There was abundant rejoicing. Finally. Apple has assuredly asleep the 16 GB phone.
That stupid, abhorrent 16 GB archetypal is dead.— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) September 7, 2016 Good on Apple for assuredly killing the 16GB iPhone. It was a low-storage allurement for too abounding people.— Shira Ovide (@ShiraOvide) September 7, 2016 See you in hell 16GB iPhone pic.twitter.com/QD2BK25K0d— Jonathan Morrison (@tldtoday) September 7, 2016 Next up on the ambition list: killing the 32GB model. (New York) First appear September 7, 2016: 5:25 PM ET