We are less than a week from getting the official look at Apple’s iPhone 7, and the leaks just won’t stop coming. Coming from Anzuo.cn, a Chinese website with a reliable track record of Apple leak, has new information on the iPhone 7′s pricing in China and Hong Kong.
Apparently, Apple will sell its usual three storage models of the iPhone 7 at 5,288 RMB, 6,088 RMB, and 7,088 RMB, and HK$5,588, HK$6,388, HK$7,388. These prices are comparable to the price of the iPhone 6S (even right now, nearly a year old! Say what you want about Apple products, but they don’t lose market value like Android phones), but there’s one big bonus for consumers: Apple has doubled the storage of all three models. Whereas the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus came in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage. Check the price chart (by Anzuo.cn) below for more pricing.
As you can see, a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus costs HK$8,088 right now. Later this month, you’ll be able to buy a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus for only an additional HK$100 ($13). This is a significant price cut from Apple, though it’s still worth mentioning that the iPhone 7 will still be a very pricey (and overpriced) phone — remember, there are very powerful, very good Android phones that can be had for $300 to $400 right now — especially after the recent Wall Street Journal report that stated Apple has bullied parts manufacturer in China (includingFoxconn) into charging less.
This move to double storage is most likely out of necessity. Consumers need more storage space as smartphone photography improve (and photo sizes are bigger), and unlike many Android phones, the iPhone 7 likely won’t offer expendable storage options.