Alleged iPhone 7 Pricing Reveals 256GB Model and ‘Pro’ Variant

Citing a post on Chinese social network Weibo, PocketNow reported this morning that the flagship 256-gigabyte version of the iPhone 7 Plus could price-match the top-of-the-line 128-gigabyte iPhone 6s Plus model. According to the leaked pricing, the next iPhone lineup would include 32/64/256GB models for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.

According to the leak, there will indeed be a new 256GB model, something that’s been rumored recently. But the better news here is that if the pricing is accurate, that new model, with twice the storage offered by the 126GB model (the current top-tier iPhone variant), will be priced quite similarly. That would suggest that the 256GB model will replace the 128GB model altogether, leaving only a 64GB and 32GB variant to fill out the rest of the lines.

Of course, it’s worth noting that we’ve seen a component part suggesting the iPhone 7 will offer a 16GB option, but that a conflicting report suggested a 32GB model would be the new baseline for this year’s iPhone lineup.

If the pricing breakdown is real, then the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 7 Pro will feature 32GB, 64GB, and 256GB storage options.

Yes, this leak does suggest that there will indeed be an iPhone 7 Pro. That would mean it would sit at the top of the pyramid of new iPhones, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus probably seeing fewer features than what’s available on the Pro model. Indeed, this is something that we’ve heard in the past, most recently with leaked schematics reportedly showing off the Pro model.

By comparison, the new 16GB iPhone 6s model comes in at $649 contract-free in the United States. The 64/128GB versions are $749/$849. The contract-free 16/64/128GB editions of the iPhone 7 Plus are respectively priced at $749/$849/$949.

Again, these are US prices. Elsewhere, the iPhone commands a varying premium due to import taxes, currency fluctuations and local sourcing norms.


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