The Apple logo inside the newest Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station
The Apple logo in the new Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station. Reuters

TrendForce, a research firm has confirmed that Apple will be dropping the 16 GB storage model for the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Hence, both the phones will be arriving with base models of 32 GB. Rumors also suggest that Apple will be discontinuing its 64 GB model for the upcoming iPhone 7 series smartphones.

According to the research firm, even though the 64 GB storage option has been famous in the previous iPhones, the Cupertino company may discontinue and replace it with the 128 GB storage model. However, Apple is yet to confirm it officially.

TrendForce has also revealed that the upcoming iPhone 7 series will be arriving with the highest storage version of 256 GB. Hence, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones are rumored to come in three storage models of 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB.

The current generation iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus smartphones are available in storage choices of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. According to Mac Rumors, the research firm’s report does not clearly mention whether the 256 GB option will be available on both the iPhone 7 models or it will be exclusively available on iPhone 7 Plus.

At the start of this year, MyDrivers, a Chinese website, had revealed that the iPhone 7 Plus will have an exclusive storage option of 256 GB. It had also reported that the phablet would be arriving with a larger battery of 3,100 mAh capacity. MyDrivers had accurately reported that the iPhone SE would be featuring 2 GB of RAM and a battery of 1,624 mAh capacity before the smartphone was officially unveiled.

The iPhone 7 Plus is also pegged to feature 3 GB of RAM whereas the iPhone 7 will continue to be available with 2 GB of RAM. Rumors are rife that the iPhone 7 Plus will be arriving with a dual-lens camera. Both the phones are rumored to ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack and share a design that is similar to current generation iPhones.