IPhone 7 256GB Confirmed By Supply Chain Report

Posted: Aug 18 2016, 4:33am CDT | by , in News | Apple


iPhone 7 256GB Confirmed by Supply Chain Report

The iPhone 7 will have a 256GB Storage option. We have seen leaked parts months ago. Now a new report from the NAND flash supply chain supports the leak.

The iPhone 7 will have more storage than any iPhone before. Back in May we have seen leaked 256GB Sandisk modules for the iPhone 7. A new report from the NAND supply chain confirms the leaks. The chip prices are rising because of the iPhone 7 with up to 256GB capacity. The iPhone 7 is also finally starting at 32GB and not at 16GB anymore.

According to Digitimes, Apple gobbled up 15% of the world's NAND supply in 2015 for its iPhone line. The new high capacity iPhone 7 will increase the demand for NAND chips dramatically, driving the prices for NAND up in the coming months. In case the iPhone 7 sales disappoint, the NAND market would sharply point down again.

The price of an iPhone 7 256GB will be outrageous. You should start prepare yourself. It is not clear yet if the 256GB option is available on all iPhone 7 models. Other vendors like Samsung offer to increase the storage via micro SD card slots. A 256GB Samsung microSD Card retails for $199.99. These 256GB cards are just coming on the market. The announced Sandisk 256GB microSD card is not shipping yet.

The 128GB storage options retail for $40 or less. Because 256GB is on the cutting edge, Apple will charge an extreme premium. The iPhone 6S with 128GB costs $200 more than the iPhone 6S 16GB. Without taking into account that 256GB cards cost 4x of a 128GB card, the iPhone 7 256GB would already cost more than $1,000 ($1,049) unlocked. We expect that Apple will charge around to $1,200 for the iPhone 7 256GB.  

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 on September 7

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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